Upcoming Android P May Not Come For Your Phone
Android P which will follow the Android O aka Android Oreo, has been officially announced. As of now,
it will be temporarily called Android P and it could be called Peppermint or Android Petha when it will
come out between July and October, officially. Though these names sound good, Android P may leave
you with bitter fact that it will most likely won’t come on your phone. So, don’t too Android P to be on
your phone which is really promising better privacy, better notification centre, high-quality performance
and slightly redesigned interface. But, the fact is that most of the Androids in the market will not be gifted
with this amazing Android P. Probably, your phone may be one of those Androids.
According to the latest statistics by CMR, Xiaomi is the number one leader in the market with almost 35
per cent share. Samsung stands next to Xiaomi with 15 per cent market share. Expect the recently
launched Galaxy S9, other Androids in the market may not get the update of Android P.
The same issue may take place with other companies like Huawei, Lenovo, Vivo, Oppo and Micromax
etc.. Perhaps, LG and Sony are also on this list. This is not limited to those phones which are already
available in the market but also for upcoming phones in the market which are all set to launch in coming
weeks and months.
For example, Huawei’s P20, P20 Pro and the P20 Lite are set to launch on March 27. Among these three,
P20 and P20 Pro are the top phones which are coming with Android Oreo. But to note, Huawei uses the
heavily-modified version of Android that it calls EMUI. So, there are chances of finding Android P in
Huawei phones, when comes out officially. This task of Android P on Huawei may take place lately or
shortly after Android P is out.
Here is the list of phones which can be expected to get updated with the Android P:
Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL
— The high-end Nokia phones such as the Nokia 8 and new Nokia phones which are supposed to launch
soon. The Nokia phones list include the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia8 Sirocco and Nokia 6 (2018).
— OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. Possibly OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T as well but don’t expect much from
— Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. And hopefully, the Galaxy S8, Note 8 and the Galaxy S8+ but
the update to these phones may get late, slightly.
— Xiaomi Mi A1 because it is an Android One phone.
— Possibly some high-end Moto phones are also expected to come up with Android P.
That’s it! These are the only phones which can expect Android P and rest other phone users can stop
thinking about the Android P and enjoy using the recent Android Nougat.
Most of the phone companies don’t care about the latest updates. It is not their responsibility to update the
phone, once it is sold out. So they don’t bother about user’s wish to get an updated version of Android
after they buy a phone.
Technically, it’s a big issue. Updating Android is a complex process where Google pushes out the update
first and then other hardware companies like Qualcomm will not be the right one to choose. Perhaps,
companies are also busy in creating their own software and features with necessary things, according to
the user’s interest. By cooking their own software, companies can directly bundle apps, strike business
deals and modify Android to suit their needs.
Modifying Android is not a small task for companies, it may sometimes leave companies with bad
records too. Companies will not be able to modify data every time when it is updated. So, they only opt
for the high-end phones for which they can easily update Android putting a lot of efforts and time on it.