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beyond well-being Digital and mode Rest (which just added to the option of postponing it to 30 minutes), Google continues developing and proposing new measures so that we use less the phone and get to reduce this addiction to mobile that both is of concern to many people.
One example of this is the fund Activity display Bubbles, that fills with bubbles every time we unlock our device. And another curious example of what we have in Paperphone, an application that allows us to design a phone of paper with basic functions. Now Google offers us something like: is called Envelope and combines a mobile app with a paper envelope in PDF that we print to introduce our mobile in it.
Prints the envelope and activate the app
Before anything, you must clarify that, in time, Envelope is only compatible with the Google Pixel 3a. If you have one, you can download the free app Envelope from Google Play and begin the process to transform temporarily your phone into a device more simple that only allows you to make and receive calls.
The first thing that you must do is print and fold the envelope (available in PDF) by following the instructions. The next step is as simple as opening the application Envelope in the Pixel 3a, put it in the envelope and seal it. Keep in mind that, if you use glue (which is what Google recommends), the envelope will be of a single use, and you’ll have to print a new one each time you want to use this method.
from there, the app acts as a launcher that simplifies the interface of the mobile phone to the maximum and the “buttons” paper lit, so that you can only type in numbers from your phone, take a call, use the speed dial or make the Pixel-to tell you the time by flashing the numbers.
As seen in the video below, there is also another on that allows you to take photos and record videos, but the PDF is not yet disponinble in the web of Special Projects.
Ensures Google that the ability of the touch screen to recognize your finger just looks slightly affected by the layer of paper, and that the user interface of the application is optimized for OLED displays, which means that they will not drain the battery even if it remains all the time on. In addition, when you pull out your phone in the about, the app will tell you how much time you’ve used Envelope and it will show you the steps to return the device to its original state.
Obviously, this is just a pilot project, but it is worth noting that the application Envelope is open source and all the code is available at Github, so you always have the option to create an envelope that will allow you to do something different call or use the camera.
Via | The Verge
The news Put the phone in an envelope of printed paper: so you want to Google that we desenganchemos mobile was originally published in Xataka Android by Laura Sexton .
January 22, 2020
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