Among the improvements expected in Android P, the OS is expected to have your back against spy apps. Here’s everything we know – and think we know – about the upcoming Android 9.0 operating system, including when Android P is coming out.
When is Android P coming out, and what new features will it include? We explain when and what we expect to see from Android 9.0, which may or may not be called Pistachio Ice Cream.
List of Android
- Android Donut (v1.6)
- Android Eclair (v2.0)
- Android Froyo (v2.2)
- Android Gingerbread (v2.3)
- Android Honeycomb (v3.0)
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
- Android Jelly Bean (v4.1)
- Android KitKat (v4.4)
- Android Lollipop (v5.0)
- Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
- Android Nougat (v7.0)
- Android Oreo (v8.0)
- Android Oreo (v8.1)
What will be android 9.0 be called?
In 2018 we should see Android ‘P. The name of android 9.0 is not revealed, but that doesn’t stop us having a guess as to what it could be.
There are lot of rumours that android P will be called Android Pie, Android Pecan Pie or Android Pumpkin Pie, thanks to a reference to Android Pi within the Android Open Source Project. But that doesn’t sound very Google.
Android P supported phones
First things first, Android P will officially be supported on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. The software can also be installed on Android Emulator. However, there isn’t a simple OTA programme that you can enter; developers will have to flash system images manually on their devices. Bad news for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P users as Google is phasing out major updates – as the two year guarantee gets over – for these two phones and the Pixel C tablet.
Features in Android 9.0
Not like the other android. there are lot of new feauters are coming to android 9.0 Here’s a brief look at some of the most important one.
There have been very few rumours so far as to what we can expect from Android P, though XDA suggests Google will remove access to unofficial APIs (those not part of the official SDK) – news that will upset some developers.
Other changes we can expect to see in the upcoming update, according to the enthusiast site, include support for Wi-Fi Direct Printing support and Bluetooth hearing aids, and better integration for Android Things.
The new OS will also prevent malicious apps running in the background from accessing your camera and mic in order to spy on you, according to AOSP. We’ll have to wait and see how this affects anti-theft apps, a consideration pointed out by Slashgear.
Another interesting rumour from XDA is that Android P will allow you to use your phone as a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. It will work in a similar way to the new Samsung DeX dock for the Galaxy S9.
Performance: With Android P, Google is bringing enhancements to ART (Android Runtime). The tech giant has expanded ART’s use of execution profiles that will allow developers to optimise apps and reduce wastage of app code. Android Runtime will now use profile information to rewrite DEX files resulting in a claimed 11 percent reduction across apps.
Security: Android P will prevents inactive apps from accessing mic and camera. The next Android version adds a major new security feature that might finally put to rest all rumours around social media apps spying on users while running in the background. Developer Preview 1 will block access to the microphone and camera. When an app’s UID is idle by generating an error whenever access is requested by the app in an inactive state.