The test version of Android P will work on many more smartphones than just Google’s. The search giant has announced this at the developers conference I / O. Among others, the OnePlus 6, Nokia 7 Plus and Sony Xperia XZ2 are included in the test program.
The second developer preview of Android P shows more of the new layout of Googles mobile operating system. For example, the Home button has been replaced for a horizontal line. A tick acts as a Home button, but a swipe up now opens the new multitasks menu. In it all apps are live and horizontal, with shortcuts to other apps underneath which Android thinks you want to open them. Users can swipe the button to the right to quickly switch between apps. The multitask button is gone.
In addition, the app drawer gets shortcuts to frequently used functions within apps, such as sending a message to a friend. In addition, shortcuts within apps can appear in search results, making it easy, for example, to order a ride via taxi service Lyft without having to open the app.
In addition, Google introduces ML Kit, a way for developers to use various machine learning applications in apps to put. This includes object recognition, text recognition and smart replies. Google also tries to make Android phones more economical with the battery by an automatic brightness function that teaches how users adjust the brightness manually during the day. In addition, Android apps that users presumably no longer open soon to close faster. That learning of use patterns has been a year and a half in Huawei Android edition Emui .
The second preview version of Android P is released Tuesday. The final version will be released this autumn and thanks to Project Treble will have to be upgraded more quickly for more telephones than just Google’s.