Android 9 Pie: 10 features to know about

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Android 9 Pie: 10 features to know about

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Google's latest Android version brings a range of UI changes and new features. However, not all these features will be available immediately. You can expect some of these features to come by the end of November. So, without much delay, let's take a look at the top ten features of Android 9 Pie.

After Nougat and Oreo, it is time for some pie! Google on Monday announced the official shipping of Android 9 aka Android Pie for all Pixel phones. The beta version of Android P was available for the last four months but the final roll out of its stable version began last night.

"From predicting your next task so you can jump right into the action you want to take, to prioritizing battery power for the apps you use most, to helping you disconnect from your phone at the end of the day, Android 9 adapts to your life and the ways you like to use your phone," reads the Google blog post.
Android 9 Pie is one of the most ambitious projects of Google that aims to better the Android experience by learning from its users and adapting to their usage patterns.

Android 9 Pie will first roll out to Google's own Pixel phones. These are the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL. These phones may have already started receiving the Android upgrade. Apart from Pixel phones, Android Pie will also roll out to the phones that are part of Android P beta programme. So phones like the OnePlus 6, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2 and Vivo X21 will also receive it by the end of this November.

Google's latest Android version brings a range of UI changes and new features. However, not all these features will be available immediately. You can expect some of these features to come by the end of November. So, without much delay, let's take a look at the top ten features of Android 9 Pie.

1. Digital wellbeing: This is one of the major highlights of Android Pie, however, the feature has not been rolled out with the final release of Android Pie that rolled out last night. The feature is available in beta version for now.

Digital Wellbeing is an initiative from Google to help track your phone usage. With Digital wellbeing, Google has introduced new ways to keep you informed of how much time you spend on your phone. It includes a dashboard that lets you quickly take a look at how much time you are spending on the phone and which app do you use the most. There are improvements to Do Not Disturb to silence not just notification sounds, but also all the visual interruptions. However, calls from starred contacts will still come through, so that you don't miss on an urgent call.

2. Adaptive Battery: Android Pie uses machine learning to predict which apps you will use in the next few hours and which you likely won't, so your phone only spends battery power on the apps you care about.

3. Adaptive Brightness: Android Pie with Adaptive Brightness learns how you set your screen's brightness in different lighting environments and automatically does it for you over time.

4. App Actions: App Actions predicts what you're about to do, so you get to your next task more quickly. Google explains this with an example- say you do something like connecting your headphones, the feature will show the playlist you were listening to earlier in the front.

5. Slices: Slices shows a part of your app from within another app when you need it the most. Basically, it shows relevant parts of your favourite apps to the surface. For example, if you type Uber in Google Search, you will see a small Uber preview of the price and time for a trip to your work or home below the normal Google search suggestions.

6. Gesture Navigation: This is another very important feature from Android Pie. It helps you navigate the system without using the old navigation bar. You can switch between apps easily using gestures instead of buttons.

7. Background restrictions: Android Pie will now give you recommendations in Settings to restrict certain apps that use too much battery, so you can have more control over your battery.

8. App limits: App limits lets you set time limits on apps to say 15 minutes or 30 minutes and will alert you when you are nearing that time limit. This is to check your app usage.

9. Manage Notifications: Android 9 Pie gives you more control over your app notifications. With this feature, you can quickly turn off your notifications from a range of apps so that you receive only those notifications that are important to you.

9. Sound delay reporting: This is another interesting feature that offers support for headsets with sound delay reporting, so that video on your device and audio on your headphones can always stay in sync.

10. Display cut-outs: Android 9 Pie supports Display cut-outs. This means it will support devices with cutouts to make use of available screen space.

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