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Google unveils first developer preview for Android P

New notifications panel and more.
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Google has revealed the first Developer Preview for the next version of Android.

Google has revealed the first Developer Preview for the next version of Android.

After following this method for two years, Google seems to be making it a trend. The company has revealed the first Developer Preview for the next version of Android. The Android P Developer Preview is now available for testing, allowing devs to start building apps for it. The new version seems to make some cosmetic changes to the UI and add other features too. But according to Google, the P Developer Preview includes everything you need to test your existing apps on a variety of screen sizes, network technologies, CPU/GPU chipsets, and hardware architectures.

Among the highlights are changes to Android’s notification panel, indoor positioning and support for notches, as on the iPhone X.

Among the highlights are changes to Android’s notification panel, indoor positioning and support for notches, as on the iPhone X. There are, of course, other changes to the platform as well. As reported earlier, Android P could help turn your phone into a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse as well.

While the developer preview is out, not everyone can get it right now. For now, the operating system is supported on the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL only. While it might be too early to say just now, the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C tablets don’t seem to be making the cut this time. These devices were eligible for the Android O update last year.

It’s worth noting that the Android P developer preview won’t be available through the Android Beta program right now.