The ninth version of the Google operating system – Android 9 Pie launched with the aim to reduce screen addiction.
Google has rolled out its ninth OS -Android Pie or Android P, with a concern for your “digital Wellbeing”.
Pie follows the tradition of the other Google OS with names of Sweets, such as the Marshmallow, Oreo, Nougat, Lollipop and so on. Pie different from the others comes with an advanced artificial intelligence making the operating system more simpler and customized for the users.
So, here’s a list of reasons to update your Operating system.
The google has initiated the new Digital Wellbeing program to curb down the phone addition. This is still to be rolled out, but Pixel users can sign up for the same.
Notification and New look
With the new option of notification, you will have options of replying on the social media and messages. The setting gives more colours for themes.
Google wants to make navigation simpler and more adaptive. Android 9 comes with a new system navigation featuring a single home button. With a single, clean home button, you can swipe up to see a newly designed Overview, the spot where at a glance you have full-screen previews of your recently used apps. This is especially helpful as phones grow taller and it’s more difficult to get things done on your phone with one hand.
Google has added an official dark mode option in the Settings app. Instead of relying on the wallpaper in order to trigger the dark mode, as had been the case up until this point, users can now decide whether to always use dark mode, light mode, or let the phone decide for itself.
Upgraded Screenshot tools
With the new OS you can easily take screenshot while pressing the power button, then tap screenshot. Even the older method of holding the power and the volume-down still works.
Along with the screenshot shortcut you can even edit your screenshot pictures. As soon as your screenshot is saved, the preview notification will display an Edit button. Selecting Edit will open a mark-up tool for you to draw, crop, or highlight the screenshot before sharing it.
Moreover, Google has upped its emoji game. Android P comes with 157 new emojis, all of which had been previewed to Pixel users in June during the beta programme. Some of these new emojis include a superhero, a llama, and a gender-neutral family.