AOSP commits from early this year revealed that the Android 9.0 Pie would bring support for WiFi Direct. This would allow your phone to print documents over a peer-to-peer connection without being on the same Wi-Fi network. Though OEMs added support through their print service plugins, Stock Android didn’t support it until now. Continue reading “Android 9.0 Pie brings support for Wi-Fi Direct printing”
Google released final Android P Beta 4 (DP5) for Pixel smartphones last month. It already said that the final stable Android P 9.0 release for the Pixel smartphones is expected sometime Q3. Now @evleaks has tweeted that the launch date is set for August 20, which coincides with the Android O launch on August 21 last year on the day of solar eclipse.
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Google has killed the support for Wi-Fi Protected Setup authentication mode in Android P. It is a protocol that allows a client Wi-Fi device to connect to a router using a PIN or a push-button. This, however, isn’t considered to be very secure. Continue reading “Google removes WPS support from Android P”
Google rolled out the Android P Beta 3 (DP4) update to Pixel series smartphones yesterday. Now Essential Phone is getting another update to Android P Beta with latest Google Code Drop, improvements to Android Auto, and July security patch. Essential rolled out Android P beta last month along with bug fixes & June security patch. Continue reading “Essential Phone Android P latest build with July security patch, improvements to Android Auto starts rolling out”
Google rolled out the Android P Beta 2 (DP3) update to Pixel series smartphones with final APIs, SDK, and Play Store publishing today. Now Essential Phone is getting the Android P Beta 1 update (DP2) with bug fixes & June security patch. Continue reading “Essential Phone Android P Beta with bug fixes and June security patch rolling out”
Google back at the I/O event unveiled the Android P; next major upgrade, and today the company in a blog post has detailed the enterprise additions to Android P. If you notice clearly, Google has been giving a lot of importance to enterprise features and in Android P the biggest change is how users interact with the work profile. Continue reading “Google details enterprise additions to Android P; Tasks gets support for account switching”
HMD Global has been super active in rolling out updates to its smartphones be it major OS upgrades or monthly security patches. Today HMD Global’s Cheif Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has re-confirmed that it will be rolling out Android P update to Nokia 5, Nokia 6 (2017). Continue reading “HMD Global confirms Android P update to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6; Nokia 3.1 / Nokia 3 2018 with Android 8.0 Oreo surfaces”
Google announced the Android P Beta, a major OS update at the I/O 2018 event earlier this week and for the first time the public beta is available to non-Pixel devices as well including the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6 and Essential PH‑1. The main force behind this move is Project Treble. Continue reading “Google details the technology behind Project Treble for faster updates starting with Android P”
Google released Android P beta few hours back at the Google I/O 2018, couple of months after it released the first developer preview in March. Even though the DP1 brought several features such as Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT, Display cutout or notch support, Enhanced messaging experience, Multi-camera support, HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression and more, the latest Beta (DP2) update brings even more features and support for gestures, finally. Let’s check out some of the top features.
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Google today started rolling out Android P beta for several smartphones. Qualcomm today has announced that it has been working with Google to bring the Android P; next-generation Android OS on selected Snapdragon mobile platforms has optimized the OS on Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 Mobile Platforms to ensure that the Android P upgrade will be available at the time of launch. Continue reading “Google, Qualcomm team up to support fast commercial availability of Android P”
Current situation of Android allows apps to monitor your network activity even without asking for any sensitive permissions. Few of these apps don’t really listen to your calls but can sniff your incoming and outgoing calls. However, it might change soon. Continue reading “Android P will finally restrict apps from monitoring your network activity”
Google is said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P much like the iPhone X. The screenshots of the navigation bar have surfaced which gives a glimpse of a short little bar in place of the home button, a back arrow that’s now hollowed-out, and no app-switcher at all. We have already seen brands experimenting with gestures including OnePlus, Xiaomi that quite resemble the iPhone X style. Continue reading “Google said to be testing gesture-based navigation in Android P”
Google just released the Android P developer preview for Wear OS after re-branding the Android Wear earlier this month. The Android P developer preview is now available for Huawei Watch 2 Bluetooth, and it can be installed on either the Sport or Classic versions. Continue reading “Wear OS Android P developer preview with dark theme, battery improvements released”
Google has announced Android developer preview for Android ‘P’, the next major Android release, ahead of Google I/O 2018 in May, just like it did for Android N and O. Google said that the next version of Android will bring Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT, Display cutout or notch support, Enhanced messaging experience, Multi-camera support, HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawables, Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler and more. Continue reading “Android P Developer Preview with display cutout / notch support, HDR VP9 video, Multi-camera support and more now available”