Android P Beta 3 Released

It contains all the APIs that will be available in Android P, so that third-party software developers can test their applications right now
05 July 2018   594

The developers announced the release of the Android P Beta 3 OS for Pixel devices through the Android Beta Program. It has caught the latest bugs, added July security updates, and optimized to improve performance.

The version for devices of other manufacturers Google has promised to release in a few weeks.

What's new in Android P Beta 3?

The third beta is the closest to the official release, due in summer 2018. It contains all the APIs that will be available in Android P, so that third-party software developers can test their applications right now.

In addition, Android P Beta 3 changed system icons, including the status bar, the settings panel and notifications.

Android P Beta 3
Android P Beta 3

The preview version of the new system was released in March 2018, the first test - two months later. The developers promised a deep integration of neural networks into the OS, as well as an updated interface with gesture support.

Oracle to Announce Java SE 11 & Java Development Kit 11

As reported, support for Java 8 will end in December 2020, and Java 10 won't receive any updates
27 September 2018   561

Oracle developers announced the release of the Java 11 standard and its implementation of the JDK (Java Development Kit) with a long support period up to 2026. It is fully compatible with previous versions. Support for Java 8 will end in December 2020, and Java 10 won't receive any updates.

New in Java SE 11

  • Nest-Based Access Control system implemented
  • The .class format is complemented by the support for the CONSTANT_Dynamic forms, which are loaded by the creation of constants to the bootstrap method.
  • Added support for the latest version of the transport layer security protocol - TLS 1.3. It accelerates the loading of mobile web pages, and also filters out old, vulnerable cryptographic primitives, replacing them with more complex encryption algorithms.
  • Standardized support for the HTTP Client API, introduced in the Java 9 incubator.
  • Epsilon garbage collector is launched in a test mode.
  • The Java EE and CORBA modules are removed from the JDK and the Java SE platform, and the Nashorn engine and the Pack200 tools are declared obsolete.
  • The JavaFX module is excluded from the kernel and is shipped separately.
  • Existing APIs are updated to support the Unicode 10 format.
  • Added tools for streaming low-level data on errors and problems.
  • Added the ability to run single-file programs that contain the source code.

More information about the changes can be found on the Release Notes page of JDK 11.

The previous, intermediate version of the standard and JDK 10 came out in March 2018. A set of development tools has received three new variants of Java virtual machines, the sharing of application classes and the support of the experimental Just-in-Time compiler on Linux / x64.