Google releases Android P developer preview 1

The notch comes to Android

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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13 Comments

1. mistereddie

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Hope it's going to be either Pancake or Peppermint :)

2. toukale

Posts: 599; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Oh boy, pixel 3 notch confirmed. "I will never buy a phone with a notch" some are saying. Pixel 3 released with a notch, Instabuy lol. It reminds me of those same rants about sealed batteries on the iPhone back in the day. Boy, did Apple get a beating on that one. As usual, Apple was right and are the ones setting the trends in mobile. Not happy about one company having that kind of power, but that's life.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3807; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not that I would buy a Pixel anyway but no way in hell am I buying a phone with a notch. I watch media and game in full screen and I certainly don't want some lazy ass design to impede my view.

4. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The Pixel 3 will not have a notch. There are Android phones with a notch. This will accommodate that atrocious layout.

10. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

So Apple uses Acid-lead batteries back in the day? Only acid-lead batteries are sealed.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2694; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Lots of Chinese Phones will have notches in the upcoming days becausr they ALWAYS copy Apple, so Google decided to add a native support for it, no harm done. It doesn't 'necessarily' mean that the upcoming Google Pixel 2 successor will have a notch as well. Pixel Phones account for a fraction of Android World and Googlr has to keep all 'trends' in consideration, not just its Pixel lineup. G'Day!

6. Alan01

Posts: 569; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Well said. Reply of the day. Regards, Alan Friedman

7. gamehead unregistered

I wonder if there will be any features I care for

9. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Check Android police, there's a load of articles on the new things coming to P

13. gamehead unregistered

Thanks

8. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Time on the left? Why the hell... it doesn't belong there.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

I guess it might be only there when the cut out setting is activated....

12. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

*sigh* even less space for notifications

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