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Google releases Android P Beta 2 with final app programming interface

via:博客园     time:2018/6/7 15:02:11     readed:401


June 7 news, according to foreign media reports, Google released a second Android P beta today, which is Android P Beta 2, which contains the final application programming interface and 157 new emoticons. For a developer, this is the third preview Android P seen this year.

It is reported that users can download a new preview from developer.android.com/preview and start testing your application with the new version of Android P. This preview release includes an updated software development kit with compatible Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL system images and the official Android emulator. If the user is already registered and has received Android P Beta 1, he will be automatically updated with Beta 2.

Google launched the first Android P Developer Preview in March and released the second Android P Developer Preview at the I/O Developer Conference in May. The first preview does not support the Android Beta Program, which allows developers or other users to obtain a preview version of Android P more easily by signing up for this preview experience project using OTA. Google's move or something to emphasize that the Android P developer preview is for developers only, not for everyday consumers. Of course, consumers can get a preview version from android.com/beta.

In addition to Google’s Pixel device, the first Android P beta version also supports the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential PH-1. Google said that partners participating in the Android P Beta program will update their devices in the coming weeks.

This release of Android P Beta 2 includes the final application programming interface (API level 28) as well as the official software development kit, as well as the latest system images and updated developer tools. So developers can develop applications by updating functions and application programming interfaces. If you want to use the new application programming interface for development work, you need to download the official API 28 SDK and corresponding tools to Android Studio 3.1, and then update the project's compileSdkVersion and targetSdkVersion to API 28.

The same rules apply to the first beta or developer preview. This is an earlier version of the new generation Android system. By convention, this Android system is called Android P until Google determines a name that begins with the letter P.

Google requires developers to use these new versions of the Android operating system as early as possible in order to explore new features of the application and application programming interfaces, test compatibility and provide feedback. Consumers can also try new features, and Google will evaluate user feedback.

The first Android P developer preview brings a host of new features: built-in support for display graphics, adjusted quick settings panel, notification list with rounded corners, notification message with embedded reply, smart reply in notification, with A consistent user interface for fingerprint authentication and privacy enhancements to restrict the application from running in the background. The second Android P developer preview introduces adaptive battery and adaptive brightness capabilities (provided by Google DeepMind), App Actions that predict what the user will do next, and rendering in Google Apps search results and Google Assistant. App's user interface App Slices. There is also a BiometricPrompt application programming interface for system management dialogs that prompts users to support biometrics and multi-camera authentication, allowing simultaneous access to the data stream through two or more physical cameras.


In addition to determining these features and application programming interfaces, Beta 2 also introduced 157 new emoticons. Google highlighted these emoticons: red hair (including gender, five skin colors), superheroes (two genders, five skin colors), three hearts, bagel cream cheese, moon cake, lobster, and llama. There are two new neutral designs: Family and Heart Couples.


Google pointed out that any new emoji may be further modified before releasing Android P to consumers.

According to the timetable of Google's preview release, it will release two preview versions in June and July.


Icon: Google Android P preview release schedule

At the same time, Google encourages developers to release Android installation package updates that are compiled against API 28. Or, if you publish app updates to Google Play during the preview release, users can test the compatibility of existing devices, including those running Android P Beta 2. You can use Google Play Store’s beta test feature to get early feedback from a small number of users and then publish the app in stages on Alpha, beta, and product channels.

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