The first Android P developer preview could be released in mid-March
Evan Blass tweeted that Google will launch Android P Developer Preview 1 in mid-March.
It looks like Google may soon be launching Android Developer Preview. Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, tweeted that the release preview will be available in mid-March. It should be noted that Google released the developer preview of Android O at the same time last year.
Not much is known about Android P yet, but reports suggest that the newer OS version may offer more stringent rules for apps running in the background. This is tipped to restrict apps that have access to the camera and / or microphone. The report states that the new privacy features will be applied as a rule to an apps UID. When the smartphone enters dose mode, the Android system will block apps from accessing the camera and microphone.
Apple is expected to bring Android PO support for devices with a notch feature in the display, similar to the display design of the iPhone X. However, there are already a number of Android devices that have notch design features. These include the Essential Phone and the new Asus ZenFone 5 / ZenFone 5Z unveiled at the recently concluded MWC. This will encourage more manufacturers to offer bezel-less displays that incorporate grooved designs.
Google Android P will probably unveil a new OS version at its annual developer conference, Google I / O. This year’s event is scheduled to take place from May 8 to May 10.
Android P Developer Preview 1 aims for a mid-release.
– Evan Blas (evleaks) March 3, 2018