Android 9 Pie is now available to pixel devices as an update to the previous operating system

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Android 9 Pie comes with AI that helps to reduce the time spend on mobile devices. It comes with more optimized battery performance and improvement in the battery life.

Google typically names its new flavors of Android alphabetically and after something sugary. For example, the previous Android version was called Oreo. Before that was Nougat, preceded by Marshmallow and Lollipop. Officially, Google is calling it Android 9 Pie, or just Android 9.

Android 9 Pie Features :

  • Adaptive Brightness: Brightness settings vary from different places in the different environment. Android AI helps this in understanding the exact brightness needed for the time.
  • Background restrictions: Now, you’ll see recommendations in Settings to restrict certain apps that use too much battery, so you can have more control over your battery.
  • Do Not Disturb: Improvements to Do Not Disturb to silence not just notification sounds, but also all the visual interruptions. Calls from starred contacts will still come through, so you don’t have to worry about missing something urgent.
  • Multiple Bluetooth connections: With Android 9, you can connect up to five Bluetooth devices and switch between these devices seamlessly. Incoming phone calls will be sent to all connected Bluetooth devices that can accept, so you’ll never miss a call.
  • HEIF: Android 9 now supports HEIF photos on the Android platform to improve compression of pictures and reduce the amount of storage needed.
  • Android biometric prompt: Android 9 introduces a number of new security features, including a standardized biometric authentication prompt to provide a more consistent authentication experience across Android.
  • At-a-Glance on Always-on-Display: See things like calendar events and weather on your Lock Screen and Always-on Display.
  • Redesigned Quick Settings: A more consistent user experience for Quick Settings with all toggles, plus an updated visual design and added informational subtext.
  • Volume controls: Simpler, more accessible volume controls let you control media volume instantly, as well as quickly toggle call and notification volume settings.
  • Screenshots: Now, you can take screenshots easily from the power menu and draw, annotate, or crop them quickly.
  • Rotation: Get more control over your phone’s display rotation with a simple button that confirms when you’d like to change the rotation on your device – even when your orientation is locked.
  • New system navigation: Re-design of Android’s system navigation to help make it simpler to search and move between apps. Swipe up from anywhere to see full-screen previews of recently used apps, swipe left and right to easily navigate between them, and tap on one to jump in.
  • App Actions: App Actions predicts what you’ll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone, saving you time.
  • Slices: Interactive snippets of your favorite apps can be surfaced in different places, like Google Search.
  • Overview Selection: Long-press to select text or image in Overview mode and see actions based on what you’ve selected (for example, an option to route to an address with Google Maps or share for an image).

 

Beta Features Update for Android

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