Android P Developer Preview
Android P Developer Preview. Hello OKTricks Readers:) Hope you are enjoying our Blog. Today we are back with Some Good News For Those who are using Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Device. Google has finally announced Android P Developer Preview For All Google Pixel Smartphone Users.
If you are using Google Pixel Device you can download manually and use Android P Developer Preview Build but due to unstable and buggy nature, Google advises developers to download the developer preview on a secondary device.
Features of Android P Developer Preview For Pixel Devices:
- Notch support – Developers can tinker with APIs to simulate how content appears with the notch at the top. There are four options to choose from: None, Narrow display cutout, Tall display cutout, and Wide display cutout.
- Multi-camera – The multi-camera API allows developers to access streams from two or more cameras simultaneously. The more straightforward scenario is recording the surroundings and your beautiful mug at the same time.
- Idle apps – Idle applications can no longer access the microphone, camera, or device sensors. Idle apps trying to access the camera, for example, will be met with system errors and possibly break as a result.
- Enhanced notifications – The new “Messaging Style” notification type allows developers to show conversations, attach inline photos and stickers, and include Smart Reply suggestions. Android Messages could be the first messaging app to integrate the new notification type.
- Wi-Fi Round Trip Time (RTT) – known as IEEE 802.11mc, Wi-Fi RTT lets apps measure the distance between your device and the closest Wi-Fi access points to determine your indoor location. The protocol uses Android’s current location system to preserve privacy and does not actually connect to Wi-Fi access points.
- HEIF and HDR VP9 support – Android P supports High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF), a relatively new format that packs twice as much image data as a JPEG image while maintaining a similar file size. HDR VP9 Profile 2.
- ART and Kotlin improvements – Improvements made to Android Runtime (ART) could allow apps to start faster and not consume as much system memory, though this will not be apparent in every case. More notably.
- Fingerprints, Autofill, and HTTP – Android P includes a standard system dialog that enables a more consistent fingerprint authentication UI. Finally, Android P blocks unencrypted HTTP traffic by default.
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How to Get Android P Preview Build?
You can download the latest Developer Preview system image and manually flash it to your device. See the table below to download the system image for your test device..
Caution: Installing system image on device remove all data from the device.
Android P Preview Build Download Link:
- Google Pixel : sailfish-ppp1.180208.014-factory-3e45bada.zip
- Pixel XL : marlin-ppp1.180208.014-factory-1ff7eb1c.zip
- Google Pixel 2 : walleye-ppp1.180208.014-factory-bfdceeea.zip
- Pixel 2 XL : taimen-ppp1.180208.014-factory-8e44f67a.zip
How to Uninstall Developer Preview?
For a device that you’ve flashed manually, obtain a factory spec system image from the Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices page and then manually flash it to the device.
Warning: Uninstalling Developer Preview system image requires full device reset and removes all user data on the device.