The developer preview is for Android developers only, and Google is hoping to get feedback from developers about new features such as a new type of screen fit in the preview system and a new notification bar.
New features for apps and developers
With many new releases of phones like Essential Phone andiPhoneX Similar to the top of the screen groove design, and now the mobile application can take full advantage of this unique screen for application design. Android P system will adjust the design of the notification bar to adapt to this screen, the new APIs will also allow developers to decide on the presentation of notification messages.
Improvements to the notification bar enhance functionality and visibility. That is, the application can display not only static notifications in the notification bar, but also real-time conversations, pictures, expressions, and the like, as well as direct reply messages. Similar to the Google experimental message application Reply.
In photographing, the new system allows for the simultaneous reception of multiple cameras' data streams, enabling multi-camera phones to offer seamless zooming, out-of-focus imaging, and stereo vision.
For multimedia capabilities, the new system can play HDR from YouTube and Play Movies on devices that support HDR VP9video. HEIF allows for higher quality image compression, and at the same time Android P's multimedia APIs have been rewritten to increase usability.
Other new features include the use of WiFi Round-Trip-Time technology for indoor positioning, which allows the smart device to measure distances from multiple WiFi connection points for positioning. At the same time, the neural network application program interface and the Open Mobile API for NFC payment and secure transactions were updated.
Android system functionality changes
Many changes have been made to the new Android P system to "make Android the best developer platform with long-term investment." These systematic changes include application security, user privacy, and performance improvements.
The new system limits free applications to use cellphone microphones, cameras, and other sensors. Google also improves the security of Android system backups.
Android P adds a fingerprint authorization module to the system settings to manage authorized applications that can be fingerprinted.
At the same time, applications will gain performance and efficiency due to ART changes. The application will be better optimized, while the compiled code will take less memory space.
Now, Android P system can be installed on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL mobile phones. At the same time, Google also encourages developers to download Android P Developer Preview SDK and install it in Android Studio 3.1 and above. Simulator test new system.
Again, this initial version of the developer preview is recommended for developers only and is not intended for everyday use by the average consumer. For now, installing a new system on a Pixel phone is only possible by manual download.
According to Google's plan, Android P will launch five developer preview versions one after another and release it to the final version provided by AOSP and OEM manufacturers in the third quarter of this year.