What's your favorite new Android P feature?



Google just released the Android P developer preview onto our unsuspecting heads, and detailed a few of the new features that will come with the final Android 9.0 release in the video above. There is a more where that came from, though, including new visuals, transitional animations, notification layout, privacy enhancements, wide color and high efficiency media format support, and a whole lot more.

If the update still feels a bit underwhelming to you, it's because Google doesn't want Samsung owners to be frustrated has been introducing front-facing features that manufacturer's overlays have had long before this or that Android edition. Still, Google always outs system features that no other phone maker can intro, like Project Treble that is supposed to make slow software updates a thing of the past for phones that ship with Oreo out of the box, like the new Galaxy S9

For that reason alone, it's worth paying attention to new Android versions, albeit not to the extent it used to be just two years ago. That is why we were curious which of the chief new Android P features that got revealed in the developer preview has piqued your interest, and why. Take your pick, and tell us if there is anything else worth considering in the comments.

What's your favorite new Android P feature?

The new looks, bro
30.06%
"Notch" designs support
5.14%
New notification style
13.07%
The privacy enhancements
21.68%
The dual camera app support
5.47%
Native HDR video and high-efficiency media formats
14.3%
Indoor position tracking
7.15%
Other (sound off in the comments)
3.13%

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15 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Is there really something new ?

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The expansion of the Neural Network API (1.1) since Android 8.1 is definitely going to bring useful neural networking to the masses on Android smartphones.

9. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Flagship users hardly make the "masses"

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Qualcomm, Huawei and MediaTek's mid range SoCs now have AI/ML accelerators too

2. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Hopefully no more telemarketing phone calls no more ads. If they couldn't eliminate them all at least lowering the rate will be very useful for us

3. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

notch support

5. BGChicago

Posts: 225; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

All gimmicks

6. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

What? So all Androids now have Oreo?

7. Behyjoon

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Small Icon in Nav Bar for rotating screen when filliping phone screen won't rotate spontaneously!

10. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

This^^

8. limona

Posts: 72; Member since: May 19, 2017

I've heard that there would be more integration with the google assistant and an easy API that can be used by third party apps. I suppose that they are keeping this for the Google IO.

11. spiral777

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Daaaaaaaaaaaaark theme

12. ZeroSlack_Jack

Posts: 35; Member since: May 02, 2017

Google's taking a step backward, killing the OMS theme engine.

13. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Multi-Bluetooth HFP/A2DP support

14. gamehead unregistered

Privacy enhancements

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