Android P Overview Updated March 15, 2018

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February 2018 - March 2018

Android P Stories March 15

Here’s how to bring Android P’s volume slider and launcher to older devices

With the release of Android P, we’ve uncovered several graphical changes to the mobile operating system. Two of these updates include a new vertical volume slider and an updated Pixel launcher with a taller dock. Here’s how to get these on your older Android devices…

Android P Stories March 9

With the release of the first Developer Preview of Android P, we’re one step closer to finding out what Google will name the next version of its mobile operating system.

What do you think Android P will be called?

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Android P is full of lots and lots of small tweaks and redesigns that we’ve covered in-depth this week, but as the week closes out, let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest changes…

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Android P Stories March 8

As rumored, Android P is adding support for phones that have a display notch similar to the Essential Phone and Asus ZenFone 5. Unfortunately, this means handsets without the notch will suffer due to design changes made in part to support phones with the oddly designed displays.

Do you think phones without the notch should retain Oreo’s status bar style or should Android P’s design choices be universal on all devices?

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Android P Developer Preview 1 brings new features and refinements to various settings. The Battery menu is one of them, with the Battery Saver no longer turning status and navigation bars bright orange. Meanwhile, users have much more control in determining when the feature automatically enables.

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Android P DP1: Native support for up to 5 simultaneously connected Bluetooth devices

Bluetooth’s functionality works hand-in-hand with software, and with Android P, Google is potentially bringing some big upgrades to this functionality.

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