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Everything you need to know about Android P

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The first public beta version of Android P has finally arrived, and in addition to being the largest reorganization of the Google operating system, it is also available on multiple phones at launch. From an iPhone X style notch to battery upgrades, we now know what Android P will bring with the Google I/O developer conference.

Previously, the company launched Android P Developer Preview 1 on its Pixel devices, however, thanks to the support of Project Treble, the public Beta is open to different devices of seven different manufacturers.

Although Android P will not be officially launched until this year’s autumn season, the company has revealed several features of the upcoming version of Android P that features a new gesture-driven interface, a tab to give you an overview of the time spent on the device and optimizations to reduce battery drainage.

So, what makes it so good? To paraphrase Google’s latest update for an I/O conference, you want me to use the phone less to help you better manage your digital wellbeing. From new touch gestures to an intuitive dashboard, the new Android P features will give you the tools you need to use your phone less. Now, continue reading to see a breakdown of everything related to Android P.


Android P’s Features

Dashboard Feature

There’s a new ‘Dashboard’ feature that allows you to track the time spent on the device. With Dashboard, you can see how much time your phone uses to send messages, broadcast content, browse the Internet, or even make calls.

With some apps like YouTube, you can even get tips to take a break from the screen. You can also set time limits for the screen for specific applications.


Wind Down Mode

Wind Down Mode is a new feature that also aims to improve digital wellbeing. With Wind Down mode, tell the Google Assistant when you want to go to bed, and automatically put the phone in Do Not Disturb mode and change the screen to grayscale.

Adaptive brightness
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Adaptive brightness uses A.I. to determine the preferred brightness setting. Once you understand your preferences, you can make the necessary changes based on lighting conditions.


Improved notifications

One of the biggest changes affecting most users will be provided in the form of improved notifications. In particular, Google wants notifications to be a little more useful, which means you can do more without having to open a complete application. Now, from notifications, Google will suggest smart answers, allow you to attach photos and stickers and write your answers.

It all depends on the new style of notification of Google “MessagingStyle” and we can not say that it is a surprising change, especially given the fact that the company has recently launched an initiative called “Responder”, which allows notifications of messaging apps. show answers in an intelligent way


Slices

Similar to widgets, Slices allows application developers to use their APIs within Android to create contextual suggestions based on their use. For example, if you search for Lyft, you will see an option that allows you to book a car without opening the application.


Application Actions

Last year, Android started using A.I. to suggest applications based on different criteria. This year, Google is improving Android P by adding a feature called application actions. With the actions of the application, the phone will use A.I. not only to select applications but to make contextual suggestions based on their use.


A new way to avoid accidental rotation of the screen

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While Android currently offers an option to lock screen orientation, it can be a little annoying to use it when switching from one application to another. Android P offers a completely new way to avoid accidental screen rotations.

With Android P, you can set a screen with a specific orientation. If you want to change the orientation, just touch an icon to the right of the Recent app’s icon.


New gestures

Google’s Android P also brings a series of new gestures. New gestures include pressing and holding the power and volume buttons to prevent ringing and scrolling the start button to see recent applications. The option to mute the phone audio, once available only on a handful of Android devices, is now processed on Android P.


Changes in the navigation bar

One of the biggest changes you’ll find in Android P is a change in the navigation bar. Android P now allows you to use the Home button to access recent applications. With the startup gesture updated, you’ll see your start button replaced by a small line at the bottom of the screen. You can scroll up to access applications or view all open applications. It will also serve as a slider to help with navigation.

If you decide to use the navigation bar updated with the gestures of the start button, you will notice that the Overview icon will no longer be displayed.


Google Android p news rotation

You’ll also see further customizations for the navigation bar in Android P. With Navbar applications, you can easily change the color and background of the navigation bar. In the future, you can also add custom widgets to the navigation bar.


Multi-camera support
(7x honor double camera review)

Last year, Nokia introduced a new feature called Dual-Sight on some of its phones. With Dual-Sight, you can simultaneously use both camera lenses on your phone to capture images. It seems that Android P can make similar features widely available on most Android smartphones.

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