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Android P Beta for Sony Xperia XZ2

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Re: Android P Beta for Sony Xperia XZ2


If you own the Xperia XZ2 then you can try the Public Beta straight away by heading to Sony’s developer page, which has download links and instructions. It’s worth noting that this is a pre-release version of Android P, so don’t expect the build to be stable. 

Android P Beta for Xperia XZ2

Use the P Beta to test your apps with the new features of Android P. This way you can make sure your apps are compatible with Androids new upcoming version. This Android version is an early baseline build intended for developers only. Test, develop and send us your feedback in order to meet your needs. Get an overview of all the new features and learn how to get started for your Xperia XZ2 – versions H8216, H8266 and H8296.

Learn more about this beta version at Android P Beta.

New features

Here are the new features and improvements of Android P for you to try.


Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT

Support for the IEEE 802.11mc WiFi protocol - also known as WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT) - to let you take advantage of indoor positioning in your apps.


Display cutout support

Android P offers support for the latest edge-to-edge screens with display cutout for camera and speaker.


Improved messaging notifications

New MessagingStyle notification style - it highlights who is messaging and how you can reply. You can show conversations, attach photos and stickers, and even suggest smart replies.


Multi-camera API

On devices with either dual-front or dual-back cameras, you can create innovative features such as seamless zoom, bokeh, and stereo vision.


ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawables

Android P gives you an easier way to decode images to bitmaps or drawables. ImageDecoder lets you create a bitmap or drawable from a byte buffer, file, or URI.


HDR VP9 Video, HEIF image compression, and Media APIs

Built-in support for HDR VP9 Profile 2, so you can now deliver HDR-enabled movies to your users from YouTube, Play Movies, and other sources on HDR-capable devices.


Data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler

In Android P, JobScheduler handles network-related jobs better for the user, coordinating with network status signals provided separately by carriers.


Neural Networks API 1.1

Expanding and improving the Neural Networks API to accelerate on-device machine learning on Android.


Autofill improvements

New APIs that allow password managers to improve the Autofill user experience


Open Mobile API for NFC payments and secure transactions

On supported devices, apps can use the OMAPI API to access secure elements (SE) to enable smart-card payments and other secure services.


To learn more about the new features, please visit the Android P Features and APIs page.


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