5 best new features of recently released Android 9.0 Pie
If you are an Android user, you may upgrade your device version to Android 9.0 Pie. Like Apple, Google also keeps releasing latest OS version to add new features to your device. Android 9.0 Pie introduces some cool new feature and tricks that will enhance the way you use Android. Google has already started rolling out this new feature to all the devices which are compatible with this new OS version. If you are curious to know about the latest features, here is a list of the 5 best new features introduced by Android 9.0 Pie.
1. Adaptive Battery and Brightness
With Android 9.0, Google added battery saver that keeps your charge going longer than ever by disabling features like the Always-On display. Also, you have more control over when it comes on – so you can go further on one charge. Its adaptive battery feature uses machine learning to predict which apps you’ll use in the next few hours and which you likely won’t, so your phone only spends battery power on the apps you want to access. Moreover, your device may automatically set your screen’s brightness in different lighting environments. Besides that, you may see recommendations in settings to restrict certain apps that use too much battery, so you can have more control over your battery.
2. System Usability Enhancements
This new update enhanced system usability where you may see calendar events and weather on your Lock Screen and Always-on Display. It offers more consistent user experience for Quick Settings with all toggles, plus an updated visual design and added informational subtext. Plus, you may easily access volume controls that allow you to control media volume instantly, as well as quickly toggle call and notification volume settings. Moreover, you may take screenshots easily from the power menu and draw, annotate, or crop them quickly. Besides all that, you may get more control over your phone’s display rotation with a simple button. And the best is App Actions that predicts what you’ll want to do next based on your context and shows that action right on your phone, without wasting your valuable time.
3. Privacy & Security
Android 9.0 Pie activates encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret for greater security. By keeping the user security and privacy on mind, Google released Android 9 for introducing a number of new security features, including a standardized biometric authentication prompt to provide a more consistent authentication experience across Android. Android 9 provides best user privacy in a number of new ways. Now, Android will restrict access to your phone’s microphone, camera, or other sensors when an app is idle or running in the background. Moreover, it brings important improvements that protect all web communications and offer private web surfing.
4. Digital Wellbeing
Google designed Digital Wellbeing feature to see how often you use the apps. With Android 9.0 Pie, you get a daily view of the time spent on your phone, how frequently you use different apps, and how many notifications you receive. Moreover, you may get a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. So, grayscale fades your screen to gray while Do Not Disturb silences notifications when you are sleeping. It has App timer feature that allows you to set daily time limits for your apps. Usually, when you reach the limit, the app is paused for the rest of the day.
With Android 9, you may connect up to five Bluetooth devices and switch between these devices seamlessly. Now, you may answer incoming phone calls from any of the connected Bluetooth device, so you will not miss a single call. Android 9 offers support for headsets with sound delay reporting that sync audio and video on you on your headphones. It provides volume memory per Bluetooth device. Additionally, it includes built-in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2, so you can watch HDR-enabled movies on YouTube and Google Play Movies and listen clearer, sharper, and richer quality sound.