Beta version for Android P now available

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Celebrating 10th year of its anniversary, Android announced the availability for the beta version of Android P at Google Pixel, which is supposed to be packed with smarter and simpler features courtesy Machine Learning.

In a blog post the vice president for Product Management at Android, Sameer Samat explained that  “Android P makes your smartphone smarter, helping it learn from and adapt to you. Take battery life, for instance—I think all of us often wish we had more of it. In Android P, we partnered with DeepMind to build Adaptive Battery, which prioritizes battery power only for the apps and services you use the most, to help you squeeze the most out of your battery. We also used machine learning to create Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like to set the brightness slider given your surroundings.”

“Across the platform, your phone will help you better navigate your day, using context to give you smart suggestions based on what you like to do the most and automatically anticipating your next action.” said Samat. “We want the entire device experience to be smarter, not just the OS, so we’re bringing the power of Google’s machine learning to app developers with the launch of ML Kit, a new set of cross-platform APIs available through Firebase.”

Android P will also feature security and privacy improvements such as DNS over TLS, encrypted backups, and Protected Confirmations, etc.

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