No Pancake or Peanut butter, Android P could be called Android Pistachio
Google last month released the third developer program preview of Android P. The preview offers details on the features that would come with the OS. While the OS is expected to come by August or September, the guess work as to what will Google name it is on. Some say that Google could name it Android Pancake while some guess that it could be called as Android Panna Cotta or Peanut butter. Amidst all these proposed names, a new name has come up from Huawei Poland- Android Pistachio.
A customer representative from Huawei Polish, in the process of responding to a customer who was inquiring about the arrival of Android 8.0 Oreo on Huawei P9 Lite Mini, referred to Android P as Android Pistachio. A Bloomberg report published in February had also reported that Google engineers are internally calling the OS as Pistachio Ice Cream. The report stated that the OS has been codenamed as Pistachio and Google might change it once the OS version is official as it has done in the past.
Android P is going to be one of the major OS overhauls from Google. The OS version will have a complete redesigned UI with support for notch, new set of emojis, changes in the quick settings like the icons are round in shape and each icon getting its own colour. The Notification panel will also see some major overhaul. You will be able to see the full chat now when you pull down the bar. Stickers and images will also be visible with the chat. New tools will be added to the Messaging app and ability to send smart replies will also be present in the Notification.
The new OS version will also change the functionality of long press of the power button in Pixel phones. Previously long pressing the power button showed the power off and restart option. With the new OS, a screenshot option will also be seen right below the previous two options. The other visible changes that you will see in Android P are an updated pixel launcher, battery saver no more orange in colour, text selection zoom, Always On display shows battery info and so much more.