Even if Google I/O is still a couple of months away, rumors have already started spreading online that the next version of Android will have another visual overhaul. One report from Bloomberg said that Android P will have support for various display types, including ones with weird notches like the Essential Phone.
While we are still trying to see why Google would want to adjust to a different display from manufacturers who would want to copy the iPhone X’s notch, it also gives these companies to be more flexible with their display designs.
Additionally, Google Assistant will be integrated even more inside Android P and this might include support for third-party developers to fully integrate it into their own apps. It’s a great move since Google Assistant is in our opinion one of the best virtual assistants available.
But the biggest change that could come to Android P is the implementation of what Google is calling ‘Material Design 2’ – an updated design scheme that would give the new version of Android a fresher and more modern look.
The last time Android had a dramatic UI overhaul was on the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop on 2014.
And on the last note, Android P is rumored to have the name ‘Pistachio Ice Cream’ and while that isn’t final, it has already started speculations on what the name would be.