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Next Gen Android, test your apps

As Android P enters its Beta 2 phase, Google is giving folks with apps an advanced chance to make sure everything works well before wider release.

Final Countdown

Google’s next mobile device OS is ‘Android P’. It’s getting closer to release, now in Beta 2 phase. As the third developer preview, this may be the last stage before it's fully ready to be the default updated Android.

Google says that the APIs in the Beta 2 are ‘final’. APIs are the code that makes it possible for apps to run on and integrate with a platform.

So, now they’re finalised, if an app runs on this Beta 2 version, it should have no problems on the proper Android P, expected later this year.

Test for success

Google has a step-by-step process for developers to make sure existing apps run on Android P.

Step one, anyone can do. Get Android P Beta 2 running on a Pixel device. Install the current version of your app from Google Play. See how it behaves.

Beyond testing to make sure an app runs, producers and developers can also tweak to take advantage of new OS features. If your app can use advanced camera, audio, screen and biometric functions, you might want to check those out.

Do mobile OS updates still get your attention in a good way, or are they just another forced restart that makes you wait?

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