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Android Developer Preview 2 Is Out! What’s New?


The Android Developer Preview 2 gets some important adjustments and fixes some errors in the previous version.

By Yeti - 
20th Mar 2020
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Highlights of the Story

  • The Android Developer 1 Preview was introduced back on February 19.
  • We expect to get another Developer preview followed by 3 betas before the first stable build.
  • Users can check out the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 which is available via manual download for Pixel 2 / 2XL, Pixel 3 / 3XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL and Pixel 4 / 4XL.

Google, just after a month of releasing Android developer Preview 1, has started rolling out the second developer preview containing a series of new additions to the upcoming version of the mobile OS. But, what’s new in this build, let’s find out.

The Developer Preview 2, though doesn’t introduce much changes related to the interface, does get some major tuning which are necessary. Though there are numerous changes, we have tried to list a few of them. The new preview focusses on adding features aiming to increase transparency and control, thereby making users secure. This preview has a 5G state API and 5G scanner which will users see if your device is on 5G New Radio or a Non-Standalone network. It also allows applications to notify users if they are connected to 5G network, thereby taking advantage of the additional bandwidth that comes with 5G.

Also read: Top 5 Screen Recorder Apps for Android

The new preview also shows scope for lock screen clock customisation. This is further enhanced by the company’s focus on improving theming and personal customisation. The DP2 also has a feature that wouldn’t require to manually unlock of the phone after an update with the help of ‘resume on reboot’ function. This way apps and notifications can be accessed without the need to unlock the phone first.

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