Android 9 Pie: Powered by AI for a smarter, simpler experience that adapts to you

The most recent launch of Android is right here! And it comes with a heaping serving to of synthetic intelligence baked in to make your telephone smarter, simpler and extra tailor-made to you. Immediately we’re formally introducing Android 9 Pie.

We’ve constructed Android 9 to study from you—and work higher for you—the extra you use it. From predicting your subsequent process so you can soar proper into the motion you need to take, to prioritizing battery energy for the apps you use most, to serving to you disconnect out of your telephone on the finish of the day, Android 9 adapts to your life and the methods you like to use your telephone.

Tailor-made to you

Android 9 goals to make your telephone even smarter by studying from you and adapting to your utilization patterns. That’s why Android 9 comes with options like Adaptive Battery, which learns the apps you use most and prioritizes battery for them, and Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like to set the brightness in numerous settings, and does it for you.

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Android 9 additionally helps you get issues achieved sooner with App Actions, which predicts what you’ll need to do subsequent primarily based in your context and shows that motion proper in your telephone. Say it’s Tuesday morning and you’re making ready for your commute: you’ll be recommended actions like navigating to work on Google Maps or resuming an audiobook with Google Play Books. And when you put in headphones after work, you may even see choices to name your mother or begin your favourite Spotify playlist.

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Later this fall, we’ll additionally roll out Slices (pie…slices…get it?!) which exhibits related data out of your favourite apps when you want it. If you begin typing “Lyft” into Google Search, you’ll see a “slice” of the Lyft app, exhibiting costs for your experience house and the ETA for a driver so you can take motion extra rapidly and simply.

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Now simple as pie

Making your telephone smarter and extra adaptive is necessary, however we additionally need Android to be simpler to use and extra approachable. In Android 9, we’ve launched a new system navigation that includes a single house button.

That is particularly useful as telephones develop taller and it’s harder to get issues achieved in your telephone with one hand. With a single, clear house button, you can swipe up to see a newly designed Overview, the spot the place at a look you have full-screen previews of your lately used apps.

Swipe up from anyplace to see full-screen previews of lately used apps and easily faucet to soar again into considered one of them. If you end up continuously switching between apps in your Pixel, we’ve received excellent news for you: Good Textual content Choice (which acknowledges the that means of the textual content you’re choosing and suggests related actions) now works on the Overview of your latest apps, making it simpler to carry out the motion you need. You may allow this new system navigation in Settings as soon as you’ve acquired your replace to Android 9 (study extra within the help center).

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Altering how you navigate your telephone is a massive deal, however small adjustments could make a massive distinction too. Android P additionally brings a redesigned Fast Settings, a higher method to take and edit screenshots (say goodbye to the vulcan grip that was required earlier than), simplified quantity controls, a neater method to handle notifications and extra. You’ll discover small adjustments like these throughout the platform, to assist make the issues you do on a regular basis simpler than ever.

Discover the stability that’s proper for your life

Whereas a lot of the time we spend on our telephones is helpful, many people want we may disconnect extra simply and unlock time for different issues. In truth, over 70 % of individuals we talked to in our analysis mentioned they need extra assist with this. So we’ve been working to add key capabilities proper into Android to assist individuals obtain the stability with know-how they’re trying for.

At Google I/O in Could, we previewed a few of these digital wellbeing options for Android, together with a new Dashboard that helps you perceive how you’re spending time in your machine; an App Timer that lets you set deadlines on apps and grays out the icon on your house display screen when the time is up; the brand new Do Not Disturb, which silences all of the visible interruptions that pop up in your display screen; and Wind Down, which switches on Evening Mild and Do Not Disturb and fades the display screen to grayscale earlier than bedtime.

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Digital Wellbeing will formally launch on Pixel telephones this fall, with Android One and different units coming later this 12 months. However these options can be found in beta now for Pixel telephones operating Android 9. To strive them out:

  1. Be sure you’re operating Android 9 Pie in your machine. (Learn how to check which version of Android you have.)
  2. Sign up for the beta with the e-mail tackle you use with Google Play.
  3. Settle for your invitation to turn out to be a beta tester by clicking the hyperlink in your welcome electronic mail.

As soon as you’ve accepted your invitation, Digital Wellbeing will seem in your telephone’s Settings app. It could take up to 24 hours for Digital Wellbeing to seem in your machine.

Safety and privateness baked in

Enhancing safety is all the time necessary in every of our platform releases.  As well as to continuously hardening the platform, and an improved safety mannequin for biometrics, Android 9 allows industry-leading {hardware} safety capabilities to enable defending delicate information like bank card data utilizing a safe, devoted chip.  Android 9 additionally brings necessary privateness enhancements, akin to TLS by default and DNS over TLS to assist defend all internet communications and hold them personal.

Coming to a machine close to you

Beginning immediately, an over-the-air replace to Android 9 will start rolling out to Pixel telephones. And devices that participated within the Beta program from Sony Cell, Xiaomi, HMD International, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Important, in addition to all qualifying Android One units, will obtain this replace by the tip of this fall. We’re additionally working with a variety of different companions to launch or improve units to Android 9 this 12 months.