The latest Android update is here! Google announced that its next version of Android named Android 9 Pie is officially available for all Pixel phones. It was first announced earlier in May with lots of new features like a Digital Wellbeing dashboard, a new gesture-based navigation system, and other AI-enhanced improvements to the UI.
With the official announcement, it is to come with other new features as well like many subtle improvements to the overall look of the software and a new status bar that’s designed to work better with notches.
Some of the new features of Android 9 Pie
Firstly, the new app dashboard by Google will give you a bird’s eye view regarding the usage of your Android phone allowing you to see how long you use your Android phone in a day. It will also show the number of times you’ve unlocked your phone and the number of notifications you’ve received.
Second, the app timer is another new feature that will allow you to set a time limit for daily usage. Through this app, you can limit your usage over one app and set a timer according to your choice. In doing so the app will gray out on your home screen and you won’t be able to launch it.
The current feature; Do Not Disturb on most phones prevents from hearing the notification. This third new feature takes out all visual indicators relieving you from all kinds of notification.
The new wind down function by Google is the fourth new feature that blocks the blue light that might interrupt your night sleep. The wind down eliminates the blue light and turns the screen to grayscale before your bedtime.
The fifth feature includes so many other features like the gesture interface that allows users swipe up from the bottom of the screen to multi-task or return to the main home screen something similar to that of iPhone X. Features like the adaptive battery and adaptive brightness helps in using the smartphone for longer times between charges. This helps to prioritize the battery and set the brightness according to the needs.
And one of the marked features of Android 9 Pie that is coming later this fall is the Slices. This will allow users to access shortcuts in Google search. This feature will help you to search things through shortcuts rather than taking the trouble of opening apps from the phone and then searching.
If you have a Google Pixel phone then you must have received the updates already. And for the ones with other Android phones needs to wait for the update until it arrives at them sooner or later.