Google's Android P will know what you want to do before you do it – CNET

App Actions is a new feature in development for Google’s Android P. The feature will do things like prompt you to resume listening to music when you plug in to your headphone jack.


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Google’s mobile operating system already tries to predict which app you’ll want to use next. It’s next update, Android P, will move on to “predicting the next action you want to take,” said Dave Burke, Google’s VP of engineering for Android.

You’ll experience this in a variety of ways as you’re using a phone that runs Android P, Burke said. For example, plug in your headphones, and you’ll see an “action” on your screen that lets you press play on music you were listening to earlier. 

Actions will eventually appear as you’re interacting with the launcher, Google’s Play…

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