Here are the new features and improvements of Android P for you to try.
Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT
Support for the IEEE 802.11mc WiFi protocol - also known as WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT) - to let you take advantage of indoor positioning in your apps.
Display cutout support
Android P offers support for the latest edge-to-edge screens with display cutout for camera and speaker.
Improved messaging notifications
New MessagingStyle notification style - it highlights who is messaging and how you can reply. You can show conversations, attach photos and stickers, and even suggest smart replies.
On devices with either dual-front or dual-back cameras, you can create innovative features such as seamless zoom, bokeh, and stereo vision.
ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawables
Android P gives you an easier way to decode images to bitmaps or drawables. ImageDecoder lets you create a bitmap or drawable from a byte buffer, file, or URI.
HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and Media APIs
Built-in support for 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.
Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler
In Android P, JobScheduler handles network-related jobs better for the user, coordinating with network status signals provided separately by carriers.
Neural Networks API 1.1
Expanding and improving the Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine learning on Android.
New APIs that allow password managers to improve the Autofill user experience
Open Mobile API for NFC payments and secure transactions
On supported devices, apps can use the OMAPI API to access secure elements (SE) to enable smart-card payments and other secure services.
To learn more about the new features, please visit the Android P Features and APIs page.