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After Google in the colors told what the new Android P is capable of, and it could be installed on any of the supported devices, we could not do it. Of course, much has changed for the better. Basically it’s nice little things, not something global. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to show how this works.
We installed the new operating system on Google Pixel 2XL. There are other devices that support the installation now, at the testing stage. At the same time this year the list includes a lot of Chinese smartphones. Apparently, this decision is dictated by the volume of the market. And the company’s interest in this direction.
In the Android P installation, nothing is complicated if you do it right. There is a way through dancing with a tambourine in a bootloader, but there is a much simpler way. To do this, just go to the appropriate site in the bowels of Google and become a member of the testing program.
If your device is tied to your account and it supports the installation of Android P, then this device will appear in the list and you just need to click “participate” and after a few minutes check the updates in the settings. It should appear. It is stated that it will arrive within 24 hours, but in fact everything works much faster.
The second version is now distributed Developer Preview. The third and fourth will appear next month, and the final one – in the third quarter.
If during testing you have decided not to participate in the program, then testing will be easy to refuse. When you install the update on your smartphone, even nothing changes in terms of the data it contains. However, Google strongly recommends that you create a backup if there is something important in the smartphone.
Now let’s talk directly about updates. I’ll show you what has changed …
When you turn on the smartphone, immediately notice the changes in the control center, the design of which has become more concise and beautiful. In this design, there is much more harmony than in the one that was before.
Also, changes were found in the animation when the notification center was opened. When it opens, application icons are now seamlessly passed to the notifications themselves. It looks more holistic than it was before.
Everything should change! That’s why even the traditional buttons for Android at the bottom of the screen have changed. You can leave the classic version, and you can activate the mode of one button.
In the settings you can return and the old version, it is the new element is more convenient and functional.
With it, you can access the updated multitasking center and at the same time manage it, moving between the application list, and also navigate between running applications using svaypov.
Now make a screenshot with one hand will be even more convenient. To do this, just hold down the button Power and select an item that was not there before, “Take a screenshot”. After that, the screenshot can be sent, edited or deleted.
The volume of the sound now changes not at the top of the screen, where you have to reach, but next to the adjustment buttons. When you press “+” or “-“, a slider appears next to the buttons, which allow you to adjust the main sound. If you need more detailed settings, then just click on the “gear” – and the corresponding menu item will open.
Previously, in order for the screen not to unfold, when it was not necessary, it was necessary to enable the corresponding lock. Now everything works on the principle “what is not allowed, it is forbidden” and requires additional permission.
When you rotate the screen, an icon appears that will allow you to change the orientation. If you do not press it, the screen will not rotate. Often, this is the most convenient approach.
To work with fast application functions, you can touch its icon in the application menu and then select one of the desired options. For even more convenience, you can take some functions to the main screen and have access to these functions, without having to go into the application and select a function there.
Given the recent appearance of a huge number of new products with a cutout at the top of the screen, the question of implementing support for this design is increasingly relevant.
That’s why the guys from Google decided that we need to take the situation into our own hands and control the process of further implementation of this element.
Now in the developer options there is one more item that is responsible for displaying the virtual version of the cutout. You can choose from four options and see what the interface will look like if a certain area of the screen simply does not exist. True, the dimensions of the cutout are too conditional and in this form did not occur in any smartphone. Although the essence is not in this, but in a new approach.
In addition to the described, in Android P is planned a wide development of the possibilities of artificial intelligence, which will allow to more rationally adjust the resources of the system. Previously, this involved mainly the developers of shells, now Google is increasingly responsible in this matter takes over.
There will also be a function that will not only allow you to monitor the status of the battery, as it was before, but also be able to display the real time of using the smartphone. That is, it will be possible to see how long the function of the application worked, namely how many times the smartphone was unblocked, how many times notifications and the like came. This, among other things, will allow us to analyze not just where the charge goes, but also how strong the gadget-dependence of the owner of the smartphone is.
There are other amenities, such as restricting the shadowing of third-party applications to the network activity of users. True, there may be problems with old applications that will not be updated by the developers, but it’s too early to speak about the scope of the problem fully.
Over time, and regular applications must be tightened and generous in a large number of useful functions and opportunities. Among them will be improved maps, photos, etc., which will make it even more active to use a smartphone and not just make life easier, but also make information more accessible.