Android P

Android P Beta 3 – Detailed 20+ new features

Android P or Android 9.0 is the upcoming ninth version of the Android operating system soon to be launched in not-too-distant future. Although it hasn’t got any name yet, but we have our pretty strong assumption that it would be named as Popsicle. On March 7, Google made the ‘Developer Preview’ available for developers so that they can get their hands dirty with the code even before its launch. What follows is a big list of all new features and changes made available with this update.

What it has to offer?

  • Built-in smart message support with inline photos, images, stickers feature
  • Built-in screen shot editing
  • Volume button will control media volume
  • Support for 5 simultaneous Bluetooth devices
  • Zoom lens for text-selection
  • Alarm settings
  • Hide dismissed notifications
  • Wired charging sounds
  • Chrome style feature flags
  • Pulling notifications
  • New Gesture Navigation
  • New app switcher
  • App actions
  • New accessibility menu
  • Local weather forecast on the lockscreen – under the clock
  • Calendar events on the lock screen
  • Automatic color adjustment
  • Camera laser sensor toggle

What is different about Android P Look & Feel

  • Support for display cutouts are available
  • Time/clock is available on the left side of status bar
  • Date also relocated
  • New shaded background display
  • New colors and layout changes in settings
  • Ambient display
  • Vertical scrolls
  • Volume slider
  • New animations
  • Power menu screenshot button
  • Unlock pattern fades
  • New transition and animations
  • Text selection changes
  • Force stop control
  • Real time display of adaptive brightness slider
  • New emoji
  • New notification UI icons
  • Darker Google feed and app drawer
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