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The first developer preview of Android P introduces a couple of new features, but there isn't a lot to get excited about just yet. We first saw notches on phones like the iPhone X and Essential Phone previous year and it looks like many Android device makers plan on embracing the notch with their 2018 smartphones, so adding official support in Android P is a smart move by Google. In Android P we're expanding and improving this API, adding support for nine new ops - Pad, BatchToSpaceND, SpaceToBatchND, Transpose, Strided Slice, Mean, Div, Sub, and Squeeze. But these new APIs could help hardware makers and app developers better work with these display cutouts going forward, we shall see. In the first Android P Developer Preview, the notifications and Quick Settings now have rounded corners.

And new messaging notifications will make it easier for users to determine who is messaging them and reply more efficiently.

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Multiple cameras is becoming more and more common these days, so Google added a new multi-camera API to Android P - it lets developer access "multiple streams" from two (or more) camera lenses. This should open up new capabilities for apps, so that they can access streams simultaneously from two or more cameras. Google has also added upgrades to video playback and image compression in Android P, including support for HDR VP9 Profile 2 and HEIF. Before we get to a big overview video and after you've read through the list of changes that Google shared, we thought we'd give you a bonus to get started yourself. JobScheduler then manages work according to the network status. Android P also continues Android's steady improvements for the Autofill Framework and power efficiency (via Doze, App Standby and Background Limits).

Optimized Kotlin: Improved several compiler optimizations, especially those that target loops, to extract better performance. Detailed in a official blog post on Wednesday, Android P contains a host of new features and APIs that extend the usefulness of the platform. Android now provides a standard system dialog to prompt the user to touch the fingerprint sensor, managing text and placement as appropriate for the device. If you find any bugs, you can report them here.