Android 9 Pie – Everything you need to know

Android 9 Pie – Everything you need to know

After the success of Android Oreo, Android 9 Pie is all set to sweep you off your feet with its amazing features.

If you’ve been loving the intuitive features of Android Oreo, Android 9 Pie comes with some intelligent features to give you more from your device.

Google’s new OS is launching on a few select smartphone brands for the start. Also, it looks like one of the biggest changes in the way Android feels and looks in recent years.

The best part? It is still as fast and smooth as the Google’s Oreo OS!

Android 9 Pie- Best features

Adaptive Battery
Adaptive Brightness
App Actions
Slices
Intuitive Navigation
Digital Wellbeing
Dashboard
App Timers
Wind Down & Do Not Disturb
Amazed already? Hang on while we discuss the features in-depth! Android 9 Pie has a lot in store for you to explore. It is definitely tough to single out one out of the many features it has.

Thus, we are listing down some of the best features of Pie which will ease the way you use your smartphone.

Battery and Brightness

Adaptive Battery

Go more with a single charge. Adaptive Battery learns how you like to use your phone, so the apps and services you don’t use as much aren’t a battery drain.

This amazing feature uses machine learning to know which apps you can likely use in the next few hours and which one you will not be using probably.

This helps because then your smartphone knows where to improve your battery life. It only spends battery power on apps which are important for you.

Adaptive battery feature is a huge improvement in Android which you can not miss.

Adaptive Brightness

With adaptive brightness, your phone learns when you change your brightness in different environments. It then automatically adjusts and changes the brightness of your smartphone.

iPhone’s iOS has already rolled out this feature before Android.

App Actions

This feature predicts what you’re going to do next. This helps in getting to your next task quickly.

It gives you suggestions based on your usage. It suggests you which app to activate according to your activity.

For example, if you connect your earphones, your playlist will be ready in front of you, which you were listening to before.

It also adapts to your morning commute and shows your next actions accordingly.

Also, it shows you map actions- directions to your workplace if you are about to leave for work.

Slices

Interactive snippets of your favourite or most used apps will be shown on the surface, for eg., Google Search.

They are basically app shortcuts which appear whenever you search for something relevant. It displays information from the apps directly to the Google’s search page.

For Example, if you’re searching for Singapore, it’ll show you photos taken in Singapore from your Google Photos.

Intuitive Navigation

Using gestures instead of navigating manually? Android has come up with this exciting feature which we can’t wait to use. Now you can switch between apps using the gesture feature rather than navigating.

When enabled, a user swipes up to view recent apps along with app suggestions. A swipe to the left or right on the new single button will quickly switch between apps.

Digital Wellbeing

This is literally the next phase of technology- Time Well Spent. Facebook and Apple are already using it, Google has also joined the race.

It shows the exact time spent on each app and overall time spent in the middle. Also, it shows you the usage over the week using a bar chart.

It also shows you the number of times an app is opened and the notifications received from it.

Another cool feature is to time out the app. If you’re spending too much time on a certain app, you can set a timer for it. Once you reach your time limit, it automatically stops you from using the app. Moreover, the app is paused for the rest of the day. You can change it anytime from the settings menu.

Do Not Disturb

This feature lets you silent the notifications from apps and screen wake ups. Only the calls from starred contacts will come through. This way you don’t have to worry about missing some important calls while the DND is on.

Wind Down

You can set daily reminders to set your phone on the DND mode. A daily schedule can be set according to your time preferences.

157 New Emojis

Yes, you saw it right. Android will introduce 157 news emojis in their existing set to revamp the look and feel.

Android 9 Pie Beta

Android 9 Pie is releasing now for Pixel and Essential phones as an over-the-air-update. But, some of the features, like Digital Wellbeing, still aren’t ready, so you’ll need to join the new beta – after installing Android 9 Pie on your Pixel – to play with them. Google said those features won’t arrive for Android One handsets and other devices (which, presumably, means Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 phones) until later this year.

Let us know what you think about the Android 9 Pie and its amazing features!

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