While Android P's developer preview currently runs only on Pixel devices, signs are emerging that Google intends to release this update to Chrome OS devices later this year. Code commits to the Chromium OS database have started making reference to P.
Google is blocking custom overlays for its upcoming mobile operating system, Android P. Substratum is trying to ensure this decision is reversed, by initiating a powerful petition on change.org. With over 10,000 signatures, it continues onward.
Google's Android P developer preview is expected to launch in the middle of March, to coincide with Pi Day. While Google will share more on Android P in May this year, reports have surfaced hinting at redesigns and integration with Google Assistant.
Google's Android Go will soon be made available as in emulator image in the Android Studio development environment. While apps like Gmail and YouTube are already optimised for Go, Google had not yet provided the tools for smaller devs, till now.
As I/O approaches, Google has sent out its batch of emails for I/O tickets. Developers who have been selected from the raffle will be notified by email and have their cards charged. The firm has also made its schedule available for interested users.
Huawei's Android Oreo update for the Watch 2 comes with some compromises. Google is disabling Android Pay for Wear Support for the handset in regions outside of the US and UK despite the feature working on older versions.
Google promised to start blocking website redirects in Chrome with Chrome 64. The firm has missed that deadline due to complications arising at the last minute. Fortunately, Chrome's bug tracking page tells us the behind-the-scenes story.
Google's Material Design has had a long shelf life, but there are indications that the firm will be replacing it with Material Design 2. Commits made to Chromium show an tweaked colour palette and improvements to Chrome's touch support.