Google I/O 2018: All new features coming to Google Photos and Lens

Google I/O 2018: All new features coming to Google Photos and Lens

Google I/O 2018: All new features coming to Google Photos and Lens

Right now the new OS is simply called "Android P" but you can expect it to get a cuter name later this year when it's released to the public.

Before you give it a try, a word of caution: You probably don't want to install this update on your primary device. For iPhone user, you' have to wait a little longer for the Google Assistant app to be available on the App Store.

Other changes in Android P include a new system navigation, created to take account of the increasingly tall phones that make one-hand use more hard. The tools and controls will be included in the Android P dashboard so there should be no excuse that it's not that easy to use them.

Go Home: There's no more home button (virtual or otherwise) in Android P, but the replacement is pretty straightforward.

Also, Google seems to fight against "smartphone addiction" by implementing a function which will track how much time a user spent with specific apps and will send notifications when too much time was spent.

However, one major drawback of the Google lens feature is that it struggles to identify handwriting and search information that is not always on point or thorough. However, unlike Google and Nexus devices, other phones won't be receiving over-the-air OTA update for the previews.

Google Photos has already been one of the most useful applications with features like Backup, Sharing and Editing, which let us add filters, crop and even enhance our pictures.

The new Android P will also bring smart gestures and it will be prepared for bigger screens, notches and phones without a home button. All you have to do is hit tab to keep auto-completing.

App Drawer: To see a list of all your apps at once, all you have to do is swipe up once to the multi-tasking view and swipe up again to launch the app drawer.

The assistant responded to several questions to make a hair appointment and find out when the restaurant line would be short. 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.

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