It is at all times a ache when an Android app triggers that “X Utility is not responding” conversation. The “Wait” choice ceaselessly does not paintings, making “Shut app” the most popular selection for many customers. To relieve this, Google has merely taken that ANR conversation clear of Android P. As a substitute, unresponsive apps will now mechanically crash.

This new conduct was once described on-stage at Google I/O ’18’s Android Protips consultation. Reto Meier, the presenter, discusses how crashing apps in positive eventualities is not a brand-new factor. Meier is going on to provide an explanation for how crashing the app as a substitute of exhibiting an ANR conversation will inspire builders to mend no matter factor is inflicting the crash, despite the fact that it is probably not higher for the person.

Reviews in this exchange are blended within the r/androiddev thread discussing it, regardless that maximum seem to be essential of it. For individuals who don’t seem to be lovers of this, there’s an ‘At all times display crash conversation’ choice in Developer choices that can be useful.