Google I/O 2018: Android wants to cure your smartphone addiction

Google I/O 2018: Android wants to cure your smartphone addiction”

Android P will come standard with a new feature called adaptive battery, which will conserve your phone battery life by predicting which apps you use often, and others you don't, by utilizing less CPU power. The Android P will have Apple iPhone X like features, There will be a small dash on the bottom of the phone, long press of the Google Assistant and a swipe up will be able to lead you to the review screen. During the I/O today, Google announced the Android TV dongle as the ADT-2, which is sadly a developer unit only and can't ever be found or purchased in stores. We can also look forward to a streamlined sign-in flow for users on iOS hardware or those connecting through PC browsers. The goal, we're told, is so that developers who are interested in making apps targeting Android P can use the Mi Mix 2S as a relatively cheaper test device (at least, compared to the other flagships smartphones that were announced as a part of the program).

How do you install Android P on a compatible device? You can still go to the home screen, multitask, kill apps, and switch between apps.

Part of Google's well-being program to help minimize the distractions that may suck users back into using a phone is to enhance the Do Not Disturb feature on Android P. "Adaptive Brightness" will allow Android P phones to learn how you set your brightness settings and replicate it in different settings depending on the light. To counter this, developers are looking to backport most of these updates into the Android Oreo version, so that OEMs can provide maintenance updates rather than wait for the full Android P update. The ADT-2 is only available to developers, for free, via this lengthy Google Form. Users can use the "Home" button to navigate the background apps.

The first big announcement was that Android TV now has 3,600 apps and games.

From a list of sub-menus, choose Preferences and then open Assistant Voice and choose the voice you want.

For those unfamiliar with the Google Lens, it is a feature which when pointed at something uses augmented reality to recognize the object, such as clothing items, animals, plants, food, and more. Google Maps will now have a StreetView AR overlay that will point you in the right direction by simply pointing your phone at the street.

App Timers is another feature that will help you get away from your phone.

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