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  1. BeastsForever.TheDragon

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    Android P developer version: What we know so far

    As the fiscal year comes to an end, and companies make way into the new year, Google has dished out the latest offering in the form of a developer version of its new cellular operating system. Android P, as its is being called as of now, has got the tech community all excited. Heres what we know so far. Google has released this version strictly for developers and this is in no position to run the daily driver version of your smart mobile device. Now that the disclaimer has been put forward, let analyse the basics.

    In the user interface department, structurally no major change is being seen on the OS. Its more of a “Look and Feel” upgrade we reckon. Notification system has been tweaked. Message notifications now show the last messages and give the user an ability to “quick reply” in the notification drop down itself. Settings menu is cleaner and crispier than before. Icons in the settings tab get colour. Quick settings menu corners are rounded. Volume slider menu shifts from top of the screen to a vertical bar in the middle side screen position. So do the silent/vibrate buttons and the power on and off tab on the screen.

    From a UI standpoint, the topic that is being discussed the most is on screen notch. Following the footsteps of the mighty X from Apple, Google gives its UI a “customisable notch” on screen, depending on the Android device one might use in the future. And that is going to be a regular in the phones that get released this year. The Android P can be customised to have a notch as small as the one seen on the Essential Phone to as big as the Apple X itself.

    Software updates though, being as less as they are, disappoint at some level. There have been radical improvements in the years past. The biggest disappointment though is, the Android P still doesn’t support multi window like the one Oxygen OS supports on the One Plus 5 and 5T. But maybe they are still working on it. However, there is a screen rotation on “use by use” option. So even if your phone is set to portrait mode, you can tilt and activate “rotate screen” for certain apps like youtube etc.

    Android P comes with a built in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2. In addition to that, it provides support for HEIF image encoding formats, because I guess folks at Google have made up their mind about JPEG format getting obsolete in the near future.

    Another big feature in the brand new OS, is the Indoor Positioning System with WiFi RTT which is accurate to locating the device about a couple of meters in terms of precision GPS. But in all honestly, since this system uses WiFi triangulation, for users in India, they will struggle with this feature, given the low band infrastructure they are forced to operate the device and internet on it.

    Other API upgrades are, built in Image Decoder for Bitmaps, Animations etc. but mostly that is for Application designers & developers, for whom this version has been launched in the first place.

    Security wise there, seem to have been some radical steps taken by Google. The most talked about feature is that the P will block out access to sensors, microphone and camera to applications running in the background. Conspiracy theorists can now take a breather. Additionally, the P will also fake MAC addresses when you are connected to a public WiFi, thereby making it difficult for someone to trace you and hack into your details. The upgraded security will also protect the UDI information better, which will deter bogus transactions and frauds on the platforms like Google Playstore, Google Music, etc.

    Connectivity has been beefed up as well. This new OS allows you to connect 5 different Bluetooth Audio devices to your phone simultaneously.

    All in all, it looks promising. A step in the new direction if you must. But since this is a developer version, and the first DV in a line of many DVs to be realised in the coming months, there will be additions and subtractions to this OS. Google says the final product will be available for the end user, sometime in the third Quarter this year. And it will be first seen in the Pixel line up. But we are sure that a lot of deadlines and targets would have changed in the next six months and there might even be a release for Nexus variants by then as well.
     
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  2. Dr. AMK

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    Android P: Cheat sheet
    Google's Android P is rumored to include security upgrades, a multi-camera API, a notch, and much more. Here's what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Android 9.0.

    Android is the most widely used mobile platform on the planet. With over 80% of global mobile market share, it seems nothing can stop Google's operating system.

    Since the release of Android 7.0 (Android Nougat), the platform has been one of the most reliable, flexible, user-friendly, and powerful OSes in the mobile landscape. Recent reports indicate that Android users are more loyal to their mobile OS than iPhone users, and Google has put its platform in a perfect position to continue its current trajectory. Android 9.0 (aka Android P—the name of the latest iteration has yet to be announced) should go a very long way in solidifying Google's position at the top of the mobile heap.

    Read this Android P cheat sheet to get up to speed on Google's latest offering. We'll update this resource periodically when there is new information about Android P.

    What is Android P?
    Android P (Android 9.0) will be the next Android OS released from Google. Since the initial release of Android, Google has used names of various desserts for the platform. These are the names that Google has used for Android versions. (Before its release, Android 1.1 was called Petit Four internally.)

