Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P support winding down, no Android P incoming

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Before continuing with this article, we must make it very clear that this version of Android P is aimed at application developers so it is not known for sure if the announced changes will reach the final version. This time is no different as Google has introduced some changes, even if minor ones, to Android P launcher. Developers and Android enthusiasts can now get it up and running on select devices. "The new DisplayCutout class lets you find out the location and shape of the non-functional areas where content shouldn't be displayed".

Google has released the first developer preview of the next version of Android. In Android P, however, the dock regains its rightful status by being represented by a semi-transparent shade of white.

Android P makes it clear that Google's mobile OS is going to embrace the notch. The highlight of the preview version is built-in support for a notch cutting into the display at the top of the screen, called "display cutout support". If you don't know what that means, then it's a good sign you need to wait until Google opens up its normal Android public beta program later this year.

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It's mere days since we were talking about the impending release of Android P for developers. Developers can also try out some new APIs to figure out whether a particular device has a cutout and if so, what size and shape it is. Now the Android team has prioritized function and visibility for the notifications.

For improved performance, Google has added small changes that control power efficiency in Android, including Doze, Standby and Background Limits. Users can reply to messages inside the notifications themselves. As some screenshots show, messaging apps can include multiple lines from a conversation along with Google's smart replies in the notification shade, making responses quicker while also including more conversational context.

Other notable features coming with Android P include Notification Channel improvements, better autofill, the ability to access streams from two or more physical cameras simultaneously, support for HDR VP9 video and HEIF images, and security improvements.

Second of all, there is the Multi-camera API.