MIUI News Team


Rank: 6Rank: 6

Mi Max 2
MIUI Version
Online time
1219 Hours
Send PM

Mijia Smart PTZ CameraMi ScaleMi MIXMi Band 2Mi HomeMijia Story TellerMijia Qi CycleMagic CubeMi  BunnyMijia Walkie TalkieMi BoxMi TV 70Mi Kids WatchMi Bluetooth HeadsetAwesome!I Love MIUIFlashholicFantastic!MIUI Devices ContestMi Pad 3Mi PadRedmi NoteMi 4cRedmi 3Xiaomi Mi 6Mi MIXRedmi Note 2Mi Note 2Mi 5s PlusXiaomi Mi 4Redmi 3SRedmi Note 4Redmi ProRedmi 1SRedmi Note 4X4 Million Forum MembersMi 4SWomen's Day MedalFan Of MIUI BangladeshRocket to Future300K Forum Members10 Million Forum PostsMIUI 7th AnniversaryMIUI PMIUI 2017MIUI 9Super ThursdayMIUI Font LoverSuper Monday3 Million Forum MembersMIUI Happy MedalHappy DiwaliPuzzle MasterDiwali Camera Filter Guru MedalMIUI 50 Million UsersMerry ChristmasMIUI 100 Million UsersSurge S1Happy Holi MedalMIUI Lucky FridayMIUI 20 Million UsersHappy Valentine's DayHappy New YearMIUI SMIUI Fan From PhilippinesMiPopGamer Mi BunnyMIUI ExpertDie-hard MIUI FanOreoMIUI Quick DiscussionRedmi 5AMi A1Redmi Note 5A/PrimeMi Note 3Mi 5XUpdates LoverMr. DependableMIUI G+ FollowerMIUI Halloween 2017Android GuruAndroid ElfDebate MasterMIUI Twitter Follower2017 Annual AwardsMi MIX 2Nougat7 Million Forum MembersStar Wars6 Million Forum MembersRingtone ExpertMaster Of TechnologyTheme TalentMost Active MIUIerMIUI FollowerPioneer of MIUI English Forum Star Of TechnologyOTA FeedbackMIUI Medals CollectorTechnology GuruMi Story TellerScroll Of WisdomRedmi Note 5/ProMi Lover MedalMIUI Android 4.4 KitKat

[Android] Android 9.0 First Developer Preview is Out! Here's What's New!

  [ Promote]
424356 1771 |
08:02, Mar-08-2018 | From PC
Go to reply no.
This post was edited by VikuBalupura at 11:37, Mar-11-2018


Hello MIUI'ers,

Android 9.0 or Android P as we call it right now is finally out. Google has released the first Developer Preview of the OS for some special Pixel devices. News was in the airwaves that Google would release Android P (Pie?) sometime in mid-March. But here we are. First, let’s take a run down at what’s new in the brand new Android version.

Here’s a summary of all of the changes below in bullet point format. We recommend you take a cursory glance at this, but scroll down to see screenshots/videos and a description of each new change.

  • User Interface changes in Android P Developer Preview 1

    • New UI for settings/quick settings
    • New notification style for messages
    • New transition/notification expansion animations
    • Updated Pixel Launcher with voice search icon and more prominent dock
    • Battery saver no longer shows orange warning
    • Always on display shows battery info and centers notifications
    • New Easter Egg.
    • About phone screen now shows additional info in a popup window.

  • Quality of Life changes in Android P Developer Preview 1

    • Built-in screenshot editor.
    • Screenshot button in power menu
    • Text selection zoom (like iOS)
    • Battery saver can now be scheduled.
    • Do Not Disturb has been simplified down to a single mode
    • Volume buttons now control media volume by default
    • Adaptive Brightness is now much more useful as it actually changes the base brightness level
    • Hotspot can be turned off automatically if no devices are connected
    • Rotation can be locked to landscape mode
    • Multi-Bluetooth HFP/A2DP support
    • Individual Wi-Fi networks can now be set to metered/unmetered
    • Private DNS (DNS-over-TLS)
    • Vibration controls in Accessibility Settings
    • Accessibility option to disable all animations
    • SysTrace tool is now built-in
    • Recently posted notifications are now shown in notification settings

UI Changes Material Design 2?:
Although it doesn’t have a name yet (we strongly believe it will be called Material Design 2), Android’s user interface has received a fresh coat of paint. The most notable areas where Android P has made changes are to the quick settings tiles (now vertically paginated rather than horizontally) and to the settings pages, but there are also more minor changes to the status bar that we should take note of.


