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Android P would allow changing the wallpaper in Always On Display mode

In a few weeks we have one of the most important events of the year at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Google will start its annual developer conference, the Google I / O in its 2018 edition , which will probably open its doors while it is released the second edition for developers from Android P .

This first beta of Android P-remember that the current version is considered Alpha-, will come with many of the innovations that we have not yet seen in the new version of the system , who has been with us since last March 7. As it approaches the day scheduled for the release of this second preview , new details are appearing that will arrive in the first instance to the owners of the Google Pixel terminals. Today, precisely, new data on Android P have emerged through one of the applications included in the system.

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By decompiling the SystemUI.apk application from a Google Pixel 2 XL by running Android P Developer Preview 1 , people from XDA-Developers has discovered relevant information related to the Always On Display mode.

For those outside this term, it is necessary to comment that Always On Display is the system that is responsible for displaying relevant information, such as date, time and notifications, even if the device is at rest . Until now, the Google Pixels did not allow too much customization of the parameters in this way, although this could change in a short time.

Apparently, if you compare the code related to the AOD mode included in Android P, with which we found in Android 8.1 Oreo, new text fields appear, which refer to the ability to change the screen background of the Always On Display mode . as well as different transitions and effects.

At the moment, it is completely unknown what will be the approach used by Google to allow showing or changing a wallpaper in AOD, since the main purpose of this function is to display information in the most subtle way possible, on a totally black background that promotes a better autonomy thanks to the OLED technology of the Pixel 2 screen. I am afraid that we will have to wait until the arrival of the second preview for Android P developers, or until someone is able to enable this function before Google decides to do so.

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