Android P is coming on August 20: Evan Blass

It looks like Android P is finally ready to go out of beta.

  • Published: August 2, 2018 8:06 PM IST
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We’ve already seen and used Android P on many smartphones, including the Google Pixel series, OnePlus 6 and Nokia 7 Plus, to name a few. However, it has been various beta versions of Android P, as the next version of Google’s mobile operating system is still in development. These beta versions have been notably unstable as well, and we still don’t know what the ‘P’ will stand for. We might be getting that answer if Android P is officially launched on August 20.

According to the famous leakster Evan Blass, Google will be officially rolling out Android P on August 20. He revealed the information through a rather cryptic tweet that shows a calendar, with the letter P on the August 20 square. It isn’t an obvious piece of information, but it’s fairly obvious what Blass means by the tweet.

Android P is likely to roll out to the Google Pixel series first, with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL most likely to be the first phones to run the new version of the mobile operating system by Google. We’ll also finally know what the ‘P’ stands for; most guesses suggest that it will be Popsicle. And just like last year, the 2018 Google Pixel devices are unlikely to be the first devices to run Android P out of the box as well.

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The new Google Pixel devices for 2018 are expected to launch much later in October, and many manufacturers might even be able to roll out Android P to their devices well before that. HMD Global-owned Nokia has already announced plans to update its current range of devices to Android P.

  • Published Date: August 2, 2018 8:06 PM IST