Next Version Of Android Could be Named ‘Android Pie’
Android 8.0 Oreo was officially launched back in August and for a lot of months, there were mere speculations around the name of the smartphone.Next year’s Android version, supposedly Android 9, will have a name starting with the letter ‘P’. While the official launch of Android P is far, we might have gotten a glimpse at what the official name of Android P will be.
XDA Developer’s managing editor Mishaal Rahman recently found some strings of code within Android Open Source Project. The strings are said to refer the next Android version as ‘Android Pi’. It is known that Google names all the version of Android after a dessert and “Pi” is not a dessert. The closest thing to that is “Pie.”
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 17, 2018
So far off the official launch of the next version of Android, these again, are only speculations. Google is known to keep everyone guessing when it comes to the names of Android versions. So far, there have been a few hints on the internet that the next version of Android will be called “Peppermint.”
While the mention of “pi” has drawn some people towards the potential name of the version of Android, some people have different interpretations. According to certain people, this was an easter egg by Google and in fact, the indication that Google will launch the first developer preview on “pi date,” that is 3/14 or 14th of March. While it does quintessentially sound like Google, this interpretation seems a bit too straight-forward.
Going by Google’s announcement pattern, the Android P Developer Preview is just a couple of months away. So, while the March date is a plausible explanation, it is a bit too easy.
As far as the OS is concerned, there isn’t much known about upcoming Android P as of now. It is, however, believed that it will focus on reducing the app footprint and making it much more smoother on lower-end devices.