Even though the adoption rate of the current Android OS is as little as 1%. There are already details regarding the next version of Android codenamed ‘’P’’. Which would be known as Android 9.0 ‘’Pistachio Ice Cream’’.
According to various sources, Google is already making its goals for the next Android version. Which includes changing the design and the look of the Android OS. That would make it more appealing to every other user out there, with iOS users in mind. Because Google is also planning to switch iOS users over to Android. The next version of Android is also expected to have support for the notch that is featured on the Essential Phone and the iPhone X.
The next version of Android is also expected to support new phone designs. Which aside from the notch, also includes phones with multiple or flexible displays. Aside from that a lot of attention would also be given to battery life improvements.
Google Assistant has now become a big part of the Android OS. But that is not where it ends as Google have plans to expand it even further. Which might be integrated in a lot of different apps through developers. We won’t be surprised if Google did so, because the current Google Pixel phones have a dedicated gimmicky feature dedicated to launching Google Assistant.
Google is also expected to announce its next version of Android on Google I/O this May. But we might get to see its developer preview before that happens, just like Google did with the current version of Android.
Currently the Essential phone is the only Android device with a notch on it. While Huawei is also expected to bring something similar with the launch of its next flagship device, the Huawei P20. That will be announced soon during Mobile World Congress.