Android P Developer Preview timeline: 5 releases, final version scheduled for Q3
Just earlier this hour, Google released the details and images for the new Android P developer preview, and now we know what sort of schedule to expect for future releases—assuming Google sticks to it. The current plans are to push the 2nd Developer Preview in May. Two more are planned for June with a final image expected to land in July before the ultimate Q3 release.
Google has also published some details associated with each of the coming Developer Preview images, so we have a rough idea of what to expect each to be used for:
- Preview 1 (initial release, alpha)
- Preview 2 (incremental update, beta)
- Preview 3 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta)
- Preview 4 (release candidate for testing)
- Preview 5 (release candidate for final testing)
- Final release to AOSP and ecosystem
Today’s image is the initial alpha, so if things are a bit rough around the edges, that’s to be expected, as it’s only meant to app compatibility for developers.
Android P Developer Preview timeline: 5 releases, final version scheduled for Q3 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.