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Android P looks to be arriving very soon

by Justin Herrick | March 5, 2018March 5, 2018 6:00 am PST

Google’s next version of Android could be released later this month. Mobile industry insider Evan Blass recently shared a window for Android P to start hitting select hardware, and it appears to line up with previous years.

Blass says that the target for Android P’s arrival is “mid-month.”

Since a month wasn’t specified, it’s fairly safe to assume he’s referring to March. So it’s entirely possible Android P is released at the end of this week or sometime next week.

Only if you have a Pixel or Nexus devices will you be able to download and install Developer Preview 1, though. Google limits taste-testing for Android to its own phones and tablets. Everyone else will have to wait until their device’s manufacturer opens a beta program or rolls out a public build.

Based on a previous report, Android P is expected to ship with notch support and enhanced Google Assistant integration.

While Android P could debut very soon, it won’t be fully detailed until I/O 2018. Then Google will make the latest version of Android available globally near the end of the summer.

Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...