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Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 5 (Beta 4) Released! Download It Now!!!

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 5 (Beta 4) Released! Download It Now!!!
Google just released the Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 5. According to Google's release schedule, this is the final beta build for Pixel Smartphones.

Android P Developer Preview 5 should be the most stable version available right now. This release is version PPP5.180610.010 for all four phones.

The Android P Developer Preview 5 is available to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. If you want to get a taste, you have a bunch of options. You can either flash Preview 5 Images or OTAs, or just sign-up for the Android Beta and wait for the OTA update.

Here's a link to sign-up for the Android Beta program.You can also grab the new Android P DP5 images here and OTA files here.

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4 Released! Download It Now!!!

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4 Released! Download It Now!!!
Google just released the Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4. According to Google's release schedule, this is the candidate builds which includes the final APIs and near-final system images for development and testing.

Android P Developer Preview 4 should be the most stable version available right now. This release is version PPP4.180612.004 for all four phones.

The Android P Developer Preview 4 is available to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. If you want to get a taste, you have a bunch of options. You can either flash Preview 4 Images or OTAs, or just sign-up for the Android Beta and wait for the OTA update.

Here's a link to sign-up for the Android Beta program.You can also grab the new Android P DP4 images here and OTA files here.

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Essential Phone

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus OnePlus 6, Essential Phone
Google just released new Android P Build (Developer Preview 2) with exciting new features, and also announced a huge expansion of the Android Beta program. The company is now allowing non-Google devices to be a part of the beta program.

You'll be able to install the latest Android P DP2 on OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Essential, Sony, Vivo, and Oppo Smartphones. Specifically, the phones are:
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Vivo X21UD
  • Vivo X21
  • Essential Phone
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • OnePlus 6
In case you want to Install it on above mentioned devices, you can do it via downloading files and flashing them manually via adb. You can follow the link below and grab the instructions from OEMs to get Android P.

Note that the OnePlus 6 will get the Android P beta firmware on May 16, the same day the phone is launched.

LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature

LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature
Recently Google unveiled the next iteration of Android OS i.e. Android P (Developer Preview 1) with exciting new features, brand new Settings, Quick Setting Tiles, Notification Panel, and Launcher Design.

Google has also added few security enhancements including a feature with ability to lock your phone down and prevent it from being unlocked with your fingerprint/smart lock/biometrics. Well, the good news is you can still get that Lockdown feature without having the Pixel or Pixel XL.

Lineage Community has added a similar feature to the latest LinageOS 15.1 build which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It is now available for LineageOS users with the most recent weeklies update.


As of now, the Official LineageOS 15.1 is only available for a few Smartphones.

Official LineageOS 15.1 Update List: Which Phones Will Get the ROM?

The Lockdown feature prevent your Smartphone from being unlocked with your fingerprint/smart lock/biometrics and you can only unlock it using the password, PIN or pattern.

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LineageOS 15.1 Updated with Android P’s Lockdown Feature



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.

Notifications

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

[Download] Android P First Developer Preview

Android 9.0 P first Developer Preview is now available to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

Note that there won't be any OTA beta to join, so you'll need to flash the Developer Preview Images or OTA files manually. Download Android P Factory Images and OTA files from below.

Images | OTA

Android 9.0 P Release Date Could Be As Early As Mid March

Android 9.0 P Release Date Could Be As Early As Mid March
Waiting for an launch date for the Google Android P DP1? It could come as early as mid of this month, says reputed tipster Evan Blass.

According to earlier rumors, Android P would feature Material Design 2.0 with revamped icons, animations, and colors.

Android P is also going to make it easier for device makers to create and apply their own version of Android skin on their devices with iPhone X-like notch. Apparently, Android P will add support for more unique display types including multiple screens, foldable displays, and displays with notch.

Google is also planning to integrate the Google Assistant even tighter in Android P. With Android 9.0 Pie, third-party developers will be able to integrate the Assistant into their own apps.

Finally, Internally Google is calling Android P as Pistachio Ice Cream which is also called Pistachio Nut Ice Cream. However, Google has a knack of using different official names.

Google is expected to reveal the the first Developer Preview of Android P for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL this month. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Evleaks

Dark Mode confirmed for Android 9.0 P

The last time we updated you on the status of the Google's upcoming Android P, we told you that it will get a refreshed design, support for iPhone X-Like notches and unique display type. Additionally, the first developer preview is near finalized and might hit on March 14 (Pie Day).

Now, According to the latest information, Google is finally adding Dark Mode/ Night Mode to Android 9.0 P.  



