Recently first developer preview for Android P has been out for Developers. There are lots of new cool features that Google brings to Android P which is also Android 9 . One such feature in Android P is the ability for apps to lock the screen without disabling the fingerprint on the lock screen.
Previously, apps were able to lock the screen with the Device Admin API. The problem with this method was it reset the fingerprint unlock. So every time the app locks your phone you’re stuck entering the annoying password/PIN/pattern again.
How to get the Android P Developer Preview
The Android P Developer Preview is available only to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. You can download the Android P system image and flash it to your device, or run Android P in an emulator. That’s not easy right then wait for your company vendor to develop for your device.If you really wants to flash the Developer Preview, to revert to your current OS you’ll need to flash a factory image.
What will Android 9.0 be called?
Our previous android version are named after sweet treats and in alphabetical order. So far we’ve seen:
- Android Donut (v1.6)
- Android Eclair (v2.0)
- Android Froyo (v2.2)
- Android Gingerbread (v2.3)
- Android Honeycomb (v3.0)
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
- Android Jelly Bean (v4.1)
- Android KitKat (v4.4)
- Android Lollipop (v5.0)
- Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
- Android Nougat (v7.0)
- Android Oreo (v8.0)
In 2018 we should see Android ‘P’ launch as Android 9.0. The name won’t be announced until the summer, but that doesn’t stop us having a guess as to what it could be.
What new features to expect in Android 9.0
According to Android P preview this are the key features :-
- Simplicity, speed, and many new ways to extend your apps
- MessagingStyle and other notification updates
- ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawables
- Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler
- Display cutout APIs
- Multi-camera APIs
You can watch video above for more features .
When is Android 9.0 coming out?
A consumer preview of Android 9.0 will most likely be announced during Google I/O 2018, which we expect to take place in mid-May, potentially 16-18 May 2018. As before with Oreo the developer preview was announced earlier in March.
A few public betas will follow, and we expect to see the final consumer release in August 2018.
When will your phone get Android 9.0?
Although Android 9.0 will be released in August 2018, it won’t be immediately available to all Android devices. The update will first be available to Google Pixel devices, and then we’ll start to see new phones arriving with Android P out of the box at September’s IFA 2018 show.
Android updates are rolled out by phone manufacturers and network operators rather than Google itself, because any Android updates must first be tweaked to work with any customisations they have made.
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