As many had expected, Google has announced the beta version of the latest Android — Android P. While it is not clear what P stands for, it is clear that Google has put a lot of effort in making the build AI-friendly. P comes with a lot of features, and some of them are for your digital well-being instead of extensive usage. To do all these, Google engineers have relied on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. At the basic level, Android P will adjust your display brightness by learning your usage patterns, environment and lighting, also improving your battery life exponentially.
As it goes deeper, Android P offers more features for usability as well. One of such features is called Adaptive Battery and it makes use of Machine Learning to study users’ app usage patterns. This way, Android would be able to allocate more power for the most used apps while cutting down resources for the least used ones. The company says that the trend will, ultimately, increase the battery life. At the same time, App Actions are what make Android P even unique. Instead of suggesting simple apps you may want to use, Android can now suggest certain actions that you do with an app — Navigate to home using Maps, for instance.
Although not an overhaul, the Android P UI has also been modified, to take advantage of gesture support. It has taken down the home button. Users can now use an upward swipe to launch app drawer and the multi-window page, where task management has become easier. Of course, it has taken some inspiration from the ingenious iPhone X. In addition, Android P packs various features for Do Not Disturb, a dashboard to get app usage statistics for digital wellbeing and more. According to Google, the new version will have hundreds of miscellaneous features too, when made public.
Android P Beta is now open and Pixel devices and other devices with Project Treble can get it.