Google updates Android P beta with finalized APIs, 157 new emoji

Android P is inching closer to the official release.
Written by Jason Cipriani, Contributing Writer

The latest Android P update is rolling out to developer and beta participants starting Wednesday.

Google's latest update to Android P includes the final APIs for developers to build and test Android P apps. Additionally, Android P-compatible apps can now be published for users to help test through Google Play's alpha, beta, and production channels.

Developers can already download and install the latest Android P build through the developer site, or for those who signed up for the Android Beta Program, the update is rolling out and should reach your Pixel device soon.

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With the Android P beta program, Google opened participating to some hardware partners such as Nokia and OnePlus. Those third-party manufacturers that are part of the beta program will release updated Android P builds in the coming weeks, according to Google.

Android P includes a long list of new features and improvements to Android. Official support for displays with cutouts, or notches, is included in Android P.

Other features include a revamped design, gesture-based navigation, deeper artificial intelligence integration in both apps and the OS, a dashboard to help cut down phone addiction, and battery optimization tools.

Android P: All the new features and tools announced (so far)

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