Android P is the next big thing for Android smartphones around the world. There is a lot of chatter around the mysterious P-word that Google will use for its next OS, but the bigger mystery is regarding Android P's release date.
Google has already rolled out the beta version of Android P for select devices and we had the chance to test the unstable software on Google Pixel 2 XL and OnePlus 6. The overall experience, despite the usual bugs and minor glitches in the software, was pleasant and it was mainly due to the total overhaul in terms of UI design, features, and new swipe gestures.
In just a matter of days, we were addicted to the new interface and the gestures and there's no reason to miss the Android P when it officially rolls out. Instead of aimlessly waiting for Android P stable build to arrive for your eligible smartphones, a noted mobile tipster Evan Blass came up with a release date for Android P.
According to @evleaks, Google will officially start rolling out Android 9.0 P on August 20. This aligns with Google's promise to roll out the final build of Android P in the third quarter of this year, which ends in September. Also, Google had revealed Android Oreo on August 21 last year.
By the looks of it, Google will also reveal the name for its next mobile OS and unveil the Android robot enjoying the said desert on Google's lawn in Mountain View, California. There have been several promising guesses for Google's confectionery-themed name for Android P (Popsicle perhaps?), but a recent report suggested a rather odd name – Pistachio.
It would make sense if Google chose Pistachio Ice Cream instead of just the nuts to continue its tradition to name Android OS after desserts. Luckily, there's not a long wait before we actually find out everything about Android P, its name and rollout plans.
If Google has decided on revealing the final build of Android P on August 20, we can expect the software to be rolled out to Pixel and Pixel 2 series before other devices. Since the beta version of the software was available for OnePlus 6, Essential PH-1, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, and Vivo X21, owners of these phones will soon be treated with Android P.
There are a lot of changes expected to completely boost your user experience. Everything from a redesigned UI with new gestures, AI and machine learning integration to notch support and battery-saving dark mode, Android P will be the biggest and by far the best change for your eligible smartphones.