If you own a Pixel device, then this article is for you. Today we will be talking about the recent release of Android P Beta 2 and what new features it brings with it. When Google released the first beta version of Android P people were incredibly excited to get their hands on a device that could support this new OS. Now, it seems that they have come with an update to the beta version and here is how you can download it or use it.
Android P update details
This update includes the final Android P APIs. It also comes with the latest system images, a developer tools which has been updated and more. By more, we mean that now with the second beta version we have the Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT. The way notifications are handled has also been changed. Some developers have been waiting to see the multi-camera feature be installed for some time now. This will allow them to use the dual camera setup that is now present in almost all of the high-end smartphones and link it to an app’s use if the need exists. Animated images can be used differently now, and we also have support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 multi-camera.
One of the biggest things that Google is flaunting is that at the core of this operating system we are going to see an AI. They said that they have partnered with DeepMind to come up with the Adaptive battery feature.
The key behind the way in which these feature works is that machine learning is at the core of prioritizing system resources to allocate them to the apps that are often used. If you get the second beta version, then you should be sure to read up on how this feature works so that you get accustomed to it and you can use it at your leisure.
Another new feature is called App Actions. This is meant to make your app more visible and help drive engagement. In a nutshell, what this feature does is use machine learning to find out which apps you use most often and at which times. When the time is right, it would suggest to you if you would like to use the app.
It takes some of the work out of calling a taxi app after work or ordering food in the afternoon by suggesting it for you.