Android P Developer Preview 1 should arrive in mid March, says Evan Blass

Despite the fact that Google I/O will happen two months ahead on May 8, the first Android P Developer Preview release should be closer than we think. On the last year, Google chose March 1 to release the first alpha build of Android O and could follow the same schedule for this year.

According to our everyday hero and leaker – Evan Blass – The Android Developer Preview release 1 is about to arrive, more specifically before March 15. To say the truth, the March 14 date would be perfect, since it is written as 03/14 or 03.14 – Android Pi = 3,14. Well, let’s leave the nerd speculation for another occasion.

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We have no sure of how many Android Previews Google will release before a final version of Android P, but if we get our base from previous years, it should be 5. The final stable release should hit the shores before the end of August 2018.

Currently, we have no clue of what Google has prepared for the new Android update, however, some rumors point that the newest flavor may add support for all those Android smartphones being launched with a notch, like the Asus Zenfone 5/5z. Furthermore, the new update should bring a more strict blocking call feature and a new overhaul of the Android user interface.

The first handsets to support the Android 9.0 Developer Preview 1 are likely to be the recently released Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, however, more Google phones should be added in the next releases. However, with the Project Treble already arriving and giving results for some smartphones, we wouldn’t be surprised if a courageous developer boot the preview in a treble compatible smartphone.

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