Google’s next operating system – Android P (v9.0)
Moving ahead of the latest Android, that is Android 8.0, Oreo. Rumors have begun moving and everybody is curious about the name of the upcoming Android version. Google developers gave a hint about pineapple earlier in an event, but no is sure about rather than just android P.
Lets just remind ourself with the android updates history so far :
- Android Donut (v1.6)
- Android Eclair (v2.0)
- Android Froyo (v2.2)
- Android Gingerbread (v2.3)
- Android Honeycomb (v3.0)
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
- Android Jelly Bean (v4.1)
- Android KitKat (v4.4)
- Android Lollipop (v5.0)
- Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
- Android Nougat (v7.0)
- Android Oreo (v8.0)
The rumors say the name could be Popsicle, Pop-tart, pancake, peppermint. The open source project also referred few names – android pie, peccan pie or the pumpkin pie. But none of these sounds iconic as no one is sure.
However, Android 9.0 is more likely to get some space in Google’s event, Google I/O. Rumors expect the event to be around mid-may. The Developer preview might be available earlier in March. Although, the final version is expected to be released in August 2018, but only for the Google pixel devices.
Accordingly, the rumors says that upcoming major update may include wifi direct printing support, Bluetooth hearing aids and better fusion of android things. The HEIC feature, which is known as HEIF or High-Efficiency Image Format, this feature might be there in the update. HEIC makes for Jpeg images just 50 percent of their previous size, can store image edits and multiple photos in one file (think Live Photo and burst mode in ios), and it supports transparency and 16-bit color. The update will improve Picture in Picture app support and few upgradation on battery and performance.We all would like to see that this new Google release will update every feature to all phones at the same time, right out of the gate.