(Last Updated On: January 5, 2020)
Finally, the wait is over tech giant Google has launched the next or 16th version of the Android operating system. This ‘Pie‘ version of Android will change the experience of using the smartphone means that the next level of experience with advanced AI mechanism, or we can say “AI TO MAKE YOU USE YOUR PHONE LESS” which is the main aim of Google too.
Android Pie – named OS as we knew Google’s habit of picking a dessert or sweet based nickname for its different versions. As it will initially only be available on the tech giant’s own Pixel smartphones, while other mobile phone manufacturers can expect to receive the update by the “end of this year”.
Android 9 Pie’s, use of artificial intelligence makes your smartphone smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. The biggest point that it will be addictive in the market is the use of AI to maximize battery life.
Now, let us talk about its features in short description.
Adaptive Battery & Brightness
Android 9 aims to make your phone even smarter by learning from you and adapting to your usage patterns. So, it will learn from you what apps you use most and prioritizes battery for them and also learns how you like to set the brightness in different settings and does it for next time.
The traditional navigation with three button home, back, and overview come up with the biggest changes. As you can see down there in the image.
Tap it to go home, flick it up to see recently used apps, swipe upwards twice or pull it up further to get to the app drawer, or hold it down to activate Google Assistant.
Yes, Android 9 will predict your next move i.e. get to your next task more quickly. Such as whenever you put in headphones, you may see options to start a video chat or start your favorite music playlist or you may see the option of favorite contact. Also, we can say, Right there, right when you want it. Similarly, navigating to work on Google Maps, adapts for your commute etc.
It makes your search easier and quite informative. Actually, it shows relevant information from your favorite apps when you need it. As you can see in the image, If you start typing “Lyft” into Google Search bar, you’ll see a “slice” of the Lyft app, showing prices for your ride home and the ETA for a driver so you can take action more quickly and easily.
As it was already informed in Google I/O 2018 about the dashboard. It is digital wellbeing feature for Android which shows how you’re spending time on your device. Like, You can see how many notifications you get, plus how much time you spend on apps and how often you check your phone.
Features that would balance your daily life
App Timer, that lets you set time limits on apps and grays out the icon on your home screen when the time is up.
Do Not Disturb, which silences all the visual interruptions that pop up on your screen.
Wind Down, which switches on Night Light.
These are the major features of Android 9, Other upgraded and new features are listed down below:
- Rotation Suggestion
- Screen Notches
- Smart Replies
- Text Selection etc.
Hence, all these AI-powered features of Android 9 Pie will surely hit the market.