Android P will not support these Nexus and Pixel devices

Android P will not support these Nexus and Pixel devices

Android P will not support these Nexus and Pixel devices

When the Nexus line was Google's baby, we knew all the cool features those phones possessed would be in the new version of Android for everyone at some point.

For a more thorough overview of what's new in Android P, head to the official Android Developers blog. "After 2 years, we can't guarantee more updates", is the policy posted on the Google Nexus website.

Google has added Display Cutout support to Android P, meaning the iPhone X-like notches and Android lookalikes are here to stay.

Earlier this week, we mentioned that Google was expected to launch the first Android 9.0 Developer Preview build in about two weeks.

For image processing, Android P adds support for HDR VP9 Profile 2, so users can deliver HDR-enabled movies to YouTube, Play Movies and other sources on HDR-capable devices.

It's even providing a new Multi-Camera API for devices with dual rear- or front-facing cameras. Google will also bring changes to the messaging notifications with rich content like smart replies and image previews.

What is sure about the two phones is that monthly security updates are guaranteed through November 2018 for these last two remaining handsets. Keep in mind that this update is intended for developers to get their apps ready for Android P and may be buggy, so you may not want to install the update on your daily driver.

Well, as this is a developer preview, it's not meant for daily or consumer use. The app switching transition is the very first animation that has been changed in Android P. The other animation is also pretty nifty. Image will also appear in the notifications.

Android P will also come with improved privacy restrictions.

- New notification system comes with several enhancements, including allowing users to attach images in the quick replies without going into the app.

If you are a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P or Pixel C owner, how do you feel about the devices coming to the end of their respective software cycles? Let's not forget though that Google has done a good job of moving major features of its OS into its apps and services, and due to Android's open nature, the community often helps fill the gaps.

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