It is Android 9 Pie! Official list of changes & new features

Kelley Robertson
August 7, 2018

That's why Android 9 comes with features like Adaptive Battery, which learns the apps you use most and prioritizes battery for them, and Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for you. The Material Design approach isn't new to Google or Android, but the new theme adds white space and rounded corners.

App Timers let you limit the amount of time you spend using your favorite apps.

While you're in this app view, you can highlight text to put Pie's AI tech to work. Google also revealed Android Pie is now available for Google Pixel users. Here's a look at the new features touted for Android 9 Pie. You can join a beta test for these features if you've got a Pixel running Android 9, but it will launch officially this fall on Pixel devices. Smart Text Selection, which will recognize the meaning of text you're selecting and suggest actions, also works in Overview. The update's major focus is on artificial intelligence - numerous features arriving with the update will learn your habits over time and use that information to streamline the Android experience. There's a redesigned Quick Settings included, too, along with a new way to take screenshots and simplified volume controls.

A new Dashboard will show how you've been spending time on your device, including time spent in apps, how many times you've unlocked your phone and how many notifications you've received.


Android 9 Pie had previously only been available to those willing to install the beta software.

Honestly, I was hoping that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will side with India and name the next version of its mobile operating system as Android 9 Peda or Android 9 Payasam. Security and privacy baked in Improving security is always important in each of our platform releases.

Artificial intelligence is the headline feature of Android 9 Pie, wherein the system adapts battery allocation and screen brightness based on how the device is used, Google said.

Google is launching Digital Wellbeing slowly, with an official release due "this fall" but they've launched a Beta program that they're inviting users with Android Pie installed on their device to opt in to. More details at the link below!

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