Android P May Arrive on 20th August

By Tom Pritchard on at

The first solid details about Android P were first announced at Google I/O back in May, but the company stuck to its annual tradition of not being very forthcoming about when it would actually arrive (or what it's actually called). Now we may know one of those details, thanks to serial leaker Evan Blass.

As you can see Blass is claiming 20th August will be the day Google releases Android P onto the Pixel-owning public, and presumably when it will also tell us what the damn thing is called. Rumours suggested it's called pistachio, but seeing as how pistachio isn't a dessert or sweet I have my doubts.

The date makes a bit of sense too, since Android Oreo first arrived on 21st August last year. Nougat was released on 22nd August 2016, as well so there's a precedent for releasing new Android versions around this time. Don't go looking back further than that, though, because Marshmallow's October release ruins my argument.

Hopefully, thanks to Google's Project Treble, the P rollout won't be restricted to Pixel owners this year. Nokia, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Vivo, Sony, Essential, and Oppo were announced as being part of the latest wave at I/O, and hopefully anyone with one of those devices will be able to upgrade shortly after Google starts rolling it out. [Android Police]