Finally, Google started rolling the next major version of Android for the supported Google Pixel device. After the Android 8.0 Oreo, this is the 9th iteration from Google. Android 9.0 Pie is available for Pixel and other beta supported devices. With Android Pie, Google has revamped many UI changes which include the notification panel, Settings, Quick Toggles and more. The main highlighted features of Android Pie is notification panel, indoor WiFi positioning, support for iPhone X-style notches, Material Design 2, Dark Mode, Enhanced Auto-fill, Dual Camera API, Neural network API implementation and many more.
Features of Android 9.0 Pie:
Here is the list of top features in Android 9.0 Pie:
New Notification Panel: With Android P, Google has completely changed the interface on the notification panel. The quick toggle button now resides inside the dark circle while date, time and carrier name have been removed. With the new notification, Google will also let you select the reply from Google’s machine learning-powered Smart Replies, which scans your messages and will suggest custom replies for you.
iPhone X Like Notch Support: With phone screens getting bigger and bigger and bezels getting slimmer and slimmer, the smartphone manufacturers now have no room for camera, and earpieces> If you like it or not, Google has introduced Notch supports in Android P for developers to test how their app will behave on devices with notches.
Multi-camera API: Google finally introducing the Multi-Camera API which enables developers to “create innovative features not possible with just a single camera.” Also, this feature allows every app to request multi-camera instead of the single camera.
WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT): This feature allows apps to receive indoor positioning data at an accuracy of 1-2 meters of your position.
New UI for settings/quick settings: Google once again revamped the settings menu and quick settings after the Android Oreo. With the new settings UI, Google introducing new icons for each settings menu.
Power Saving: In Android Nougat, Google introduced the Doze mode which enables more battery backup while your phone is not in use. With Android P, Google has worked hard to bring the more advanced doze mode with App Standby, and Background Limits to further improve battery life.
Enhanced Auto-fill: Auto-Fill one of the best features which will save all your username and password. Google rolled this feature in Android Oreo and now they have improvised it with Android P.
and more features such as:
- New Animation/Transition
- Pixel launcher has been improved
- Battery saver no longer shows orange warning
- About phone screen now shows additional info in a popup window.
- Screenshot button in power menu
- Text selection zoom (like iOS)
- Battery saver can now be scheduled.
- Do Not Disturb has been simplified down to a single mode
- Volume buttons now control media volume by default
- Adaptive Brightness is now much more useful as it actually changes the base brightness level
- Hotspot can be turned off automatically if no devices are connected
- Rotation can be locked to landscape mode
Check Out Which Motorola Device will receive Android Pie
Here is the list of supported device to receive the official Android Pie Update on Motorola Moto device.
- Moto Z3
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto Z
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto Z Play
- Moto G6 Plus
- Moto G6 Play
- Moto G6
- Moto G5s Plus
- Moto G5s
- Moto G5 Plus
- Moto G5
- Moto G4 Plus
- Moto G4 Play
- Moto G4
- Moto E5 PlusMoto E5
- Moto E5 Play
- Moto M
- Moto E4 Plus
- Moto E4
- Moto E3 Power
- Moto C
- Moto C Plus
- Moto X4 Android One
- Moto X4
Check Out Which HTC Device will receive Android Pie
Here is the list of supported device to receive the official Android Pie Update on HTC device.
- HTC U11
- HTC U11+
- HTC U11 Life
- HTC U12+