22nd September 2019

Android P has been launched!

Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management – Android & Google Play has announced the launch of Android 9, known as Android Pie or Android P in a blog post.

The new operating system comes with a ‘heaping helping of artificial intelligence baked in to make your phone smarter, simpler and more tailored to you.’

Adaptation

Android Pie has been created to learn from the user’s device usage pattern. It has Adaptive Battery that learns which apps you use the most and optimizes battery power for them, and also has Adaptive Lighting which learns your pattern of  brightness settings in different environments.

Moves like Jagger

There’s also App Actions that learn what your fist moves are when you perform an action e.g, when you put your headsets on, your device will ask if you want to call your best friend.

Slices of Pie

Slices is another piece of the Android Pie that gives you options when you launch an app showing relevant information about it.

Navigate this

With phones getting longer/taller, Android P comes with a navigation system that works using only the home button. You can swipe up for a newly designed Overview and see full-screen previews of recently used apps and switch between apps.

Disconnect

There are 4 main features that have been integrated in Android P to help users have some time out for mobile technology and enjoy the world around them. There’s an App Timer that once clocked grays out the app on your phone screen, a Dashboard that shows you how long you’ve had your apps running, Do Not Disturb that mutes all notifications, and Wind Down that turns on Night Light and Do Not Disturb modes right before your set bedtime.

Digital Wellbeing will be available on Google Pixel phones and as a beta version on other phones running Android P. You can sign up as a beta tester here.

Security? 

“Improving security is always important in each of our platform releases.  In addition to continuously hardening the platform, and an improved security model for biometrics, Android 9 enables industry-leading hardware security capabilities to allow protecting sensitive data like credit card information using a secure, dedicated chip.  Android 9 also brings important privacy improvements, such as TLS by default and DNS over TLS to help protect all web communications and keep them private”. – Samat

When can you have Android p?

Over-the-air updates to Android 9 are available for Pixel phones, and devices that participated in the Beta program from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as well as all qualifying Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of this fall. Google is also working with partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 9 this year.

See more Android P specs here.

Sandi

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