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Android P won’t bug you about apps using battery power

If those annoying battery notifications in Android Oreo really irritate you, here's some good news: those notifications won't be in Android P.

Published onMay 10, 2018

Essential Phone with Android P

One of the features that Android 8.0 Oreo introduced is a notification that alerts you if apps are draining your battery. It was a good idea, in theory, but became more of an annoyance than anything else.

Yes, I know my music app is draining my battery, Google. That’s because I’m listening to music.

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Thankfully, Google is removing the annoying “battery drain” notification from Android P. The feature is still present in the two developer previews Google has posted so far, but it will be gone when the stable version rolls out.

The confirmation of the removal of this feature came during a Google I/O 2018 presentation. Comically, the presenters simply put the following slide on the screen and didn’t say anything:

android p notifications

The crowd erupted into cheers and claps.

The slide appears in the following YouTube recording of the presentation. Fast-forward to 2:35:00 to see the slide and hear the cheers:

The release date of a stable version of Android P still has yet to be announced, and the sweet treat name of the operating system also hasn’t been disclosed. However, we polled our readers to see what we all think the name will be, and you can see those results here.

NEXT: David Burke shows new Android P gesture controls at Google I/O 2018

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