The release of Android 9 Pie is stated that Android now has hit the mark as the operating system. The newly released has everything from advanced features to essential features, it is the most comprehensive and adaptable version of Android system. The new OS offered services for a lot of Android version released in past, giving a new app overview and navigation system, resource management and effective notification handling and advanced AI embedded than anything before.
For Google, Pie has 3 main themes which are simplicity, intelligence and digital well-being. However, it takes some more time for the third themes to get available, but the feature is accessible to the owners of Pixel devices via the public beta versions. The intelligence feature of the Android Pie is largely boils down to the automation powered by AI, which is learning from the habits of the user to manage every detail from display brightness to battery usage.
A Replay of the Beta Rollout of Android Pie:
On March 7, 2018, Google has deployed the first developer preview of Android Pie. After this alpha release, Google released the first beta build i.e. developer preview 2 of Android P, at an I/O event of Google 2018 on May in same year. It as well made an announcement that other non-Pixel devices are compatible with the beta version of Android Pie.
Then on June 6, 2018, Android Pie has released its 3rd Preview. This version of Android has featured the official SDK and final APIs. After this version, the 4th preview of Android P has released on July 02, 2018. This release has the latest Android security patches along with some bug fixes and small customizations.
On July 25, Google has launched its 5th developer preview version of Android Pie which is its beta 4 versions. This version has the system behaviors and final APIs. Google deployed the final Android 9.0 Pie public version on August 06, 2018.
Here we are sharing an easy to remember method of knowing the Android Pie and its build feature:
- Preview 1: It is an initial release, alpha version
- Preview 2: It is an incremental update, beta version
- Preview 3: It has final APIs and official SDK; it offers play publishing, a beta version
- Preview 4: A testing version for the candidate
- Preview 5: A final testing release for the candidate
- Final release to ecosystem and AOSP
The beta version of Android P was available for the below listed mobile devices:
- Essential Phone
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- OnePlus 6
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Vivo X21
- Vivo X21UD
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Along with the mentioned devices, Nokia has brought the beta version update of Android P for 3 of its other mobile phones namely Nokia 6.1, 7 and 8 Sirocco, for China region only.
Key update features of Android Pie available for various mobile devices:
Here is a complete overview of an entire list of new features launched with Android 9 Pie. Please go through the list of new features it will offer with all the design customization and a lot more.
- Adaptive Battery
- Adaptive Brightness
- App Actions and Slices
- Digital Wellbeing
- Gesture navigation
- Improved Do Not Disturb mode
- Improved notifications
- New look for quick settings
- Optional light/dark themes
- Redesigned app overview screen
Android GO for Pie Edition:
Following, the official release of the Android 9.0 Pie, Google announced the Android Go version. The company has made the claim that this new version is faster, smaller and more secure than the earlier versions. The OS will help is freeing more space on mobile devices.
This version of OS of Android gives faster boot times, additional security features just as verified boot, along with a dashboard for tracking consumption of data. The newly released version of Android Pie is giving a lot more to android app developers and android app development companies to work on newer opportunities.