Google reportedly targeting a mid-March release for first version of Android P Developer Preview

The latest Google smartphones like the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL may be the only devices that will support Android P Developer Preview 1.

Since the launch of Android Nougat in 2016, Google has released developer previews of the next version of Android OS by March. A new report now states that we could see the first developer preview of Android P very soon.

Google is expected to officially announce Android P at it developer conference in May. Image: Google

Google is expected to officially announce Android P at it developer conference in May. Image: Google

According to a tweet by popular tipster Evan Blass, Google is targetting mid-March as their target for launching the first developer preview of Android P. There are also rumours that Google could launch their first preview on 21 March, the same date it had launched Android O last year.

According to a report by 9To5Google, there are numerous speculations surrounding the additions Android P is expected to bring. This includes support for unique display designs like notches and multiple screens, as well as increased Google Assistant integration in apps.

The report also adds that AOSP entries found by XDADevelopers earlier suggest expanded security features that prevent apps from accessing the camera or microphone when they are in the background.

This could be an important security addition after a number of platforms are rumoured to be accessing the microphone to overhear conversations.

The latest Google smartphones may be the only devices that will support Android P Developer Preview 1 such as Pixel and Pixel 2, but more smartphones may be added in the next versions of the preview.




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