The latest version of Android is here! And it comes with a range of artificial intelligence, baked in making your phone smarter, simpler and more tailored for you. Today we officially introduce Android 9 Pie
We’ve developed Android 9 to learn from you and work better for you – the more you use it. Predicting the next task allows you to jump directly to the action you want to use to prioritize the battery charge for the most common applications so you can disconnect yourself at the end of the day. Android 9 Adapts to Your Life and Habits You like to use your phone.
Android 9.0 Pie – Extra for you
Android 9 is designed to make your smartphone even smarter, learn from you and adapt to your usage habits. Because of this, Android 9 features like an adaptive battery, the apps you use most often and prioritizes the battery for them, and adaptive brightness that knows how to adjust the brightness in various settings and does it for you.
With Android 9, you can also do things faster, predicting what you want to do next, depending on the context, and show it right on your phone. For example, if you prepare for work on Tuesday morning, you are offered actions such as: For example, working with Google Maps or resuming listening to an audiobook on Google Play Books. And when you sit in the headphones after work, you can see options to call your mom or start your favorite playlist Spotify.
Later this fall, we also release slices (pie … slices … get?!) That show relevant information from your favorite applications when you need them. When you start typing Leif on Google Search, you’ll see a “slice” of the Lyft app with home travel pricing and driver ETA for you to trade faster and faster.
Android 9.0 Pie – Now it’s as easy as Pie
What’s important is that your smartphone is smarter and more adaptable, but we want Android to be easier to use and more affordable. In Android 9, we have introduced a new system of navigation with a home button.
This is especially useful when phones get taller and it’s harder to do everything on a phone. With a single clean “Home” button, you can scroll up to see the newly designed overview, where you can instantly see the full-screen preview of your most recently used applications.
Swipe the screen from anywhere to see a full-screen preview of recent applications, and just click to go back to one of them. If you are constantly switching between applications on your pixel, we have good news for you: Smart Text Selection (which recognizes the meaning of the selected text and proposes appropriate actions) is now working on a review of your latest applications, which simplifies the desired action. You can enable this new system navigation in the settings as soon as you get your update to Android 9 (read more in the Help).
It’s a big deal to change the way you navigate through your phone, but small changes can make a big difference too. Android P also provides updated quick settings, the best way to create and edit screenshots (passing the Vulcan capture that was previously needed), simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications, and more. You’ll notice slight changes like these all over the platform to make things you do easier than ever before.
Android 9.0 Pie – Find the balance that is right for your life
Although we spend most of our time on our phones, it is useful that many of us wish we could just shut down and free up time for other things. In fact, more than 70 percent of the people we interviewed in our studies said they needed extra help. That’s why we’re working to add key features directly to Android to help users find the right balance through the technology they’re looking for.
In the May I / O in May, we looked at some of these digital feel-good features for Android, including a new dashboard that helps you understand how much time you spend on your device; an application timer that lets you set application time limits and mark an icon on the main screen as time increases; A new call protection that outshines any visual interrupts that appear on your screen. and Wind Down, the Nightlight and Do Not Disturb, and the screen fades into greyscale at bedtime.
Digital Wellbeing will officially appear on Pixel phones this fall and Android One and other devices will be released this year. But these features are available in beta for pixel smartphones running Android 9. To try it out:
- Make sure you’re using Android 9 Pie on your device.
- Subscribe to the beta version with the email address you use on Google Play.
- Accept the invitation to the beta tester by clicking on the link in your welcome letter.
When you accept your invitation, Digital Wellbeing will appear in your phone’s application settings. Digital scoring can be displayed for up to 24 hours.
Android 9.0 Pie – Security and confidentiality, baked
Increasing security is always important in every version of our platform. In addition to constantly strengthening the platform and providing an improved biometric security model, Android 9 provides advanced security hardware to protect sensitive data such as credit card information using a secure dedicated chip. Android 9 also offers important privacy enhancements, such as: For example, TLS by default and DNS over TLS to protect and keep confidential all Web communication.
Android 9.0 Pie – Come to the device near you
Starting today, a new on-air update for Android 9 will start on Pixel mobile phones. And devices that participated in the Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, and Essential beta programs, as well as all eligible Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of this fall. We’re also working with a number of other partners to upgrade devices to Android 9 this year.