If you are a gadget geek then this news is must read for you. Google has just released its latest flavor of Android called Android Pie. It is jam-packed with all sorts of new features, new UI elements including my personal favorite gesture navigation UI, and a heap of tweaks under-the-hood that aim to make this the best version of Android to date. So without any further delay, let’s get started.
Pie has been served to the plate
Android “Pie” (codenamed Android P) is the 16th 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. The second preview, considered beta quality, was released on May 8, 2018. The third preview, called Beta 2, was released on June 6, 2018. The fourth preview, called Beta 3, was released on July 2, 2018. The final beta of Android P was released on July 25, 2018.
Android “P” has officially released on August 6, 2018, under the name “Pie“ and is available for Google Pixel devices.
A quick list of features
Apart from the features from its predecessor Android Oreo, here is the list of some very useful and new features present in the latest version of Android.
- New user interface for the quick settings menu.
- 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 log in.
- Rounded corners across the GUI.
- New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps.
- Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be had within a notification.
- Redesigned volume slider, which is now located next to the device physical volume button.
- 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.
- An Adaptive Battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you’re most likely to use next.
- New Back Button Icon in navigation bar if gesture navigation is enabled.
- Rotation Lock button indicates in navigation bar if the device is in locked rotation mode.
Instead of all these great features. Google has tailored this version of Android with a bunch of AI (artificial intelligence) features due to the advancement of the technology. So you can expect lots of things from it.
- Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- OnePlus 6
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Vivo X21
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
You can expect android latest stable pie in these devices very soon. But as of now if you owned a Google Pixel device then you already got the update. If not then go and check the system updates.
Note: If you want a quick overview of the Android’s versions right from the start then please head towards this article.
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