Hey, your so well performing Android phone is now obsolete. Because Google has just released its recent version of the mobile operating system and it’s called Android 9 Pie. Yep, you read that right. With super cool new features and functionalities, this new mobile operating system is already increasing the users’ excitement levels.
Of course, this is just a sort of preview of the new mobile operating system and we will definitely see more exciting features added to it in the future.
The new version the Android 9 Pie, or just Android 9 is now available in giant Pixel’s smartphone the Pixel and Pixel 2 devices which includes: Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Also the fact that the number of Android users are more, Android app development has always been in the trending list for companies across the globe.
And here is everything that you should know about Android Pie:
1. Enhanced Notifications:
Notifications are highly important to every smartphone user. Specifically, Google wants to improve the user experience at this point. This means that users will be able to perform more without even opening the full application.
Now for notifications, Android Pie will suggest smart replies, lets you attach images and stickers, and type your own replies. This is all possible because of the Google’s new “Messaging style” notification.
2. Navigation is Now Stepping into the Indoors:
No matter what city or country we live in, Google Maps is one of the most loved and used navigation applications so far and now in Android Pie, it is even far better. Wondering how? Well, so far this navigation map has been working only outside the doors such as route to restaurants, malls, etc.
But now it is about to change. This new feature in Android Pie includes additional support for “Wi-Fi round trip time” that leads to more particular positioning via Wi-Fi. In fact, this indoor positioning in public places like shopping malls is about to get more detail.
3. Powered by AI for Smarter and Adaptive Use:
So far, Google Assistant has been one of the essential parts of Android operating system. With the launch of Android Pie, AI is baked into your Android smartphone in a much better way to make it smarter, simpler, adaptive, approachable and it also has features to learn from users and totally adapts to you life to perform tasks.
4. Battery life:
Just like we anticipated, Google has been working to make the new version, Android Pie, a little more power efficient. It has rolled out with a new feature- ‘Adaptive Battery’ that tends to make Android phones more smarter and efficient. The main advantage of this feature is that it prioritizes the app that you use the most and uses less battery power for app you use less
5. Adaptive Brightness:
According to Google, current auto-brightness feature isn’t that good and so in the new version they have rolled out a more powerful way to calibrate the phone brightness based on learned behavior and environment.
6. App Actions:
With Android Pie, Google makes use of more prediction tools which thinks a step further to predict what you’ll do next. Its like Pie starts to read up your mind.
7. Improved security:
Android Pie brings several changes to normal security features. It consists of new privacy protection features like:
- Google requests developers to use HTTPS connections in apps instead of HTTP
- Back-up feature in Android Pie is now encrypted, so users must enter password, pattern, pin for restoring the device
- Support standardized look, feel and placement of fingerprint authentication dialog
- It has introduced a new option for power menu- Lockdown Mode
- It also has new privacy settings to protect users from malicious activities from other sensors
8. Better Privacy:
Now Android Pie will limit the access to the user’s phone’s camera, microphone, and the other sensors. Whenever the application itself is idle then it won’t be able to access those features, making sure they cannot just creep on users without their permission.
9. Gesture Navigation:
With the introduction of Android Pie, now you have the option to ditch the old 3 button navigation of Android to the latest feature of gesture navigation. This feature isn’t turned on by default , once its turned on, the navigation change to a pill-shaped icon. And whenever required you can turn off the feature to the old mode.
10. Taking a Screenshot is now Simple:
Easier screenshots are now easy with Android Pie. You can still use the old version of the power + volume down button but now in the new version you just need to open the power window and tap on the screen shot icon. Yes, you head it right its that simple.
This also has an additional feature where you get a notification of the screenshot taken which has the option to ‘edit’ the screenshot.
11. Warning Sound for your Call:
This is another effective privacy addition that gives a warning sound whenever the user’s phone call is being recorded. The new operating system’s improvement is there for carriers to activate and a short music will be played every 15 seconds via a call that is being recorded.
However, this amazing feature has to be supported by the network and the point that is not still clear so far is that whether it will apply to the customer service calls which will be recorded for training reasons or the third party recording apps alone.
Other than the above-mentioned, there are other important changes that we will see in Android P such as HDR VP9 video, enhanced JobScheduler, etc. that must help all applications in general work in a little more effective way.
Lately, Google is also going to launch another feature called ‘App Slices’ which will display relevant information from your favorite apps when you need them. For example. if you type Uber in Google search, you’ll see a slice of the Uber app with prices for your ride so that the action becomes more quick and easy.
Users will get to experience some more new features in camera, audio and also graphics.
And its there in devices near you:
From now, Android Pie is live on Pixel phones and with plenty of new features, the latest flavor from Google looks so appealing.
Are you excited about to finally have the feature on your Android smartphone? It won’t take much time because soon it will roll out to other devices as well.