For all the apps you spend too much time on - for me, it's Twitter - you can set app-by-app usage limits.
As for Android P, this is my second go-round with this coming version of the system.
On Tuesday, it introduced features for its coming Android P operating system created to help consumers and parents curb smartphone addiction and detox from our beloved glowing screens. Notification settings for an app can be controlled by long pressing on a particular app with the settings window appearing.
The new Home button is now a small dash at the bottom of the screen.
However, you can also tell Google News what you want to see more or less of, in terms of both topics and publications.
It will also have something called "adaptive brightness" that learns how bright a user likes their screen based on manual adjustments, instead of automatically adjusting based on the how bright it is in the environment. It will also show what it thinks will be the most relevant actions in each app.
The app will leverage things Google knows about your interests-that you follow politics, like to bike, and live in the Bay Area-to show stories you might care about without you having to ask for them. But Google is banking that consumers will allow themselves to be tracked if useful features like these make their lives easier.
Google Photos can now do take on more of the job of photo editor like pointing out to users that an overly dark photo they took could use some brightening up.
In developing countries, the number of developers using Android IDE has nearly tripled in just two years.
Another feature is Wind Down which will switch a night light when it gets dark, and it will turn on Do Not Disturb and fade the screen to grayscale at a chosen bedtime to remind a user to get to sleep at a chosen time.
Google Assistant doesn't reveal itself as an AI during the call, and even uses "hmms" and "huh-huhs" to make itself sound human.
But he also was quick to point out that the tech giant- which has dominated the markets for search, browsers, email, and more for over a decade now- is trying to let users feel more mindful about how these products are integrated into daily habits.
Today Google announced Android Jetpack, a way to accelerate app development by bringing together the benefits of Support Library with a larger set of components that allow developers to ditch boilerplate code.
Google said the Android update are part of a broader new digital well-being initiative that's just beginning. The firm adds that the addition of other manufacturer devices for the beta program was possible with Project Treble and the "efforts in Android Oreo to make OS upgrades easier".