Android P Features Leaked Ahead of Google’s I/O Conference
With just a few hours away from Google’s I/O keynote, a new leak reveals the new features in the upcoming Android P. This includes revamped navigation, additional gestures that turn the home button into a scrolling bar, adaptive battery, and a DND (Do not disturb) feature.
From the leak and the provided screenshots, you can see a new option on the settings menu called “Swipe up the Home button,” which removes the recent apps button on the right and replaces the home button with a horizontal scroll. It is speculated that a single swipe-up switch between apps and a second swipe will display the previous apps. The recent app’s menu also gets a face over which a horizontal scroll pops up in the home button’s place, resulting in easy navigation because of the horizontal position rather than vertical. However, providing a navigation button while having gestures is undoubtedly a step backward.
A new “Prevent ringing “feature can also be activated by pressing the volume up and the power button. The battery gets a new saving feature called “Adaptive battery,” which will let you squeeze more juice out of your battery by targeting distribution and limiting unused apps’ background activity.
There is no way to determine whether these screenshots are genuine, but they look legitimate. Moreover, this is a beta version of the software, so Google may remove any of the features before the final version of the Android P is released.