Android P Developer Preview released by Google with notch support, notification improvements



Google is adamant that this release is exclusively for developers at this point, so we don't suggest that you try downloading images right this instant to install on your personal Android device.

The company is providing a system image link for each of the four compatible devices on the Get Android P webpage.

The Android P Developer Preview 1 build does contain an Easter egg.

It's going to do that at the I/O 2018 conference later this month and that's also where it's going to reveal the dessert moniker for Android P. The official factory images are now available for download for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and the Pixel 2 XL.

Another feature coming with Android P is Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT) support. While the iPhone X's notch is probably its most controversial design choice, we've seen a slew of Android OEMs copy the design trend.

The first developer preview for Google's Android P update arrived on Wednesday, allowing people to prepare their apps for the 2018 update.

As for what's included in this update, Google has included quite a few new goodies.

Google is making several notification tweaks with Android P, too. Those without a Pixel device can use the Android emulator to test their Android apps.

The company is offering the download to developers only (this ain't no public preview) and are at pains to say it isn't intended daily or consumer use right now. This looks like a nice starting point, though, with Google rolling out several smaller changes that ought to help improve the Android user experience.

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