Google releases Android P Beta 2, including 157 new emoji

Gerardo Harmon
June 7, 2018

You can wait for the OTA updates to roll out if you have Pixel or Nexus phones - these should be coming pretty shortly. And for developers, this release marks the final version of the Android P APIs. The first preview wasn't made available via the Android Beta Program, which lets you access early Android builds via over-their-air updates, to emphasize that it's for developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use. And then the first beta followed in May, bringing gesture navigation and other new features. You can find a complete list of compatible devices on the Android P Beta website. Now would be a good time to start building apps taking advantage of machine learning-powered Adaptive Battery optimizations, the simplicity and polish of Google's fresh stock UI, and the enhanced biometric authentication security features.

No fairy tale ending for Saxon Warrior at Epsom
Saxon Warrior , who had beaten Masar in the 2000 Guineas, had been the pre-event favourite to win the race. In terms of each-way value I think Masar is a fantastic price for Charlie Appleby.

Redheads are finally recognised, while a new superhero emoji can be represented in two genders and five skin tones.

After 24 Days Out Of Sight, Melania Trump Finally Appears
We'll have to wait until tonight to hear if she really shows up. "The First Lady returned home to the White House this morning". The first lady was joining the president at a White House reception Monday evening for Gold Star families .

Google is also including two new gender-neutral designs "Family" and 'Couple with Heart.' This builds on the first gender-neutral emoji introduced past year, and the company says more gender-neutral emoji are on the way. Google is also revamping the turtle and cricket emoji in this update. If you publish an update to Google Play during the preview, your users can test compatibility on existing devices, including devices running Android P Beta 2.

Melania Trump skipping G7, North Korea summits
Melania was last seen on May 10 when she stood by the President and welcomed home three American detainees from North Korea. This news initially raised questions about whether Melania Trump would remain out of public view going on four weeks.

Android P Beta 2 includes a whopping 157 new emoji, many of which are created to promote inclusion and diversity.

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER