Hyderabad: With an eye on the future, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has unveiled a string of updates to Google’s upcoming operating system, Android P, and launched its beta version.
Here are a few factors that make Android P beta unique:
Google now helps users use the phone’s OS to do more work by using it less.
There is a new dashboard that allows users to know how often, when and for how long they have been using every app
Users are now allowed to set limits on apps
Android P beta will allow users to control and set time limits on apps, like setting half an hour of Instagram per day. Once those 30 minutes are up, the coloured icon goes dull.
Android P also includes a new core interface that uses iPhone-like navigation gestures and smarter ways to access functions that are usually buried away inside apps
Google has also changed the way notifications work without bothering users
This shows how many minutes the phone was used overall per day, how many notifications were received, a pie chart of how long users have used each app on the phone that day and how long per day users’ have used each app on the device — broken down hour by hour.
The update to the OS brings a new Do Not Disturb feature
Navigation is completely revamped
There is no multitasking button that shows all apps running in the background. Users can use the ‘Home’ button to navigate the background apps
There are updates in volume control and screen rotation too