Android P Beta: How To Install And List Of Compatible Smartphones

Oscar Cross
May 12, 2018

It is Google's biggest event of the year till now.

"Many of us feel tethered to our phones and worry about what we'll miss if we're not connected". However, users may have other reasons for closing apps - call it old habits or wanting a clean smartphone interface - and Google seems to be taking that feedback seriously. Though Android P has been available as Developer Preview for weeks, Google released to the public as Android P beta immediately after I/O 2018 Developer Conference Keynote.

Until 2017 we saw Google rolling out Android P beta version to its Nexus and Pixel-branded smartphones but this year, the program reached out to several other smartphones from OEMs. The new Android version includes a lot of new features.

Android P getting a formal introduction at the IO 2018 was not something that was a secret.

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Google is also experimenting with a unique visual format called newscasts. It is already using a bunch of new and smart AI features.

Last month we reported Linux Apps On Chromebooks, basing the item on obvious indications that Google would unveil a new tool that would give Chrome OS the ability to run Linux apps on Chromebooks.


Google had originally said in a blog post written by engineers Yaniv Leviathan and Yossi Matias that "it's important to us that users and businesses have a good experience with this service and transparency is a key part of that". How will Google verify that an OEM is providing regular updates? The app can now also automatically recognize documents and images to help users easily convert them into PDFs.

Google is also supporting the Android keyboard in Chrome, making it easy to use emoji.

Gmail gets smarter: Smart Compose, the dandy new feature is a machine learning based feature which not only predicts words, but entire phrases are rendered - just keep hitting the Tab button and Google will keep auto-completing sentences.

The cool thing about Duplex is that it enables the Assistant to relieve you of mundane tasks, like having to make a restaurant reservation or a hair salon appointment. For example, say "Hey Google, read me my messages" and you can get a summary of unread texts with the option to respond by voice.

This feature is said to be rolling out in the coming weeks in the United States as an experiment to "normal users".

Android Oreo introduced a somewhat annoying notification that tells users when an app is using their battery. This will help them to cut back on compulsively staring at their phone at any moment of downtime. Up until now, creating a new voice took hundreds of hours in a recording studio.

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