Android has released the latest Android version, it is Android 9 (Android Pie). Android Pie is full of new features which give you more from your phone. Now it’s smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. Here are some new features on Android Pie that you must know.
As we already know that Android has released the latest Android version, it is Android 9 (Android Pie). Android Pie is full of new features which give you more from your phone. Now it’s smarter, faster and adapts as you use it. So, here are what I figure out in Android Pie updates on my Xiaomi A2 Lite Mobile:
1. Adaptive Battery
Android Pie’s Battery feature will learn the apps you use over time and prioritize system resource to them. For the apps you hardly use, Android Pie will basically ignore them until you actually open them. But notifications may be delayed for these apps. In the end, this feature will save your battery and it makes everyone happy. You can disable or enable Adaptive Battery in Setting > Battery > Adaptive Battery.
2. Adaptive Brightness
Your screen brightness will automatically adjust to your environment and activities. To enable or disable this option, go to Setting > Display > Adaptive brightness.
3. New Setting Look
On the setting menu, you will see that they have redesigned it and now it’s more colourful.
4. A new screenshot tool
To do screenshot, before we will have to press volume down+power button together. But now, you can press the power button and the screenshot option will show. There will be option to share, edit, and delete, after you took the screenshot. Those option will show immediately on the screen.
5. Gesture Navigation
This is a new thing on Android Pie. If you see in the second picture, there is pill-shaped button at the bottom of the screen. That pill-shaped botton replaces the three buttons (see first picture, down side) that normally we use on Android. Moreover, this feature is optional. You can enable it in Setting > System > Gestures > Swipe up on Home Screen.
6. Image shown in message previews
Now, if somebody send you images, you will soon see the image in notifications previews, complete with the reply and mark as read option. So, you don't have to open the message to reply or just to read the messages.
7. New Material Design
Android Pie has a new look overall. If you swipe down, you will see there is small symbol that shows thee are notifications, setting pane, SIM Card and Network, etc.
8. Text selection Magnification
When you want to select some text, now Android Pie will automatically zoom your selected text, so you can see clearly. The magnification box shows just above the cursor.
9. Media controls take priority
When you are on call or when you are listening a music, you can adjust the volume without interrupting the setting of your phone setting. In Android Pie, the volume keys will default to controlling media volume. And see the new look of the volume controls.
Android Pie switches to single previews that are placed next to one another horizontally. You can scroll through previously open apps or swipe up on an app preview to force-close the app.
11. App actions
When you scroll up on the home, you will see all of the applications you have. And now, on adroid Pie, you will see the apps that you open mostly on above so you can easily find the apps.
12. Multiple Bluetooth connections
With Android 9, you can connect up to five Bluetooth devices and switch between these devices seamlessly. Incoming phone calls will be sent to all connected Bluetooth devices that can accept, so you'll never miss a call.
13. Configure on-device developer options
The Settings app on Android includes a screen called Developer options that lets you configure system behaviors that help you profile and debug your app performance. For example, you can enable debugging over USB, capture a bug report, enable visual feedback for taps, flash window surfaces when they update, use the GPU for 2D graphics rendering, and more.
Enable developer options and debugging
On Android 4.1 and lower, the Developer options screen is available by default. On Android 4.2 and higher, you must enable this screen as follows:
- Open the Settings
- (Only on Android 8.0 or higher) Select System.
- Scroll to the bottom and select About phone.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Build number7 times.
- Return to the previous screen to find Developer optionsnear the bottom.
At the top of the Developer options screen, you can toggle the options on and off (figure 1). You probably want to keep this on. When off, most options are disabled except those that don't require communication between the device and your development computer.
Next, you should scroll down a little and enable USB debugging. This allows Android Studio and other SDK tools to recognize your device when connected via USB, so you can use the debugger and other tools.
Those are all I have figured out about Android Pie after using it for 2 days. Maybe there are more things that I haven't figure out yet. Or if I have some missunderstanding about all I explained above, feel free to let me know. :)