Digital Wellbeing is coming ‘this fall,’ starting with Google Pixel

Digital Wellbeing is coming ‘this fall,’ starting with Google Pixel

It's been nearly four weeks since Google released Android P developer preview 3, complete with final APIs.

There's not a lot in the way of new features within the new beta, which is available to registered Android developers and members of the public signed up for the beta programme.

The update is very close to the final release coming "later this summer" says Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke in the blog post announcing the release. Android P is still several weeks from release, and for now, we'll have to make do with this release.

These are the changes included in the Android P Developer Preview 4. For developers, they can target API 28 which is the final one and they can starting testing their apps for the same in terms to security, performance and stability.


Today has been a big day for Android updates.

In Android P beta 3, you can control the application of either a light or dark theme in Android. Earlier in Android 8.1 Oreo, Google added this functionality, but it was limited to automatic- so if you set a white wallpaper, the navigation panel will turn White, and if you a set a wallpaper with a dark background, it turns dark. It looks like Google will only roll out this feature with the final build of Android.

Are you among those smartphone fans patiently waiting for Android P to land in that software updates menu?

Android P will bring support for the notch on the operating system, along with new features like smart notifications, a redesigned notifications shade, improvements to battery life, which will be driven by machine learning as well. Those who are already running Beta 2, meanwhile, will get the update automatically.

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