Android P: first looks and features

17 May 2018
Android P: first looks and features

Android smartphone version update ” Android P”

Android P: Google never fails to disappoint us, Google tries to make its applications as simpler as it can. Google always makes its users speechless, introduce’s as many new things to make the user joyful. Google was recently working on its future Android smartphone version Update i.e. “Android P”

List of Android smartphones receiving Android P update:

  • Google Pixel phones
  • Nokia phones
  • Vivo phones
  • OnePlus phones
  • Xiaomi phones
  • Sony phones
  • Oppo phones
  • The Essential Phone

Features of Android P

1. Adaptive brightness

Current auto-brightness settings aren’t good enough, according to Google, and that’s why it’s giving phone makers a more power efficient way to calibrate phone screen brightness based on both the environment and learned behavior. Google calls this adaptive brightness and claims that currently around 50% of users testing out this Android P feature have stopped manually adjusting the brightness thanks to the adaptive brightness settings.

2. Adaptive battery life

Android P is being designed to give you a more consistent battery experience by using on-device machine learning to figure out which apps you’ll use in the next few hours and which you won’t use until later if at all today. With 30% reduction in CPU app wake-ups for apps, the adaptive battery is producing promising results, according to Dave Burke, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android. He says Google partnered with Deep Mind to refine its deep learning algorithms and it’s having a big effect on Android battery life.

3. Navigation design changes

Android P will have a new system navigation interface in order to make multi-tasking easier to understand, with a single clean home button. It’s very much an iPhone X horizontal bar to replace the typical home and recent buttons.

This is part of Google’s plan to make the UI simpler and adapt to the all-screen phone designs out there.

You’ll be able to swipe up from the bottom anywhere in the operating system to see recent open apps as well as five predicted app at the bottom of the screen to save you time. Swiping up a second time and you’ll see your app drawer. With this one-two swipe gesture, Google has essentially combined the all-apps and overview spaces gesture into one.

You can do one better than Apple’s iPhone interface. Android P will let you scroll through all of your apps very quickly by sliding right and left with the horizontal bar at the bottom. It’s like a video you’re scrubbing through, by for app selection.

4. Time dashboard and Shush

It’s no secret that we use our smartphones too much, and you probably do, too (you are on a technology website, after all). But how much time?

Like Fitbit tracker gauges for activity and informs to motivate you, Google’s Android P update includes a dashboard to monitor how long you’ve been using your phone and specific apps. It’s supposed to aid you in understanding what you’re spending too much time on so that you can adjust your behavior.

It even comes with an app timer and to send you notifications when you cross a self-imposed threshold, and a new Shush feature is launching as a Do Not Disturb shortcut when you turn your phone over on its front face. In addition to silencing alarms, it won’t even display visual notifications. Think of Google as eliminating both audible and visual noise from your life when these modes are enabled.

5. App actions

Google is inserting more prediction tools into its app drawer. Previously, you’d see a top row of predicted apps, normally based on your usage history. That was helpful. Android P goes a step further with app actions that predict what you’ll do next, and these shortcuts sit in a row right underneath the predicted app icons. This boils down to shortcuts for calls, or a run routine based on the fact that you just plugged in headphones and run every day at this time with an app like Strava. It’s like Android P is reading your mind.

These updates are yet been listed to enroll in Google’s latest Android smartphone version update “Android P”. Stay tuned for further updates of “Android P” on Androidrookies

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