In the last week, Google had released the first Android P Developer Preview that is aimed towards the developers. Some of the improvements arriving on Android P include better indoor mapping, enhanced security, support for display cutouts, HDR content support, enhanced notifications and improved machine learning.
Android P will be arriving with native support for IEE 802.11mc protocol. It is also known as Round-Trip-Time (RTT). This will make it possible to fetch relatively accurate indoor positioning. In other words, devices that carry support for 802.11mc will be able to locate a user with in an accurate distance of 1 to 2 meters.
Android P brings enhanced security by disallowing microphones, cameras or sensors from being accessed without the consent of the user. Some of the forthcoming Android P phones will be also supporting notch like iPhones. For such phones, Android P carries support for different kinds of display cutout.
Notifications on Android P will users see how has sent the incoming message. The receiver will be able to reply to the message with images through the notifications area.
If the Android device supports HDR content, Android P users will be able to see seamlessly since it is enabled with support for HDR VP9 Profile 2. Android P will also provide users with better machine learning experience since it comes with improved Neural Networks API version 1.1, an upgrade over the API that was introduced on Android 8.1 Oreo last year.
The final version of Android P is likely to release by August this year. It will be showcased at Google I/O 2018 event in May.
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