    • Android 1.5: Android Cupcake
    • Android 1.6: Android Donut
    • Android 2.0 - 2.1: Android Eclair
    • Android 2.2 - 2.2.3: Android Froyo
    • Android 2.3 - 2.3.7: Android Gingerbread
    • Android 3.0 - 3.2.6: Android Honeycomb
    • Android 4.0 - 4.0.4: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
    • Android 4.1 - 4.3.1: Android Jelly Bean
    • Android 4.4 - 4.4.4: Android KitKat
    • Android 5.0 - 5.1.1: Android Lollipop
    • Android 6.0 - 6.0.1: Android Marshmallow
    • Android 7.0 - 7.1.2: Android Nougat
    • Android: 8.0 - 8.1: Android Oreo
     
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    Peanut butter cup!
     
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    But... dessert... how could Google Skip "Pie" ??
     
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    What kind of pie?
     
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    Targ Pie, with Unlimited Data. :D
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    The pie, has to be filled with something starting with P or it don't work. Peanut butter cup is going to be it's name.
     
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    I really can't believe you are arguing against "Pie" as a dessert name for Android, there can't possibly be a better name, well, maybe "Parfait" :D

    Qualifying the flavor of the dessert name "Pie" doesn't fly either, check the previous Android names, many can be multiple flavors, and are names that refer to the dessert name generically:
    • Android 1.5: Android Cupcake
    • Android 1.6: Android Donut
    • Android 2.0 - 2.1: Android Eclair
    • Android 2.2 - 2.2.3: Android Froyo
    • Android 4.0 - 4.0.4: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
    • Android 4.1 - 4.3.1: Android Jelly Bean
    • Android 5.0 - 5.1.1: Android Lollipop
    • Android 6.0 - 6.0.1: Android Marshmallow
    • Android 7.0 - 7.1.2: Android Nougat
    • Android: 8.0 - 8.1: Android Oreo
    Even "Oreo" comes in many flavors:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oreo_varieties
    Other flavors[edit]
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    Peanut butter and chocolate Oreos
    • Android Oreo, special cross promotional Oreo cookie with Google Android logo on one side and "green" flavoring.[6][7]
    • Chocolate Oreo
    • Coconut Delight Oreo, introduced in Indonesia.
    • Strawberry Milkshake Oreo, introduced in Canada, and sold for a limited time in the United States, is an Oreo cookie with strawberry flavoring.[8]
      • Strawberry Oreo, introduced in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore.
    • Green Tea Oreo, introduced in China and Japan.[9]
    • Lemon Ice Oreo, introduced in Japan.
    • Organic Oreo, introduced in 2006, are plain Oreo cookies made with organic flour and organic sugar.
    • Blueberry Ice Creme Oreo, introduced in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia in 2010. Also sold in Thailand and China.[9]
    • Orange Ice Cream Oreo, introduced in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in 2011.
    • Golden Oreo, introduced in Indonesia in 2011. Oreo's chocolate cookies replaced by milk-flavored cookies
      • Double Stuf Golden Oreo, introduced in late August 2009. As the name indicates they are Double Stuf Oreo cookies with Golden Oreo biscuits instead of normal chocolate Oreo biscuits.
      • Golden Oreo series have vanilla biscuits with other fillings such as vanilla and chocolate as Uh-Oh Oreo until its re-branding in 2007. Introduced in Indonesia in 2011 with cookies and creme.
      • Oreo Heads or Tails have vanilla creme filling with a chocolate Oreo wafer on one side and a Golden Oreo wafer on the other.
      • Creamsicle Oreo have vanilla and orange creme filling with vanilla Oreo wafers.
      • Ice Cream Oreo Rainbow Shure Bert have rainbow sherbet filling with vanilla Oreo wafers.
    • Oreo DQ Blizzard Creme, a limited edition Oreo released in April–May 2010, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Dairy Queen Blizzard
    • Double Delight Oreo, introduced in 1987, have chocolate cookies with two fillings, notably peanut butter and chocolate, mint and creme, and coffee and creme flavors.
      • Also there are ongoing fruit series: orange and mango, raspberry and blueberry, grape and peach in China.
    • Cool Mint Creme Oreo are a Double Stuf Oreo with a slight minty creme filling.[10]
    • Peanut Butter Oreo are a Double Stuf Oreo with a peanut buttery creme filling.
    • Pure Milk Chocolate Covered Mint Oreo are similar to Milk Chocolate Oreo but have a mint-flavored filling.
    • Banana Split Creme Oreo with a light yellow banana flavor filling, were available for a limited time in 2008.
    • Brownie Batter Oreo introduced in August 2015, two chocolate cookies with brownie batter flavored creme filling.
    • Sugar Free Oreo, introduced in 2006, cost over twice as much as regular Oreo cookies, and had only trace amounts of sugar, 10 fewer calories per serving, 0.5 grams more fat and 450% more fiber.[11]
