Google I / O 2018: In order to make it easier for users to navigate and access smart methods of accessing functions on Android devices, Google unveils a string of updates in their upcoming operating system (OS) Android P on 8th may 2018 (Tuesday).In its annual developers conference at Google I / O in California, Google claimed that it is creating these new features so that users can use the phone’s OS to “do less get more”.
Android P due to be released at the end of this year, will have a new dashboard that tells users how often, when and for how long they are using every app on the phone.
It will also allow them to set limits like half an hour of any social network(Instagram,Twitter,whatsapp) per day. Once those 30 minutes have gone up, the colourful icon will change into sluggish.
The new OS also explained how the notification works to prevent the phone from disturbing users.
Android p will have a dashboard to show information about the user’s phone use.
It will show how many minutes the phone was used per day, how many notifications were received, how long a pie chart users have used every app on the phone, and how many days users have used every app on the device – hours Hour’s broken off
Updates to the OS will brings a new do not disturb feature which will turn off notifications when turn on.
Android P will completely alter the core navigation on the device. It will not have a multitasking button that shows all running applications in the background. Users can use the “Home” button to navigate the background apps.These background apps can be accessed by “swipe-up”. A second “swipe-up” app drawer will open.
OS has new updates in volume control and screen rotation. Users can now keep the phone in silent mode with one touch and set the screen rotation to the landscape or portrait on the spot, where a small icon appears when the spin is detected.
Android P (beta): does it work with your device?
There’s a better chance that the Android P beta works with your device than the Android O beta did a months ago, simply because Android P is on more devices. That got audible cheers from the Google IO crowd.
So far, it works with:
- Google Pixel
- Nokia 7
- OnePlus 6
On the related note, we would normally like to see more optimization capabilities with Android P.
Some third-party launchers allow you to customize gestures, screen transitions and as soon as, but what you see for the most part comes with Android Oreo.
To get those options, there is nothing to prevent from switching the stock launcher to a third party, but then you look and feel Oreo, so we want more optimisation for Android P.