Google has 3 new apps that could help reduce phone addiction

21 January 2020
They sure are quirky, but you can still appreciate the ultimate goal of curing smartphone addiction.

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Anonymous, 22 Jan 2020So the envelope is sealed on the phone and has to ripped of... moreOr just don't seal the envelope.

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    • mukhi
    • rJB
    • 22 Jan 2020

    Cool? NO. Battery killer? YES! Go figure. Presence of the timer or increasing bubbles on the homescreen is actually annoying.

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      • Anonymous
      • K57
      • 22 Jan 2020

      Monstercat, 21 Jan 2020There is nothing wrong with the phone but with the world it... moreSo true 😞

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        • Anonymous
        • gXy
        • 22 Jan 2020

        So the envelope is sealed on the phone and has to ripped off, to get the fully functional phone back, as shown in the video. Great, people will be wasting paper and throwing out the envelopes all the time. Google is solving your phone addiction by creating more trash and wasting resources.

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          • XSe
          • 22 Jan 2020

          Not required

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            • ravi4ever
            • FY4
            • 22 Jan 2020

            Google took this feather from OnePlus..

              Love the Community, 21 Jan 2020OnePlus did that. The uncompromised timer is too much for t... moreThe fail safe should be tricky enough to prevent users from unlocking whenever they want

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                • Anonymous
                • vMf
                • 22 Jan 2020

                phone addiction = obesity=diabetussssss epidemic fatty kids

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                  • Anonymous
                  • aH@
                  • 21 Jan 2020

                  In the 70s it was music and rock'n roll, in the 80-90s it was TVs, entering 90-2000s it was video games, now it's smartphones...

                  Sure, take away video games and TVs, and smartphones and everything that the perfect "idealistic" group of you hate so much... and then what? Human will become hyper enlightened creatures? No...

                  Kids will roam the street playing street hockey, smashing cars and windows, spray graffiti and litter the streets... Human meeting other human in mass, tribal gangs will form, drugs and alcohol will be back on high demand. What some you perfect idealistic princes and princesses fail to understand is that when you take one thing away from people, they find something else that's equally stupid to keep themselves preoccupied.

                  People on their phones, they don't have a problem with it... The problem is you!!! You formulate some kind of idealistic world with people doing what you think they should do, and that you can't help it but to nose into what what other people are doing that's not lining up with what you think it's good them, then you got irritated by it.

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                    • mx4
                    • 21 Jan 2020

                    We need a phone with a built in tazer lol

                      Hmm, 21 Jan 2020Too good to be trueOr too bad to even try once you are addicted there is no help. Only prison maybe.

                        Would welcome screen on time for user and also not just 1 device or from last charging.
                        Like screen on time per day, per life, average, your max/min time, country/world placement. Yearly personal and world trend would be interesting too.
                        Not sure if it would help, but people would be at least aware of consumed time.

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                          • 6p$
                          • 21 Jan 2020

                          Will cost alot

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                            • 21 Jan 2020

                            YUKI93, 21 Jan 2020Best of luck with reducing phone addiction, especially amon... moreYou missed the main thing, getting their heads stuck in social media.

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                              • 21 Jan 2020

                              There is nothing wrong with the phone but with the world itself where humans find themself more comfortable with their devices than other humans...I have purposely been busy with my phone to avoid awkward situations.... Well we are heading towards the end of Kali yuga when the last avatar of Vishnu will be born as half human and half robot...to end Kali yuga ... This is just the beginning of it! happy phone binging. And off course you did just throw your phone into the bin but you won't coz he is your only friend! :)

                                Best of luck with reducing phone addiction, especially among young kids and teenagers who always watch YouTube and play mobile games most of the time.

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                                  • 21 Jan 2020

                                  CptPower, 21 Jan 2020This getting pretty useless. Too good to be true

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                                    LG Superfan, 21 Jan 2020Instead why not develop a feature within well being that co... moreOnePlus did that. The uncompromised timer is too much for the users who actually needed to use smartphone features so OnePlus programmed a fail safe to end the Zen mode manually.

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                                      • 21 Jan 2020

                                      LG Superfan, 21 Jan 2020Instead why not develop a feature within well being that co... moreThat's what I was thinking too