How To Get Android P on Your Phone!

Lets face it according to the Android Developer Dashboard , Oreo is only present on 1.1% of all Android devices. And now with Android P rolling in Google has decided to end the OS support for the Nexus with only the Pixel phones receiving the update.

The Android P Developer Preview

So if you’ve a spare old Pixel phone you can go here and follow all the details that will help you get the developer preview! (As the OS is unstable its not recommended on your main phones).

For all the other peeps left out don’t feel sad here is the link for Android P /Pixel Launcher.

The new look of Android P’s home screen has gotten a terrific refresh . The top of the screen is largely unchanged, but the dock is completely different. The new look is great, but far more important is the fact that it puts the Google search bar right at the bottom of the screen where users can easily access it. Here’s a screenshot.

Android P/Pixel Launcher

The Android P Developer Preview

Are you ready for the next version of Android?

Google has launched out its 1/5 Developer previews for Android P .

Its name will be disclosed with full release later this year but now its code-named as “P”.

So here are the new features of Android P :

Notch Style Display like iPhoneX

As manufacturers shrink bezels and the front-facing sensors leave a notch on your display,The next major version of Android will have built-in “display cutout” support, ensuring that app content doesn’t creep into the areas on either side of the camera and speaker slot.Developer options screen showing different cutout sizes

Indoor Positioning

Google wants to make turn-by-turn directions while you are inside just as good as Maps has become when you are outside, and Android P is going to start making that happen with a little help from WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). This feature in IEEE 802.11mc will make it possible for apps to know how far you are from the WiFi access point you are connected to, and developers will be able to use that information to give you a more accurate location indoors.

New RTT APIs support indoor positioning in your apps.

Improvised Notifications

Starting from Android 7.0 (API level 24), you can add an action to reply to messages or enter other text directly from a notification. Android P enhances this feature with the following enhancements:

  • Android P now displays images in Messaging Notifications on phones  replacing that dreaded “person has sent an attachment” message you get now.
  • Simplified support for conversation participants: It is able to identify people involved in a conversation, including their avatars and URIs.

Updated Security

Google has tripled down its efforts on improvising security for its phones.The biggest by far is a new restriction system for sensors, cameras, and microphones when an app is marked as idle.

An app won’t be able to access your camera, microphone, or most of its sensors while it’s running in the background — unless it makes it perfectly clear to you that it’s doing so. For all Security Updates.

 

Multi-Camera Support

Several Android phones have multiple cameras on the front or back these days, but very few of them are able to work simultaneously. Google is adding an API for developers to explore a world where multiple cameras being used at the same time is possible.

This could mean anything, from depth-sensing magic using multiple cameras to an Apple-style live Portrait Mode or even commercial phones using a standard camera and a thermal camera at the same time to overlay the two images.

Here’s an in-depth video of the same

6 Android Tweaks For Better Experience[No Root Required]

Its amazing to know how much Android can be customized without root but in order to create full scale modifications you will have to root the device.However rooting the device has its own dangers and can harm the device.

So here are the 6 Android Tweaks that will make your experience better:

1)Status:

Status is a status bar replacement that draws an overlay on top of thr system generated status bar.This means that the actual status bar is only hidden under the replacement; touch gestures are not overridden, and the standard notification panel is still shown.

2)Parallel Space:

Parallel Space allows you to run multiple accounts of same app simultaneously meaning multiple accounts of Whatsapp/Facebook/Instagram or any other app in one phone .

Parallel Space is based on multiDroid, the first application virtualization engine on Android.

3)MacroDroid:

MacroDroid is the easiest way to automate your daily tasks on your Android smartphone or tablet. Via the smart user interface it offers a simple solution to make automated tasks on your device in just a few taps.

A few examples of how it can help you to get automated:

  • Switch on WiFi when you are near your house.
  • Reduce battery drain (like dimming your screen and switching Wifi off)
  • Saving on roaming costs (automatically switch off your Data)
  • Remind you to do certain tasks using timers and stopwatches.

4)AZ Screen Recorder:

AZ Screen Recorder is the best app to record the screen of your Lollipop. It does NOT require root access, no time limit, no watermark, ad free and very easy to use with one action to start and stop recording.

It lets you record your screen to HD and Full HD videos and it is the only screencast app on Android that can be paused and resumed while recording.

You can also record audio from the mic and it is automatically muxed into the screencast videos. That makes it very convenient to create tutorial, promotional video, comment about your game and gameplay or record video chat.

5)MUVIZ:

Muviz is a first of its kind app that displays a Music Visualizer on your Phone’s Navigation Bar or Status Bar while you are listening to your favourite music from your favourite apps.

Muviz not only enhances your music play, it also elevates your video experience by showing visualizer over your favourite video apps like Youtube.

MUVIZ

6)Energy Bar:

EnergyBar lets users customize the way their phone displays battery levels. The app lets you replace the plain generic bar at the top of your phone with something more eye-catching.

Got a full charge? The line will cover the whole width of your screen.
Battery depleting? So will the length of Energy Bar.

EnergyBar