Does Java have plan that
Default methods can't substitute abstract classes, as abstract classes can (and often do) have fields. Interfaces can only contain behaviour and not state, which is unlikely to change in the future as multiple inheritance of state in Java is seen (rightly or wrongly) as evil.
They can also have
final methods, which is another thing you can't mimic with
If anything, interfaces with default methods resemble traits rather than abstract classes, but the match isn't perfect. Using interfaces as traits is something that has to be done very carefully and knowing the limitations they come with. (Such as any implementing class can override a
default method, potentially ruining the trait.)