According to the recent Android distribution report, most of the Android devices running Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo version. The current latest stable ROM is Android 8.1 Oreo but now the Android 9.0 P is announced with the name of Android 9.0 Pie. Google released the Android P this year in Google I/O conference with Developer Preview option. It is available for some popular smartphone brands as well. Now the Google Pixel smartphones are rolling out the new Android 9.0 Pie via OTA.
However, we can call it Android Pie or Android 9.0 for now. There were so many rumors and leaks about the Android 9 official name and that comes to an end. As per the leaks, we expected to be announced it on August 20, but the date wasn’t set by Google itself.
Android 9.0 Pie Official Features
Google developers are trying too hard to provide a better and efficient user-friendly interface with the latest security patch. Google has listed some of the core features of Android 9.0 Pie officially.
- Adaptive Battery – This feature will let you know the exact apps and services which are draining your battery charge and the battery saver will keep juice for a longer period.
- Adaptive Brightness – The adaptive brightness feature will automatically adjust your suitable brightness as per your environment and usage.
- App Actions – this feature will enrich the user experience with predictable apps and tasks actions. It detects the user need and recently used history to perform better.
- Slices – It features the quick app view or app vault with a search bar to get quicker results and better experience.
- Intuitive Navigation – The switching between apps and the swipe gesture navigation will bring the user experience to a new level. The fluidity and responsive layout design without any dedicated navigation key are now possible.
- Digital Wellbeing – This feature will increase the user credibility towards the Android UI and especially towards the Android 9.0 Pie version. This will help to gather and review your device usage data by a set of tools like Android Dashboard, App Timer, Wind Down, DND mode etc., which will let you know whether you need to make any adjustments in your device or apps activity or not. Usually, it will show you where you’re spending your time and how much, so you can adjust your usage by setting the per day limit usage and that’s as easy as a Pie.
- App Timer – Set your daily time limits for your most used apps. This will create a limitation towards the usage.
- Wind Down and DND Mode – One simple toggle bar icon will turn on/off all your activities, connectivity options including Do Not Disturb mode (Ring, Notifications etc.).
Google currently providing the Digital Wellbeing beta feature to all the Google Pixel devices. So, if you’re a Pixel smartphone user, then you can sign up and try out the beta version right now.
Google Pixel devices will get the update from August 6 and other Android P supported devices will get the update within a few weeks. However, the update is already available on the Essential PH-1.