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Google Will Soon Mandate OEMs to Roll Out Android Security Patches Regularly

Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I  O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater Image Google is playing catch-up when it comes to voice search
Beatrice Douglas | 12 May, 2018, 20:53

Updates in the Android world have always been a pain point. The overview menu will scroll through your open apps for as long as the Home button remains off-centre, and it will open whichever app you land on when you stop scrolling. Don't forget to let us know in the comments if you can test out this new Assistant voices. However, the Assistant now acts as an iOS app, meaning that you can not do iOS system tasks, like toggling Bluetooth, turning on/off Wi-Fi and enabling/disabling AirDrop.

To get rid of apps just swipe an app to the top, you can even copy and edit text or other useful features of an app within the multitasking tray.

"This joint effort deals with OS acceptance by offering devices (presently fueled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 845, and Snapdragon 636) with early authorization to the latest Android P", claims director at Qualcomm for Android Product Management, in Mike Genewich, to the media in an interview.

Support for multiple displays has also been improved, and more capable hardware like the Pixelbook can connect to a maximum of seven displays simultaneously, Google said. You can also control music with your voice. In recent months, university students and investors have also called on Apple to offer more tools that can limit iPhone use, and thereby prevent social media from overtaking people's lives.


A good barrier for those who infinitely keep scrolling in the Instagram explore feed and also for Twitter addicts.

Starting this week, Google-owned YouTube will also introduce reminders that can tell you to take a break from the video-streaming service. Is the notch-design really going to be a game-changer for upcoming flagship devices? In addition, the OS will include an app timer that'll let you cap the time you spend in favorite apps.

Developers can now start using the Slice API of Android P and bring their app's vital things for their user instantly without ever opening that app and navigating to that specific option. A new feature in the Map will provide a new For You tab to the users that shows them new businesses in their area as well as restaurants that are trending around them. While the Do not disturbed mode is now much more aware of what to block and what stays.

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