As you can see in the screenshots above, the icons in settings all have distinct colors now. In comparison, the settings icons in Android Oreo were a dull, muted gray color. The quick settings toggles, meanwhile, are all now rounded and are blue when enabled. Unfortunately, we’ve lost the ability to expand quick settings tiles within the notification shade.

If you look at the status bar, it looks like the clock has been shifted to the left. This may be in preparation for more devices with a display notch (…maybe the Google Pixel 3?), but I like the idea as it makes the status bar icons/text seem more evenly distributed.
(Oh, and if you’ll notice, Night Light now tells you when it will turn on in its quick settings tile).

New Notification Style for Messages:


This one may be a bit controversial. As you can see in the screenshots above, notifications have a new style. Full conversations can now be shown as can stickers and images. Smart replies are also there, similar to what the Reply app offers.

When you long-press on a notification, the buttons now show “stop notifications” or “keep showing.” A quick way to decide if you want notifications from an app without diving into settings.

New Transition Animations:
This one is big, and almost immediately noticeable. There are new animations for transitioning between activities, and new animations for opening an activity from the notifications. We’ve captured them on video so you can see here

Media and USB Dialog Changes:


A few more areas have gotten redesigned. The Bluetooth media output list can now show up as a popup when you press on the arrow key in the volume panel, and speaking of which, the volume panel now shows up on the side of the screen rather than up top! The USB settings page has also gotten a quick redesign.

Pixel Launcher:

A very subtle change in the Pixel Launcher (which has already been ported to other devices) is that the search bar now has a microphone icon so you can start a voice search. The background is now also more prominent, so it’s clearer where the dock begins and the rest of the launcher ends.

Battery Saver No Longer Shows Orange Warning Bar:
Yes! One of the biggest visual annoyances is now gone. Previously if you enabled Battery Saver mode, it would enable an ugly orange overlay on top of the navigation and status bar. This is no longer the case in Android P.


Google Pixel 2 Always on Display Now Shows Battery Info, Adds Divider Between Time/Notifications:


The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the first Google phones to have an always on display feature. In Android Oreo, the feature only shows you the current time, date, whether an alarm is set, and icons from current notifications. It also supported the phone’s “Now Playing” feature which added the title of the currently playing background song. At the very, very bottom, now Android P also adds information about the device’s charging state/battery life. Furthermore, there’s a new divider in between the time and notification information. Finally, the notifications themselves are centered.

Android P Easter Egg and New About Phone Behavior:


Well, there’s a new Easter Egg. It’s definitely not the final thing, as the official name for P has not yet been confirmed. Something more interesting is the new behavior for the About Phone page. Information is now shown in a popup window when you tap on certain elements.

Quality of Life ImprovementsScreenshot Editor:


This is something that Android has sorely needed for quite some time. Before, if you wanted to edit a screenshot on a Google phone, you would have to install a third-party screenshot editing app. Now, taking a screenshot shows a new “Edit” button which opens up a basic screenshot editor. (It should be noted that most device makers have had such a feature for awhile now).

Screenshot in Power Menu:


No longer will you have to fumble around with key combinations to take a screenshot. It’s right there in the power menu!

Text Selection Zoom:
When you use the text selector to move back and forth through text, it will now zoom in to better show the text you are scrolling through. Here’s a quick video:

Scheduled Battery Saver:


By default, Android Oreo only allows you to schedule battery saver mode at 5, 10, and 15% of remaining battery. Android P expands on that by giving you a slider to choose a precise battery level you want battery saver to activate on!

Do Not Disturb Simplification:


The Do Not Disturb quick settings toggle now shows the duration activity, which is nice for you to quickly modify its state. They’ve gotten rid of the 3 modes, total silence, alarms only, and priority only, and instead there’s only a single mode that you can customize in settings.

Media Volume By Default:


Rejoice! When you press the volume keys, media volume is now the default volume stream that is controlled! No more need to remap keys or use any funky workarounds! As for call volume, it is now separate, and only active when you’re in a call.

Adaptive Brightness Now Actually Changes the Base Brightness:
Google’s Adaptive Brightness now appears to change the brightness percentage now, making it behave more like the previous Automatic Brightness feature. This means you won’t have to manually change the brightness when you go outside to even see the display!

Turn Off Hotspot Automatically if No Devices are Connected:


This will be a welcome addition to the hotspot feature. You can now have hotspot automatically turn itself off if there are no devices currently connected. This will ensure you don’t drain your device’s battery when hotspot isn’t actively being used.

Rotation can now be Locked to Landscape Mode:

This change is very, very subtle and easy to miss. I missed it initially, but one of our readers tipped us that if you disable “Auto-rotate” and try to flip the screen, a new navigation bar button will be shown which changes the orientation to landscape and locks it there. Previously, rotation lock would only lock the device to portrait mode. Here’s a quick video:

Multi-Bluetooth HFP/A2DP Support:


A new developer option has been added which allows your device to connect to up to 5 Bluetooth Hands-Free or A2DP devices. This does not allow you to stream to multiple devices at the same time, but it will make switching between active Bluetooth connections much more seamless as you won’t have to wait for the disconnection/connection process each time.

Set Wi-Fi Network as Metered/Unmetered:


If you are connected to a Wi-Fi network that is metered (AKA there’s a data limit), then you have to be careful with how much you download or upload. Android can automatically detect when a network is metered, but in those rare cases where it doesn’t, you can now manually specify a network as metered.

Private DNS (DNS-Over-TLS):


If you have a DNS that supports TLS, meaning the service won’t record the domains that you visit, then there’s a new setting you can change to enable a private DNS provider hostname.

Vibration Controls:


Within Accessibility Settings there’s a new vibration control setting. This allows you to set whether or not you want vibrations on or off for ring & notifications, or for touch. You can also choose a low, medium, or high duration vibration.

Quickly Disable Animations:


Also within Accessibility Settings is a setting that turns off all animations. We’re not sure how useful this will be since most of us know how to do so from Developer Options, but hey it’s there if you want a quick universal toggle.

SysTrace Tool:


This one should interest only developers, but Google now offers a way to easily capture SysTrace from the device. No need to hook up your phone anymore. This will allow you to collect traces that you can then analyze later. This comes in the form of a new quick setting tile.

Last Shown Notifications:

Android has always kept a record of notifications (in the notification log), but it has been hidden from users for years. In the notification settings, Android P will at least show a history of a handful of notifications, but it won’t show you the content. Instead, the aim is to have a brief record so you can remove access from a nasty notification that you accidentally dismissed.

Feature Flags to Test In-Development Settings:

This might disappear in a subsequent release, but in developer settings you can toggle a few flags much like Google Chrome’s feature flags. Currently it’s not very useful, but this may include more in-development settings in the future


Disclaimer: This is a reproduced article and the copyright rests with the original author. The views in this article are not from MIUI Beta Team, or MIUI Global Forum. If there is any disagreement, please contact the Forum Management Team to delete it.

Recommended Threads
1. Which woman has made a difference in your life? Reply to win Redmi Note 5A!
2. All About The Devices Vol.182: Redmi Note 5/Pro, Redmi 5/Plus and Mi Flashlight!
3. [MIUI Know-How Series #31] 10 Warning Signs That You Need to Get A New Phone!
4. [Mi Product Review #80][Device Team]Redmi Note 5 Pro: Unleash India's New Beast!
5. [Mi India] Mi LED Smart TV 4A Launched In India, 1st Sale On 13th March 2018!
6. [Tech Wednesday #87] AR Emoji Or Animoji - Are They Really Useful and Required?
7. [ifelixit] Redmi Note 5/Pro: Root & TWRP FLASHER TOOLKIT!
8. [Chou Techbites #5] MIUI or AOSP: Which One Will Give You Better Experience?