When a user asked to embed Dark Mode on OLED Screens with Android 9.0, Google's Android Open Source Project (AOSP) moderators said today "our engineering team has added this feature. It will be available in a future Android release." Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Android User:

Reported Issue
Dear Sir/Madam,

Dark Mode / Black displays on OLED Screens vastly improves Battery Life on Android Phones. Please kindly add a Dark Mode or Night Theme in Android 9.0 that we can set under "Settings" in Android 9.0. Currently, only by installing 3rd party apps can we enable this Dark Mode.

Thank You!!!

Google Team: Our engineering team has added this feature. It will be available in a future Android release. //Google


Android 9.0 P will get a Refreshed Design, Support for iPhone X-Like notches, and more

Android 9.0 P will get a Refreshed Design, Support for iPhone X-Like notches, and more
Android P is going to make it easier for device makers to create and apply their own version of Android skin on their devices with iPhone X-like notch. Apparently, Android P will add support for more unique display types including multiple screens, foldable displays, and displays with notch.

The report also says that Google is going to integrate the Google Assistant even tighter in Android P. With Android 9.0 Pie, third-party developers will be able to integrate the Assistant into their own apps.

"Developers will be able to integrate Google’s voice-based technology inside of their apps. The company has also weighed integrating the search bar on the Android home screen with its assistant, although neither of these changes are finalized for introduction this year, according to one of the people familiar with the situation."

Bloomberg says that Android P will deliver a “dramatic redesign” to the Android OS. Rumors are that Google may implement "Material Design 2" with Android P.

Finally, Internally Google is calling Android P as Pistachio Ice Cream which is also called Pistachio Nut Ice Cream. However, Google has a knack of using different official names, the report says.

Just like every year, Google is expected to reveal the next version of Android OS, "Android P" followed by Multiple Developer Previews and a Full launch. This latest Android OS will reportedly come with new "smart features." Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

[Updated] Android 9.0 to feature Native Call Recording

Android 9.0 to feature Native Call Recording
The last time we updated you on the status of the Google's upcoming Android P, we told you that it was in the works and the first developer preview is near finalized and might hit on March 14 (Pie Day).

According to the latest commits in AOSP (Android Open Source Project), Google is adding In-Built/Native Call Recording support to Android 9.0. While recording the call, the device will produce a tone after every 15 seconds and the sound will be heard by both the parties on the call, allowing the other party to confirm the call is being recorded.

However, operators will be able to choose whether to enable or disable the call recording functionality as it is illegal to record calls in few countries.

Just like every year, Google is expected to reveal the next version of Android OS, "Android P" followed by Multiple Developer Previews and a Full launch. This latest Android OS will reportedly come with new "smart features." Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

[Update]

As clearified by Mishaal Rahman‏ (XDA) on Reddit:

The commits do not show evidence of Android P implementing native call recording or an API for third-party call recording.

I have been following these commits since before they were merged, and the gist of why this is inaccurate is because the mention of recording apps is just so Telecom can warn that a call may be recorded. It does this by playing an outgoing 1400Hz tone every 15 seconds while a call is being recorded.

The specific carrier that asked for this is Vodafone in Germany, which you can verify by looking up the MCC/MNC combination mentioned in the file name of one of the comments.

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Android P 9.0 is Coming Soon!

Android P 9.0 is Coming Soon!
The last time we updated you on the status of the Google's upcoming Android P, we told you that it was in the works and will be called Android Pi which is shorthand used for Android Pie. We also told you that Google is expected to release it at Google I/O which is happening on May 8th.

According to the latest commits in AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Google is finalizing Android P DP1 for eligible devices.

Just like every year, Google is expected to reveal the next version of Android OS, "Android P" followed by Multiple Developer Previews and a Full launch. This latest Android OS will reportedly come with new "smart features."

Mishaal Rahman‏ (Editor-in-chief at XDA) says that the first Developer Preview of Android P might hit on 3/14/18.

Via: Mishaal Rahman‏ | Source: AOSP

AOSP Commit reveals next version of Android as "Android Pi"

AOSP Commit reveals next version of Android as "Android Pi"
The latest commits in AOSP (Android Open Source Project) reveals that the next Android version will be called as "Android Pi", which Mishaal Rahman‏ (Editor at XDA) assumes is shorthand used for Android Pie.

Just like every year, Google is expected to reveal the next version of Android OS, "Android P" followed by Multiple Developer Previews and a Full launch. This latest Android OS will reportedly come with new "smart features."


Google I/O, which is Google’s yearly developer conference, we get to find out just what Google has been working on and what their plans are for the near and distant future.

Source: Mishaal Rahman‏

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