What's your favorite new Android P feature? (results)

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%


Yesterday, we did a review of Google's just-released Android P developer preview, detailing all the new features that may come with the final Android 9.0 release. These include new visuals, transitional animations, notification layout, privacy enhancements, wide color and high efficiency media format support, and a whole lot more. 

We were curious which of the chief new Android P features that got revealed in the developer preview has piqued your interest the most, and, as you can see from the poll results above, the new looks and privacy improvements take the cake, followed by native HDR support and the new rich notification previews. 

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.

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10 Comments

1. japkoslav

Posts: 1245; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I wonder why so many people chose "The new looks". Except for "clean android" phones, nobody gets the "new look". + On Android most of the "look" you can change by yourself.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 6642; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well iPhone users would pick looks, because they don't realize that Android can easily change its UI looks, and can easily be changed by almost anyone. I am happy for the new AI addition to the API.

8. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That's because they have no any other compelling reason to like on Android P......

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2683; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Can't say I like the new rainbow look of the settings menu. I prefer The Oreo version. And the pull-down notifications shade look kinda like... Dare I say: iOS 10...ish? It's not the worst thing in the world (That honor goes to iOS 11's Action Center). In fact, it looks 'somewhat' better than Oreo's. But its certainly not the prettiest thing in the world and not what I've come to expect from Ol' Google. Anyhow, it's just an initial stage beta. So things certainly will change in the upcoming months! For better... Or worse! Anyhow, fingers crossed for The 'Droid P and iOS 12. G'Day!

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6021; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I prefer the monochromatic settings page over the new bright and colorful icons they're pushing now. It simply felt more mature or professional. Not it feels like it's a toy by comparison.

3. surethom

Posts: 1559; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hate the clock moving to the left WHY stop copying iPhone

4. Johnsalchichon

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2018

I don't even have Oreo on my Samsung Note 8 yet and already there's a new update coming? F**k

5. grk007

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

am not sure when this poll came and ended.

6. .KRATOS.

Posts: 436; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Kinda remind me of the marshmallow on galaxy s6

9. ahmadkun

Posts: 501; Member since: May 02, 2016

I really like the shape of the sound volume and power button options ..

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