Google Officially Releases Android P's First Developer Preview


But even at this early stage, Google is revealing some of the key features of the Android P, particularly the features that are big and can be called system-level changes.

The rollout of this new feature would mean, development of many indoor navigations apps from the developers to incorporate this new feature for better mapping capabilities. This one is codenamed "P", and your guess is as good as ours as to what dessert-themed name the final version of the software will receive. The death of the Pixel C means Google now has no supported Android tablets.

Google rolled out an update for its older devices to Android 8.1 Oreo, but it's the last OS update for some. The most notable one is that the upcoming release will restrict access to your smartphone's mic, camera and sensors for idle apps that silently run in background. It's not a surprise, as a number of Android OEMs like Asus are embracing the notch.

Google has released the first developer preview of the next version of Android. As per some reports from the Beebom the Pixel lineup including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL smartphones have received the Android P developer preview.

Developer tools for testing apps using the new Cutout API from Google in Android P.

The first Android P developer preview is out - here's what's new
Carriers can report networks as being congested or unmetered and JobScheduler then manages work according to the network status. For example, apps running in the background of Android P will not be allowed to access the phone's microphone or camera.

The messaging apps would support the inclusion of "Smart replies", images and stickers directly in the notification.

Before heading on to the process of flashing the update, Google does prompt users to create a backup of the phone since installing a system image on a device removes all data on it.

TechJuice for Browser: Get breaking news notifications on your browser. It also introduced support for the IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol.

Message notifications have been improved, allowing for great visibility and interactions.

Android P is the newest version of Android. You will need to manually download and then flash it to your device. 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.