Although Android manufacturers may customize or cripple some of the new features of Android Pie (9) in their devices, you will still enjoy a similar Android Pie experiences.
This Android Pie guide explains the top 20 new features of Android Pie (Android 9) most users will enjoy.
What is Android Pie (Android 9)?
Android Pie, aka Android P or Android 9, is the 9th major update of Android OS. It was officially released to the public on August 6, 2018.
As the successor of Android Oreo, many new features of Android Pie are expected in both of the user interface (UI) and the underhood.
Since the release of Android Icecream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in 2011, Google has released one major update of Android each year: Android Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) in 2012, Android KitKat (Android 4.4) in 2013, Android Lollipop (Android 5) in 2014, Android Marshmallow (Android 6) in 2015, Android Nougat (Android 7) in 2016 and Android Oreo (Android 8) in 2017.
On the release date, only Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL received the Android Pie (Android 9) update. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are the first phones shipped with Android Pie.
Most Android vendors started to roll out Android Pie update for their flagship phones from October 2018.
Why do you care about the new features of Android Pie (Android 9)
For most end-users, user interface (UI) is one of the most important features.
Android Pie will not disappoint you. There are tons of UI improvements. Of course, unless you are using a Google Pixel phone or an Android One phone, the manufacturers may tweak these new UI features a bit.
This page highlights the top 20 new features of Android Pie that most Android users will be happy to enjoy.
For app developers, there are also many new features of Android Pie. For example, Android Pie now supports the Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). So you can take advantage of indoor positioning in your apps.
Anyway, updating your phone to Android Pie will rejuvenate your Oreo phone, which may look boring and work slower day-by-day.
#1 of the top 20 new features of Android Pie: new navigational gestures
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