Android Pie Explained

Android 9 Pie officially started its global rollout in November 2018 and many users have begun to experience just how powerful the new system really is. For those who are yet to upgrade to a phone with the latest OS, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about? Before the launch, Android promised a fully adaptable and intelligent platform that would not only adapt to its user, but also help you plan your day. Has it lived up to its promises though?

Intelligence and Design

If it wasn’t already apparent, the Android OS is kitted out with Artificial Intelligence technology, providing a deeper and more integrated user experience. Not only is the system more powerful, it is also more intuitive. The AI is designed to learn your user behaviour and modify the system accordingly. Your phone essentially learns your preferences and tweaks apps and settings to create a faster, easier experience, whether you are sending messages or enjoying Australian sports betting.

Android Pie also comes with an adaptive battery and adaptive brightness interface. What this means is that the software will learn when you use your battery and display the most and set the power to maximum at these times. The apps and services you don’t use much will be put to sleep while the screen display will adjust to your liking based on previous use.

App Predictions

Android Pie was designed to make life easier with less interaction. The app prediction function is a great addition where the software will predict what you are about to do based on the time of day and your location. If you usually listen to music on your way to work, the phone will automatically load your playlist as soon as you plug in your headphones. If you search news feeds when you wake up, they will already be there when you open your phone at that time in the morning.

Gesture Controls

While gesture control is not specifically new technology, it does have a significant impact if used correctly. The new Android software integrates gestures to help you switch between apps without pressing any buttons. Open programs change settings and move through apps quicker with simple movements.

Monitor your Phone Usage

There is a big movement towards being able to disconnect and limit your online exposure. The new Android system has a smart dashboard that gives you a rundown on how you are spending your time. From the dashboard you can see how often you check notifications; how much time you spend on any one app and which apps you use most often.

Setting Daily Limits

Linking to the above function, if you decide you need to disconnect for a while, the new system is able to set time limits on specific apps, Internet connectivity or complete phone usage, barring certain important functions. The idea is to give you the freedom to disconnect at certain times of the day. This makes it easier to avoid checking your Facebook feed at breakfast when you should really be responding to emails.