Android P officially arrived today, and it packs quite a few big changes within. One area where we’ve noticed a few slight tweaks is on the lockscreen and always-on display, so let’s take a closer look at those…

First, we’ll take a look at the lockscreen. Of course, there are some big changes to notifications here thanks to Google’s other changes in that part of Android. Even on the lockscreen, notifications have a rounded look with subtle lines separating various notifications. Another interesting note is that the font for the date has been given a redesign.

Google has been playing around with this design for a while now, and in Android P we go back to a compact layout for the date instead of the full day and month names we saw in Oreo. It’s a much cleaner look.

 

The biggest change here in my opinion, though, is the arrival of a battery indicator for the Ambient Display/Always-on Display. Sitting subtly at the very bottom of the display, the battery indicator simply shows your remaining percentage at a glance. Hopefully this is a change that sticks around in the long run.

We’re still digging through Android P to show you everything that’s new. If you want to give it a try yourself, we’ve got a handy tutorial detailing how to install it.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author