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Android P is the latest version of Android, and Google is giving us a first look at what the future of its mobile OS will look like with an early developer preview. Android P has a host of new features, including support for iPhone X-like camera notches, better messaging notifications, and even hints of what may be an updated design for Android. Subscribe:
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- there's a new version of android out. well, sort of. google released the developer. preview for android p today. an early look at the. next version of android. now, it's very early on. in the process still. we don't know what p stands for. there's a lot of new. features that, presumably,. google hasn't shown off yet. but if you want an early. look at google's os,. this is it. just to be clear, this is a. very early developer preview. if you're not a developer,. and even if you are,. if you don't have a. spare test device around. you probably shouldn't go. installing this on your main device. but if you got a test device lying around,. like, say this pixel,. then you can give it a go and we have. and here's some of the. new stuff we've noticed. so one of the biggest. features coming to android p. is support for a notch. just like on the iphone x. and the whole bunch of. other clones that we saw,. the essential phone,. android is adding native. support for notches. so p is gonna have better. support for notches overall. you can see it actually. truncates notifications. after a few, with a little dot over here. so you can see you have more. and if you're running. the developer preview. you can actually simulate. the notch on your device. like this pixel, which doesn't. usually have that cutout. so that you can start developing your apps. appropriately for it. you'll also be able to. simulate different shapes. and size of notches using the p beta. so you'll be able to design. for a whole hosts of things,. whether it's a wide and. flat one like the iphone x. or taller, thinner one like you saw. in the essential phone. imma make sure that no. matter what shape and size. your notch looks like. p should be able to handle it. google's also updating how. messaging works in android p. you'll be able to see. the last few messsages. in a conversation directly. from the notifications. so you can remember what. you were talking about. and you'll be able to. respond directly in line. in the notification. google's also adding. support for smart replies. like the ones that is. featured on allo or gmail. directly from the notification shade. so couple of responses will pop up,. you'll be able to tap on and go. directly from the notification. as well as stickers and. images directly in line. android p will also be able to identify. if your phone is trying to. play wide-screen video content. and automatically play it in wide-screen. even if rotation lock is on,. which is something that. i've, at least, been. waiting for for years. lastly, we're starting to see hints. of what could be a new. overall design for android p. there were rumors a couple weeks back. that google was planning. on overhauling the design. and while there's not. too much to see here yet. there are some bits and pieces. the setting menu's been. updated, it's now more colorful,. different color icons. for each setting thing. and there's an overall theme. of more rounded design going around. the notification bubbles. have rounded edges,. the dock has rounded edges,. and there seems to be. some new font stuff too. it's a very early preview. so there's no way to. know if this is final,. if this will be indicative. of larger changes to the os. or just a couple tweaks, but,. if you've been holding out. for a new version of android. that looks completely different. there's at least some hope for you. there's some smaller here stuff too. google's blocking access. to the microphone, camera,. and other sensors to. apps that are inactive,. which should finally put. to rest, once and for all,. all of the conspiracies out there. that facebook is secretly listening. to your conversation in. order to serve you ads. it probably won't but it really should. there's support for some new. video and image codecs too. like the heif format. that apple started using. in ios 11 and mac os high sierra. there's some indoor positioning stuff. which uses multiple wi-fi hot spots. to better locate your phone indoors. and some auto-fill stuff that works better. with password managers. these are all great features. but there's also the unfortunate reality. that the android phone you. have in your pocket right now. probably won't ever get android p. as of february 2018, only. 1. 1% of all android devices. have been updated to android oreo. and unless you're phone the. word "pixel" in the name. the odds of it getting. p when it comes out,. presumably some time next. fall, feels kind of slim. maybe things will be different this year. but i would not get. your hopes up just yet. don't expect a whole lot. we don't even know it's called,. although my money's on. pi, for what it's worth. .
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