Google announced, “Android P – 9.0” preview on March 7. As of now only 1.1% of Android smartphones run Oreo version, so it is expected that Android P won’t be officially released until later this year. But don’t bring your excitement level down, there’s another way out to have a taste of Android P on your device right now. How?
Here’s how you can transform your current smartphone and get Android P look:
Get Android P Features
Install Action Launcher or P Launcher
- Action Launcher brings all the feature of Android P version, this new update available is labelled as version 35. According to the changelog it has-
- Android P style dock background.
- New look “All Apps Drawer” search box.
- Option to sort folder contents.
- Available with many great optimizations & bug fixes.
These may sound like very little modifications, but it will give a fresh look to your older smartphone plus Action Launcher is compatible with Lollipop, Android 5.0 to latest version Oreo, Android 8.0-8.1.
So, take an action and Download Action Launcher!
- Android P Launcher is inspired by Android 9.0 launcher with more enhanced feature. It is an extended version of Pixel Launcher. Not much has changed in this version. The noticeable change is you can change the Google search bar position, which becomes much easier for one-handed use. Also it is turning out to be very smooth to use Launcher, so far.
Get Android P Themes
The Action launcher or Android P launcher will make your phone look like Android P, but it still lacks Notification shade and Settings page like that of Android P. To get these features we need to use a theming engine Substratum. You also have to download and install the Substratum Flux white theme from play store.
After downloading both the app, smartphones running on Android Oreo or below will just have to launch the Android P themes with Substratum app and it will automatically load the flux white theme. In the app, you have to select the theme, your Android version and toggle next to it.
Next you have to tap on substratum floating button and choose Build and Enable button that’s it, you are good to go. You will see the notification shade and settings page just like the one in Android P.
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Give Your Phone a New Look
Android P Wallpapers- Just like every Android Phone comes with lots of wallpapers, Android P also carry tons of wallpapers which you might like if you are very fanatic about classy and vivid wallpapers. Click Here to want all the Android P wallpapers!
Android P Ringtones- Now if you are modifying your Android device completely, then why miss the euphonious audio elements embedded in Android P. The 9.0 version brings tons of new ringtones, notification sounds, alarm tones and more. Get this music package right here!
Get Other Android P Settings
Screenshot Editor- Android P comes with an inbuilt tool named as Markup. It’s a true handy feature as its primary use is to quickly edit and annotate images before sharing. Markup can be accessed on Oreo Version & below. If you want to use this effortless & friendly tool on your device, then you must download Markup tool here.
Once you install the APK file, just take a screenshot and by expanding the notification bar, you can swiftly edit & share your image. Not only screenshot, this tool be used on any image which allows for cropping and simple editing.
Volume Menu- The volume menu is renovated in Android P just like the power menu. This menu provides an effortless control over the media volumes and allows you to keep your device on silent, vibration or ringer mode. To get this feature, you have to install a APK file from here.
After installation, you have to grant all the permissions required. Soon after you grant the permissions , a persistent bar will appear on your home screen, which contains icons of Ringer, vibration and silent modes. You just need to tap them to change the phone’s volume.
Always On Display- This feature is a leg up to convenience, always on display shows the battery percentage on the lock screen just like Android P. You can have this feature on your device right now, just download the AMOLED BETA app from Google Play store, and download it for free.
Grant all the permissions. Launch the app and navigate through the homepage. You can adjust settings to customize the look accordingly. Find Customize watch face option and Battery indicator and choose default or flat style option. Now your phone will display the battery percentage similar to Android P.
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After you have installed all the features, do let us know which one did you like the most? Also, we will keep updating this blog, regularly as soon as we’ll be getting more Android P features which you can enable on your older Android devices, so keep checking.
And till then Enjoy these features on your Android Phones!