Users and developers can now update their devices to Android P Developer Preview 3, which was announced earlier today. The newest Developer Preview comes as the third-last Beta build before we actually see Android P roll out to every device. Developer Preview 3 is a major step towards completion of Android P as it now packs in final APIs. For developers, this means, they can now start to finalize their apps for the upcoming Android version. Ahead, we have linked complete packages of Android P Developer Preview 3 which you can install on your Pixel smartphone.
The DP3 build from Google is more in line with the Beta stage. It is refined enough to be to daily driven and utilized but there are still a few things that require buttoning up. Further, later this month, the brand plans to release Developer Preview 4 which will be the first Android P release candidate available for testing. As described earlier, the new Developer Preview 3 builds up on older builds, refines code, introduces final API and also comes with official SDK for development. Keep reading to download Android P Developer Preview 3 for your smartphone.
Android P Developer Preview 3 – Details:
Latest Developer Preview 3 marks another step towards final release. With final APIs and official SDK now announced, developers can really start to create new apps in compliance with Android P or even make current ones in tune with it. For easier reading, we have attached features from Android P that you would be able to test out in latest Android P Developer Preview 3.
Here is the complete list of changes with Android P along with technical details:
Display cutout support
- Android P offers support for the latest edge-to-edge screens with display cutout for camera and speaker. The new DisplayCutout class lets you find out the location and shape of the non-functional areas where content shouldn’t be displayed. To determine the existence and placement of these cutout areas, use the getDisplayCutout() method.
Android P will be providing an enhanced messaging experience.
- Starting in Android 7.0 (API level 24), you can add an action to reply to messages or enter other text directly from a notification. Android P enhances this feature with the following enhancements:
- Support for images: Android P now displays images in Messaging Notifications on phones. You can use setData() on the message to display an image.
- Simplified support for conversation participants: The new Notification.Person class is used to identify people involved in a conversation, including their avatars and URIs. Many other APIs, such as addMessage(), now leverage the Person class instead of a CharSequence.
- Save replies as drafts: Your app can retrieve the EXTRA_REMOTE_INPUT_DRAFT sent by the system when a user inadvertently closes a messaging notification. You can use this extra to pre-populate text fields in the app so users can finish their reply.
- Identify if a conversation is a group conversation: You can use setGroupConversation() to purposefully identify a conversation as a group or non-group conversation.
- Set the semantic action for an intent: The setSemanticAction() method allows you to give semantic meaning to an action, such as mark as read, delete, reply, and so on.
- SmartReply: Android P supports the same suggested replies available in your messaging app. Use RemoteInput.setChoices() to provide an array of standard responses to the user.
HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and Media APIs
- Android P adds built-in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2, so you can now deliver HDR-enabled movies to your users from YouTube, Play Movies, and other sources on HDR-capable devices.
Neural Networks API 1.1
- The Neural Networks API was introduced in Android 8.1 (API level 27)to accelerate on-device machine learning on Android. Android P expands and improving the API, adding support for nine new ops — Pad, BatchToSpaceND, SpaceToBatchND, Transpose, Strided Slice, Mean, Div, Sub, and Squeeze.
- Android P introduces a number of new security features, including a unified fingerprint authentication dialog and high-assurance user confirmation of sensitive transactions. For more details, see the Security Updates page.
Google summarizes the new Android P release with the following statement:
Android P introduces great new features and capabilities for users and developers. This document highlights what’s new for developers.
Download Android P Developer Preview 3 Images
The last Android P preview images were made available to users as part of Android Beta program. Once signed up, these images were promised to be served through OTA(Over-the-air). However, if you aren’t running the last Preview, you can utilize complete packages ahead to download Android P Developer Preview 3.
Here are the download links available for Pixel smartphones:
Download system factory image for Pixel 2 XL (taimen): Download Android P Developer Preview 3
Download system factory image for Pixel 2 (walleye): Download Android P Developer Preview 3
Download system factory image for Pixel XL (marlin): Download Android P Developer Preview 3
Download system factory image for Pixel (sailfish): Download Android P Developer Preview 3