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Google releases developer preview of Android P

Google releases developer preview of Android P Google releases developer preview of Android P
Theresa Hayes | 09 March, 2018, 17:45

Google has released Android P Developer Preview for Pixel devices only, with the Nexus phones finally being dropped. This update comes with some console enhancements, device updates, new Bluetooth APIs, addresses developer feedback, and more.

As expected, Android P brings support for the notch, something that Apple popularized with the iPhone X and is now being widely embraced by Android OEMs. Apps currently in development can now target Android P, so it really shouldn't be hard to find apps that are ready to take advantage of the next Android version.

With notifications from every messaging app they will all include recent lines from conversations if users want to reply inline right inside the notification. Android P is introducing a new multi-camera API that will let developers use multiple cameras on a device that's packed with more than one camera. So if you have a Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2XL you can install the developer preview on your smartphone.

The operating system also continues support for the Kotlin programming language by JetBrains. Anyone can download it, but Android P is not yet intended for consumer use. However, the button-press combo is different across phones, Android versions, and the different skins of Android, so having one place where a screenshot button can always be found is certainly helpful.

You can download Google Photos from the Play Store.

According to the leaks and rumours about the next version of Android which will be called as Android P, we have known that there will be major changes in terms of UI as well as the design language. It's still months away, but developers can test some of the new features on a few Google devices: the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

Google has released the Android P preview way earlier than its official unveiling at Google I/O, which is set to be happening in May. This time, in Android P Developer Preview, Google has added more colors everywhere; in the quick settings menu, notification panel and the main settings page. This means that you will be able to navigate indoor as well, where Global Positioning System is out of reach.