Android P: What’s New?

This Year, Google announced a lot of features in Android P at Google I/O. Changes in Android P, Google Assistant, Gmail, Maps and what not.

Control Application Usage Time

Google doesn’t want you to use your device as much, don’t get me wrong this is the first feature. You can set a time for a particular app usage. Suppose you set 30 minutes for Instagram for Today, when you use Instagram for 30 minutes then the screen will turn into greyish and reminds you to stop using that app.

Navigation Gestures

Android P also includes iPhone like navigation gesture to switch between apps. I personally like this feature. It adds a line at the bottom and by navigating it you can access recent apps.

Parental Control

”There are 2 billion Android users. It’s the largest mobile operating system in the world,” he says. “We are the OS, and we feel like we need to be doing more around this area. We feel like we have a responsibility to do more.” It will say regularly to speak word “Please”

New Dashboard

It gives you information about you

r usage. This is a new feature in Android P that can be seen in setting menu. It shows

  • How many minutes you’ve used your phone overall per day
  • How many notifications you’ve received
  • A pie chart of how long you’ve used each app on your phone that day
  • How long per day you’ve used each app on your phone, broken down hour by hour


  • Tap: go to home screen
  • Long press: launch Google Assistant
  • Half swipe up: go to overview screen
  • Full swipe up: go to app drawer
  • Slide to right: scroll through recent apps
  • Back button: go back (only appears inside apps)


  • Home Screen: traditional Android home, where you place apps and widgets. Contains a dock with integrated Google search bar. Swipe right to get to Google Feed.
  • App Drawer: all apps listed alphabetically. Search bar and row of five predictive apps at top.
  • Overview: the multitasking screen. Search bar and row of predictive apps at bottom. (This is what you slide up to reveal the App Drawer.) Apps are arrayed horizontally with no overlap, and it’s possible to select text without opening app.
  • Most recent apps: similar to the overview screen, but it does not have predictive row or search bar. You can slide through about a half-dozen apps here.
  • Notification Tray: accessed by swiping down from the top. Also appears identically on the lock screen. If a phone has an always-on display, an alternate view of notifications appears there.
  • Quick Settings: simplified in Android P. Appears at the top of the Notification Tray. A second swipe down reveals more elements.

Daily Activities in Launcher

Daily Activities right in the Launcher. Sounds cool, Isn’t it? It reminds you to exercise right in the launcher while you access it. So it reminds you to do the exercise.