What’s new for developers in Android P

Posted on 09-03-2018 , by: admin , in , 0 Comments

The initial developer beta of Google’s forthcoming Android P operating system looks to entice developers with enhancements for Kotlin coding, machine learning, and application compatibility.

The use of Kotlin as a supported language in Android Studio (via a plugin) lets developers improve the performance of their code, Google says.

For on-device machine learning, the Neural Networks API introduced in Android 8.1 will add nine capabilities: Pad, BatchToSpaceND, SpaceToBatchND, Transpose, Strided Slice, Mean, Div, Sub, and Squeeze. The C API runs computationally intensive machine learning operations.

To boost app compatibility with Android P, Google will gradually limit access over time to non-SDK-provided device interfaces. The Android P beta’s updated SDK provides system images for testing on the Android Emulator and on various Pixel devices.