Favorite468 Share

Rated by 18 people   Experience Prestige Reason  

liube + 2 <font style="vertical-align: inh
thura241282 + 5 Great!
Saraadi + 10 Awesome!
blackfirefly434 + 10 + 5 Awesome!
Zurabov + 10 + 3 Fantastic!
TANBIR_AHAMMAD + 10 + 5 Fantastic!
Manish@786 + 10 + 3 Fantastic!
dilpo + 10 + 3 Great!
Rodolfo79 + 1 Awesome!
杀手11 + 2 Fantastic!
champraku + 10 + 3 Fantastic!
Ksaha82 + 10 + 3 Awesome!
Imtiyax + 10 + 3 Awesome!
Prince26712 + 10 + 5 Awesome!
KattyBerry + 2 Great!
ydd0ras + 5 Thanks!
Bobon68 + 1 Awesome!
VikuBalupura + 10 Fantastic!

Experience +128  Prestige +33  View Rating Log

Happy To Help

Please Click Reply Below Or Type My Tag @PrinceKaran  To Notify Me, So you'll get my attention.



Rank: 7Rank: 7Rank: 7

Mi A1
MIUI Version
Online time
2932 Hours
Send PM

Mijia Mi Bunny RobotMi Selfie StickMi Bluetooth SpeakerYi Action CameraMi MIXMi ScaleMijia Qi CycleMi WiFiMagic CubeMi KeyMijia Electric ScooterMi VRXiaomi 6 LaunchMijia VR Play 2Mi HeadphonesNinebot MiniMi Plastic In-ear PhonesMi Band 2Mijia Walkie TalkieMi Power Bank 10000MAH Mi Air PurifierMi Yi CameraMi BandMi TV 70Mi BoxMi Bluetooth Canon SpeakerMi Bluetooth HeadsetMi Water PurifierMi  BunnyMi Kids WatchMi Power StripMi Power BankMi VR HeadsetMi HomeMi Notebook AirUnlock MedalMijia Story TellerXiaomi 7th AnniversaryMIUI 2016MarshmallowI Love MIUIFlashholicMIUI Devices ContestAnTuTuAwesome!Fantastic!MIUI 8Redmi 3SMi MIXMi Note 2Mi Pad 2 Win 10 EditionMi 4SMi Max Redmi Note 4Redmi 3Redmi Note 3Mi Pad 2Mi 5Mi 5 ProMi 4cRedmi Note 2Mi Note ProRedmi 2Redmi ProMi NoteXiaomi Mi 4Redmi 1S4 Million Forum MembersMi 5s PlusMi PadRedmi NoteMi 5s1800K Forum MembersMIUI Marathon MedalMIUI 2017MIUI Lucky Friday1700K Forum MembersMi Live MedalMIUI World TourMIUI 300 WeeksMIUI 6th AnniversaryPokemon Master Medal1500K Forum MembersMIUI Forum AppFan Of MIUI PolandDiwali Happy DiwaliMid-Autumn FestivalThanksgiving DayFan Of MIUI BangladeshHappy New YearXiaomi 6th AnniversaryMerry ChristmasMIUI Fan From SingaporeFan Of MIUI India1900K Forum MembersFan Of MIUI ItalyFan Of MIUI RussiaMIUI Weekly Poll1 Million Forum App InstallsI Love 20162100K Forum MembersMIUI Fan From IndonesiaFan Of MIUI SpainRooster Year of 2017Happy Holi Medal5 Million Forum App InstallsMIUI Happy MedalSuper SaturdayMIUI Font Lover300K Forum MembersRingolicious MedalSuper SundaySuper Thursday10 Million Forum PostsSurge S1Singapore Merlion MedalSuper FridayMIUI Fan From NepalPuzzle MasterFan Of MIUI FranceSuper WednesdayWomen's Day Medal3500K Forum Members90000 Forum MembersMIUI P1st AnniversaryMIUI 5th AnniversaryMIUI 20 Million UsersMIUI SMIUI 50 Million UsersFan Of MIUI GreeceAtaturk MourningCamera Filter Guru MedalMIUI Fan From PhilippinesMIUI Philippines Fan Meetup100k Forum MembersXiaomi 5th AnniversaryMIUI 9500K Forum MembersMIUI 7th AnniversaryMIUI 100 Million UsersSuper Tuesday3 Million Forum MembersMIUI Drawing TalentRocket to FutureMIUI Fan from TurkeyMIUI Monthly TalkMIUI Fan from Malaysia3 Million Forum App InstallsHappy Valentine's DaySuper MondayMIUI Fan from IndiaAlpaca Mi Bunny I Love Mi BunnySummer Mi BunnyMiPopGamer Mi BunnyMIUI ReviewMIUI News TeamMIUI Halloween 2017Mr. DependableMIUI KingOTA Feedback25 Million StrongMi Bunny Game Master India Independence DayApp StarRingtone ExpertMIUI ExpertDie-hard MIUI Fan2017 Annual AwardsMIUI G+ FollowerStar Wars7 Million Forum Members8 Million Forum MembersApp TalentMi Lover MedalMaster Of TechnologyMIUI SuperstarStar Of TechnologyStar MIUI News Team MemberTechnology GuruTheme TalentMi TalentRingtone Star Android ElfMIUI FB FollowerMIUI Twitter FollowerMi Story TellerYouth PledgeScroll Of WisdomUpdates LoverMi A1MIUI Ice Bucket ChallengeForum Contest LoverInbox ZeroApp TalentAndroid GuruMIUI FollowerMIUI Medals CollectorMost Active MIUIerPioneer of MIUI English Forum Debate MasterApp MasterMIUI Android 4.4 KitKatHumor MasterMost Popular Forum User

10:45, Mar-08-2018 | From PC
Thanks for sharing

Diamond Member

Rank: 5Rank: 5

MIUI Version
Online time
3 Hours
Send PM

MIUI Devices ContestXiaomi Mi 4Happy DiwaliMIUI 9

13:18, Mar-08-2018 | From Redmi Note 4X

Elite Member

Software Engineer

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Redmi Note 5/Pro
MIUI Version
Online time
21 Hours
Send PM

Mijia Smart PTZ CameraMi Kids WatchMijia Qi CycleUnlock MedalFantastic!MIUI Devices ContestAwesome!4 Million Forum MembersRedmi Note 4XMIUI 2017Rocket to FutureMIUI Happy MedalMIUI Forum AppMIUI Lucky FridayWomen's Day MedalSurge S1MIUI 7th AnniversarySuper SundayMIUI 9Summer Mi BunnyGamer Mi BunnyOreoRedmi Quiz MasterDie-hard MIUI FanPioneer of MIUI English Forum OTA FeedbackMIUI Android 4.4 KitKatMIUI Halloween 2017Theme Talent2017 Annual AwardsStar Of TechnologyMi Lover Medal6 Million Forum MembersMr. DependableScroll Of WisdomRingtone ExpertMi Story TellerAndroid ElfTechnology GuruAndroid GuruMIUI Follower

13:18, Mar-08-2018 | From APP
Huuuhhhhhhhh .... still waiting for Oreo
Software Engineer Surender Singh

Diamond Member

Rank: 5Rank: 5

MIUI Version
Online time
9 Hours
Send PM

MIUI Devices ContestI Love 2016MIUI 9Mi Talent

13:18, Mar-08-2018 | From Redmi Note 4X
Miui will come to P after 2020😆😅

Diamond Member

Rank: 5Rank: 5

MIUI Version
Online time
1 Hours
Send PM

Mi Band 2Magic CubeMijia Qi CycleMi MIXMi ScaleMi Bluetooth HeadsetMi Kids WatchFantastic!FlashholicMIUI Devices ContestAwesome!Mi MIXRocket to FutureWomen's Day MedalMIUI 2017MIUI Happy MedalMIUI 9MIUI 7th AnniversaryMIUI 50 Million UsersMIUI Lucky FridayMerry ChristmasHappy New YearHappy Valentine's Day2017 Annual AwardsMi Lover MedalMIUI FollowerStar Of TechnologyMIUI Halloween 2017Technology GuruMi Story Teller7 Million Forum MembersScroll Of WisdomDie-hard MIUI Fan

13:21, Mar-08-2018 | From Mi MIX
Thx for the news

MIUI Beta Team - Global

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Redmi 5 Plus
MIUI Version
Online time
80 Hours
Send PM

