Google set to announce new Android controls that help manage phone use

Cerina Cruz
Cerina Cruz May 8, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 11:00 AM

Looking to address the issue of prolonged phone use and its harms to people’s health, Google is unveiling a new set of controls for the Android OS that help monitor user’s time using their phones. The new tools will likely be unveiled at the company’s annual I/O conference starting tomorrow.

As first reported by The Washington Post, CEO Sundar Pichai will touch on the theme of responsibility in his keynote, a suitable prompt for Google’s possible new release. The tech titan’s first foray into managing device use is Family Link, a set of control tools that let parents monitor and restrict their kids’ time on apps and can lock them out of their devices.

The report also mentions Google will announce a more interactive update to Google Assistant.

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