Google releases Android P developer preview 1

The notch comes to Android
Google today, released the first Android P developer preview. The number one question on everyone's mind is not answered by the launch; we still do not know what the "P" in Android P stands for. Keep in mind that this is not a release aimed at consumers and is really made for developers to discover how changes to Android P affect them. Maybe the most controversial new addition is Android support for the Apple iPhone X-esque notch, especially with the news today that the 2019 iPhone models might no longer feature it. With today's release, developers will be able to test their apps to make sure they are clear of what Google calls "display cutout support."

Earlier today, we told you about all of the changes and new features that you should expect to find with Android P. As for developers, they are being told that a warning box will appear whenever a user downloads an app that is aimed at devices running Android 4.2 or lower. Starting in November, apps submitted to the Google Play Store should be developed for Android Oreo. Next year, apps will have to support 64-bit handsets and tablets.

Google has released a clip showing off what's new in the Android P developer preview. You can take a look at it (even if you're not a developer, it is okay to watch) by clicking on the video directly below. One warning; don't load this on your daily driver unless you want a potentially buggy OS build on your phone



source: Google

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