Google either just revealed the name of Android P, or trolled everyone
Like most large companies in the mobile market, Google is a creature of habit. Sure, timelines change a bit from one year to the next, but the company tends to follow the same pattern when it comes to major Android updates — and now, when it comes to Pixel smartphone launches, as well. Where the Android platform is concerned, Google releases developer previews early in the year that provide a base, and then a more feature-rich version of its next-generation Android OS is shown off at the annual Google I/O conference.
Despite the fact that Google issues multiple software releases to developers before new Android versions are offered to the public each fall, the actual name of each new Android software version isn't typically confirmed until sometime after Google I/O. In 2017, for example, Google didn't reveal the name of Android Oreo until August last year. Ahead of each big reveal, Google's new Android software is referred to only by a letter, which is a longstanding tradition that is now a nod to the Google's parent company, Alphabet.
Android P was first released in early March, but it's still known only as "Android P." In an interesting twist, however, Google may have just revealed the new Android build's full name... or Google might've just trolled us all.
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