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Top New Features That Are Coming Out In Android P

Android world’s most popular mobile operating system is coming out with a latest version called Android P (Android 9). Google had released the developer preview for Android P.

Till now we have seen different names for android versions which rolled out but what will be Android P called as? 
We will see a glance of previous Android version and their releases:
  • Android Cup Cake (1.5 v) – Rolled out in 2009
  • Android Donut (1.6 v) - Rolled out in 2009
  • Android Eclair (2.0 – 2.1 v) - Rolled out in 2009
  • Android Froyo (2.2 – 2.2.3 v) - Rolled out in 2010
  • Android Gingerbread (2.3 – 2.3.7 v) - Rolled out in 2010
  • Android Honeycomb (3.0 – 3.2.6 v) - Rolled out in 2011
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0 – 4.0.4 v) - Rolled out in 2011
  • Android Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3.1 v) - Rolled out in 2012
  • Android KitKat (4.4 – 4.4.4 v) - Rolled out in 2013
  • Android Lollipop (5.0 – 5.1.1 v) - Rolled out in 2014
  • Android Marshmallow (6.0 – 6.0.1 v) - Rolled out in 2015
  • Android Nougat (7.0 – 7.1.2 v) - Rolled out in 2016
  • Android Oreo (8.0 – 8.1 v) - Rolled out in 2017

In Q2 2018 we may see the rollout of Android P as Android 9. There are many rumours that Android P may be called as Android Pie. Google released their first developers preview for Android P.

 Some of the new features in Android P:

Indoor Location Positioning

Android P supports IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol which is called as RTT (Round-Trip-Time). It allows apps to connect with Wi-Fi Access Points (APs) to find the device position within 2 to 3 meters with accurate result. With the accurate location you can experience in-building navigation, information retrieval and location based voice control. Wi-Fi RTT is used for these features.

Support for Display Cutout

Android P offers edge-to-edge screens with display cutout. This feature is available in iPhone X as notch which displays full information on the edge-to-edge screen. Now in the Android P it allows the app developers to manage how the content is displayed when the cutout is available based on their discretion. You can display the content around the notch or below the notch.

Improvements to notifications

You can see notifications in the notification bar. Android P allows the receiver to send the images to replies. In case of group conversation it is helpful to identify the people involved in conversation through their avatars. It also supports to use smart replies available in your messaging app.

Support for Multi-Camera

These days several smartphones comes with multiple cameras on front and back side but very few of them are able to work at a time. Android P allows working two or more cameras simultaneously. It also lets you call a logical or fused camera stream that automatically switches between two or more cameras.

Security Improvements

Android P allows preventing inactive apps from accessing mic, sensors and camera which helps to block the apps running in background. It includes unified fingerprint authentication and high-assurance user conformation of sensitive transactions.

These are some of the things will be available in Android P. Google says it will say more about the Android P at Google I/O which is scheduled in May.
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