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Google Releases Android P Beta 2

Google Releases Android P Beta 2

If you're app-happy and often find yourself with loads of apps running at once, you might notice a little lag on your Android device.

Luckily, the button is back in the newest update, Android P developer's preview 3. The first preview wasn't made available via the Android Beta Program, which lets you access early Android builds via over-their-air updates, to emphasize that it's for developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use.

Google has rolled out a new Android P preview, which can be downloaded by developers and the public alike.

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In addition to that addition, the UI now shows an app drawer background that should look familiar to those of you who jumped on the first Android P Developer Preview. Google wanted to highlight the ones you can see above: red hair (both genders, five skin tones), superhero (both genders, five skin tones), face with three hearts, bagel with cream cheese, mooncake, lobster, and llama.

The Alphabet subsidiary also added support for display notches in Android P, including new APIs for "rich, edge-to-edge experience on the latest screens". Unfortunately, Google still hasn't announced the actual name of the update. The company partnered with DeepMind to use machine learning to improve battery life; the feature is called Adaptive Battery. This is still preview software, though, so it's liable to change before its commercial release.


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