P boasts a new look with more rounded corners on text boxes and menus and several technical improvements such as support for multiple cameras, the ability to gather indoor location data and improved fingerprint recognition.
Amazon.com, which uses a custom version of Android for its hardware, has since 2012 offered parents the option to set time limits for devices and block access to any unapproved apps, movies or books.
Earlier this year, social media giant Facebook Inc apologised after web marketing firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining users' data without permission for the 2016 election campaign of United States President Donald Trump. The US reportedly intercepted and decrypted messages sent back to Google from mobile phones running on the company's Android operating system. Google notes, "With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored".
Google still hasn't implemented the search bar directly into the launcher like we've seen in previous leaks, but there's a mod for this version of the Pixel launcher if you really want to get ahead of the game.
"They (Google and Facebook) are both extremely good at manipulating the law and they use those legalities", said Australian Privacy Foundation Chair, David Vaile toThe Guardian.