Android P feature we appreciate: Better, faster biometrics


Google came up with a successor to Android 8.0 and distinguished between strong versus weak biometrics in Android P a.k.a Android 9. The difference between Android’s core and Android P is very small but it is very significant. As per the upgraded version of Android, it enhances the security surroundings. Google is trying to keep maximum security so that the average user gets completely satisfied. Now Android P is looking for a big change which is the most convenient thing that can secure your device: Biometrics.  


“Biometrics is the definite manner to prove that it’s genuinely you.” It is like an art to using the body part as an identity. This time your individual personality act as the identity unlocks to your devices. Most of the time we use a fingerprint scanner, but biometrics involve facial recognition, voice printing and iris scanning. There is a reveal of biometrics, the person can use anything as their identity that he/she finds unique. There is no specific rule to put only fingerprints.  The accessibility makes it the priority of the users. You must have used the facial recognition, there are many companies who find it the safest mode to identify individual identity. According to the Google, this is not the secure way to unlock any data.  





To get a good change in Android P, Google is adding some new securities in biometrics. In Android 8.0 Google has introduced a new manner of securities to verify via biometrics. It’s a new set of features which can be used as a test of accuracy and it’s a new set of the model which can inculcate strong and weak points and lastly a public API. This can be used by the developers whenever they want to testify the identity of the user.  


Android P has its own gesture-based navigation that increases the battery performance. Last year Oreo was released and now Android P is in the BETA Testing phase. The software is available on some devices for the initial testing and is looking to be more promising with less app crashes and smoother UI. Let’s know in-depth about it: 




1.   It has a different navigation system. This is introducing 3 button navigation system. It is the combination of tabs and swipes. It might be confusing at the initial stages but once you get comfortable then it is incomparable.  


2.    This time you have a rounded colourful user interface. If you are an Oreo user and you upgrade to Android P, you will not find very drastic change but you will find the round icons and some other noticeable changes. Android P will have a different appeal that its predecessors combining augmented reality with gesture-based navigations.   




3.    This time you will have maximum tools to help you reduce the phone usage. You must have heard about Google Assistant that they want to help people with their “Digital Wellbeing.” The next upgrade in Android P will introduce Android Dashboard; this will include the quick glimpse to use your phone. This will calculate your stats as per the applications you are using and how many times you are locking and unlocking your screen. Infact, this will count your daily notifications and which app you are using on a frequent basis and for how long time. To enumerate everything the mobile feature will help you to navigate your device smartly.  


These are some highlights of the upcoming Android P. The user will get much more in the new update. Let's hope for the best and enjoy all the upcoming technical innovations.