    • Reduced Fat Oreo, introduced in 2006, cost the same as regular Oreo cookies, had as much sugar, 10 fewer calories per serving, about 35% less fat and the same amount of fiber.[11]
    • During springtime, around Halloween, and Christmas, special edition "Double Stuf Oreo" cookies are produced with colored frosting reflecting the current holiday (blue or yellow, orange, and red or green respectively). Also, one side of each seasonal cookie is stamped with an appropriate design: the spring cookies feature flowers, butterflies, etc., and the Hallowe'en Oreos bear a jack o'lantern, ghost, cat, flock of bats, and/or broom-riding witch.
    • Chocolate and Dulce de leche Oreo, sold in Chile and Argentina, has chocolate or Dulce de Leche instead of the usual creme.
    • Oreo cookies with red creme, introduced in 2010, as a promotion for the movie How To Train Your Dragon
    • Birthday Cake Oreo cookies were a limited-edition release in February–July 2012 to celebrate Oreo's 100th birthday, made up of two chocolate Oreo cookies with a birthday-cake flavored filling and sprinkles inside. This edition replaced the traditional design on one of the two cookies with a birthday candle and the words "OREO 100". The flavor has been reintroduced, with "double stuff" amount of creme filling, in both chocolate and golden Oreo varieties, except that the cookies no longer display the "OREO 100" print.[12][13]
    • Birthday Cake Oreo - Fudge Dipped Vanilla were a limited-edition release in February–July 2012 to celebrate Oreo's 100th birthday, made up of one vanilla Oreo cookie with a birthday-cake flavored filling and sprinkles inside. The cookie and frosting are then dipped in fudge so that the entire cookie is covered.
    • Candy Cane Oreo was first released for the holidays in 2012, later returning as Peppermint Oreo in the years following.
    • Candy Corn Oreo cookies are a Halloween-related flavor, made up of two golden Oreo cookies with a flavored filling that was half yellow and half orange. They were a limited edition release in 2012 that returned in 2013. They made another return in 2016 at Target stores only.
    • Gingerbread Oreo cookies were a limited edition release made up of two golden Oreo cookies with a mild gingerbread flavored filling.
    • The American Creme were a limited edition release in 2012 made up of two golden Oreo cookies with red-and-blue colored creme.[14]
    • Berry Oreo cookies were made up chocolate cookies with berry flavored filling.
    • Lemon Twist Oreo cookies were a limited edition release in 2012 that returned in 2013, made up of two golden Oreo cookies with a lemon flavored filling.
    • Neapolitan Oreo cookies were a limited edition release in 2012, made up of three golden Oreo cookies with a double sandwich of chocolate and strawberry creme fillings.
    • Prime Berry Creme Oreo was released on June 27, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. They consisted of the usual two cookies, in between which was a layer of blueberry Ice Cream-flavored filling. They were inspired by the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction[15]
    • Ice Cream Rainbow Sure, Bert! Oreo cookies were a limited edition release in 2013, made up of two golden Oreo cookies with a double stuf-thickness layer of tri-color raspberry and lime sherbet flavor creme filling.
    • Watermelon Oreo cookies were a limited edition release for the summer of 2013, consisting of two golden Oreo cookies with watermelon-flavoured filling.[16]
    • Strawberries n' Creme cookies were a limited edition release in 2013, made up of two golden Oreo cookies with a creme consisting of two halves, one strawberry-flavored and one similar to traditional oreo creme.[14]
    • Banana Split Oreo cookies were a limited edition release in fall 2013, made up of one golden and one chocolate Oreo, with a double stuf-thickness layer of strawberry and banana flavor creme filling.[17]
    • Limeade Oreo released in 2014, two vanilla cookies with a lime flavored creme inside.[18]
    • SpongeBob Oreo limited edition release in 2014, featuring chocolate cookies with yellow creme and one side of each cookie donning a SpongeBob SquarePants character design.[19]
    • Fruit Punch Oreo limited edition release in 2014, featuring vanilla cookies with fruit punch flavored creme.
    • Cookie Dough Oreo limited edition release in March 2014, featuring chocolate cookies with cookie dough flavored creme.[20]
    • Caramel Apple Oreo limited edition release in August 2014 exclusively at Target stores, featuring vanilla cookies with caramel apple flavored creme.[21]
    • Pumpkin Spice Oreo limited edition release in September 2014. Golden Oreo cookies with pumpkin spice flavored filling.
    • Red Velvet Oreo limited edition release in February 2015. Red Oreo cookies with creme cheese flavored filling.
    • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo, introduced in May 2014, similar to peanut butter Oreos, but with half peanut butter and chocolate filling.
