Android P, Android 9.0 2018 Release Date, See Whats New And Details
Android P, Android 9.0 2018 Release Date, See Whats New And Details
- #FEATURES_OF_ ANDROID
- #PREVIOUS_ANDROID_ VERSION
- #ANDROID P, Android 9.0
- #Android P, Android 9.0 Launch Date
- #Android P, Android 9.0 New Features
Android is a Linux based operating system it is designed primarily for touch screen mobile devices such as smart phones and tablet computers. The operating system have developed a lot in last 15 years starting from black and white phones to recent smart phones or mini computers. One of the most widely used mobile OS these days is android. The android is software that was founded in Palo Alto of California in 2003.
The android is a powerful operating system and it supports large number of applications in Smartphones. These applications are more comfortable and advanced for the users. The hardware that supports android software is based on ARM architecture platform. The android is an open source operating system means that it’s free and any one can use it. The android has got millions of apps available that can help you managing your life one or other way and it is available low cost in market at that reasons android is very popular.
The android development supports with the full java programming language. Even other packages that are API and JSE are not supported. The first version 1.0 of android development kit (SDK) was released in 2008 and latest updated version is jelly bean.
FEATURES OF ANDROID :-
- Head set layout
- Connectivity: GSM/EDGE, IDEN, CDMA, Bluetooth, WI-FI, EDGE,3G,NFC, LTE,GPS.
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, C2DM (could to device messaging), GCM (Google could messaging)
- Multilanguage support
- Multi touch
- Video calling
- Screen capture
- External storage
- Streaming media support
- Optimized graphics
Google has given previous versions of Android names after dessert and a couple of them have been through commercial tie-ups including the current version, Oreo.
PREVIOUS ANDROID VERSION :-
(versions 1.0 and 1.1 didn’t have release codenames):
- Android 1.5 Cupcake
- Android 1.6 Donut
- Android 2.2 Eclair
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Android 3.0 Honeycomb
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- And currently Android 8.0 Oreo
While we quite like the idea of Android Panda Pops or Android Poached Pears, we’re expecting Android 9.0 to be dubbed Pistachio Ice Cream (at least, that’s what Google appears to be using internally).
Pistachio Ice Cream might not make it to the full consumer version, but it fits the usual dessert-based naming convention. Indeed, Ice Cream has been used before as you can see above – for 2011’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Mind you, there isn’t a lack of choice when it comes to sweet stuff beginning in P; there’s Pineapple Cake, Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie that could easily be used, too.
ANDROID P, Android 9.0 :-
Google has given developers a taste of Android P, Android 9.0 the next major version of its mobile operating system. It’s no longer early days, and we’ve learned quite a bit about Android P, Android 9.0 — save for a name! — since it was first announced.
Android P, Android 9.0 Availability :-
- The third public preview build of Android P, Android 9.0 is now available
- This is the fourth preview for developers
Users can sign up to help Google test Android P through theAndroid beta program.
The latest updated build of Android P, Android 9.0 , while more stable than previous releases, is still a beta. Users who install the preview will need to have some patience and willingness to deal with bugs, as some features or apps may not work. That said, the update is the first release candidate and is considered a near-final build.
For the first time, the beta is compatible with devices outside of Google’s own. Devices from Nokia, Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Sony, Essential, and Oppo can install the Android P, Android 9.0 beta. The third public preview build isn’t quite available for third-party devices, but should be in the next couple of weeks.
Android P, Android 9.0 Launch Date :-
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.
Those with vanilla interfaces – such as Nokia, which has already confirmed Android P updates for all 2017 phones – will be among the first to roll out the update, then the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC will begin rolling out Android 9.0 in late 2018/early 2019.
OTA updates, when they do arrive, are expected to download and install faster and use less data thanks to Google’s Brotli compression algorithm.
There’s also no guarantee that your device will be updated to Android 9.0. Device fragmentation is still a problem for the OS, and at a recent count on 7 May there were still devices running version 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
Android P, Android 9.0 New Features :-
Google’s rumored move to gesture navigation in Android P finally came true … sort of. It isn’t enabled by default even though this is a developer-focused release, and it’s clear that Google has further work to do on the entire system. Still, I’m already enjoying it.
Swiping up to quickly hop into a multitasking view already feels natural and more involvedthan before, and staring at a static multitasking button when you’re not using it seems archaic by comparison. Getting a full view of apps in a carousel makes it easier to quickly identify apps and hop into them, and being able to copy text while in multitasking view is a neat addition. The quick swipe right on the home button to hop between apps is fantastic.
There’s also a big signal here that the back button isn’t shown by default when you enable gesture navigation — it only appears when an app can make use of it. Sort of like the menu button popping up in your navigation bar when the switch to on-screen navigation first began. Google’s clearly thinking about how it can improve the experience of the back button in Android.
One of the biggest things that gives a phone its “personality,” for lack of a better term, is animations and transitions. Android P has added back in lots of more pronounced and longer animations throughout the interface, particularly in the new gesture-based multitasking interface. Apps and windows kind of zoom in and out of frame, making it feel like they’re moving around in a wider space than what’s visible in your phone’s screen. There’s a little more fluid movement here than what we’re used to in the original incantation of Material Design, but I feel like it’s an improvement.
