ANDROID P Posts on XDA

[Update 2: Wi-Fi Easy Connect in Android Q] WPS disappeared in Android P and may never come back

With Android P on the horizon, we're all excited to see what the final release brings us. We can expect to see performance improvements and new features like gesture navigation and a new UI. However, we can also expect a myriad of security enhancements, some of which may infuriate users at first. As first reported...

Enable Always on Display on the Google Pixel & Pixel XL running Android Pie

Always on Display has been a feature on many devices for a long time. Ironically, Google devices never had it until the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and they call it "Ambient Display." Unfortunately, Google didn't backport the feature officially to the first generation of Pixels from 2016, probably for the power inefficiency reasons....

Google Pixel 3 supports secure transactions via Android Protected Confirmation API

Android Pie has been focusing on the privacy and security improvements since the first developer preview. "P stands for Privacy" is something we bloggers wanted to hear on the Google I/O announcement of the latest version of Android. Somehow, Google never said those exact words, but they made it very clear that Android P will...

Some Chromebooks getting Android Pie in Chrome OS Canary channel

Google's Chrome OS has supported Android apps via the Android Runtime for Chrome (ARC++) for a few years now, but the last major update to ARC++ was to bring it up to the Android 7.1 Nougat platform level. We've known for a while that Google planned to skip Android Oreo-based ARC++ for Chrome OS, but...

How to disable Android Pie Gestures on the Google Pixel 3

If you've used an Android smartphone before the Google Pixel 3, you're probably familiar with the 3 button navigation bar layout of back, home, and recent apps overview. In Android Pie, Google introduced gesture navigation which lets you swipe up to see recent apps, swipe right to switch to the previous app, swipe right and...

Android Pie on the Google Pixel 3 has an automatic dark theme based on time of day and battery saver

This year's new Google Pixel smartphone brings a ton of new camera features such as Top Shot, Super Res Zoom, Subject Tracking Autofocus, Photobooth, Google Lens Suggestions, and more. The Google Pixel 3 also has new features in its Android Pie build such as Driving Mode, Flip to Shhh, Adaptive color mode, Google Duplex, and...

List of Android Pie (Android 9) ports for smartphones and tablets

Since Android Pie was announced and its source code made available on AOSP, the developer community on our forums has been hard at work building the latest release for their devices. Although the stable, official Android 9 Pie release is currently only available for the Google Pixel/Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and Essential...

BetterBatteryStats updated with Android Pie support

I have already lost count of how many times I've started an article with this same sentence, but I have to say it once again: XDA Forums is the home of many enthusiastic developers trying to make your Android experience better. Some try to help you customize your device to your liking, some try to...

Samsung’s Android Pie beta program may go live soon as support pages appear

For the past couple of years, Samsung has released a beta program for the latest version of Android on their flagship series'. This year Samsung should be releasing an Android Pie beta with Samsung Experience 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. We suspect that this Android Pie beta program will be...

Over 75% of Google Pixel users are on Android Pie

Every time I begin to consider the latest flagship from Samsung or Huawei, I'm reminded why I love the Google Pixel: its fast Android updates. Every time there's a new monthly security patch or major version upgrade, I download the factory image immediately to flash it manually, so I don't have to wait for an OTA...

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are official with Wireless Charging support, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and Android Pie

We've seen the Google Pixel 3 leak on the XDA forums (twice), on Reddit, in a cab, in a train, in a Chinese shop, on the Russian black market, but finally, we get to see the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL for ourselves. Today, Google officially unveiled their latest Pixel flagship smartphones...

Chrome OS may soon get a “Clear All” button for notifications

Chrome OS is slowly getting overhauled. It all started with Android apps and has since evolved the OS into something much more than a glorified web browser. We've seen a lot of Android features make their way to Chrome OS. It has also been receiving a lot of design changes to go along with this....