Google may launch the first Android P Developer Preview in mid-March

Google may launch the first Android P Developer Preview in mid-March
Although Google I/O starts on May 8, the search giant is expected to release the first Android P Developer Preview much earlier. Just like last year when it outed Android O Developer Preview 1 in March, Google is reportedly following the same pattern this year as well.

According to Evan Blass, Android P Developer Preview 1 is expected to arrive in mid-March. It is yet unclear how many previews will be launched in 2018 before the final version hits the first phones, but during the previous two years Google released up to five preview developer versions.

Until Google released the first Android P Developer Preview, many reports highlighted some of the new features that upcoming may introduce such as notch support and the option to alert users if a phone call is being recorded.

The latest Google smartphones may be the only devices that will support Android P Developer Preview 1 such as Pixel and Pixel 2, but more may be added in the next versions of the preview.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

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14 Comments

1. antroid

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

I'm hoping it will add a feature which will stop telemarketers phone calls.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Note will get this too. Good spot to be in.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Sorry bro, but if Note 8 get android Oreo then we have to wait till next year to get android P or might be end of the year :(.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's no if to the Note 8 getting Oreo, that's coming soon. The Note 5 is getting it too, so no way the Note 8 won't get P. I know it won't be this year for P.

5. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung is so slow in pushing updates that it needs it's own version of Treble which they haven't still thought about it.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And you said that for what? We already know they update slow, but the devices are already so feature packed and ahead of the competition, that it doesn't matter.

10. bungid

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Use tizen then, no need depend on android. Why such big company not using they own os in Note

11. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol, what features? Not just software updates but security updates too. Samsung Galaxy is not innovative anymore. Any features S9 have has already been present devices prior.

3. lallolu

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I really need to get a pixel or at least a powerful android one phone like the Nokia 8 to get this kind of updates ... on time.

6. gamehead unregistered

Cant wait for the announcement

9. nodes

Posts: 1140; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

still waiting for Oreo on my S8. well... Android P, see you next year my dear friend!

12. SammyFanBOY

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2018

What happens after they reach letter Z (Android Z)?

13. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

They won't. If they continue to release a new letter version of the OS on an annual basis like they have, Android Z will arrive in 10 years. But Google intends to drop the Android platform altogether and release an all-new OS (Something that they've built from the ground up) that they plan to replace Android and Chrome OS with as well. There have been some leaked videos of people using extremely early builds of the new OS on YouTube, but as of right now. As of right now, the OS demos are limited to some generic GUI functions, but it most certainly will not take Google 10 years to release the new OS.

14. NinoH

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Samsung will push android P to their flagships in year 2096 xD

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