Android P Developer Preview Now Available
Google has finally released the Android P Developer preview. It gives us first look at notable changes, improvements and new feature that could come with Android P.
The biggest change in Android P developer preview is the support for iPhone X-like notch. The main reason is the recent launch of several smartphones woth iPhone X like notch. Google calls it “display cutout support”. It allows developers to see how the app works with Android phone having a notch.
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Other notable change is the improvements in notifications for messages. Now the Android team has prioritized function and visibility for the notifications. Users can reply to messages inside the notifications themselves. Image will also appear in the notifications.
There will also be multi-camera support. So, users can access multiple streams at the same time from more than one physical camera. This feature gas been added for devices having dual camera. So, developers can create app that can utilise both the cameras.
Google has also made major changes in the design to make it look attractive. It also introduced support for the IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol. So, Android device will help you navigate within indoor locations.
Android P also includes native support for HDR VP9 Profile. It makes it easier to watch HDR movies for streaming sources on HDR-compatible devices.
I will be doing a separate article on most notable new features of Android P. So, do not miss the new articles if you want to know more about Android P.
At this point, this is an early release for developers and supports only Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. It is also not in Android Beta program. So the build needs to be installed manually.