How to install Android P Beta on your smartphone

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The company has given an option to replace the classic three-icon array of on-screen buttons that have been present in every version of Android since it was first introduced in 2011. A digital well being dashboard will tell you how much time you spend on your phone and offer measures to restrict your usage. The new update brings smart text selection, style-match with real time results.

What we are talking here is a summary of the users' daily smartphone habits which include most apps visited, average time spent on each app, how many times the user has unlocked the phone in a day and more.

Keep in mind that, unlike Apple, Google doesn't really force its user experience on Android phone makers. Android P will come standard with a new feature called adaptive battery, which will conserve your phone battery life by predicting which apps you use often, and others you don't, by utilizing less CPU power. "The updates that you'll receive as a part of this program are pre-release versions, and may contain errors and defects that can affect normal functioning of your device", reads Android Beta Program page. The new Do Not Disturb mode takes out all visual indicators, so you won't get alerts to new messages, Snaps or emails.

"You open the camera and you start to see [Google] Lens surface proactively all the information instantly and it even anchors that information to the things that you see", said vice president Aparna Chennapragada at Google I/O. You can drag this button right from any app that you're in to quickly switch to an app, and then switch back again.

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It's a fluid, intuitive gesture on iPhone X, while on Android P it still feels like Google is keeping one foot in the past. On its Google Maps app, the company is introducing an augmented reality feature to help guide people to their destination.

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Finally, the Google Assistant home speaker now has a "pretty please" feature that rewards words like "please" when people ask it to do things.

There's also a "shush" feature, which will automatically silence incoming calls and notifications when you flip the phone over, as well as something called "wind down". After all, you still just have a navigation bar area that is using up screen space, only now it's filled with semi-confusing swipes instead of simple tapping.

"In collaboration with Google, we are proud to offer OnePlus 6 users an early glimpse at the future of Android", says OnePlus.

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