Google has finally made official the latest version of most widely used smartphone OS – Android with brand name of Android 9 P, where P stands for Pie; not Peppermint, Pancake, Pop-tart or Pistachio as anticipated by many of the tech blogs.
If you are a Pixel user, you’ll be the first one to get the update since it’s rolling out to Google’s devices in first phase. Whereas, the search engine giant is expected to make the Android 9 Pie to devices that are listed under Android One program.
Moreover, the companies that were part of the Android P beta program will get the latest Android version by the end of fall 2018 including Sony, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus expected to launch the update in subsequent months. However, Essential Phone will get the update alongside Pixel devices right now.
Android 9 Pie – Top Five Features
The Android 9 Pie will add following top five features to your smartphone experience:
1. Artificially Intelligent & Adaptive OS
The Android Pie operating system is betting high on Artificial Intelligence. Android Pie will take note of your mobile usage patterns and will make sure the right applications work in the background and those not needed are closed. This will save you a lot of battery juice. The adaptability comes in the screen brightness too. You wouldn’t have to change the screen brightness, the phone itself will adapt to the changing environment.
2. Smart and Intelligent App Actions
Android Pie comes with App Actions that predict what action you are about to perform with a certain application or phone intent. For example, when you plug in your headphones, Android displays your most probable action on top e.g music by your favourite artist or a person you contact often.
3. Displaying Major Features of An App
Through Slices you will be able to see the major features of an application without actually opening it. For example, if you search Uber it will show you estimated arrival time of drivers around you or prices to locations you visit often.
4. Gesture-based Navigation
Android is stepping its game up with more gesture-based Navigations. Switching between the applications can happen with gestures without the push of a button.
5. Dashboard monitoring
Dashboard application will be a window to how you are using your mobile phone daily. It will provide analytics showing how much and where you spend most of your time on your phone and how much notifications do you get on a daily basis. Apparently, this will help you block certain apps which you are going off limits with them.
These are some of the features that we are excited about in particular but they do not simply end here, Android Pie users will see a plethora of visual changes here and there which looks vibrant and refreshing, to say the least.