Android P Highlights from Google IO 2018, Day 1

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Google kicked off  this year’s I/O with some impressive showcasing. Other than Google Assistant’s ability to call actual places and make appointments for you, the new features on Android P are something to look forward to.

Android P will be tailored around Simplicity, Intelligence and Digital Wellbeing

Android P is going to have some nifty improvements to only help you interact with your smartphone more easily but also have a healthy relationship. Here are those sampled.
Dashboard is a feature that will show you how much time you spend on your phone. It will show how much time you spend on each app via app timer and help you adjust accordingly.

The Shush feature will help you cut off distractions from your phone no messages nor calls. You will be able activate Do Not Disturb by placing your phone facedown on a flat surface.

Do not worry on missing out critical information from important persons, Do Not Disturb will allow you to add emergency contacts – who can still reach you while in the mode.

Is your phone making it hard to sleep? The smart guys at Google know sleep is important for your health and so they have created Wind Down.

You just need to tell your device the time you want to sleep and it will activate Do Not Disturb at that hour. 

Your phone will grey out, becoming less stimulating to you. It will bring back the colours automatically the following morning.

Ever wanted to copy and paste text from real world? Google grants your fantasy with Google Lens. Just point your phone camera to a text and select whatever part you want.

What’s more, you can even search for the meaning of words you copied via Google Lens.

The feature will also come in handy when searching for similar objects, such as a piece of clothing.

Other than Pixel devices, Android P beta will be available for Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6 and Essential Phone.  

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