Android P release may be only weeks away, according to new rumor

Currently in beta, the official launch of Android P has been on the approach for a while now, but according to trusted leaker Evan Blass, we might not be waiting for much longer. 

In a Twitter post that could hardly be considered subtle, Blass tweeted an image of an August 2018 calendar where the August 20 box is marked with a green P.

Given the leaker's track-record with smartphone-related reveals, we have to assume that Blass has inside information regarding the release date of Google's highly anticipated Android P mobile OS — that, or he's about to go for his second provisional driving licence in Australia. 

Among the many features that Android P is said to boast, including built-in notch support, a battery-saving dark mode and the return of the 'Clear All' button (which was curiously absent from the upcoming mobile operating system's beta), it also promises to be the most secure version of Android yet.

We also have to assume that Google will reveal Android P's official confectionery-themed name — Android Pistachio is the current favorite, based on one Huawei employee's momentary slip-up during a live chat with a customer. 

If Blass' tweet proves accurate, we'll get to the bottom of this information (and more) on August 20, 2018. 

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.