Android P BETA For Android Devices

Following last year's Oreo release, 2018 is the year of Android "P". We're still some time away before Google rolls out the new software to all users, but even in its current form, P is showing a lot of promise.Things are bound to change leading up to Android P's official launch, but for the time being, here's everything you need to know about this year's big update. Android P is the upcoming ninth major version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018, and the first developer preview was released on the same day. The second preview, considered beta quality, was released on May 8, 2018.The third preview, called Beta 2, was released on June 6, 2018.


Android P Operating System is google's latest released OS, it comes with some new features like New app notifications, notification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture mode, Android Instant App compatibility, Auto-fill (like on Chrome), Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode, and more.

  • New user interface for the quick settings menu.
  • The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.
  • Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.
  • A "screenshot" button has been added to the power options.
  • A new "Lockdown" mode which disables biometric authentication once activated.
  • Rounded corners across the graphical user interface.
  • New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps.
  • Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification, full scale images, and smart replies akin to Google's new app, Reply.
  • Support for display cutouts.
  • Redesigned volume slider.
  • Battery percentage now shown in Always-On Display.
  • Lock screen security changes include the possible return of an improved NFC Unlock.
  • Experimental features (which are currently hidden within a menu called Feature Flags) such as a redesigned About Phone page in settings, and automatic Bluetooth enabling while driving.
  • DNS over TLS.
  • HEIF support.
  • A new gesture-based system interface, similar to the one found on the iPhone X and other devices.However, there are differences between iPhone X gestures and Android P gestures.
  • Redesigned, horizontal multitask app switcher with Google search bar and app drawer built in.
  • A "Digital Wellbeing" feature which discourages excessive usage of your phone.
  • Placing the phone face down will mute notifications but allow emergencies to come through.
  • An Adaptive Battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you're most likely to use next.
  • Improved Adaptive Brightness feature which modifies screen brightness based on your own personal preferences.

Android P gestures:

  • Open Recent Apps: Short Swipe up from the bottom, and you’ll see recent apps swipe down to reach home. However, if you swipe down from the app screen, this opens up that application.
  • Open App Drawer: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and swipe up again, this opens up the App Drawer. Alternatively, you may also long swipe up from home screen to open app drawer in one swipe.
  • Switch Between Apps: There are two ways to do that -
  1. On recent apps screen, you may swipe either left or right from the middle of the screen and then swipe down to open that app,
  2. On the other hand, you may also drag the home button left to right to get a preview of all the recent apps, keep dragging the home button while holding it, and release it on the app which you want to open.
  • Switch to Previous Apps: Swipe right from the bottom of home screen. It simply switches you to the previous apps.
  • Minimize apps on Android P: When you have any app open, simply touch the home button, or swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then tap the home button.
  • Close Apps on Android: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then drag the app stack upward

How to Enroll For Android P Beta Program

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