Earlier this year Google released the developer preview of Android P, the next major update scheduled for Android. The company has since released multiple developer previews and the good news is that if you’ve been hoping that the update will be released soon, you’ll be pleased to learn that it’s now one step closer to that reality.
In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Google has announced that the latest and final preview for Android P has been released. What this means is that following this release, there will be no more developer previews and that the next time we see an Android release it will be for the official version of Android P, which at the moment still does not have an official name, although presumably it will be version Android 9.0.
According to Google, “Android P is almost here! As we put the finishing touches on the new platform, today we’re bringing you Android P Beta 4. Beta 4 is the last preview milestone before we launch the official Android P platform later this summer.” There is still no official release date for the final version, but we can only assume that this will be dependent on how well this final preview goes and if there might be any last minute issues.
However based on Google’s previous Android releases where it was around late August, hopefully that’s when the official release of Android P will take place as well.