Android Pie, the 9th revision of the most popular mobile operating system on earth, is now available on Google’s Pixel phones starting Monday.
Goole initially announced Android P, the previous name of Android Pie, in March, then at Google I/O conference in May they demoed some really cool features of the next version of Android.
People who signed up for the Android Beta program, which lets you try out pre-released versions of the software, will receive the update by the “end of this fall,” if they have devices from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential. Google said it’s also working with other partners to launch or upgrade devices with Android Pie “this year,” though the company didn’t provide additional detail on exactly when those updates would come.
Features of Android Pie
Android 9 harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to give you more from your phone. Now it’s smarter, faster and adapts as you use it.
- Adaptive Battery
- Adaptive Brightness
- App Actions
- Intuitive Navigation
Go more with a single charge. Adaptive Battery learns how you like to use your phone, so the apps and services you don’t use as much aren’t a battery drain.
Don’t worry about changing your brightness — your phone learns how you like to set it and automatically adjusts. Easy as pie.
App Actions predicts what you’re about to do, so you get to your next task more quickly. If you do something like connect your headphones, the playlist you were listening to earlier is front and center.
Slices bring relevant parts of your favorite apps to the surface. Next time you search for Lyft, you can see prices and driver ETAs right within your results.
Switch between apps and get to what you need more naturally by using gestures instead of buttons.