Latest Android Version 9.0 Pie Feature
Android Pie 9.0 is the latest android version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018, and the first developer preview was released on the same day. Second preview, considered beta quality, was released on May 8, 2018. The final beta of Android P (fifth preview, also considered as a “Release Candidate”) was released on July 25, 2018. The first official release was released on August 6, 2018.
Latest Android Version Feature
- New user interface for the quick settings menu
- The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar
- The “dock” now has a semi-transparent background.
- Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.
- A “screenshot” button has been added to the power options.
- A new “Lockdown” mode which disables biometric authentication once activated
- Rounded corners across the UI
- New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps
- Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification, full scale images, and smart replies akin to Google’s new app, Reply
- Support for display cutouts
- Redesigned volume slider
- Battery percentage now shown in Always-On Display
- Lock screen security changes include the possible return of an improved NFC Unlock.
- Experimental features (which are currently hidden within a menu called Feature Flags) such as a redesigned About Phone page in settings, and automatic Bluetooth enabling while driving
- DNS over TLS
- A new optional gesture-based system interface, allowing users to navigate the OS using swipes more often than the traditional UI
- Redesigned multitask app switcher with Google search bar and app drawer built in.
- Android Dashboard, which tells the user how much time you’re spending on your device and in apps, and allows the user to set time limits on apps
- “Shush”, an enhanced version of Do Not Disturb mode activated by placing the phone face down, which mutes standard notifications
- “Adaptive Battery” prediction, which makes use of Doze to hibernate user apps the OS determines the user will not use
- Auto Smooth Brightness feature modifies screen brightness based on user habits
- Wind Down option lets Android users set a specific bed time that enables Do Not Disturb and turns the entire phone’s interface gray to discourage further use at night
- Latest Android Version 9.0 Pie Vulkan 1.1 support