    • Cotton Candy Oreo limited edition release in April 2015 exclusively at Target stores, made of two golden Oreo cookies with cotton candy flavored pink and blue creme filling.
    • S'Mores Oreo limited edition release in May 2015, made of two graham flavored Oreo cookies filled with both chocolate and marshmallow flavored creme.[22]
    • Root Beer Float limited edition release in July 2014, made of two gold Oreo Cookies filled with root beer flavored creme.
    • Key Lime Pie limited edition release in July 2015, made of two graham flavored Oreo cookies filled with key lime creme.
    • Marshmallow Crispy limited edition release in March 2014, made of two gold Oreo Cookies filled with marshmallow flavored creme and rice crispies.
    • Cookies & Creme limited edition release in July 2015, featuring chocolate cookies with cookies & creme ice cream flavored filling.
    • Toasted Coconut Oreo limited edition release in September 2015, featuring vanilla cookies with toasted coconut flavored creme and flakes of toasted coconut.
    • Oreo soft cookies - sold in Japan, soft cookies with various flavors, eg [23] chestnut, Matcha green tea, lemon cheesecake, Blueberry cheesecake, vanilla
    • Oreo Thins, released in 2015, are thin versions of these cookies. They come in chocolate, golden, mint, chocolate creme, lemon and tiramisu kinds.
    • Cinnamon Bun Oreos limited edition released January 2016, featuring distinct cinnamon cookies and "frosting flavored creme." [24]
    • Filled Cupcake Oreos limited edition released February 8 2016, with chocolate cookies and a ring of chocolate creme with a dollop of vanilla creme in the center, similar to the Hostess CupCake.[25] The cookie can be removed allowing one to lick the filling out of the center. [26]
    • Fruity Crisps Oreo limited edition released June 2016, featuring vanilla cookies with a creme interspersed with fruit-flavored "colorful rice crisps" similar to Fruity Pebbles (but without the Post brand name.[27]
    • Blueberry Pie Oreo limited edition released June 2016, featuring vanilla cookies with "Blueberry Pie" flavored creme. Originally distributed exclusively through Target.[27]
    • Chocolate Strawberry Oreo spotted in December 2016, featuring "chocolate creme that surrounds a strawberry center." [28]
    • Swedish Fish Oreo released in August 2016 combined chocolate cookies with creme flavored to resemble the red-colored Swedish Fish candy. Originally released exclusively through Kroger stores.[29]
    • Peeps Oreo limited edition release in February 2017, made of two vanilla cookies filled with "Marshmallow Peeps flavored creme"[30]
    • Firework Oreo limited edition release in May 2017,The cookies appear to be the original chocolate Oreo with vanilla creme filling, but the filling has bits of red and blue popping candy throughout [31]
    • Mississippi Mud Pie Oreo limited edition release in May 2017,The cookies are a mix of Oreo's chocolate creme filling with a lighter whipped creme. Exclusive to Dollar General stores[32]
    • Jelly Donut Oreo limited edition release in May 2017, using golden Oreo cookies with a ring of vanilla creme with a dollop of jelly-flavored creme in the center
    • Waffles & Syrup Oreo limited edition release in May 2017, using golden Oreo cookies with a ring of vanilla creme with a dollop of maple-flavored creme in the center
    • Dunkin' Donuts Mocha Oreo limited edition release in July 2017, using chocolate Oreo cookies and mocha flavored creme filling.[33]
    • PB&J Oreo limited edition release in August 2017, using golden Oreo cookies with both peanut butter flavored creme and jelly flavored creme
    • Cookie Butter Oreo limited edition release in September 2017, using graham-flavored Oreo cookies with cookie butter-flavored creme
    • Apple Pie Oreo limited edition release in September 2017, using graham-flavored Oreo cookies with apple pie-flavored creme
    • Mystery Oreo, released in October 2017, contains a chocolate cookie with a mystery flavor filling. It had a contest on what the flavor was, until December 2017.. it was confirmed to be Fruity Pebbles Oreos as the mystery flavor.
    • Chocolate Hazelnut Oreo, Spicy Hot Cinnamon Oreo and "Hot Cocoa Oreo" are three different flavors that were released on January 1, 2018.
    Coming Soon, new limited flavors including Cherry Cola Oreo, Kettle Corn Oreo and Pina Colada Oreo thins are planned for a May 2018 release.
     
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    Look at the naming scheme. Every version the FIRST word is the next in the letter series. É clair, F royo, G ingerbread, H oneycomb, I ce cream sandwich, J elly bean, K itkat, L ollipop, M arshmallow etc.....

    There for it has to be something like P ecan Pie. Pie alone will not do it. There are hundreds of sandwiches. But in order to have the android sandwich it had to be ICE cream sandwich. Because it was android I.

    see?
     
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    Is it that important how the new version of Android will be called?
     
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