Mi HomeMi MIXMi BoxMi TV 70Mijia Smart PTZ CameraMijia VR Play 2Mijia Qi CycleMagic CubeMi  BunnyMi Band 2Unlock MedalMi Kids WatchMi Bluetooth SpeakerXiaomi 7th AnniversaryFantastic!I Love MIUIMIUI Devices ContestFlashholicAwesome!Redmi Note 44 Million Forum MembersRedmi 4/Prime/4ARedmi Note 4XMi 5100k Forum MembersMIUI 2017MIUI Happy MedalSuper Wednesday90000 Forum MembersMIUI Forum AppMIUI 9Ringolicious MedalFan Of MIUI BangladeshMIUI Philippines Fan MeetupMIUI 7th AnniversaryMIUI Font LoverHilal Ramadan Super MondayMerry ChristmasWomen's Day MedalMIUI 100 Million UsersMIUI 50 Million UsersSuper SundayHappy New YearHappy Valentine's DayMIUI 20 Million UsersMIUI SSurge S1MIUI PMIUI Lucky Friday300K Forum MembersSuper TuesdayHappy DiwaliPuzzle MasterRocket to FutureGamer Mi BunnyMiPopMIUI Weekly Devices QuizTechnology GuruOreoOTA FeedbackForum Contest LoverDie-hard MIUI FanScroll Of WisdomMIUI Quick DiscussionMi Lover MedalIndia Independence DayAndroid GuruYouth PledgeAndroid ElfRingtone ExpertMaster Of TechnologyMIUI Halloween 2017Mr. Dependable2017 Annual Awards6 Million Forum MembersMIUI Twitter FollowerRedmi Note 5A/PrimeMIUI G+ FollowerPioneer of MIUI English Forum Star Of TechnologyMi TalentMIUI Android 4.4 KitKatMIUI Medals CollectorMost Active MIUIerTheme TalentMi Bunny Game Master NougatMi Story TellerMIUI ExpertMIUI FollowerUpdates Lover25 Million Strong

13:27, Mar-08-2018 | From Redmi 5 Plus
Waiting for Redmi 5 Plus

MIUI Beta Team - China

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Redmi 4X
MIUI Version
Online time
2 Hours
Send PM

Mi Kids WatchI Love MIUISuper SundayHappy New YearNougatDie-hard MIUI Fan2017 Annual Awards

13:29, Mar-08-2018 | From Redmi 4X
Waiting for Android Oreo 8.0 All Device
MIUI Team.

Diamond Member

Rank: 5Rank: 5

MIUI Version
Online time
0 Hours
Send PM

Super MondaySuper SundayMIUI Lucky FridayMIUI PHappy Valentine's DayMIUI 9Star Of TechnologyTheme TalentMIUI Weekly Devices QuizOTA FeedbackMi Lover MedalAndroid Elf

13:30, Mar-08-2018 | From Redmi Note 4X
Thanks for information

MIUI Resources Team

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Redmi Note 3
MIUI Version
Online time
95 Hours
Send PM

Mi BandMi HeadphonesMi WiFiMi VR HeadsetMi Power StripMi MIXMIUI 2016MIUI 8MIUI Devices ContestFlashholicAwesome!Fantastic!Redmi Note 3Redmi Note 4XHappy Valentine's DayFan Of MIUI IndiaMIUI Fan from IndiaSurge S1MIUI 2017Women's Day MedalI Love 20163 Million Forum App InstallsSuper MondayMIUI Lucky FridayRooster Year of 2017MIUI 7th AnniversaryMIUI Weekly PollRocket to FutureFan Of MIUI FranceMIUI 9Happy New YearMiPopMIUI Medals CollectorStar Of TechnologyMi Lover MedalMIUI G+ FollowerMIUI FollowerTheme TalentMIUI Expert2017 Annual AwardsMIUI Twitter FollowerOTA FeedbackMIUI Ice Bucket ChallengeTechnology GuruAndroid ElfUpdates LoverYouth PledgeForum Contest LoverMaster Of TechnologyMr. DependableScroll Of WisdomAndroid GuruDebate Master

13:38, Mar-08-2018 | From Redmi Note 3
Nice Information

Credits Management

Quick Reply Top Return to the list