The dust is still settling from last week’s release of Android Oreo, and Google is already breaking ground on the next major version of the mobile operating system.
A new tag has opened up in the Android Open Source Project called “master-p”. This, according to Mishaal Rahman, of XDA-Developers, indicates that commits made to the AOSP master branch will show up in Android P. His blog post also states that it’s presumably Android 9.0.
Android P?! But… What about my Oreo?!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. “I’m still stuck on an older version of Android wondering when I’m going to get a taste of Oreo, let alone the version after that”. And I feel your pain; I’m in the same boat as you with my LG G6. Which, by the way, was one of the first few phones to launch with Android 7.0 and it still hasn’t seen an update to Android 7.1.1. (Get on it, LG…)
That’s why I’ve decided I’m going Pixel 2 or bust when the phone finally hits retail later this fall. And you should do the same if you care about being on the latest version of Android. It’s truly the only way to fly.
Keep in mind, this is nothing to get excited about yet. And before you ask – we won’t see an Android P announcement anytime in the foreseeable future – that’ll likely happen next year at Google I/O. We’ll more than likely see updates to Oreo (Android 8.1 etc.) in the meantime, though.
For more in-depth information on the AOSP findings, check out our source link below. Be sure to tell them Android Unfiltered sent you.
Source: XDA Developers