What's New: Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3)

What's New: Android P Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3)

We're also rolling out a new Android P Beta build that includes July security patches, the latest Google Code Drop and improvements to Android Auto. This pace makes a August 2018 release date look even more likely.

These are the changes included in the Android P Developer Preview 4.

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There's not a lot in the way of new features within the new beta, which is available to registered Android developers and members of the public signed up for the beta programme. You can do so by enrolling here. "Today's preview update includes the Beta 3 system images for Pixel devices and the Android Emulator, as well as an update to the Android Studio build tools to include D8 as independent tool". For developers, they can target API 28 which is the final one and they can starting testing their apps for the same in terms to security, performance and stability. While last year's Made by Google device launched with Android 8.0, it featured a number of exclusive features like bright/dark system theme, new Power menu, and translucent Pixel Launcher on the visual front.

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In Android Oreo, people using the Pixel Launcher can toggle a setting that will automatically change their phone's theme from light to dark depending on the color tone of the home screen background.

Are you among those smartphone fans patiently waiting for Android P to land in that software updates menu?

When it eventually arrives before the end of the summer, Android P will offer support for cut-out displays, multi-camera support, rethought notifications and lots, lots more. If you've already joined, then you should get an update that the Beta 3 release is available. However, Nexus phones will not be getting Android P.

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