The latest Android release is out! And it comes with a lot of built-in artificial intelligence to make your phone smarter, simpler and more adapted to you. Today Google officially introduce Android 9 Pie.
Android 9 is created to learn from you and work better for you The more you use it. From anticipate your next task so you can go directly to the action you want to perform, to prioritize the battery power for the applications you use most, to help 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.
Adapted to you
Android 9 aims to make your phone even smarter by learning from you and adapting to your usage patterns. That’s why Android 9 comes with features like Adaptive Battery , that learns the applications that it uses the most and prioritizes the battery for them, and Adaptive brightness , that learns how you like to set the brightness in different configurations, and what does it for you
Android 9 also helps you do things faster with App Actions , which predicts what you want to do next depending on your context and shows that action directly on your phone. Say it’s Tuesday morning and you’re preparing for your daily trip: actions such as browsing to work on Google will be suggested Maps or resume an audiobook with Google Play Books. And when you put on your headphones after work, you may see options to call your mother or start your favorite Spotify playlist.
Later this fall, Google will also launch Slices (pie … slices … do you understand?!) that shows relevant information of your favorite applications when you need it. If you start typing “Lyft” in Google Search, you will see a “portion” of the Lyft application, which shows the prices for your trip home and the ETA for a driver so you can take measures so faster and simpler
Now it’s easy as a cake
Making your phone smarter and more adaptable is important, but Google also want Android to be easier to use and more accessible. In Android 9, Google present a new navigation system with a single start button.
This is especially useful as phones grow and it is more difficult to do things on the phone with one hand. With a single clean start button, you can swipe up to see a recently designed overview, the placewhere, at a glance, you have full screen previews of your recently used applications.
Swipe up from anywhere to see the full screen previews of recently used apps and simply tap to jump back to one of them. If you find yourself constantly changing between applications in your Pixel, Google have good news for you: Smart text selection (which recognizes the meaning of the text you are selecting and suggests relevant actions) now works in the General Information of your recent applications, which facilitates the performance of the action you want. You can enable this new navigation system in Settings once you have received your update to Android 9.
Changing the way you navigate your phone is a big problem, but small changes can also make a big difference. Android P also brings a redesigned quick setup, a better way to take and edit screenshots (say goodbye to the grip vulcan that was required before), simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications and more. You will notice small changes like these on the platform, so that the things you do all the time are easier than ever.
Find the right balance for your life
While most of the time Google spend on our phones is useful, many of us would like to be able to disconnect more easily and free up time for other things. In fact, more than 70 percent of the people Google spoke with in our research said they want more help with this. A) Yes Google have been working to add key capabilities directly to Android to help people achieve balance with the technology they are looking for.
At Google I / O in May, Google previewed some of these digital wellness features for Android, including a new one Board that helps you understand how you are spending time on your device; a Application timer that allows you to set time limits in applications and grays the icon on your home screen when time runs out; the new Do not bother , that silences all the visual interruptions that appear on your screen; Y Wind Down , which lights Night Light and Do Not Disturb and fades the gray scale screen before going to bed.
Digital Wellbeing will be officially launched on Pixel phones this fall, with Android One and other devices later this year. But these functions are now available in beta version for Pixel phones with Android 9. To test them:
- Be sure to run Android 9 Pie on your device.
- Sign up for the beta version with the email address you use with Google Play.
- Accept your invitation to become a beta tester by clicking on the link in your welcome email.
Once you have accepted your invitation, Digital Wellbeing will appear in the configuration application of your phone. It may take up to 24 hours for Digital Welbeing to appear on your device.
Baked security and privacy
Improving security is always important in each of the launches of our platform. In addition to continually strengthen the platform , and an improved security model for biometrics , Android 9 enables industry-leading hardware security capabilities to allow the protection of sensitive data such as credit card information through a secure and dedicated chip. Android 9 also brings important privacy improvements, such as TLS by default Y DNS over TLS to help protect all web communications and keep them private.
Arriving at a device near you
As of today, a wireless update of Android 9 will begin to be implemented on Pixel phones. Y dispositives who participated in the Sony Mobile Beta program, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as well as all devices rated Android One, will receive this update later this fall. Google are also working with a number of Other partners to launch or update Android devices to 9 this year.
Get more information on Android 9 Pie in android.com/9