Google’s major concern over Android in recent years has been in its use. The research giant wants it to adapt to users and be the least harmful to everyone.
To this end, it started to try to balance its use within the acceptable limits, alerting users when the limits are exceeded. Now, Google wants to go further and give users even more help.
Track how long apps use on your smartphone
With Android 9, Google started a process where it tries to show users the usage limits. With the Digital Wellbeing app, it allows these values to be monitored and evaluated, allowing at any time to know the use of apps and the smartphone itself.
For everyone who has trouble setting these limits and creating usage boundaries, Android also has the solution. Limits can be set, which, if exceeded, simply block apps until the next day.
Digital Wellbeing prepares to add "Heads Up", a feature that warns you to stop using your phone while you're walking. pic.twitter.com/jCjhQtcNgk
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A helping hand when using Android to walk
It has now been discovered that Digital Wellbeing will soon have another important capability. This is not focused on usage in terms of time, but on how Android is used. We talk about walking on the street and using your smartphone at the same time.
This is a practice that everyone knows to be advised against, but in fact, almost everyone does it inadvertently and unconsciously. The latest test version of this application has this code present and that will serve as an alert on Android.
Google has this news almost ready
For now it was only possible to see the configuration of this novelty, but it is known that it will detect the use of the Android smartphone while walking. In that case, and if it is active, it will alert and advise users.
This is a feature that was expected to be on smartphones for many years. After several approaches from various apps, Google has taken on this role and will soon give the solution to Android users, integrated into the smartphone.