Android P 9.0 Release Date, features, Developer preview:- Android operating manufacturer and search engine giant Google on this Wednesday released its first developer preview for its upcoming operating System Android 9.0 or Android P.
Currently, the preview is only available for limited devices which include Google’s own Pixel series which include Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
This year Google has ended the support for the older devices including Google Pixel C, Google Nexus 5X, and Google Nexus 6P devices. Means these devices will not get Android 9.0 update in future.
This year too Google has upgraded the Android features significantly. There are many improvements over the past version. The 9.0 also support display cutout support as we have seen in the iPhone X.
With this latest tool version released by the Google, developers would be able to test full-screen apps with notches on the phones.
There are many highlighted features which Android 9.0 have and will be seen in future devices.
(Android P 9.0 Release Date, features, Developer preview)
1) Improved notifications
Search engine giant has tweaked the look for the Quick Settings panel and the updated notification drawer with rounded corners. The latest look of notifications also includes a refreshed appearance for messaging apps. With this latest change, users could easily reply to texts right from the notification itself.
2) Smart replies
The messaging apps would support the inclusion of Smart replies, images and stickers directly in the notification. So the users don’t have to open the app again and again.
Android P would also have a standard dialog box user interface for when apps want to verify a user’s identity with a fingerprint.
3) Background activity
The google has done a big change in terms of background activity which increases the security tremendously “Android P restricts access to a mic, camera and all SensorManager sensors from apps that are idle”.
If an app is in the background and not active, it won’t be able to access your microphone and camera of the phone.
4) Better media
The new OS would also have built-in support for more video and image codecs, including HDR VP9 Profile 2 and HEIF. Google assured that more information will be provided later this year on improving and refactoring the media APIs to make them easier to develop and integrate with.
As smartphone makers are shifting to two-camera setup, a multi-camera API is included so an Android app can individually request the data from more than one camera sensor at once. This would help in more image stabilization and better HDR.
5) Autofill, power efficiency and more
Better Autofill is added to make it easier for password managers to enter passcodes for users essentially striking out the need of switch-apps-and-copy-and-switch-apps-and-paste process.
For improved performance, Google has added small changes that control power efficiency in Android, including Doze, Standby and Background Limits. This will increase battery life to a greater extent.
The Job Scheduler is getting smarter and would understand the device’s network state and batching apps network requests together.
Releasing For Public
The company would release more details related to this in May and release Android P in September. It would release an Android Beta version before unveiling the final product so that the people and testers could test it on their smartphones.
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