Google announced Monday– now officially called Android Pie – for users of its phones.
There are many new features in Android Pie that you may think make the latest taste so attractive. Here are nine reasons why you want a piece of cake.
Fresh new looks and new notifications
With Android Pie Google uses everywhere rounded corners. Swipe down to display the notification panel, and quick settings give you a good idea of where Android is going aesthetically. There is also much more color in the settings menu.
Alerts are already leading the Android messaging experience compared to iOS. Android Pie extends this gap by adding more features in the notification screen. Especially messaging apps will propose intelligent answers and show more information in each notification.
You can not extend the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth settings out of the shadows like in Oreo.
Official Dark Mode
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Screenshot by Jason Cipriani / CNET
Screenshot by Jason Cipriani / CNET
Google added an officialin the Settings app. Instead of relying on the background image as before to trigger the dark mode, users can now decide whether they always want to use the dark mode, the bright mode or decide the phone itself. An official Dark mode is something Android users (and iOS) have been asking for years. Thanks, Google.
As the bezels get smaller and smaller, some Android phones at the top of the screen use a notch to accommodate sensors such as the Essential Phone The Huawei P20 and the all have one and the upcoming is to have it. The
Anticipating this change, Android Pie gives you a preview of what it might look like after you've turned on developer mode. Under Developer Options, scroll to the Drawing section, tap "Simulate an ad with a clipping," and then select a size. Voila – you live the slashed life.
Useful screenshot tools
Creating a screenshot is now as easy as pressing and holding the power button, then tap Screenshot. Of course, the old method of keeping the power and volume going at the same time still works.
In addition to the new screen capture shortcut, Android Pie gets a new editing feature. Once the screenshot is saved, an edit button appears in the preview. If you choose Edit, a markup tool opens, allowing you to draw, crop, or select the screenshot before releasing it.
Google's plan to curb telephone dependence is the Wellbeing program. The program is not yet ready for widespread adoption, but interested Pixel owners can sign up to participate in the beta version of Digital Wellbeing. You must have a Pixel device with Android 9.0 Pie to participate.
Lock Mode for added security
Google is doing a great deal to improve the overall security of your information in Android Pie, but most of it happens under the hood. However, there is a new feature that locks your device at the touch of a button. If this option is enabled, you can disable the fingerprint sensor or secured language unlock (by using your methods to unlock the backup, such as PIN or pattern).
Go to Settings > Security and Location > Lock Screen Preferences and enable the option " Show lockdown ". After turning it on, you can simply press the power button and then press Lockdown.
With Android Pie, you now have the option to abandon Android's traditional three-button navigation and work with gestures instead. A single home button, actually it looks more like a pill, is the base of your thumb. Tap the home button, swipe right to go back, swipe left to toggle between recent apps, or swipe up to see recent apps or your app drawer. Enable Gesture Navigation andLearn More Settings in Android Pie.
Rotate only if you want
Instead of disabling vertical or portrait mode on your phone, Android Pie displays a button to force screen rotation when the phone has changed orientation.
If you rotate the screen in landscape orientation, tap the icon below to change the orientation. If you go back to portrait mode, it will remain in landscape orientation, unless you tap the same button again to turn it back.
Battery Status on the Environment Display
If you have a Google Pixel ($ 313 on Amazon.com) you will now see the battery percentage at the bottom of the environment display. This is nothing new, and this feature is already on some Samsung, Motorola, LG and OnePlus phones. Nevertheless, it is convenient to have the additional information at a glance.
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With post from Lynn La.