Saturday, 20 October, 2018

Android P: All the new features and tools announced (so far)

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Edmund Robinson | 08 March, 2018, 02:01

Google is adamant that this release is exclusively for developers at this point, so we don't suggest that you try downloading images right this instant to install on your personal Android device. Android P also adds support for multi-camera API which will allow users to access streams simultaneously from two or more physical cameras on the device.

Android P also continues to improve the Autofill Framework. Perhaps the most notable is official support for displays with a notch.

As for what's included in this update, Google has included quite a few new goodies.

It's important to keep in mind, however, that Android P is in beta, and that a lot of things will break or be broken.




The current schedule for Android P Developer Preview shows a preview 2 arrival in May (at Google I/O), followed by preview 3 in June, preview 4 in July, preview 5 shortly after, and then a stable release in Q3. With Wi-Fi RTT, your phone can use nearby Wi-Fi hotspots to find your position when you're indoors.

The release of the first Android P Developer Preview earlier today brings with it a ton of cool new features that are slated to be in the final version. Android P will let apps manage how the content is displayed on devices with a notch on the front.

Well, as it turns out, there is indeed an Easter egg in Android P Developer Preview 1, but some people may be dissapointed to learn that it's a rather simple one. You will be able to use Smart Replies, stickers and images directly from within a notification when responding.

Google hasn't said when Android P will be released to the public or what dessert it might choose to represent the "P" release.

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