In case you don’t know yet, Android P was released about 30 minutes ago. The source is slowly making its way to AOSP. We originally thought it was going to be on the 20th of this month like all the blogs were predicting but obviously we’re happy to get it early too. So now that Android P is out, we want to outline some things that will take place in the coming days and weeks.
– DU 12.5 is still being released this Friday
This release will probably be the final release for Oreo. We will continue to do security updates for Oreo but nothing else.
– Following the release of DU 12.5, we will start working on Android P
Last week we had our end of cycle meeting and it was very productive. Aside from just hanging out and shooting the shit, we got to discussed Android P as well as issues that we’ve faced with Oreo and things that we would like to do come P. I think we have a really good game plan and we hope to put it to action very soon. Obviously we were not expecting the release this early but we’ll manage.
– JIRA will be set to private after the release of 12.5
We have no plans on working on Oreo beyond just merging in AOSP security updates and kernel upstream moving forward. We have a lot of work ahead of us with Android P so we hope you understand.
– P Wen Sur?
We don’t have an ETA for anyone, even for people that could get one if we had one. Our focus is just to get it right the first time around. We would like to avoid from making the same mistakes we’ve made and get it right. Just know that when we do release our first set of builds for P, you can expect the same level of quality and attention to detail that you’ve come to expect from us.
– AOSP security updates
As said above, these will continue on beyond DU 12.5 but just as long as Google still pushes them out for 8.1. We will not back port security updates.