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Android 9 Pie feature tracker: everything that made it in

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Android P hero

It's been a long journey traveling from P to Pie through the Android 9 developer previews, but Google has recently finished its newest version of Android. The platform has worked its way down Alphabet's alphabet all the way to "P," with this latest version first landing back with the March 7th release of developer preview 1.

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Android 9 Pie feature tracker: everything that made it in was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now widely available in Pie update] Android P Beta 2 adds 157 new emoji, brings back some gender-inclusive ones

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Android P Beta 2 / DP3 just landed earlier today, and while we're digging in to look for new features, a few of the more visually apparent additions have already been revealed. Today's release includes support for Unicode/Emoji 11.0—which was technically only officially released yesterday—as well as some tweaked gender-inclusive family and couple emoji which more closely follow the Unicode standard. 

For the unfamiliar, emoji like Couple With Heart can specify the genders which appear in each, but if no gender is selected, the Unicode standard prefers a more ambiguous presentation.

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[Update: Now widely available in Pie update] Android P Beta 2 adds 157 new emoji, brings back some gender-inclusive ones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now widely available in Pie update] Android P Beta 2 adds 157 new emoji, brings back some gender-inclusive ones

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Android P Beta 2 / DP3 just landed earlier today, and while we're digging in to look for new features, a few of the more visually apparent additions have already been revealed. Today's release includes support for Unicode/Emoji 11.0—which was technically only officially released yesterday—as well as some tweaked gender-inclusive family and couple emoji which more closely follow the Unicode standard. 

For the unfamiliar, emoji like Couple With Heart can specify the genders which appear in each, but if no gender is selected, the Unicode standard prefers a more ambiguous presentation.

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[Update: Now widely available in Pie update] Android P Beta 2 adds 157 new emoji, brings back some gender-inclusive ones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Now widely available in Pie update] Android P Beta 2 adds 157 new emoji, brings back some gender-inclusive ones

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Android P Beta 2 / DP3 just landed earlier today, and while we're digging in to look for new features, a few of the more visually apparent additions have already been revealed. Today's release includes support for Unicode/Emoji 11.0—which was technically only officially released yesterday—as well as some tweaked gender-inclusive family and couple emoji which more closely follow the Unicode standard. 

For the unfamiliar, emoji like Couple With Heart can specify the genders which appear in each, but if no gender is selected, the Unicode standard prefers a more ambiguous presentation.

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[Update: Now widely available in Pie update] Android P Beta 2 adds 157 new emoji, brings back some gender-inclusive ones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: US English only] First-gen Pixel’s Overview screen allows for text selection on Android 9 Pie

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

A cool little feature in the Android P Developer Previews was that you could select text and images from any item on the Overview screen. Unfortunately, it stopped working on original Pixel devices — intentionally, it seems, as Google support marked an Issue Tracker complaint about it "Won't Fix (Intended Behavior)." But the feature has now made it to the full release of Android 9 Pie, even on 2016 Pixels.

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[Update: US English only] First-gen Pixel's Overview screen allows for text selection on Android 9 Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

First-gen Pixel’s Overview screen allows for text selection on Android 9 Pie

Monday, August 6th, 2018

A cool little feature in the Android P Developer Previews was that you could select text and images from any item on the Overview screen. Unfortunately, it stopped working on original Pixel devices — intentionally, it seems, as Google support marked an Issue Tracker complaint about it "Won't Fix (Intended Behavior)." But the feature has now made it to the full release of Android 9 Pie, even on 2016 Pixels.

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First-gen Pixel's Overview screen allows for text selection on Android 9 Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Assistant-launching microphone button removed from Pixel launcher in Android P DP5

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Moving the Google search box to the bottom of the Pixel launcher was a divisive change, although it makes complete sense to me. From the moment the first developer preview of Android P was released, Google began messing around with unimportant things like the transparency of the launcher dock, but one useful little addition was that of a microphone icon in the search widget that could be used to summon the Assistant.

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Assistant-launching microphone button removed from Pixel launcher in Android P DP5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android P gets a new auto-rotate icon in Developer Preview 5

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Google just dropped the fifth developer preview of Android P and there aren't an awful lot of changes for us to pick through. That makes sense since it's the last beta before the final release later in the year, which we can expect to look very much like it does right now. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed one small change, however, in the shape of a new auto-rotate icon.

Out with the old and in with the new.

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Android P gets a new auto-rotate icon in Developer Preview 5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Every new Android P feature we have found so far [Continuously updated – now with DP4]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Android P hero

It's that time of the year again. The days are getting longer, new hardware is being released, and Google has revealed the next version of Android.

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Every new Android P feature we have found so far [Continuously updated - now with DP4] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Google says it’s coming back] Android P doesn’t support WPS, and it may be gone for good

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

It was recently pointed out to us that Android P lacks support for the Wi-Fi Protected Setup authentication mode. WPS, as it's know, is a protocol that allows a client Wi-Fi device to connect to a router using a PIN or a push-button, and is widely regarded as being deeply insecure.

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[Update: Google says it's coming back] Android P doesn't support WPS, and it may be gone for good was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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