Google’s OEM partners are still in the process of gradually rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to their compatible handsets while the company is gearing up to introduce the next major platform update for Android. It’s expected that Google will offer the first Android P Developer Preview download in the near future as the first Android O developer previews were also rolled out in March last year.
Prolific Twitter leakster @evleaks has tweeted that the first Android P Developer Preview download is being targeted for a “mid-month release,” which suggests that the first preview of the next major Android platform update could be out in a couple of weeks from now.
Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks didn’t offer more information about this but given his solid track record, there’s a big possibility that we might indeed see the first Android P Developer Preview being rolled out by mid-March.
There’s speculation online that Google could release the preview on March 14th as 3/14 is also referred to as Pie Day. This would probably make people think that the dessert moniker of the upcoming version will be Android Pie.
Even if that doesn’t turn out to be the official moniker, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for Google to introduce the world to the first Android P Developer Preview this year.