Google has made a tradition in the last three years to release in the preview version the future operating system Android. This year is the third consecutive year Google provides developers with "Developer Preview" (DP) versions for the new Android.
The new Android P comes with a number of changes and new application features and many changes to the base system. Both at the code level and at the user interface level. Android P will also have a new notification system and a new interface for notifications, settings and settings and quick settings settings).
Android P Developer Preview 1 is dedicated only to developers, from which Google gathers feedback on how to expand and display.
New features for apps and developers on Android P
With the latest Android market launching Android devices with unique screen sizes and shapes, the new Android P will be looking to manage applications and interface for each resolution and size. Also, the edge-to-edge smartphones with top-notch smartphones like the iPhone X will also be taken into account. This design involves a separate graphical management of the top bar.
New APIs will allow developers to manage how content is displayed.
Redesign and reprothe application of the notification system in applications significantly improves the visibility and functionality. Specifically, applications can display conversations, pictures, stickers, and smart answer features.
For images, the new APIs will allow simultaneous streams from two or more cameras. A much needed API considering that the trends of new devices are heading in the direction of dual cameras. These will enable multi-camera features for zoom, bokeh and stereo vision.
For media content, Android P will have HDR VP9 support for HDR videos available on YouTube and Play Movies. HEIF compression launched by Apple on iOS and macOS is also present in the new APIs.
Another feature will allow you to position yourself inside with WiFi Round-Trip-Time. It will be possible to set the distance from the device to the wireless access point. Router.
Significant improvements will be made to Android P and the Neural Network API, Autofill, Open Mobile API for secure payments and NFC transactions.
Android P will also bring significant changes in application security and user privacy. We will not see any applications that ask for access to contacts, microphone or camera. A dialog will also be implemented to request fingerprint activation to access HTTP unencrypted web pages.
Currently, Android P DP! is available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices