First developer preview of Android P released

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Starting with Android P, Google is taking steps to ensure developers aren't using private APIs when developing apps. This one is codenamed "P", and your guess is as good as ours as to what dessert-themed name the final version of the software will receive. Google calls it "display cutout support".

As per the blog post announcing the expansion of Google Lens last month, the tool will available to all Google Photos English-language users who have the latest version of the app on Android and iOS devices.

As expected, Android P brings support for the notch, something that Apple popularized with the iPhone X and is now being widely embraced by Android OEMs.

So, that's the risk with install Android P DP1 build. if you are okay with that, you can install the Android P Developer Preview 1 build now, using the instruction given below. So developers can now create new features on devices with dual-front, dual-rear cameras like a seamless zoom, bokeh, and stereo vision, says the developer support page. A multi-camera API so that an Android app can individually request the data from more than one camera sensor at once. It can even enable a "fused camera stream" that auto-switches between two or more cameras. Messaging apps can now show some of the most recent messages from a conversation within notifications, and they can also now display smart replies right within the notifications.

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Google is once again limiting the developer beta program to its own devices. Speaking of which, the app drawer also looks different, although I'm not sure if this is due to Android P being as new as it is or not.

Google is not updating old devices to the latest operating system version and it's nothing new.

Other notable change is the improvements in notifications for messages.

Another feature coming with Android P is Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT) support. Sorry folks, no Android P for those devices. You will need to manually download and then flash it to your device. When Android P arrives, there won't be a surprise release for the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X.