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Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Another major feature of Android 9.0 Pie is Digital Wellbeing.

Personalised settings include the new Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness modes.

The new Android will also allow developers to access APIs that manage secure NFC payments and will sport a new ART runtime that will look to reduce an app's memory footprint and speed up performance. For example, if you go to Google Search and type in "Lyft", an interactive Slice will provide a price and time for a trip to work, and it's fully interactive so you can simply click to order a ride.

If you don't recall, Google announced during this year's Google I/O that as part of an initiative surrounding digital wellbeing, it made a new platform that would be available inside of its next version of Android.

If you hop into the app switcher and then realize you want to exit it, either swipe down from the dock (the shaded area near the bottom) or tap the back button that appears to the left of the home pill.

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Later on Thursday, Griffiths announced plans to invite Yemen's warring parties to Geneva on September 6 to hold the first round of consultations.

Although we aren't holding out breaths, we can only hope that hardware OEMs are quicker about upgrading current devices to Android 9 Pie this time around.

Android 9.0 Pie: When is Samsung bringing it to Galaxy devices? App timer also grays out the app's icon once you hit the time limit, but doesn't prevent you from using the app further. If those tools don't sound terribly exciting to you, Android 9 has plenty of other tricks up its sleeve.

Volume controls: Simpler, more accessible volume controls let you control media volume instantly, as well as quickly toggle call and notification volume settings. If you select the name of a diner, for example, Pie can show you a Yelp Reviews button in addition to the standard copy, search, and share options.

Yet if you are anxious to try Digital Wellbeing before it gets released to the general public, there's a way to do that now.

Google described Android Pie as an experience "powered by AI" and said it will adapt to how individuals use their phones and learn user preferences. Android One phones, as well as Android Beta program-enrolled devices - including those from Essential, HMD Global, OnePlus, OPPO, Sony Mobile, Vivo, and Xiaomi - are all expected to receive the update "by the end of this fall". More details at the link below!


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