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OnePlus and Verizon, Digital Wellbeing updates, NVIDIA updates, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Thursday, October 18th, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, Google brings Digital Wellbeing to Android One, Keep Notes is refreshed, the  [Read More…]

Get Google’s Digital Wellbeing in your app drawer with Pixel Shortcuts

No, this won’t magically let you get Digital Wellbeing on a non-Pie phone.

Without a doubt, one of our most beloved features of Android Pie is Google’s new Digital Wellbeing platform. The data and tools it provides really do help to make a difference in the way you use your phone, but as well as it works, its current implementation is a bit wonky.

After signing up for the beta on your Pie-powered phone and downloading Digital  [Read More…]

How to use Android Pie’s Digital Wellbeing tools

Make the most out of your phone addiction.

One of the major pieces of the Android Pie — then Android P — presentation at Google I/O this past May aligned with what many other companies are trying to do: make it easier to disconnect. They’re doing this by providing usage metrics, and incentive through various “wind down” or Do Not Disturb features, that both inform the user and help them check their phone only when necessary.

On  [Read More…]

Interview: Google’s EK Chung on Android 9 Pie design, simplicity and digital wellbeing

With version 9, Android takes a big step forward in user-focused design.

At first glance, Android 9 Pie looks very similar to Oreo — particularly to the casual observer. While it’s true that Google didn’t redefine the phone interface paradigm or introduce one huge category-defining feature with Pie, this release marks a considerable change in the overall experience of using Android. The change comes from a countless number of thoughtful design and user experience decisions to focus  [Read More…]

What is Digital Wellbeing in Android Pie and how to sign up for it

Earlier today, Google surprised everyone and released the final version of Android 9.0 Pie. While there are plenty of changes under the hood, there are a few extra features included too.

One such feature is Digital Wellbeing, which was introduced at Google I/O 2018. The company hopes this new feature will allow users to put down their devices and focus on life.

In another surprising move, Google is actually rolling Digital Wellbeing as a beta feature. This means that it  [Read More…]

How to get Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing feature on your Pixel right now

The feature isn’t quite finished yet, but Pixel owners can get in on it first.

Android 9 Pie‘s public launch is fresh and filled with tons of new features. But the biggest headline addition coming out of Google I/O earlier this year, Digital Wellbeing, isn’t available right away. Google still has some more work to do before it releases the feature to all Pixel owners, but in a continued spirit of open testing is offering it up  [Read More…]

Google’s Digital Wellbeing initiative: Everything you need to know

Here’s how Google is helping you take back control of your digital life.

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced Digital Wellbeing. It’s a brand new approach to OS and app development that’ll equip users with tools to help them find a better balance between their digital and real worlds.

Is it a new app? Is it Android P’s killer feature? Will it make you feel better and solve world peace all at the same time? We answer  [Read More…]

Google’s ‘digital wellbeing’ initiative feels incomplete and insincere

This is a great idea that runs completely counterintuitively to every other goal the company has.

We should all strive to use our phone a bit less. Or at least be mindful of the fact that phones have become both an integral and dominating force of our lives. Google, with its billion-plus Android users around the world, realizes that it has a significant role to play in this phenomenon. And it wants to use that force for  [Read More…]