After Android O, everyone is waiting for Android P. People are excited to see what’s next in the world of Android. It has been officially announced by the google that Android P will be announced at Google’s I/O event later this year. Rumors are being made that Android P Developer Preview 1 may be released as early as mid-March 2018. We can expect the release to happen around March 14, i.e, Pi Day. Additionally, Android P is reported to come with “enhanced call blocking features” that might help users filter spam and unknown calls effectively.
Recently Evan Blass tweeted on his twitter handle. That Android P Developer Preview 1 will be available for eligible users around mid-March. Some users say that it could be around Pi Day(March 14)While he does not mention any other details, we can expect the stable build of Android P to be available in the second half of 2018.
A report by XDA Developers stated that Android P might be bringing enhanced call blocking to the native dialer app. AOSP commits, added by a Sony engineer, spotted online show certain new criteria that will allow users to block calls from different sources. The report says these include cases when “The phone number is not in your contacts list”, “The phone number is not disclosed by the caller (Private), “The phone number is from a payphone”, “The phone number does not have any caller ID information (unknown/ unidentified).”
Also, the report says that the options will appear only if the mobile carrier allows them. Additionally, it is also said that call blocking would not be applicable while making an emergency call. But this feature isn’t yet merged into the AOSP of Android P. But chances of it making it into the final build are highly likely.
Not just this, We have also heard of Os will get features such as native support for iris scanning. Support for notch design, native call recording, and ability to hide signal strength (for carriers).