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Android 9.0 P release date REVEALED | Tech | Life & Style

The first beta preview of Android P will launch later this month, tipster Evan Blass has claimed.

Blass, who has an almost infallible track record when it comes to publishing details of unreleased technology hardware and software, shared the purported release date on Twitter.

“Android P Developer Preview 1 is targeting a mid-month release,” he published on the social network.

The developer beta will likely reveal our first look at the purported redesign of the mobile operating system.

According to a report from Bloomberg earlier this year, wants to use Android 9.0 to shake things up with the user interface.

Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg says the all-new look could be designed to “persuade more iPhone users to switch”.

It’s unclear exactly what form this new design will take, however, it seems likely this is a reference to the long-rumoured Material Design 2.

The California-based company unveiled its original Material Design design language back in 2014.

The design principles now permeates across the entire spectrum of Google software, services and apps, including the Chrome web browser, ChomeOS and Android operating systems, Google Photos, and YouTube, to name a few.

Google centred its look around pastel colour palettes, sharp windows, soft lighting, and realistic physics.

However, four years on, it appears Google is ready to make some major changes to its aesthetic.

Code unearthed within Google Chrome hints at some of the changes planned for the cross-device design language, including lighter shades of grey in the interface, and a new focus on touch-friendly interface elements.

It’s unclear whether these will also appear in Android 9.0, which Bloomberg reports is codenamed Android Pistachio Ice Cream inside Google.

If Google stays true to previous years, this will not be the public-facing name announced ahead of release date.

Elsewhere, Bloomberg claims Google will push the integration with its talkative AI helper, Google Assistant, even further in Android P.

Apparently, this will include the ability for third-party developers to integrate Google Assistant within their apps.

Tying requests for Google Assistant into the search bar on the homescreen is also believed to be on the table, but not finalised.

Google will also include support for displays with a cut-out design, like the notch in the iPhone X, in the operating system.


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