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Android P Beta ported for some Snapdragon Project Treble-enabled devices

Project Treble is still a relatively new development for Android. After all, it was first introduced with Android Oreo and only devices launching with Android 8.0 and newer are required to be Treble-compatible out of the box. Yet, it has boosted custom ROM development in our forums in new, previously unimaginable ways: We've seen an...

Developers only: Google’s hosting an AMA on Android P APIs, Jetpack, Kotlin, Treble, and more

Google released the third beta version of Android P (Developer Preview 4) last week. It brought new animations, icons, and many little changes to the overall user interface. Android P's engineering team has decided to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit next week. This AMA is only for developers and technical questions. General inquiry questions...

Sony Xperia XZ2 gets Android P Beta 3 with Widevine L1 support

Android P Beta 3 has arrived, with a number of changes and features over the previous release. The Sony Xperia XZ2 is one of the non-Google devices that have been receiving these betas, including the latest Android P Beta 3. The Sony Xperia XZ2 was previously updated to Android P Beta 2 which saw Sony...

What’s new in Android P Beta 3 for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google just released the Android P Beta 3/Developer Preview 4 for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. Likewise, Essential released the latest beta for the Essential Phone. We're still waiting on devices like the OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and the Nokia 7...

Google Camera 5.3 prepares to add correction for wide-angle distortion on faces

Wide-angle lenses have been a great addition to smartphone cameras. They allow you to essentially take a step back and get more in the frame. However, wide-angle lenses are not without their drawbacks. Distortion is a common side-effect when using these lenses. The outside edges of the photo can appear warped and it can even...

Essential Phone receiving Android P Beta 3 with July security patches

Today has been a big day for Android updates. The latest Android P Developer Preview was just released earlier today along with the July Security Bulletin. The Essential Phone is already joining the party. Just like with the last Android P beta release, Essential is sending out the update on the same day. Android 8.1 Oreo...

Android P Beta 3 is here for Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google's developer preview program continues as the company releases yet another beta build, Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4). Today, the third beta version is available for download for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. The first preview version was released in March, which brought an almost complete...

Android P Beta 2 Now Available for the Nokia 7 Plus

Google is doing things a bit differently for Android P. Thanks to advantages brought about by Project Treble and a close collaboration with Qualcomm, Betas for the upcoming version of Android are being made available for a number of devices outside of the Pixel lineup. This certainly helps tide over the loss of the Nexus lineup...

OnePlus 6 gets Android P Beta 2 with Google Lens in camera, Ambient Display, & Face Unlock

OnePlus announced the Android P beta for the OnePlus 6 alongside a number of other device OEMs. Following the release of Android P beta 2 for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL, the Essential Phone and the Sony Xperia XZ2 also received the latest build. OnePlus has...

Wear OS based on Android P will drop App Standby Buckets and return to supporting background jobs and alarms

App Standby Buckets were announced at Google I/O 2018 a few weeks ago. They were one of the headlining features of Android P that the company wanted to talk about ahead of time. The feature aims to break applications into four groups. These four groups will then be allocated time for background operations based on...

Android P Beta 2 is now available for the Sony Xperia XZ2

Thanks to the work Google has done with Project Treble and the dedication from select smartphone OEMs, we have seen more devices receiving an early beta build of the next version of Android than ever before. OnePlus and Essential have been very active in this regard, but let's not forget how dedicated Sony is to...

What’s new in Android P beta 2 for the Google Pixel/Pixel XL & Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL

Google has just released the Android P Developer Preview 3 (also known as Android P Beta 2) for the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. You can find download links and flashing instructions in our previous article. Simply put, it's a more polished, stable, and snappy version of the...