Android P’s Stunning Looks and Features:
UI Modifications in Android P Developer Preview 1:
- New UI for settings/quick settings
- New notification style for messages
- New transition/notification expansion animations
- Updated Pixel Launcher with voice search icon and more prominent dock
- Battery saver no longer shows orange warning
- Always on display shows battery info and centers notifications
- New Easter Egg.
- About phone screen now shows additional info in a popup window.
Functionality changes in Android P Developer Preview 1:
- Built-in screenshot editor.
- Screenshot button in power menu
- Text selection zoom (like iOS)
- Battery saver can now be scheduled.
- Do Not Disturb has been simplified down to a single mode
- Volume buttons now control media volume by default
- Adaptive Brightness is now much more useful as it actually changes the base brightness level
- Hotspot can be turned off automatically if no devices are connected
- Rotation can be locked to landscape mode
- Multi-Bluetooth HFP/A2DP support
- Individual Wi-Fi networks can now be set to metered/unmetered
- Private DNS (DNS-over-TLS)
- Vibration controls in Accessibility Settings
- Accessibility option to disable all animations
- SysTrace tool is now built-in
- Recently posted notifications are now shown in notification settings
A very refined modification within the pixel Launcher (which features already been ported to other devices) is that the search bar currently has a microphone icon, therefore, you’ll be able to begin a voice search. The background is now adding more prominent, so it’s clearer wherever the dock begins and also the rest of the launcher ends.
Once you press the volume keys, media volume is currently the default volume stream that’s controlled! No more need to remap keys or use any funky workarounds! As for call volume, it’s now separate, and only active when you’re in a very decision.
Google’s adaptive Brightness now seems to vary the brightness percentage now, creating it behave more just like the previous Automatic Brightness feature. this suggests you won’t have to be compelled to manually modification the brightness after you go outside to even see the display!
Check out the new Screenshot button, a screenshot button on the power menu! That’s pretty handy. Of course, you’ll be able to still press and hold volume down + power for a second to try and do the same action, however, this is often neat, for those times wherever you can’t create that double-button-pressing-action happen.
Modified Notification Panel:
The biggest UI modification I think everybody can notice is within the notification space. Not only is Google adding even a lot of options to notifications (like full pictures, clearer contact data, etc.), they’ve given us a rounded-corner card look currently. additionally, to the cards, the notification fast settings panel isn’t any longer counted, and some things have touched around.
For example, the date and time have moved to the top left, the carrier has moved to the bottom left of the quick settings panel, and battery sits alone in the top right corner.
Outside of the re-arrangement and rounded corners, you’ll notice we have a tendency to now have color circles to let us understand when settings are on or off. The drop-down menus certainly things (like wifi, Bluetooth, cast) are gone, so you’ll have to long-press each if you would like additional settings.