Google unveiled Android P, the next iteration of the Android platform, a few months ago. It has since seeded multiple developer previews and has even offered users the ability to take part in a public beta program if they had select devices. The wait is now over for every other Android user with a compatible device because Android P has been officially released to the public today.
A couple of weeks ago, the final developer preview for Android P was released. What this means is that this version of Android P is the final release for developers, which means that following this release, the next release will be the public build of Android P intended for all Android users.
Google and its OEM partners promise two years of major Android platform upgrades for smartphones. The handsets also get an additional year of security updates but it’s very uncommon for a device to get more than two major updates. OnePlus wants its devices to be the exception here which is why the company has now confirmed that the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will both receive the Android P update.
Earlier this year Google released the developer preview of Android P, the next major update scheduled for Android. The company has since released multiple developer previews and the good news is that if you’ve been hoping that the update will be released soon, you’ll be pleased to learn that it’s now one step closer to that reality.
Google hasn’t confirmed as yet what the Android P name is going to be. It announced the next iteration of Android at its I/O 2018 conference in May and has since been releasing beta builds of the update. Android P is due to be released in a couple of months and we may only get to know what the Android P name is going to be. It appears that a […]
Google released the first Android P beta several months ago. The beta program was supported by its Pixel handsets as well as select handsets from a couple of other OEMs. The second beta arrived a few weeks back and now Google is rolling out the third Android P beta for supported devices. This is actually a “near-final” Android P build which Google engineering VP Dave Burke refers to as an […]
There are only a handful of devices that are compatible with the public Android P beta that Google launched after I/O 2018 and the Nokia 7 Plus is one of them. Those who own the device and are running the beta were taken by surprise when an over-the-air update downgraded them from Android P to Android Oreo for no apparent reason.
Dark/night mode is a feature that Android users have been asking for for the longest time ever. At some point it appeared that Android could be getting the feature, but that changed. However according to the folks at Android Police, it seems that Android P could finally be bringing that feature to users.
The Sony Xperia XZ2 is one of the few devices that supports the public Android P beta program that Google announced last month. The first beta release is already out for this and other supported handsets and now they’re gradually receiving the second beta as well. Sony has now started rolling out the Xperia XZ2 Android P Beta 2 download for devices on the beta program.
While wireless charging has become rather common in smartphones, Google for some reason has decided to not include it in its Pixel lineup of phones. However could the company be changing their mind with the Pixel 3? According to the folks at XDA, it seems that there is a possibility that they might.
Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s smartphone company Essential has only released one device so far, the Essential Phone, and while it was expected that a successor would be released in 2018 recent reports have been on the contrary. Essential has canceled the device and is believed to be putting itself up for sale. Despite all of that drama, the company today released the Android P beta for the Essential Phone.
The problem with Android is that updates are usually dictated by the company that makes your phones, meaning that if and when an update comes to your phone is at the discretion of the manufacturer. However the good news is that if you are planning on buying a Nokia phone or have an existing Nokia phone, you’ll be covered.
If you tend to read a lot of ebooks or long-form articles on your smartphone then you might be aware of that slight moment of panic that you have when the handset’s screen dims as a sign that the phone will put itself to sleep in 30 seconds or a minute maximum as the display times out due to inactivity. You can keep it from sleeping by tapping on the […]
Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former’s influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on Chrome OS and it even supports the entire Google Play Store now. Google has also started testing Android P on Chrome OS even though it didn’t release Android Oreo for Chromebooks. Some new code has now been discovered […]
From time to time due to whatever reason, apps can sometimes hang and become non-responsive. In the case of Android apps, what users can do right now is tap the “wait” button that pops up, but sometimes that doesn’t really do anything, which means that users will have to force close the app themselves.
When the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were launched, there was some fuss regarding its display where there were more than a few users who were complaining about how the display looked dull. Google attempted to address this by giving users more options to adjust the display of their phones, but it seems that they aren’t quite done yet.
If you’re the type that has a lot of events scheduled, unlocking your phone and having to check the calendar constantly can be rather annoying, especially since those seconds add up over the course of the day. However with Android P, it seems that Google is changing that by displaying events on your lock screen.
Google introduced the “Clear All” button in the multitasking or recent apps menu with Android Nougat and it has been a stable in its mobile operating system since then. The company opened up the first public beta of the upcoming Android P earlier this week and many were surprised to find out that the Clear Apps button had gone missing. Naturally, they wanted more clarity on the matter and Google […]
When you install a new app whether it be on iOS or Android, sometimes it asks for permission, such as access to your camera, photos, microphone, notifications, and so on. For the layman, these permissions might seem a bit scary and confusing, and sometimes it can result in them saying “yes” just so they can use the app.
The fragmentation on Android OS still leaves a lot to be desired but sincere efforts have been made over the past couple of years by Google and its partners to reduce fragmentation on its platform. As part of those efforts, Qualcomm today announced that it supports “fast commercial availability” of Android P, the next major update for Android. What that basically means is that the chipmaker will help bring Android […]