Battery Saver mode is renamed and expanded
The mode Battery saving serves, obviously, so that our terminal can last longer. In Android P you will receive some news. The first is that will leave behind the color orange with which it indicated that it was active and that it did not convince many users. From now on, it will use the + icon and a permanent notification to inform the user that the mode is active.
The second change is that, apart from receiving three different names, can be activated at any level between 5 and 70%. To date there were only three options: never, 5% and 15%, so the modification of the system is substantial. Obviously the terminal will go slower, but in extreme cases it can be very useful to activate a battery saving mode as soon as possible.
Individual menu of application settings is changed
The individual menu of each application is modified. Some options like Force stop or Uninstall updates hide in a new three-dot button, while information such as the version number are hidden in a new menu of Advanced.
Volume control changes
The volume controls undergo functional and visual changes. Volume levels are now on the side with a new design, direct access to silence the mobile and faster access to the management of Bluetooth devices. They are also more contextual, reacting better to what your mobile is doing (calls, watching videos, etc.). Default, multimedia volume control takes precedence over calls.
Do Not Disturb mode is simplified
Do Not Disturb Mode is simplified and go from three options to one. In Settings you can replicate the behavior of the Alarms Only, Priority Only and Total Silence modes, but only a general rule can be applied.
Quick Settings lose the option to expand
Quick Settings lose their expanded menus, losing the options they offered (for example, selecting different Wi-Fi networks or different Bluetooth devices). You also see the options in pages to see them in a single strip, App drawer style.
Psychedelic Easter Egg
As in every version of Android, we have an Easter Egg with the corresponding logo. Android P enjoys an Easter Egg colorful and psychedelic.
The Clock, now on the left
The clock will be displayed from Android P on the left instead of its classic position on the right. Notification icons maintain their position, but once a limit of icons is exceeded, a small dot will indicate that there are more notifications. These can be seen by expanding the notification panel. The change probably has to do with the new support for notches and iPhone X-style notches.
In addition to adding Reply smart replies, the received images will be displayed in the notifications. Profile photos of people communicating with you will also be displayed, and the visual appearance is refined with a new rounded style. Definitely, a clear improvement in the functioning of notifications.
No spying in the background with the camera and the microphone
As said in recent months, Android P will prevent background applications from they spy on you using the camera or microphone.
Screenshots with the Power button
Will be added a new native option for screenshots In the style of those found, for example, in Sony’s Xperia phones. Holding down the button Power there will be a new option of Screenshot. In addition, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL receive an exclusive app to edit screenshots.
Indoor location improvements
Using Wi-Fi and other access points location is improved. This will allow better guiding inside buildings.
Applications will start sooner using less memory
Although not by much greater margin, applications will start earlier and will consume less memory on Android P.
Slight changes to the dock
Finally, changes in the dock as every year. Shading is recovered which indicates that it is a different area from the rest of the desktop. Rounded curves are added.