Android 9 is Android pie
Android “Pie”is the ninth major update and the 16th version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018.Android “P”. Android p officially released on August 6, 2018 under the name “Pie” and is available for Google Pixel devices and the Essential Phone.
A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients.
- New user interface for the quick settings menu.
- The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.
- 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, which will be disabled once the user used their password to login.
- Rounded corners across the graphical user interface.
- 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, which is now located next to the device physical volume button.
- 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.
- HEIF support.
- A new gesture-based system interface, similar to the one found on the iPhone X and other devices.
- Redesigned, horizontal multitask app switcher with Google search bar and app drawer built in.
- A “Digital Wellbeing” feature which discourages excessive usage of your phone.
- Placing the phone face down will mute notifications but allow emergencies to come through.
- An Adaptive Battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you’re most likely to use next.
- Improved Adaptive Brightness feature which modifies screen brightness based on your own personal preferences.
- New Back Button Icon in navigation bar if gesture navigation is enabled.
- Manual theme selection.
- Rotation Lock button indicates in navigation bar if the device is in locked rotation mode.