Android 9.0 P is Neat: Screenshots + New Features

Android 9.0 P is Neat: Screenshots + New Features


Just yesterday, Google announced the first developer preview of the Android 9.0 P with exciting new features and a few user interface changes. The Android P Developer Preview 1 is only available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL and can be flashed via Firmware Images or OTA files.

We tried Android P DP1 on the Pixel XL and below are some videos and screenshots showing off the new UI and Changes in the Android P.

Android P Overview

Android P Animations in Slow Motion

Android P Screenshots

Android P New Features [Developers]

Android P introduces great new features and capabilities for users and developers. This document highlights what's new for developers.

Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RT - Android P adds platform support for the IEEE 802.11mc Wi-Fi protocol—also known as Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT)—to let you take advantage of indoor positioning in your apps.

Display cutout support - Android P offers support for the latest edge-to-edge screens with display cutout for camera and speaker. The new DisplayCutout class lets you find out the location and shape of the non-functional areas where content shouldn't be displayed. To determine the existence and placement of these cutout areas, use the getDisplayCutout() method.


Android P introduces several enhancements to notifications, all of which are available to developers targeting Android P and above.

  • Support for images: Android P now displays images in Messaging Notifications on phones.
  • Save replies as drafts: Your app can retrieve the EXTRA_REMOTE_INPUT_DRAFT sent by the system when a user inadvertently closes a messaging notification.
  • Identify if a conversation is a group conversation: You can use setGroupConversation() to purposefully identify a conversation as a group or non-group conversation.
  • SmartReply: Android P supports the same suggested replies available in your messaging app.
Multi-camera support and camera updates - You can now access streams simultaneously from two or more physical cameras on devices running Android P. On devices with either dual-front or dual-back cameras, you can create innovative features not possible with just a single camera, such as seamless zoom, bokeh, and stereo vision. The API also lets you call a logical or fused camera stream that automatically switches between two or more cameras.

Animation - Android P introduces a new AnimatedImageDrawable class for drawing and displaying GIF and WebP animated images.

Security enhancements - Android P introduces a number of new security features, including a unified fingerprint authentication dialog and high-assurance user confirmation of sensitive transactions.

You can check for more changes on Android Developer Website


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