We are getting closer to the day when Google will reveal, at last, the definitive name of Android 9.0 , the version thathas been taking shape until it stops, while we wait for the fifth and last preview that will arrive.
During the last hours,they have echoed a striking news, in which it is assured that a representative of Huawei would have confirmed the definitive name of Android 9.0 “P” through an email sent to a user. However, I am very much afraid that this confirmation has little to do with reality, and there are reasons to believe that, in effect, Android P will not be called “Android Pistachio” as the employee of the Chinese giant has assured.
Why Android P will not be called Android Pistachio or Android Pistachio Ice Cream
The alleged leak was brought to light at first by a, who had had access to the email in which the Huawei representative referred to Android P as Android 9.0 Pistachio . At first, it would not be unreasonable to think that the data provided by Huawei were true, and that indeed the new version of Google’s operating system bears the name of this green dried fruit.
The problem is that today, a name that the Huawei employee probably referred to, is the internal name that Google has been using to name the next big update of the system since last February, and that has already transpired on more than one occasion even in the source code of AOSP, just as at the time they did Android Key Lime Pie – internal name for KitKat-, Android New York Cheesecake -Nougat- u-name in code for Oreo-.
On the other hand, it does not make any sense that Google, which is used to not leaving any loose ends before publicizing its novelties and surprises, has revealed a data as relevant to the Android community as the name of the next version is to a smartphone manufacturer, let alone even if it has left such information in the hands of a member of the technical support division.
Definitely, unless Google is playing with us and has put all this time the definitive name of Android 9.0 in front of our noses – something very unlikely – I am very much afraid that the candy that will name the next version of our favorite operating system will be kept secret, one more year, until the end of next August. In the meantime,