Google to Release First Android P developer Preview Later This Month

Main Image
  • Like
  • Comment
  • Share
UPDATE: Google has released its first developer preview built of Android P. If you are a developer you can download from here.  

Android P is coming really soon. Well, if renowned tipster Evan Blass is to be believed that Google will Android P first release developer preview by mid-March. He hasn’t mentioned the exact date but if we look back, Google released Android Oreo’s first developer preview on March 21 last year. If this leak turns out to be true, it will give us some ideas on what features we should expect from Android P once Google goes official with the next version of Android.

After first few preview versions, Google is expected to officially announce the Android P (and what P really stands for) at its annual developers conference which is scheduled to start on May 8. Traditionally, Google flavours each version of Android with some desert name, therefore, speculations have started kicking in on what could possibly the Android 9.0 official name. Some wild guesses which are making rounds in tech circles are Pie, maybe Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie.

As of now, not much information related to Android P and its expected features is known. of-late, a few reports pop up suggesting that Android P won’t allow idle apps from accessing camera or mic. Some reports also suggest Android P will come with enhanced call blocking feature and call recording tone to discourage lawfully call recordings. Google could also introduce native iris scanner support.

Last month, Bloomberg reported that Google will add support for Apple’s iPhone X like notch display in Android 9.0. Nonetheless, players like Asus and Essential have already launched a notch display phone while Vivo and Oppo are reportedly working on notch display for their V9 and R15 respectively. Huawei upcoming flagship P20 is also expected to boast a notch display.

Last updated on March 8, 2018.

11 Android 9 Pie Features: Exciting Changes In The New Android Version



Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat
Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

Related Articles

ImageGoogle ready to take on ChatGPT threat with competitor on Feb 8

ChatGPT garnered more than 100 million active users in just two months of its debut. On the other hand, even after a decade of AI models and use cases in the works, Google failed to generate enough momentum like OpenAI and ChatGPT. Turns out things are up for a change as Google is holding an …

ImageGoogle introduces Android 12L for tablets and foldables: Here are its features

Google has released the developer preview version of Android 12L at this year’s Android Dev Summit. It is a new variant of the Android 12 custom tweaked for large screen devices like foldable phones, tablets, and Chrome OS laptops. The search engine giant has also released APIs to support the software on the Android 12L …

ImageiQOO 9 Pro, Vivo X80 Pro to get the Android 13 Preview version: Know how to enroll

Google finally rolled out the Android 13 update for the Pixel 6 series devices just a day ago. Now, the preview version of the same has been rolled out to two flagship devices including iQOO 9 Pro and Vivo X80 Pro in India. Vivo made the announcement regarding the same recently. All the users of …

ImageOppo’s Find X3 Pro gets the beta version of ColorOS 12 with Android 12

OPPO has been developing ColorOS 12 for several months. The company first released an Android 12 beta build for the Find X3 Pro shortly after Google released its first Android 12 beta at I/O 2021. However, that build did not include ColorOS 12. The company showed us some preview wallpapers of ColorOS 12 early last …

ImageGoogle Pixel 8 Series first set of leaks surface online: New camera sensor tipped

A few months after Google launched its Pixel 7 Series of smartphones, the first set of leaks regarding the Google Pixel 8 Series surfaced on the web. 2023 will see Google launching the Pixel 7a at the I/O 2023 post which the countdown to the Pixel 8 Series will begin. The Google Pixel 8 Series …


Be the first to leave a comment.