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Google Launches Android P’s First Developer Preview

The new developers preview brings a major change to the visual and security in Android devices

Android P rumours have been going on for the last seven months. Google now put a stop to those rumours and officially launched the first developer’s preview of Android 9.0 P along with the initial set of features and API’s. The new Android Version is only available for the Pixel devices at the moment, and the company is yet to give a formal name to this version.

A new Android version brings an array of features and tricks, and this time it’s no different. The Android P will bring a major change in the visual section. It will have support for atypical displays like the ones with a notch. It also includes a setting to simulate cutout displays.

Android P also brings enhanced security to users. Apps will not be able to access the camera, microphone or any other sensors from the background mode. Also Android now does the encryption on the client’s device while backing up the data which means the while restoring backups the device’s PIN or password will be required.

Android P also brings the Wi-Fi RTT (Round-Trip-Time) which allows more accurate location detection by measuring distances from nearby access points. There is also a new multi-camera API, which allows to stream from multiple cameras simultaneously. Recently Huawei teased the P20 smartphone with three cameras. The multi-camera API will be a great help to the upcoming smartphone. Moreover, Android P has now support for HDR VP9 profile 2 which will allow HDR compatible devices to play HDR content in apps like YouTube and Netflix.

As mentioned above the developer’s preview is available only for a Pixel device which leaves you with four options-Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Xl. You can download and manually flash the compatible device from this link. If you don’t have a pixel device fret not, you can install it on an Android emulator and get a taste of Android P.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is an experienced Journalist. He had been writing for several leading publications too. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is also a web-designer and graphical designer. Email: [email protected]

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