Google is already working on Android P, obviously

Google is already working on Android P, obviously

It's been roughly ten days since Google officially released Android Oreo, but Android P is already being worked on. We guess it's as newsworthy as stating the fact that the sun's going to rise tomorrow morning, but it seems that Google is already working on the next version of its super-popular mobile OS - Android P.

Three new commits in AOSP corroborating to this fact have already popped up online in a brand new tag dubbed "master-p". As you might imagine, the "p" here stands for the sweet confectionery nickname of the next version of Android. What might it stand for though? Well, unlike Oreo, there's a way larger selection of sweet treats that starts with the letter "P", so this time around the answer probably won't be as glaringly obvious as Oreo.

Parfait, Poptart, Popsicle, Peanut Butter, Pecan Pie, Peppermint, or Pineapple? Only El Goog will tell in roughly a year from now on.

source: XDA

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32 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6020; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Android Pez? Payday? Popsicle? Pecan/Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Brittle, Pudding... I don't know if I'm a fan of any of those. lol. We have a year to speculate.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2670; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I've a hunch that it'll be called: Android Pancake.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6020; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Now there's a name I can get behind!

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Oreo should be 7.4 or 7.5 There is few changes to give it 8.0

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6020; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Not true actually, there are massive changes in the background that really boost performance. It now only takes a fraction of the time to boot up as it did in the previous version. Also, the amount of work that they needed to do to make Treble possible is substantial and should impact all future Android devices.

3. Cabeção

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

The name will be "Paçoca".

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2670; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! Android Poop, eh? I just wish Google somehow prioritize the UI thread so all that lag and suttuer finally go to where it truly belongs; THE PAST. Our phones are basically running an OS that originated from Linux, a resource hungry 'desktop' OS. There's a solid reason behind why smartphone's hardware is now reaching the realms of desktop hardware with 8 Gigs of RAM, dual and even quad channel memory modules and high clocked processors. But it all comes at a price... And a mobile OS should be lightweight and lag free. No one deserves a lagging phone if he's paying the price. I love Android, but I'm not a blind fanboy. I've a Samsung S6, but since I'm no fanboy, I can see it lagging and loosing frames during multi-tasking and I've got guts to accept it publically. Android, as we know it, is a MESS. Specially on ultra low-end budget phones like Nokia 3 and 5. Most techies would yell at me and say: "Deal with it, Green." My response? WHY SHOULD I DEAL WITH A LAGGY SOFTWARE IF I'M PAYING THE BLOODY PRICE? I'm angry, so I guess I should be out...

8. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

GreenMan, or StrawMan?

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

The reason for lag and stutter on Android is because the UI runs through only 1 core/thread only. So single core performance has to get better for this to improve on Android

27. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1059; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

As someone who has previously owned a Moto G3 with SD 430 and now a Moto G5 Plus, I have to say lag was sporadic on the G3, usually caused by resource heavy apps like Facebook Messenger or Snapchat. On my G5 Plus it's even more rare to have lag. Samsung's phones, even the newest and most powerful still have lag issues which is kinda ridiculous if you ask me, but that's more Samsung's fault for delivering s**tty software and not so much Google's Android. That said even the newest iPhones display lag at times, currently no smartphone seems to be free of this issue, none of them have until this point.

7. talon95

Posts: 971; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Popsicle does seem the most likely. Both as a generic dessert and for the shape.

10. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Android Pepsi. Google pixel already in android 8.0 Oreo and other OEM's still at 7.0 and now google working on 9.0! Don't know when other OEM's going to get atleast 8.0.

19. Feanor

Posts: 1272; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well, if you rock a Sony smartphone, pretty soon I'd guess. The new line up will be already in about fifteen days on the market sporting 8.0 Oreo and I believe that at least their XZ Premium which runs on Snapdragon 835 will get it right after.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 3663; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

PopRocks

12. HildyJ

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Poptart makes the most sense. It's a well known brand. Plus its sales demographics skew young but it triggers boomer nostalgia. Other suggestions aren't deserts (peanut butter, pineapple) or have bad connotations: parfait screams hipster, popsicles melt, pecan pie is too southern, peppermint seems like an 'if all else fails' idea'.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3084; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Pancakes - peanut butter - penacolada.

20. moslondon

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Paleta

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Android Popcorn!

28. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Google would bring out a developers preview of Android P within 6-7 months. It will be very interesting to see which companies are able to tackle the problem of fragmentation and go ahead to provide the Android P update to their smartphone models. Normally companies axe out smartphone models which happen to be a couple years old but as we have seen in the past brands like HTC and Motorola still have smartphone models with compatible hardware which continue to receive software updates even after 3 to 5 years of their launch date. Apple on the other hand is not known to be blamed for device fragmentation issues. This plays a great role in enhancing brand image. Companies should look forward to this and continue to provide OS support to phones for longer duration. With Android Oreo reaching to customers within a couple of months, it won't be long when people would start craving for the next Android version.

29. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Google would bring out a developers preview of Android P within 6-7 months. It will be very interesting to see which companies are able to tackle the problem of fragmentation and go ahead to provide the Android P update to their smartphone models. Normally companies axe out smartphone models which happen to be a couple years old but as we have seen in the past brands like HTC and Motorola still have smartphone models with compatible hardware which continue to receive software updates even after 3 to 5 years of their launch date. Apple on the other hand is not known to be blamed for device fragmentation issues. This plays a great role in enhancing brand image. Companies should look forward to this and continue to provide OS support to phones for longer duration. With Android Oreo reaching to customers within a couple of months, it won't be long when people would start craving for the next Android version. See more about HTC HD2:https://www.phonearena.com/news/The-HTC-HD2-refuses-to-die-with-Android-Nougat-port_id85524

30. Valdomero

Posts: 557; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

99% sure it will be Android Popsicle

31. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Android panty lol

32. NDKsis

Posts: 14; Member since: May 31, 2017

Android Pen Pineapple Apple Pen dated meme XD

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