Google has just released the new Android 9.0 Pie Pixel Pixel Update and it has many new features. There's Notch support, a new screenshot button, and even a way to edit screenshots after you've taken them, just to name a few. But one feature that is easy to overlook is the new transition animations that have been completely redesigned.
Up through Oreo, transitional animations were pretty quick and uninteresting – they mostly moved just a little bit, then made a transition effect between one screen and the next. But with Android Pie, new menus now glide up from the bottom of the screen and even have a small bounce effect as they move.
When you go back, the animation is reversed (from top to bottom). These animations are everywhere in menus, virtually whenever you switch from one activity to the next in the same app. Of course, some third-party apps use their own animations, but the new 9.0 pie style is available in Google apps like Chrome.
This does not apply to homescreen animations that are still identical in the first one Android pie preview. Nonetheless, the new animations have a material design feel, so they are a welcome addition!