Android P : the features you really need to know

Android P

Google has recently launched its developer’s preview of Android P for the pixel devices and the nexus devices. Which seems to be a revolutionary step up from Android O. There are some of the out standing features which needs to highlighted which makes Android P prior to other versions of Android. Although there is only a percent of the world’s population which is running Android O in their devices. Which seems that Google focuses to next shift to the next OS. So here are the top features of Android P you need to know :

The notch

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Notch, the concept which was introduced in the iPhone X has now become the next concept of the future smartphone and is even now become a trend ‘The Notch’.

Now in Android P, Google is supporting officially the Notch with the camera design and the sensor cut-outs. The cut-out API is a sort of responsive which can easily detect the Notch type and configure its display according to the size. And now if even you are running the developer preview of the Android P you can enable the settings here by going into Settings > Developers Option > scroll to Drawing > and then select simulate the display with cut-out.

Design Difference

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The look of the new Android P is quite a similar of that of Google Pixel’s Android Oreo Interface. But there is a subtle difference specially in the notification bar and the settings menu.

In the notification shade now you have the toggles and the notification separated. The two panels have a nice rounded shape corners which give it an amazing feel. Now the toggle buttons is also shaped rounded when the button is toggled.

The same rounded icons are also seen in the setting menu which has been nicely coded to give it a nice feel.

Indoor Navigation

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Indoor Navigation may be the best feature introduced by Google. That said it can be frustrating using the Google Maps when Indoor. (Mall, Office, a new place).
Android P adds native support for the IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol also known as Wi-Fi RTT (Round Trip Time).

As long as you have the hardware support apps can take advantage of Android P and the RTT API to map the device’s indoor position, As Google points out, “with this accuracy, you can build new experiences like in-building navigation” and “fine location-based services such as disambiguated voice control” especially when using smart home devices.

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Support for HDR and HEIF Natively

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The two new trends in the tech industry ‘HDR and HEIF‘. The Android P now brings the native support to HDR and HEIF. The upcoming OS will have native support for HDR VP9 Profile, which means that developers will easily be able to deliver HDR-enabled videos to end-users through various apps.
Though Apple’s recent announcement sparked interest in HEIF, it’s still new in the world of Android. Android P adds support for HEIF images encoding, and this is good news because HEIF compression technology allows you to save high quality photos without taking up too much storage.

Security Remastered

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With the latest Android P Google has gone beyond just addressing bugs and loopholes: Android P now blocks the apps to record secretly and also offering more encryption and backups.

Other Android P features include native dual-camera support, a new volume slider, and an auto-rotate button in the navigation bar.

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