Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

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Google unveiled a beta version of Android P, the next release of its mobile operating system, at the company's developer conference today.

Ten years ago, when we launched the first Android phone—the T-Mobile G1—it was with a simple but bold idea: to build a mobile platform that’s free and open to everyone. Today, that idea is thriving—billions of people around the world rely on their Android phone every day. To make Android smarter and easier to use than ever, today we’re unveiling a beta version of Android P, the next release of Android.

Here's a look at some of the features coming to Android P...

Adaptive Battery
Google partnered with DeepMind to build Adaptive Battery which prioritizes battery power only for the apps and services you use the most, to help you squeeze the most out of your battery.

Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

Adaptive Brightness
Machine learning was used to create Adaptive Brightness, a new feature which learns how you like to set the brightness slider given your surroundings.

App Actions
App Actions help you get to your next task more quickly by predicting what you want to do next. Say you connect your headphones to your device, Android will surface an action to resume your favorite Spotify playlist. Actions show up throughout Android in places like the Launcher, Smart Text Selection, the Play Store, the Google Search app and the Assistant.

Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

Slices surface part of an app where you need it most. For example, if you search for “Lyft” in Google Search, you can see an interactive Slice that gives you the price and time for a trip to work, and it’s interactive so you can quickly order the ride.

Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

ML Kit
Google is bringing the power of its machine learning to app developers with ML Kit, a new set of cross-platform APIs available through Firebase. ML Kit offers developers on-device APIs for text recognition, face detection, image labeling and more. So mobile developers building apps like Lose It!, a nutrition tracker, can easily deploy our text recognition model to scan nutritional information and ML Kit’s custom model APIs to automatically classify over 200 different foods with your phone’s camera.

New System Navigation
In Android P, gestures can enable navigation right from your homescreen. You can swipe up to see a newly designed Overview, the spot where at a glance you have full-screen previews of your recently used apps. Simply tap to jump back into one of them.

Smart Text Selection (which recognizes the meaning of the text you’re selecting and suggests relevant actions) works in Overview, making it easier to perform the action you want.

Android P also brings a redesigned Quick Settings, a better way to take and edit screenshots, simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications and more.

Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

A new Dashboard shows you how you’re spending time on your device, including time spent in apps, how many times you’ve unlocked your phone, and how many notifications you’ve received.

App Timer
You can set time limits on apps, get nudged when you’re close to your limit and then gray out the icon.

Do Not Disturb
A new Do Not Disturb mode silences not just the phone calls and notifications, but also all the visual interruptions that pop up on your screen. If you turn your phone over on the table, it automatically enters Do Not Disturb so you can focus on being present.

Wind Down
Wind Down will switch on Night Light when it gets dark, and it will turn on Do Not Disturb and fade the screen to grayscale at your chosen bedtime to help you remember to get to sleep at the time you want.

Google Unveils Beta Version of Android P [Video]

Other improvements include DNS over TLS, encrypted backups, Protected Confirmations and more. Android P Beta is available today on Google Pixel and the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential PH‑1.

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Kk - May 9, 2018 at 3:37pm
The best feature was Google Duplex! Where the google assistant will make a phone call to make an appointment for you. Like a reservation for a restaurant, etc. Time to switch to Android.
PerpetuallyBlue - May 9, 2018 at 3:24pm
That’s a stupid ad video. Does that mean that everyone not European or White American should get an Android? How are they different if they’re in their own continent. I find it racist. Open like a Chevy but everyone wants to drive the Mercedes.