Android P Developer Preview Download Available Now


Developers can find out more by checking out the Android P Developer site right now. It's also only available for Pixel and Pixel 2 phones, as the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C are likely to be dropped from support. The OS will also now support HDR VP9 video, so that HDR-enabled video on YouTube and Play Movies will work on compatible devices. Apps can thus use RTT APIs to measure the distance to nearby WiFi Access Points (APs). There's even a developer option that simulates a cutout on any device.

Improved messaging notifications: The new MessagingStyle notification style highlights who is messaging and how you can reply. Google says that pairing this new API with dual front or rear cameras will allow you to enable some trick effects like seamless zoom and stereo vision. The new version will include several new tools for developers and features for end users. HEIF is a popular format for photos that improves compression to save on storage and network data. ART now uses profile information for on-device rewriting of DEX files, with reductions up to 11 percent across a range of popular apps. Before we get to a big overview video and after you've read through the list of changes that Google shared, we thought we'd give you a bonus to get started yourself.

A new feature called ImageDecoder will be replacing BitmapFactory as the way for developers to decode images to bitmaps or drawables, the post said. Before then, we'll get five developer previews. If the encoded image is an animated GIF or WebP, the Drawable will be an instance of the new AnimatedImageDrawable. This should help apps do better indoor mapping, something that Google's been working on in Maps for years now.

Other features include analytics for devices activations and update statistics, and the ability to deploy software builds to groups of devices for testing without disrupting production devices.

Jobs can now declare their estimated data size, signal prefetching, and specify detailed network requirements-carriers can report networks as being congested or unmetered.

When you are adding jobs, try using setEstimatedNetworkBytes (), setIsPrefetch () and setRequiredNetwork () to let JobScheduler handle the work properly. Good news for those people, because we now know when the final Android P release is coming. There are many other improvements in Android P that are described in more detail at the link below. Compatibility mode in particular has a high impact on end users because it lets password managers take the accessibility-based approach in apps that don't yet have full Autofill support, but without impacts on performance or security. What's the official Easter egg in Android P and how do I access it?

But that's still not all. With this initial release, the preview version is available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones as well as the Android Emulator.

The next preview will arrive in May, and that will be a beta release.

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