Pi or Pie: New code commit reveals the codename of Android 9.0 P

Pi or Pie: New code commit reveals the codename of Android 9.0 P
While it's too early to speculate on Android 9.0's name, which will be revealed at the software's official announcement sometime in August 2018 if Google sticks up to its schedule, an early developer preview will most likely arrive in a month or so. Thus, the flood gates of speculation pertaining to the next major version of Android are now wide open. Of course as it usually happens, the very first people to track down traces of code referring to upcoming software features are developers and tinkerers that disseminate any code Google has released, and especially the Android Open Source Project. 

The latest piece of interesting trivia comes from XDA's Mishall Rahman, who discovered that the next version of Android is referred to as "Pi" in the current AOSP commits, and while this is not a dessert name, it's heart-warmingly geeky name for the next 'Droid. 

Of course, it could be a short for Pie, which is a delightfully tasty name, but we wouldn't bet our money on Android 9.0's name being leaked out so early and so blatantly obvious. After all, with so many possible names like Pie, Popsicle, Poptart, Pancake, and other not-so-logical ones like Pestille and Profiterole, Android 9.0's name won't be that easy to guess as its predecessor.

Still, it gives us a lot of food for thought while we mentally exercise and try to think of other sweet, diabetes-causing dessert names that could stick to Android 9.0; lo and behold, we have a few suggestions of our own, too!

source: Google Source (1, 2) via @MishaalRahman



1. Phonehex

Posts: 769; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

"Pi" is good. Sounds like "Pie" and is also a mathematical constant . Nice !

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

yep i think its settled... no need for all those polls and stuff

20. Subliminalx

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

To most of world, when one refers to a pie it is a pastry with meat in and it is not a desert. Pretty much only Americans refer to pie as a desert. If Google are going to name it Pie then it needs to be named something like Pecan Pie or Pineapple Pie or Pumpkin Pie. etc. It won't gel with the rest of the world otherwise. My bet is that it will be Peppermint. Sounds good, rolls well and is much better than Pie, Pancake, Profiteroles or other desert names.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Pepsi would be the best name..

8. OwenHarig

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

But Pepsi is not a dessert....

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Nor oreo. Who does eat it after lunch?

5. biagnosis

Posts: 106; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think it would be "Peppermint"

6. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015


7. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 170; Member since: Jul 22, 2014


9. Phantom1031

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Why pancake, sounds like cupcake

10. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Google sent some youtubers peppermint in a package which was believed to be a teaser. But pi is nice.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Why not first update the existing smartphones and than think about new version of Android. We didn’t even got our hands on Oreo & rumours & name ceremony about P started surfacing. Even some flagship smartphones too didn’t even got the Orea update. Blame it to OEM or Google I don’t know but Google should seriously think about this rather rushing for new Android version.

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Google delivers the android. Not their fault if some OEMs take 6 months to update current flagships.

15. lmao2016

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

"but we wouldn't bet our money on Android 9.0's name being leaked out so early and so blatantly obvious". Remember them doing a add campaign where they at all these treat auditioning to be the new name in that video they had Oreo there lol

18. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

I would put my money on Peppermint, as mentioned above when Google sent all the YouTuber's Google Home packages each box had a bag of peppermints in it. Seems odd to do that if it wasn't a teaser.

19. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Android PI 9.0?! 8.1 not even yet comes to android phones except google pixels aka google iPhone.

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