As a tradition, Google releases the early developer previews for Android during March or so. And from what it looks like, the company is sticking with the traditions.
This information has been revealed by a code commit, which was first reported by PhoneArena, on the dedicated Android Open Source Project repository, which makes it rather obvious with the message that reads “The future is now (2018 edition)”.
Generally, Google takes developers by a surprise with the early previews, but this little leak has made things interesting this time. Not all new features are available in these developer-centric early alpha versions, but the majority of changes made by Google are up there. Which means, as soon as the preview comes out, we could soon be hearing a lot about the new version of the operating system.
Google recently shared a puzzle to tease the invite for the upcoming developer summit, which rather obviously hints at the name of Android 9.0 being Pineapple Pie, but we wouldn’t take this one for granted given Google’s history of casually trolling this way.