ANDROID 9.0 Q: WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR?
Although Android Oreo is not yet on most devices, Google is already working on Android 9.0 P and some news is already known. Android 8.0 Oreo is just 1% of Android devices on the market, but the pace does not stop and Mountain View are already with the test versions of Android 9.0.
There is still a long way for Android 9.0 P to reach the phones, be it official and even have a nomenclature beyond its lyrics. However, we already know some features that will come with the operating system. Some, very interesting.
IT WILL HAVE SUPPORT FOR MULTIPLE SCREEN
The folding phones are coming and there are already some phones with dual screen as the ZTE Axon M , so Google has been launched to support these phones. Everything seems to indicate that Android 9.0 P will have support for multiple screens and folding screens.
SUPPORT FOR NOTCH
This is the fashion features in recent months is the notch that has popularized iPhone and we already see in some phones. As we know, Google wants to support this top notch for Android terminals. The software will have implementations related to the famous notch.
ADVANCED VOLUME CONTROL
So far, if we move the volume of the phone the call is changed unless we are watching multimedia content. Now, the volume will have more advanced control and can be changed from the phone buttons in a simpler and more complete. Something very useful that was asked for a long time.
BETTER NIGHT MODE
Android P will have a true dark mode and will make it easier for developers to implement the mode for the applications they create. It is one of the most repeated complaints by users who want to save battery, for example.
IT WILL BLOCK MICROPHONE AND CAMERA
As we had weeks ago, Android P will allow access to applications in the background to the microphone and the phone’s camera . That way they can not spy on you without you noticing. When they are inactive they can not read our conversations, listen to us or take pictures without our permission.
WARNING IF YOU ARE RECORDED
If you are recording, Android P will warn you. Android P will include an alert that will inform all the people in the conversation that the call is being recorded at that time.
The iris scanner is already in many phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S9, for example. Android P will include native support for this type of scanner and thus improve the security of Android phones.
Finally we can edit screen captures as is already done, for example, in iOS 11. We will not have to use third-party applications to do so.
BLUETOOTH KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
We already told you a few days ago that with Android P you can use your keyboard and a mouse via Bluetooth and it will be very useful to manage the phone better.
Android P: Here is the first Developer Preview
Just a few minutes ago Google unveiled the first Android P Developer Preview. After recent rumors had been expected in the next week.
And again, Google manages to surprise us with the idea of a new Android version in the Developer Preview. A few days earlier than expected, we – or better Android developer – get to see the first preview of Android P. After all, we see a preliminary logo for the new iteration of the operating system and also get some insights on the Google blog .
We learn there that the aspect ratio heif (High Efficiency Image File Format) is supported natively with Android P, it will be a support for the Notch give so Developer “Camera Cutout” may take into account when developing this. There will also be improvements to both indoor navigation and the messaging system. The latter will also be able to propose intelligent answers.
At this time, the preview will be available for the first and second generation Pixel smartphones . On the blog, Google expressly declares that these early versions are explicitly aimed at developers and not end users:
The Android P Developer Preview has been updated to include the latest Android emulator and Pixel, Pixel XL Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices. We plan to update the preview system images and SDK regularly throughout the preview. This initial release is for developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use .
Next you explain there that currently the download files, all of which you will find here , manually downloaded and flashed by hand. So if you are not in the topic, keep your hands off this “Alpha” version of Android P, even if you have a Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.
We keep our eyes open and are sure that even before the Google I / O further details are announced or leaked and then we crumble for you also on what to expect with Android P for the current state.