Analysis & Insight

Android P Developer Preview: Here are all the major new features

March 13, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Earlier than we expected, Google introduced the first Android P Developer Preview. The news broke last week and we recently wrote up a post with all the official information. Android O, which we know to be Oreo, has reached less than 5% of all Android devices worldwide as of February, with Google already on to the next version. Android 8.1 is still relatively new, and very few flagships have been updated as of yet by manufacturers who will soon turn [Read More]

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There’s a new Pixel Launcher part of Android P, sideload it from here

March 12, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

While checking out the all-new Android P Developer Preview available for Pixel and Pixel 2, a new Pixel Launcher had been discovered. The new version of Google’s in-house Pixel Launcher has been stripped from the first Android P preview, and can now be side-loaded on devices without the yet-to-be-released software via an APK download linked at the bottom of this post.

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Everything to know: Google’s Android P Developer Preview

March 12, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Just a matter of months ago, Google released Android 8.1 Oreo to the public. While this software continues to roll out to devices of all kinds, Google has gone ahead with its announcement of the first Android P Developer Preview, a little earlier than last year’s Android O (8.0 Oreo) and when we expected the next release. The major overhaul of the Android operating system is known as Android P, for now, and brings more changes than some prior versions that were [Read More]

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Android P will release publicly in Q3, here’s the official timeline

March 10, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

Android P went live in Developer Preview form last week earlier than we expected it, and now we know for sure that the public release will happen later this year. Until then, the Developer Preview program will allow some Android users to test the software for bugs, and allow developers to test app compatibility for the upcoming Android system overhaul release. Only a few devices will be able to run the preview builds of Android P, and like last year, [Read More]

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Android P might enable your smartphone to act as a Bluetooth input device

March 7, 2018 Amiel Pineda

If sources are right, the first Developer Preview of Android P will release later this month. And while most are expecting an updated Material Design interface and support for atypical display devices, some reports online show that the latest Android version will finally provide native support for Bluetooth devices such as a mouse or wireless keyboard.

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Google Lens comes to more Android phones via Google Photos

March 7, 2018 Kaushik Boggarapu

Have you ever wanted to gain information from a particular photo? Google Lens can do that for you with the touch of a button. Last year, Google introduced Lens alongside improvements to the Google Assistant and apps the functionality would be brought to. The feature has been available on Pixel and Pixel 2 phones for some time, and has even been given some updates. But today, it is arriving for many more people.

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First Android P Developer Preview could land March 14 (Hint: That’s Pi Day!)

March 5, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Going back to last year, Google announced the first Android O Developer Preview in late March. The purpose was to have developers and certain users test the software ahead of the I/O Developer Conference. The idea was to roll out several beta previews and have an early release in August, which happened, but the goal of having Android manufacturers ready to push updates to their devices wasn’t exactly achieved. According to Evan Blass, Google will follow a similar strategy this [Read More]

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Google confirms list of Android phones that are ‘Enterprise Recommended’

February 26, 2018 Droid Turf

Android phones aren’t the most common in the business world, at least from some manufacturers. Samsung phones tend to be more popular than some others thanks to Samsung Knox, as well as TCL’s BlackBerry brand, known for having superior security features.

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