Almost 99% of Android users around the world, have not yet received the update to Android 8.0 Oreo on their smartphones.
However, the next version of Android, 9.0 also known as Android P, is just around the corner. In fact, we already have among us the first preview for Android 9 developers , and according to the official update calendar , we have four other versions before the arrival of the final update.
What we know about Android 9 today
Pistachio Ice Cream
As with each new edition of the operating system, Google names each update , which in most cases has little to do with the final name, except that both begin with the letter of the alphabet corresponding to this new version.
On this occasion, we know that the name of Android 9 is Pistachio Ice Cream – Pistachio Ice Cream – although today it is a mystery what could be the definitive name of Android 9.
New interface with ‘notch’ support and security improvements
We already know the main novelties of Android P , although not all. The version 9.0 of the operating system will debut a new design , to benefit from the design lines known as Material Design 2. The most important change, although it will not directly affect the appearance of the system or Android 9 apps , is the compatibility with the famous ‘notch’, allowing manufacturers to adopt this detail in their devices without having to juggle the software, since Android P will automatically adapt to this format.
But that is not all. Once again, Google intends to introduce measures at the security level, preventing applications that are in the background from accessing the microphone or the camera to spy on users .
Another of the most important innovations of Android P , is the renewal of the panel of notifications and quick adjustments , which receives a deep redesign, with rounded corners, circular icons and other changes that we have already seen. However, the main novelty lies in the notifications themselves, all thanks to the new MessagingStyle API.
We also do not forget add-ons such as the built-in screen capture editor , support for the HEIF format – High Efficiency Image File Format -, which allows for greater compression without affecting quality, or the ability to identify the location of the device indoors through the Wi-Fi connection.
When the arrival of Android 9 is scheduled
first preview for Android 9 developers , available to install on Pixel phones .
Along with that first preview, Google unveiled the main novelties that come with Android 9.0 . Later, with the passage of the months and the arrival of the following versions for developers, more details will appear about the new version of the system until the end of the development. The second preview for developers is scheduled for May, while the DP3 and DP will land in June . Finally, the final OTA should arrive around the month of August, if we take into account Google’s plans with respect to the versions of recent years.
And it will be around the month of August, when Google will announce the final name of Android 9.0 . Pancake? Pineapple Cake?,?