Tuesday, 19 June, 2018

Android P Apparently Blocks Substratum Theme Engine, People Aren't Pleased

Android P will allow you to use your phone as a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard Android P may allow your phone to work as a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse
Camille Neal | 09 March, 2018, 10:19

Ahead of the release, we have come across a few rumors that hint at the upcoming features of the next Android OS. There is quite a bit of code pointing at a new Bluetooth profile (HID, or human interface device) being added an enabled to Android devices running Android P, which will make them act like any other regular input device. That patch was committed in December of 2016, however the functionality remained disabled for subsequent Android releases. However, the service has now been enabled (as per the new commits) and the APIs (Application Programming Interface) for developers have also been unhidden, meaning they can create apps that work on Bluetooth HID profile. Right now, the update doesn't add a lot in the way of features for the average user - and Google discourages regular people from installing it - but that will change as we get closer to release this fall.

So what exactly does this all mean? These functions are of use when it comes to voice calls or music streaming over the Bluetooth feature. Once the Bluetooth HID feature is enabled, developers will be able to include the feature into their apps, which will allow your smartphone to be used as an input device for a laptop, desktop, or tablet. That means app developers can not create apps utilizing the service to enable your smartphone to be used as a basic keyboard/mouse input device. With the Substratum theme engine app installed plus a necessary add-on app straight from Google Play, users could apply downloadable themes to almost their entire phone all without the need for root access.

Jerry Brown: Trump 'Going to War Against the State of California'
Brown declared the lawsuit "SAD!" in a Trump-like statement, while the Democrats running to replace him decried Sessions' move. The lawsuit would block California laws that extend protections to people in the United States without documentation.

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