Battery info and controls
Seriously, though, Google is doing some really smart things in Android P. The new “Adaptive Battery” feature uses AI to watch how you use apps, and will dynamically adjust how those apps can use power depending on how often you use them. For example an app that you use infrequently may not get full access to use power at any time, while others you use sometimes will only get access when you have lots of battery in reserve and apps you use frequently will be given priority no matter your charge level.
Smart people-first feature changes
I could easily break out each of these features and write 500 words about why they’re so great, but I’m bundling them together into what I call “people-first features.” Google talked a lot about this whole “digital wellbeing” idea at I/O 2018, focusing on using technology less, and that’s part of an overall focus on how people use these phones. Here are my favorites:
- Volume controls: When you press the volume keys, the volume slider pops up next to the keys — it also controls media volume by default, because we don’t need to change our notification/ringer volume as frequently. Press and hold power + volume up briefly to immediately switch to vibrate mode. Flip the phone face-down on a table and it silences the entire system.
- Auto brightness: Your brightness slider is no longer controlled by a fixed set of values. The phone learns how you set your brightness in different ambient lighting conditions, and starts to use those brightness levels automatically.
- Auto rotation: Rotate your phone to landscape, and see a small icon in the bottom-right corner of your status bar that you have to tap to confirm the rotation of your screen. Turn back to portrait, and you do the same. So now you can have rotation when you want it, and no accidental flipping around when you just want to reposition your hand momentarily. You can still turn on full automatic rotation, but why would you when you have this? I’ve been calling it “two-factor auto rotation,” personally.
- Better Do Not Disturb mode: More on that digital wellbeing front, Android P takes Do Not Disturb very seriously. By default, DND hides all audible and visual disturbances, including the ambient display, the entire notification shade, notification dots and status bar notification icons. You can turn back on one or all of these things, but the default shows that Google wants your phone to actually not disturb you when in DND mode. By default, toggling on DND is also set without any expiration — you have to enter the settings to enable the option to set it for a fixed amount of time.
157 new emoji :
In Developer Preview 3, Google added a ton of new emojis to keep your conversations bright and colorful — 157 of them, to be exact.Although we won’t run through the entire list, some of the highlights include red hair, superhero, face with three hearts, bagel with cream cheese, mooncake, lobster, and llama.There are also improvements to existing emoji, including two new gender-neutral family and couple designs and updated looks for the bacon, salad, turtle, and cricket emojis.
All the little things :
In addition to the big changes found in Android P, there are a ton of smaller elements also scattered throughout the update. Some of my favorites include:
- Built-in screenshot editor
- Zoom pop-up when highlighting text
- Changing the volume now defaults to your media volume
- Volume controls appear on the right of your screen instead of the top
- Do Not Disturb is more customizable and easier to understand
BRIEF EXPLANATION OF NEW FEATURES :-
As well as the three main areas of intelligence, simplicity and digital wellbeing as detailed at the top of this article, Android P promises hundreds of other improvements. Some of these are touched on in the Android P Preview video above, and we’ve outlined some more rumours below.
An interface change is said to be coming to the apps tray, which will now scroll horizontally rather than vertically.
Previously XDA Developers has also suggested that Google will remove access to unofficial APIs (those not part of the official SDK) – news that will upset some developers.
Other changes we can expect to see in the upcoming update, according to the enthusiast site, include support for Wi-Fi Direct Printing support and Bluetooth hearing aids, and better integration for Android Things.
The new OS will also prevent malicious apps running in the background from accessing your camera and mic in order to spy on you, according to AOSP. We’ll have to wait and see how this affects anti-theft apps, a consideration pointed out by Slashgear.
One potential new feature is to do with smaller image file sizes. In iOS 11 Apple introduced HEIC files, which are also known as HEIF or High Efficiency Image Format. It’s the still image version of HEVC, which is the latest video codec. It makes for Jpeg images just 50 percent of their previous size, can store image edits and multiple photos in one file (think Live Photo and burst mode), and it supports transparency and 16-bit colour.
HEIC is not a proprietary image format developed by Apple itself, so there’s every possibility Google could opt for the same format. However, Google is also working with the Alliance for Open Media on its own version that is currently able to create images 15 percent smaller than HEIC. It would make sense to use the better version, of course, but for now the project is very much in its infancy. Whether it will be ready for Android 9.0 we simply don’t know.
There is some suggestion that a phone will need a reasonably powerful processor to take advantage of HEIC, however, which means budget phones may not get the change.
According to Bloomberg, Android is also set to be adapted to support phones with a ‘notch’ design, as introduced by the iPhone X. The upcoming OS will also support foldable displays, such as that of the Galaxy X, and devices with multiple displays.
Increased call blocking is another possibility, according to XDA, where users will even be able to block private numbers, pay phones and numbers that either have no ID or aren’t in your contacts list.
Another interesting rumour from XDA is that Android P will allow you to use your phone as a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. It will work in a similar way to the new Samsung DeX dock for the Galaxy S9.
Google is also working on another operating system called Fuchsia, which some are saying could replace Android in the longer term.