Recently, Google released Android Oreo (Android 8.0) which is bundled with lots of noticeable and interesting features. This latest Android update is not yet circulated to all the eligible devices and still Google has begun working on next major Android P version. Just after releasing Android Oreo, Google team begin starting work on Android 9.0 in Android Open Source Project Master Branch.
AOSP Master Branch shows three commits titled as “Master is P only, removing old values”, “Add links for PPR1” and “Master is now P”, first noted by XDA. All these commits show that Google is testing next Android update that is presumed to be Android 9.0.
Google has modified the version_defaults.mk file that unveiled the version and platform code name. The platform code name P indicates Android P whereas, in the previous release, it was “O”. Moreover, the platform version is PPR1 in place of OPR1 (Android Oreo’s platform version).
The testing of Android P is being performed on Google Pixel (Sailfish) and Google XL (Marlin). It’s yet vague, whether Google developer team has developed Android 8.1 to launch for eligible devices or they have planned to release Android 9.0 directly.
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