Although most cell phones do not yet have Oreo, Google has released the first Android 9.0 Pie beta tester build that anyone can install with a compatible device. It's available on Google's own Pixel devices, as well as Essential, Nokia, Oppo, Sony, Vivo, and Xiamoi partner devices, and we're already working to highlight all the features and changes.
Finally, we now know that Android's latest operating system will officially be called "Pie" and that it will bring many important changes. So if you have a device that will allow you to run Android 9.0 right now, or if you're just curious about the future of Android, we'll highlight all the important new features below.
As you can see above, swiping the pill button will bring up the Summary screen, which lists all recently used apps. Although the pill-shaped icon is not displayed yet, you can tap the Recent button on the bottom right to access the new view in Android Pie. To forcibly close an app, just swipe it up like in iOS App Switcher. You can also swipe sideways on the pill-shaped button to instantly display all your running apps and make multitasking more intuitive.
3. Revamped App Drawer
Android Pie now includes a redesigned app drawer that makes sorting your apps a lot more comfortable. As you can see in the first GIF file above, when you swipe on the new pill-shaped icon, the multitasking view is displayed. However, below are a number of commonly used apps based on patterns detected by Android Pie's improved artificial intelligence. Intelligence
If you swipe up again, you will jump into your app drawer. This line of frequently used apps will jump up and the rest of your app drawer will be underneath. For those who are on Android Pie, but still see the three buttons down instead of the swipe gesture, if you open your app drawer normally, you should still see preferred apps at the top of the drawer.
One of the pillars of Android Pie is the well-being of its customers. Google seeks to protect its users from accessing the world by providing them with the tools to restrict their use of their phone. And that starts with what Google calls "Dashboard", which can be accessed through the new App Usage menu.
Dashboard is a new menu option that displays a list of all the apps you used for the day and amount. Google's hope is that this information (along with the next tool in our list) will help you use your phone be limited. Dashboard will even keep track of how often you unlock your device (a number that will surprise you) (19659019) 44 Cool new features and changes in Android 9.0 Pie "width =" 522 "height =" 522 "style =" max-width : 532px; height: auto; "/>
Although the information is excellent, Google knows that it takes more than that to distract you from your device, here's the "App Timer", which can also be accessed through the "App Usage" menu 19659002] App Timer allows you to: Setting time limits for your use of any app, once you reach the daily allo time, the app is greyed out, this does not prevent its use, but the idea is that changing the color will discourage the use of it and encourage you to spend more time to spend in the world around you than on your phone.
6. Shush Mode
Another new feature to protect your well-being is "Shush," which activates by placing your phone on a flat surface and scanning down. Once you make that gesture, your device will automatically turn off sound and vibration. Essentially, it turns on "Do Not Disturb" mode, but for everything – not just audible alarms.
7. Wind Down Mode
The Wind Down mode is a new tool that automatically activates the Do Not Disturb mode at bedtime and with a Google Assistant command like the one below can be easily adjusted.
Hey Google, set Wind Down for 10 o'clock in the afternoon
After setting the time you want to go to bed with "Night Light", Do Not Disturb is activated and your phone slowly turns into grayscale. If you hide your phone, the display will be hard to see and the use of the phone at night is made more difficult. Wind Down automatically turns off in the morning and the phone returns to normal.
8. Do Not Disturb Blocks Visual Interference  The Do Not Disturb menu has just received a number of new options specifically designed to visually distract your smartphone. Under "Blocking vision problems," you can control how your phone works when the screen is off and on. For example, you can prevent the screen from turning on for a notification, or disable the notification light. When the screen is on, you can remove notification points and dismiss pop-up alerts.
"Hide Status Bar Icons" turns gray when you turn on "Hide Notification List". This is because this would be superfluous because the user does not warn you when you receive the notification.
All of these options are designed to enhance your well-being by eliminating the interference caused by your device. Now, Do not Disturb really gets rid of your phone so you can enjoy the world around you or need rest.
9. Adaptive Battery
As with most Android versions, Google introduces new tools to optimize battery life. Android Pie adds a new feature called "Adaptive Battery," which targets idle battery management.
There are apps grouped in standby, a mechanism called App Standby Buckets. The grouping is based on using frequently used apps and tools placed at higher levels. Higher-level buckets allow uninterrupted use of background data. Lower levels are restricted, which reduces battery consumption. According to the Vice President of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke Google I / O reduces CPU wakeups by 30%, which correlates with better standby performance.
10. Full Beer Emojis
The great tragedy of the world is finally resolved. After the cheeseburger-emoji debacle of yesteryear, where the cheese was under the meat instead of on top, the individual beer mugs and clinking beer mugs were changed from a half full cup of foam to a full cup of full foam. To cheer! And if you still wonder what happened to them … the head is not sitting and splashing over a beer mug that is only half full.