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Best Features Of ‘Android 9 Pie’ OS, Which Predicts Your Moves Ahead Of You
By Mikelle Leow, 07 Aug 2018
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For months, Android fans have been hearing about a mysterious ‘Android P’ that was slated to be Google’s next OS update. At long last, the company has unveiled the new software, along with an announcement of what the initial stands for: ‘Pie’.
The new ‘Android 9 Pie’ is harnessed with AI that predicts your moves and intentions, which means you’ll be working with a speedier phone catered to your behavior. You’ve seen this perk play out in several sci-fi flicks; the system gets more intuitive the more you use your device.
Android has introduced iPhone X-like gestures to this edition—seemingly to win over Apple users who are used to their smartphones. This optional feature replaces the back, home, and overview buttons, and instead displays a single toggle and a back button that disappears when not needed.
Android news site Droid Life has put together a visual rundown of Android 9.0’s best features.
Apart from the new gesture controls, a swipe up from the bottom will display five apps that your smartphone foresees you might use next, according to your smartphone behavior.
Your smartphone will also adjust its brightness based on your activity and environment, as well as adapt its battery usage by learning how you use your phone, allowing you to get more on a single charge.
If you dislike activating ‘auto-rotate’ just to watch a video because you might forget to switch it off later, there’s now a way to view content in landscape mode without your screen rotating unexpectedly afterwards. The new update knows when your screen is flipped sideways, and prompts a button that lets you switch to landscape only when you need it.
Check out Droid Life’s video below to preview some of the most useful features in ‘Android 9 Pie’. The update is currently only available for Pixel phones, though users of gadgets from Essential, OnePlus, Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, and Vivo, can register themselves on Android’s Beta program to receive an early version of it by the “end of this fall.”
[via Droid Life, cover image via Google]
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