August 18, 2018

Android P will bring more convenient ways to manage notifications

11 May 2018, 07:38 | Casey Mitchell

Android P will bring more convenient ways to manage notifications

Android P will bring more convenient ways to manage notifications

Perhaps the biggest change in Android P is the new navigation system, and with it representing something of a change from previous control methods, it may just take some getting used to.

Google kicked off its annual developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on Tuesday, 8 May. Google has announced many new features for Google Assistant as well.

One of the things we're excited about for Android P is their "app actions" which predicts what you will do with the apps based on previous actions. It could also make phone calls in the background and converse independently with a person on the other line.

Right after its opening I/O 2018 keynote, Google launched the first public beta of Android P.

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Google released the 2nd developer preview for Android P on Wear OS today.

"Bringing Google services into Volvo cars will accelerate innovation in connectivity and boost our development in applications and connected services", said Henrik Green, senior vice president of Research and Development at Volvo Cars.

Google also showcased the Assistant's capability to set appointments and bookings on behalf of a user.

Android TV thrives on apps, and Google's also working to make it easier to configure a new system with the apps you're going to want most. The announcements were made by a group of lead developers of the Android TV at Google's I/O held on the 7th of May. Google worked on the brightness according to your preference automatically.

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Android P includes a new core interface that uses iPhone-like navigation gestures and smarter ways to access functions that are usually buried away inside apps. The new operating system comes with an upgraded Do Not Disturb mode that prevents notifications from bothering the phone's owner as they won't be showing anywhere on the phone at all.

Fix the brightness of photos that are underexposed. Greyscales aren't fun. It is, essentially, a black and white display.

When you point Lens at text, it will also try to understand what that text means, and Google offered the following example of why that might be nice. It'll engage with you, but it's hardly the most natural conversationalist.

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