That is probably the number one question that mobile tech enthusiasts are asking themselves right now and Google has now released an official timeline for the rollout of Android P.
And no, don't expect it much sooner than other versions, but this time, the wait should definitely be worth it with exciting new features like the brand new gesture-based navigation, as well as little everyday improvements like the new adaptive brightness, AI-optimized battery life and so on.
So here is what we know about the Android P release date: first, we have the P Developer Preview that runs from 7 March 2018 until the final Android P public release to AOSP and OEMs, planned for Q3 2018.
Here are the different internal stages of the roll-out for Google:
- Preview 1 (initial release, alpha), ongoing at the moment of this wrigin
- Preview 2 (incremental update, beta)
- Preview 3 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta)
- Preview 4 (release candidate for testing)
- Preview 5 (release candidate for final testing)
- Final release to AOSP and ecosystem
Of course, a release to OEMs in Q3 means that it will take more time for OEMs to actually implement all the changes in their devices.
Good news is that if you own a Google Pixel phone, you can load up the betas and start using them right away, and also be first in line for the final release once its available.
Google Pixel and seven other phone makers are getting Android P beta today
But this time around it's not just the Pixel who will get the beta. Seven new phone makers will participate: Nokia, Vivo, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, Sony, and Essential will also get the beta.
Here are the phones that can get the Android P beta:
Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018
When will my phone get Android P? - Probably never.
posted on May 08, 2018, 2:12 PM 19
You dont even own an Android phone and everybody knows how bad of an update policy most brands have. So stop trolling
posted on May 08, 2018, 2:15 PM 16
Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010
That's your assumption only, not based on fact. He may very well be trolling, but your jump to conclusions and immediate defensive response really didn't do much of anything to help in this case. Remember, this is the internet. People say s**t. You don't need to defend the sanctity of Android from the evil doers of Apple fanboys. Honestly, let it go man. Not worth the stress & drama.
posted on May 09, 2018, 2:53 AM 1
Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015
"probably never" Because you don't have one. Why are you even in a Android article. Oh that's right , it's ok for you but, no one better come in a apple article unless you say only good things.
posted on May 08, 2018, 5:46 PM 2
Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 19, 2016
"When will my phone get Android P? That is probably the number one question that mobile tech enthusiasts are asking themselves right now" NO. Android is not iOS, we don't need updates for new features. Why care about Android P when Marshmallow or even KitKat can do 100% of what you want? Stop with the circlejerk.
posted on May 08, 2018, 2:17 PM 4
Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009
Well I have a Samsung & its the s7 edge so probably December 2019 but will have sold it by then.
posted on May 08, 2018, 2:34 PM 1
Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017
It won't get P. With android phones, you get 2 android version upgrades. S7 launched with Marshmallow and got updated to Nougat and then Oreo. It's done according to Samsung.
posted on May 08, 2018, 7:33 PM 2
Posts: 211; Member since: Apr 10, 2017
My S8 probably won't get this update till Q2 2019
posted on May 08, 2018, 3:25 PM 1
Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014
Nate Diaz guy is a looser and a big troll, he is trying to pick fight every other guy. Why phonearena has not done anything about him yet?
posted on May 08, 2018, 10:35 PM 1
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