Google's App Bundles Reduces Android App Sizes, Offers Faster Installation

Google's App Bundles Reduces Android App Sizes, Offers Faster Installation

Google's App Bundles Reduces Android App Sizes, Offers Faster Installation

Google at the I/O 2018 event in California, unveiled Android P Developer Preview 2.

What about you? Have you come to any conclusions yet? Not only can you copy texts of what you see, Google Lens now matches you up with items listed on the internet when you point your camera to an item in front of you.

If you're unfamiliar with the idea of a beta, it's basically software that isn't quite finished yet.

There is also a new "Swipe up" gesture that seems to be inspired by the iPhone X. It allows users to access a new Dashboard app, which shows the amount of time spent on specific apps along with notification count and also the number of times the device was unlocked. The feature will also extract comments from social media platforms and FAQs from various news sources.

"Google is making the product far more user-friendly and directly addressing at least some of the problems associated with smartphone addiction", said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. Fair enough. It's important to note that you more than likely can't interact with some apps the way you would on your smartphone, either.

Google has released the Android P public beta for seven Android phones other than Pixel and Nexus.

Those third-party phones include the Essential Phone, Sony's Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2S, Nokia's 7 Plus, Vivo's X21, Oppo's R15 Pro and the soon-to-be-released OnePlus 6.

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In addition to the new "digital well-being" features, Android P will provide a new way to navigate phones.

Google Lens, the company's visual search tool, was announced previous year at I/O for Google's Pixel devices and later rolled out for iOS and other Android devices, awkwardly through the photos app.

With Android P the user can just press the volume up button and the power button at the same time to turn the ringer off.

Android P is getting smarter and will start suggesting apps and actions for you to take throughout the interface.

App Bundles facilitate smaller downloads for users and makes it easy for developers to manage their apps. Now we're learning a little more about how some of that upcoming functionality promises to make setting up a new Android TV system a much more pleasant experience.

Googles new navigation gesture will now see only one home button on the screen, which can be swiped up to go the home screen. Finally, with app actions, your phone will predict which app tasks you'll want to do. It has since grown a bit long in the tooth, as some apps require more screen real estate to operate correctly.

One of the biggest problems with Android today is their size.

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