Android P's most important new feature? Some say battery, others say gestures...

Android P's most important new feature? Some say battery, others say gestures...
So, with Google I/O going on at the moment, Google, of course, took the time to showcase some of the major new features coming with Android P later this year. There's not a lot of them, but they are meaningful for sure, and will further change the ways we interact with our smartphones.

We thought we'd ask you which of the 4 biggest new developments is your favorite. Those would be the gesture-based interface, the Digital Wellbeing program, the Adaptive Battery feature for battery life enhancement or the App Actions feature that lets you quickly fire up actions within apps without having to open or even download some of them first.

Surprisingly, both the battery saving and gesture controls are neck in neck as being the users' favorites!

How do you feel about the new gesture-based interface in Android P?

Naw! I am sticking to classic mode like my life depends on it!
I'll give it a chance
Love it!



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Every year we hear new version will use less power.

2. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

With Oreo it indeed happened to me that battery life improved on both my Nexus 5X and Xperia XZ Premium. Also boot times became half. So everything worked as Google had promised. Reports indicate that (at least initially) both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 got worse battery life, which to me proves that excessive skins are more of a hindrance nowadays and Android is complete as it is and it's better left alone.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It may not have helped every note 8 battery but mine did get better.

7. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

True. My s8 plus battery life got worse after Oreo update. Had better battery life on nougat.

6. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

OEMs are happy to soak up the savings with bloat.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Material Design 1.0 was fantastic. While The 2.0 looks too cluttered. Steve Jobs once said: "Simple can be harder than complex. But its worth in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains". Okay, the mountain part is a bit tacky, but he has a genuine point! Oh well, G'Day!

5. LFCRodrigues

Posts: 63; Member since: May 09, 2014

I have the Galaxy S8+ so I am SURE I'm going to love it, it was meant to be since the beginning wt this new standard aspect ratio

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