Google Launches Android P- Here’s What’s New

Google has officially announced the next version of its mobile operating system, named Android P. Android P is expected to come in various smartphones this year. Right now only few features are unveiled, among which the best one is that Android P supports display with notches, inspired by iPhone X.

Google Debuts Android P With Support for iPhone X-Style Notches

Right now Android P will be available as developer preview that means that you will one has to be registered with Google as a developer in order to install the early version of this software.

The final release data of Android P is not confirmed yet but there are rumors that it will launch in q3 of 2018 as Android 8.0 Oreo was also launched at the same period. Obviously Google phones will be the first one to get this update.

What’s New in Android P:

So what’s new in the upcoming Android P. Google will incorporate new features to the people over the coming months however it has revealed some of its features. Android P includes support for notches on bezel-free displays.

As this distinctive notch appeared on Apple’s flagship phone last September which had front-facing camera and face recognition technology. After iPhone many other  phone manufacturers are trying to forge and has been following the trend on their handsets.

Native notch support means that developers will not be too much worried about their apps switching to full-screen mode on devices with and without cutouts at the top of the display. Now everything will be managed automatically.

New technology, Wi-Fi Round Trip Time will make it easier for mapping apps to log your position indoors by pinging nearby routers. In this way Messaging notification is getting richer for smart replies and picture previews.

There are other smaller improvements, i.e; battery optimizations, improved image compression, and quicker access to AI-specific features. All these improvements are quite low-level, as befits a developer preview release – any major changes that you’re really going to notice will be announced in the near future.

Also Read: Android P will Prevent Background Apps from Accessing the Camera

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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