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Android 9.0 Pie is here: How to get it and what’s new

It’s official: Android P is Android 9 Pie and it is rolling out on Google Pixel devices The wait is finally over! Google has officially rolled out the stable version of Android 9.0 for smartphones. The next version of Android operating system is called Android 9 Pie and is now available […]

Supporting display cutouts on edge-to-edge screens

Posted By Megan Potoski, Product Manager, Android System UI Smartphones are quickly moving towards smaller bezels and larger aspect ratios. On these devices, display cutouts are a popular way to achieve an edge-to-edge experience while providing space for important sensors on the front of the device. There are currently 16 […]

Compiler-based security mitigations in Android P

Posted by Ivan Lozano, Information Security Engineer Android’s switch to LLVM/Clang as the default platform compiler in Android 7.0 opened up more possibilities for improving our defense-in-depth security posture. In the past couple of releases, we’ve rolled out additional compiler-based mitigations to make bugs harder to exploit and prevent certain […]

Better Biometrics in Android P

Posted by Vishwath Mohan, Security Engineer To keep users safe, most apps and devices have an authentication mechanism, or a way to prove that you’re you. These mechanisms fall into three categories: knowledge factors, possession factors, and biometric factors. Knowledge factors ask for something you know (like a PIN or […]