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Google releases Android P Beta 2, including 157 new emoji

07 June, 2018, 11:40 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Google releases Android P Beta 2, including 157 new emoji

When Google released Developer Preview 2, it announced that a handful of Android manufacturers would be letting users beta test P on their handsets.

Along with the latest security patches come minor fixes for the devices. As this is a beta, of course, these could change again before the final release.

The release of Android P DP3 confirms that it's Android 9, at least according to the System Information in Settings, with the OTA rolling out to those enrolled in the Beta program, it's also bringing the final APIs (API level 28) for Android P which means developers can lock in their app support.

Tetris Effect Launches Fall 2018 for PlayStation 4
Fan-favorite modes like Marathon, Sprint, and Ultra, with more all-new modes and other features to be revealed before launch. The press release did not mention full exclusivity, but not other platforms were mentioned, at least for now.

Google launched the first Android P developer preview in March and waited until May to release the second Android P developer preview at its I/O developers conference.

Android P Developer Preview 3 is rolling out now! Among the new features, all Android phones will receive improved Bluetooth LE performance, while antenna switching pick-up is improved for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, that will help in low connectivity zones. Smart replies are headed to third party apps, and the new OS version has a system-managed dialog to prompt users for any supported type of biometric authentication. The company partnered with DeepMind to use machine learning to improve battery life; the feature is called Adaptive Battery.

There's a Red Hair and Superhero emoji, both of which are available in two genders and five skin tones, a bagel with cream cheese, a llama and a lobster. There are also two new gender-neutral designs: Family and Couple with Heart. Google is also revamping the turtle and cricket emoji in this update.

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