Those phones got Oreo, but when P comes out in August or September they will be nearly three years old, so what Google is doing is at least consistent with its own policy. Google describes this feature as "display cutout support", and it basically just allows developers to see how their apps will work on an Android phone that sports a notch. Google has, however, improved its apps and services by incorporating many major features of the OS, so older devices can deliver a good experience even without new OS updates.
While developers are getting their hands on the first beta of Android P, there's something else we need to talk about. The new version of Android will also let developers access streams simultaneously from two or more physical cameras on devices.
Once that page appears, you can now rapidly tap on Android version.
Native notch support means that developers will not be too much anxious about their apps switching to full-screen mode on devices with and without cutouts at the top of the display. The giant has focused on the Pixel series phones and the updates are made available for the Pixel phones of Google only. 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.More news: Gov. Edwards and legislators reflect on special session collapse
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Other notable features include the ability to track users indoors (with proper permissions) using Wi-Fi Round-Trip Time (RTT), as well as improvements to autofill, the Neural Networks API, and power efficiency.
This has been a big security concern for a while now, so it's nice that Google is taking concrete action against malicious apps which take advantage of this loophole. This feature is aimed at devices with dual-cameras, either on the front or back.
But, if you don't have a Pixel device, you can use the Android Emulator to test your app and explore Android P.