Android “P” is the upcoming ninth major update of the Android operating system after Oreo. Google first announced about Android P on March 7, 2018, and the first developer preview was released on the same day. The second preview, considered as the beta quality, was released on 8th May 2018.
Android P introduces great and amazing latest features and capabilities for end users and developers. So, the new version of the operating system includes a number of visual upgrades, a change over the Oreo’s additions, which were largely in the backend. There are also some key new gesture-based functions. Putting Android more in line with recent updates to iOS for the iPhone X . And the new Adaptive Battery feature, which gets more juice out of existing hardware by throttling power on under used apps. Most of all, here are the list of some cool features;
- New user interface for the quick settings menu.
- The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.
- The “dock” now has a semi-transparent background.
- A new gesture-based system interface, navigating the OS just like on an iPhone X, removed home button and multitask button
- Redesigned multitask app switcher with google search bar and app draw built in.
- Android Dashboard, for example, designed to tell you how much time you’re spending on your device and in apps in the name of digital health
- “Shush” a new Do Not Disturb mode placing the phone face down will mute notifications.Therefore it allows emergencies to come through.
- Adaptive Battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you’re most likely to use next.
- Auto Brightness feature modifies screen brightness based on your own personal preferences.
- Wind Down option lets Android users set a specific bedtime that enables Do Not Disturb and turns the entire phone’s interface gray to discourage further use at night.
- Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.
- The Power Options adds a “screenshot” button.
- Battery percentage now is shown in Always-On Display
- A new “Lockdown” mode which disables biometric authentication once activated
- Rounded corners across the UI
- New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps
- Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation had within a notification, full-scale images, and smart replies akin to Google’s new app, Reply
- Support for display cutouts
- Redesigned volume slider
- Lock screen security changes include the possible return of an improved NFC Unlock.
- Experimental features ( currently hidden within a menu called Feature Flags) such as a redesigned About Phone page in settings, and automatic Bluetooth enabling while
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The list covers up the Pixel, but the company is also collaborating with a whole bunch of third-party developers. So, this allow a lot more users to try an early build of the mobile operating system. The list includes handsets from Nokia, Xiaomi, Sony, Essential Vivo, OnePlus, and Oppo. It’s a pretty huge and broad spectrum of handsets. However, here are some key absences here, including, notably, Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei.
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