Android P Beta Announced at Google IO 2018: Top 5 Features & Compatible Smartphones
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Google officially announced the new Android P at the ongoing Google IO 2108 wherein the first public beta build of the OS is already available. The main highlight of this iteration is that it is developed for Pixel as well as selected non-Pixel device which was not seen on the previous versions. Featuring various improvements and design changes, the new latest iteration of the OS majorly focuses on AI and machine learning. To proffer more details about Android Oreo successor, we list down top 5 features of the new iteration and the devices that will be compatible with the same. See More: OnePlus 6 Fast AF Sale Announced: Pre-Book New OnePlus 6 from 13 May to 16 May on Amazon

Android Dashboard: The new version of the OS will sport a new Android Dashboard which will take care of the digital well-being of the user. The dashboard is all about digital wellness that learns from the habits of the users and adapt according to it. The new dashboard emphasizes on the aspects that are important for the users like telling the user since how long he have been using a certain app. Moreover, the new feature will also ask the users to switch off the app and spend time with the family. It also gets App Timer for setting specific limits on the particular apps.

Adaptive Battery: Another highlight of the new Android P OS is that it now comes with adaptive battery which enables the users to limit battery for not-much used apps thus keeping the battery levels up. However, this could result in delayed notifications. Read More: Amitabh Bachchan Accidentally Teased the Most Awaited New OnePlus 6 Smartphone on Twitter Ahead of its India Launch; Pics Deleted

Adaptive Brightness: Likewise the Adaptive Battery, the new iteration of the OS is designed to track the brightness settings throughout the day and ensures adaptive brightness when required. Moreover, the users can also witness the brightness toggle moving with feature on. Read Also: Google I/O 2018: Google Smart Displays Launching in July; AI Boost for Google Photos & New Voices for Google Assistant

New App Drawer: A major design overhaul of the OS is the addition of new app drawer which proffers the users a clear affirmation for the screens without bezels. Skipping the conventional navigation buttons, the new Android P will focus on gestures to move around in the new UI. By pressing the button at the bottom, the App Switcher will be swiped up which enables the users to copy paste from one app to another. Moreover, the home button will feature in a way and the back button appears whenever required.

Smart Auto-Rotate Display: Another major improvement on the new Android P is the ‘Smart Auto Rotate Display’ which focuses on Digital Well-being. With the inclusion of this new feature, a new rotation icon will pop up just next to the navigation icons that gives an option to the user to rotate the screen if required. This new feature is added to the latest version of the OS to prevent accidental auto rotation which is definitely annoying. See Also: Google I/O 2018: Google Introduces Smart Compose AI-enabled Feature in Gmail

Having said that the new Android P will be made available for the Pixel as well as non-Pixel phones, the device that will get the latest iteration of the OS are Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The non-Pixel devices will OnePlus 6, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, Oppo R15 Pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD and Essential PH-1.