Google released the second beta of Android P for supported smartphones. This includes the final version of the api’s, allowing developers to adapt their apps to the new version of the operating system.
Besides the api’s, there are also visual differences, reports 9to5 Google . For example, a ‘clear all’ button has appeared in the overview with recently opened apps. The authentication via fingerprint scanner or iris scanner has now also been given a standard menu, so developers no longer have to make it themselves and the window always looks the same.
In addition, it has become easier to open the app drawer, because the required sweeping movement is something shorter than in the previous beta. Moreover, users can respond to bundled notifications, something that was not possible in the previous beta. Finally, 157 emojis have been adapted. The salad no longer has egg, which makes it vegan. Moreover, the bacon looks more fried and some emojis, such as for family, gender neutral, 9to5Google . In addition to two generations of Pixel phones, users of the Essential Phone, Vivo X21, Oppo R15 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Sony Xperia XZ2, Nokia 7 Plus and OnePlus 6 can also install the new beta.
According to Google’s timeline, it follows this month the next beta version, followed by the final test version and the final release in July, August or September. Google has not yet announced what the name and version number of Android P.