If you have bet on Peppermint, Pancake or Pastry for “P” in the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, sorry guys you lose because Android P stands for Android Pie.
Yes, the next version of sugary snack-themed Android and the successor to Android Oreo will now be known as Android 9.0 Pie, and it has officially arrived, Google revealed on Monday.
Android 9 Pie — 5 Best New Features
Google Android P is officially called Android 9 Pie
Google says Android Pie comes with a “heaping helping of artificial intelligence baked in to make your phone smarter, simpler, and more tailored to you.”
1.) AI-Powered Adaptive Battery
Despite Google has made its efforts since it brought a power saving mode called Dozein Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Battery life has always been a big concern for people.
Android 9 Pie introduces a new feature called “Adaptive Battery,” which uses machine learning to learn which apps you use most and prioritize battery for them accordingly.
“Android 9 introduces a new battery management feature, App Standby Buckets.” Android official documentation site says.
“Based on the app usage patterns, each app is placed in one of five priority buckets. The system limits the device resources available to each app based on which bucket the app is in.”
2.) AI-Powered Adaptive Brightness
Android 9 Pie also comes with a new auto-brightness algorithm, which is also powered by AI to learn how users like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for them.
3.) App Actions
Android Pie has a new feature called App Actions that helps users get things done faster by predicting what they will want to do next based on their context and displays that action right on their smartphone.
This is an important feature added to Android Pie which allows apps to shows a “slice” of relevant information from other apps when the operating system believes you need it, like showing you real-time pricing from services like Uber or Lyft when you are searching for a ride.
5.) Security and Privacy
Google says Android Pie enables industry-leading hardware security capabilities that allow protecting your sensitive information such as credit card data using a secure, dedicated chip.
Besides this, Android Pie also brings important privacy improvements, like “TLS by default and DNS over TLS to help protect all web communications and keep them private.”
In addition to these features, Google has also introduced new gesture-based system navigation in Android Pie that features a single home button, smart text selection, gesture navigation, and Wi-Fi round-trip time (RTT), while digital wellbeing coming in the fall.
Android devices, including OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, and Essential PH‑1, which were part of the Android P beta program, as well as “qualifying” Android One devices will also receive the Android Pie update by the end of the fall.
Google also added that Android Pie won’t be coming to Nexus devices and that it is working with “a number of other partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 9 this year” in an attempt to give more people access to the platform.