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Android P ported unofficially to the Xiaomi Mi A1

Project Treble has made it easier for OEMs to port newer Android versions to their devices, but it has also facilitated custom AOSP ROM development on our forums. Recently, a developer on our forum ported Android P beta unofficially to a variety of Qualcomm Snapdragon Treble-enabled devices. Now, that unofficial port of Android P has been...

Get Google Pixel’s Gestures for the OnePlus 6 on Android P

Android P Beta 3 for the OnePlus 6 just launched, and we've covered all of the new changes in-depth here. Those looking at some of the screenshots we took may have noticed that the navigation bar has changed, and that's because we managed to figure out how to enable the new Navigation Gestures from the...

Hands-on with Android P Beta 3 on the OnePlus 6

OnePlus is one of the few OEMs working with Google to bring Android P developer previews to their smartphones. They have just released Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) for the OnePlus 6, so we decided to install it and check out some of the changes. The company has been hard at work adding...

OnePlus 6 gets Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3)

The OnePlus 6 is widely hailed as a developer-friendly device thanks to an active third-party developer community and the accompanying ease of modding. And thanks to Google's Project Treble and Google's close collaboration with Qualcomm, the OnePlus 6 is also among the few non-Pixel devices that will receive the latest Android P Developer Preview 4...

Nokia 7 Plus gets Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) with App Actions & Slices support

With the death of the Nexus program, developers also lost out on a valuable resource for testing their apps on the latest version of Android as well as on Beta/Developer releases of the OS. While they could pick up a Pixel device instead, the high cost was a prohibiting factor for many indie developers. A...

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...