Speaking of which, the app drawer also looks different, although I'm not sure if this is due to Android P being as new as it is or not. The Android Developers site says that later releases of Android P will be offered using this method. While nothces first apperaed on Apple's iPhone X, the small indent atop otherwise bezel-less phones is slated to pop up in more Android phones with displays that wrap around the camera and speaker at the top. The four app icons along with the Google Search bar will have a cloudy background, distinguishing it from the rest of the screen. With this change, users could reply to texts right from the notification itself. Basically, faster way to deal with notifications.
A new multi-camera API has been introduced, allowing you stream video footage from two or more cameras at once on an Android P device.
Google is back and they are bringing something new to the game. These include performance improvements and code optimizations.
For Pixel 2 users, Google Lens is also available through the Google Assistant software. And that list has sparked a bit of controversy. The developer preview and the platform-once it is fully released-will only work on the Pixel 1 and 1 XL, and the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Through Google Lens, users can obtain information by simply scanning things/objects through their Android smartphone.
It's a sad but expected end for two of the most problematic phones in the Nexus line's long history. In this period, the devices will be nearly three years older and for that reason, the giant is dropping support for the new updates on these devices.
As per the blog post announcing the expansion of Google Lens last month, the tool will available to all Google Photos English-language users who have the latest version of the app on Android and iOS devices. As promised, all these devices will get regular security updates for three years. But the world of Android, especially when it comes to updates, is far from ideal.
As for what's included in this update, Google has included quite a few new goodies.