Android P or “Pie” is the 16th version and 9th major update of Android OS. The Pie adjusts to the user’s preferences, with outstanding adaptability features going above and beyond those of previous versions. More of its advantages are listed at the end of this article.
Google released a total of five Android Pie developer previews this year – on March 7, May 8, June 6, July 2, and July 25. The official release of the P was on August 6, 2018.
Android Pie is available for a number of phones – Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, and Pixel 2 XL. The Essential Phone features the update too. P will become available as an over-the-air update. To see if it has arrived on the handset, users need to go to Settings, System, and System Update. They may even get an alert notifying them of its availability.
Once these steps have been performed, you just tap on “download” and install Android Pie. This can’t be done if the battery isn’t fully charged, so make sure it is or you’re near a charger before starting.
Features and Functions
With Android Pie, the battery lasts longer, so you can do more with a single charge. It adapts to user preferences, which is why the battery isn’t drained by apps and services one doesn’t use often.
The App Actions feature predicts what the user plans to do so they can move along quicker to their next task. For instance, the songs you were listening to earlier are front and center when you connect your headphones. With this update, Android adapts to the different activities in your life more quickly – during your morning commute, in the office, during meetings, at the gym, or with headphones.
Another aspect that adaptability extends to is brightness. The phone learns what brightness level you like and sets it automatically with no need for adjustments on your part.
This feature pulls up relevant parts of your favorite apps to the fore based on search preferences. Navigation is fully intuitive – you can switch between apps and access what you need faster and more naturally because gestures are used instead of buttons.
Android Pie is all about digital wellbeing. The update was developed based on the premise that reliable technology should be helpful, not distracting. Developers have introduced a set of tools accordingly to help users enjoy greater efficiency.