Android P feature spotlight: Location accuracy is now a binary setting, battery saving mode is gone
Android P keeps on unveiling more and more of its hidden enhancements, and most of these have been relatively positive so far. This one, however, leaves me with my eyebrows raised a little. The location accuracy setting is now a binary choice of on/off, and it essentially removed the “battery saving” mode.
In Android Oreo (and many versions before it), the location settings screen had a Mode option on top, which unveiled three options: High accuracy (GPS + WiFi + Bluetooth + mobile networks), Battery saving (WiFi + Bluetooth + mobile networks, but no battery-sucking GPS), and Device only (GPS).
Android P feature spotlight: Location accuracy is now a binary setting, battery saving mode is gone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.