A month after releasing the first beta version of Android P at I/O (and proper in the midst of Apple’s personal builders convention), Google has simply launched Beta 2 of its upcoming cell working system. The replace is offered to customers enrolled in Google’s developer program, who’ve entry to a Pixel gadget. Those that’ve already downloaded Beta 1 will get the brand new model mechanically.
The newest construct options new system pictures and instruments designed to assist builders create apps for the upcoming model of the cell working system. Adaptive Battery is on-board right here, leveraging DeepMind to resolve which apps ought to get probably the most system sources. App Actions helps builders make their apps extra outstanding in locations like Search, the Google Assistant and the Google Launcher, whereas Slices gives a approach to provide components of an app with out having to open it up.
Additionally of be aware is the addition of 157 new emojis. The checklist consists of two gender impartial emojis, providing extra choices for the Household and Couple With Coronary heart emojis, becoming a member of final yr’s addition of a gender-neutral Grownup emoji.
There’s a Crimson Hair and Superhero emoji, each of which can be found in two genders and 5 pores and skin tones, a bagel with cream cheese, a llama and a lobster. Appears like a enjoyable crew.
A handful of current emojis have additionally gotten a facelift right here, together with Bacon, Turtle, Cricket and Salad, which drops the egg to go full-on vegan. Google notes that the brand new emojis could also be additional up to date previous to Android P’s ultimate launch.
Extra data on the updates for devs might be discovered right here.