Google launches Android Pie, the latest version of its operating system, on smartphones around the world – starting with its own Pixel devices.
Google officially launched the rollout on Monday and also uploaded updates to its smartphones. B. Selected models from smartphone manufacturers like Sony, Essential, Xiaomi and Vivo.
Google has no timeframe when it comes to other phone manufacturers; That's a decision that ultimately lies with every telephone company. In the past, it took months for a rollout to reach the Android ecosystem ̵
As the world's most dominant operating system, Android is predicting how most of the world will use their phones in the future. Here are some important things you should know about Android Pie:
AI? Aye-aye: Google is pretty clear that it sees its future in developing better artificial intelligence. Proof of this is Android Pie, its features that measure battery usage and adjust to your needs, and the Adaptive Brightness feature, which is equivalent to screen intensity.
Google is also working on its digital assistant – Google Assistant – to give people better answers to their questions and to improve the hands-free function of their phones. These little templates also appear in textual form with what Google calls app actions. App Actions will automatically suggest activities for you based on the time of day and what you have previously done with your phone.
Google offers this example: "Say, it's Tuesday morning and you're getting ready: • Suggestions for actions like navigating to work with Google Maps or resuming listening to an audiobook with Google Play Books These little announcements are displayed just below the search bar on your app page. "
Orientation: Android Pie also includes some cosmetic changes that are intended to facilitate some searches over the phone. The biggest change in the way Android looks is the navigation system, which now consists of a software button on the screen and not the three icons that served as Android guides in the past.
One-button Android users will now need to swipe up to see their recently-used apps, or to go back to the last-opened app.
Digital Wellbeing: Google has also introduced its own tools that aim to give people information about how they use their phones. These tools are still in the early stages of testing, even for those who can download the operating system.
Google said in a blog post that they will start completely in the fall, but will not give a more precise time frame. For those who wish to sign up for the beta phase, features such as detailed breakdowns of the frequency of use of specific apps are displayed. You also get access to features like the "Wind Down" mode, which turns your phone into black and white at the prescribed bedtime.
A deeper piece: Android Pie will also have a new feature called App Slices. (Yes, pun intended.) A "slice" is essentially a preview of an app: Type something like "Lyft" in the search bar and you'll get a look at the cost and time estimate for a ride in Your proximity without opening the app. The goal seems to be to get you into apps faster, but also to get more of your phone's navigation through the search bar – instead of flipping pages of applications. It will be released later this year.
Android Pie shakes a lot about how we navigate our smartphones – which also gives Google more ways to touch the smartphone experience – with app actions that eliminate search and voice, something from the wiping and tapping to us We all got used to it.