Google Introduces Beta 3 for Android P

This week, Google unveiled its third beta of Android P. Google plans on making Android P final later this summer. Accordingly, the third beta includes no new features or APIs. Developer APIs were finalized in the second beta.

The latest Android P beta focuses on bug fixes and and stability. With a more stable environment, Google encourages developers to test apps with the third beta. For those willing to do so, Google requests feedback on beta three experience here. Generally speaking, Google is looking forward to feedback regarding the Platform, app compatibility, and third party SDKs.

Google stated that this beta includes "near-final system behaviors and the official Android P APIs ( API level 28)". Android P features include features such as multi-camera support, display cutout, enhanced notifications, ImageDecoder, TextClassifier, and much more. Those interested can use this beta on an Android P Beta device or through the emulator.

In addition to providing feedback through Google's standard channels, Google will host a Reddit AMA on r/androiddev. The session will allow developers to ask technical questions about Android P. The AMA will take place July 19 from 11:30 to 1:00 PM pacific time.

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