Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Google Shows Off Android P With New iPhone X-Style Gestures


That being the case, Google is trying to make sure that the next version of its mobile operating system makes it easy for developers to leverage all kinds of biometrics with a single permission in its API, "USE_BIOMETRIC", and its associated BiometricPrompt. If you get the second dev preview of Android P installed you may also notice app actions showing up in the Pixel launcher as well.

The other big change with Android P is the new "Gestures" feature. A complex app might cost you around $20,000 to get outsourced for Android whereas, for iOS, you could be looking at much closer to $50,000 for the same app.

Google launched ML Kit, a new software development kit (SDK) for software app developers at its ongoing Google I/O 2018.

While iOS can sometimes seem more lucrative, think of the overwhelming reach and growth potential you have from targeting the Android market.

The problem with Android updates is it often takes as long as a year before third-party manufacturers push out major versions.


In the past, Google's restricted these early beta tests to its own devices (like the Pixel series), but this year that's finally changed. Android P's home button is present at all times though, while Apple's is only visible sometimes. Pocket Casts is still by far one of the most popular options, and with good reason.

It is no secret that in the event that you find yourself with a successful program launching on iOS, then you can make a good deal of cash. The new App Actions feature will help the user to get to the next tasks by quickly predicting what they might want to do next.

Android P will also see more focus on features driven by Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning.

Google is revamping the way Android handles background apps to better protect user privacy. There's also a new Dashboard for helping users with their Digital well-being, which can breakdown for a user their habit and usage of a smartphone.

The changes follow a recent tightening of control over how and when apps run that were made with Android Nougat and Android Oreo, primarily to prolong battery life and performance. Starting with Android P, apps given permission for location, the microphone, camera and network status will no longer be able to access them when idle in the background.

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