Android enthusiasts have been expecting the developer preview of the mobile operating system’s next major iteration to land sometime this month, and today, Google has delivered. This now means that yourself – or developers – will have the ability to test out the preview version of Android P.
Apple glamourised it’s iPhone X notch design back in September 2017, but we are slowly seeing the notch system being adopted by manufacturers of Android devices too. Due to this factor, Android P brings support for notches by allowing apps to control what sort of content is presented on the screen and how they work with notch-embedded smartphones.
Another area that is showing improvement is the visuality and functionality of notifications. Google appears to be utilising its ‘Reply’ app-style to enable the user to view who has sent a message and options for responses in the notification bar. Multi-camera API support means that Android P will empower smartphone users to enjoy streams together through more than two physical cameras on a device.
Google confirmed that the preview is aimed at developers right now, but there hasn’t been any word on Android P being rolled out to consumers for previewing. That being said, Google is prepping for it’s I/O 2018 convention in May, where developers as well as consumers, will be getting a taste of Android P’s dessert nickname. What do you think the P will stand for?
Source: | Android Developers Blog |
Via: | Ubergizmo |
Image: | ExtremeTech |