Android 9 Pie, officially rolling out to Google phones know about Android 9.Android 9 harnesses the power of machine learning to make your phone smarter, simpler, and tailored to you. Read all about the new consumer features here. For developers, Android 9 includes many new ways to enhance your apps and build new experiences to drive engagement.
Android 9 Pie, officially rolling out to Google phones know about Android 9
What’s in Android 9?
A smarter smartphone, with machine learning at the core:-
Android 9 Pie, officially rolling out to Google phones know about Android 9.Android 9 helps your phone learn as you use it, by picking up on your preferences and adjusting automatically. Everything from helping users get the most out of their battery life to surfacing the best parts of the apps they use all the time, right when they need it most, Android 9 keeps things running smoother, longer.
Android 9 aims to make your phone even smarter by learning from you and adapting to your usage patterns. That’s why Android 9 comes with features like Adaptive Battery, which learns the apps you use most and prioritizes battery for them, and Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for you.
Slices can help users perform tasks faster by enabling engagement outside of the fullscreen app experience.
App Actions is a new way to raise the visibility of your app and drive engagement. Actions take advantage of machine learning to surface your app to the user at just the right time, based on your app’s semantic intents and the user’s context.
Text Classifier and Smart Linkify
We’ve extended the ML models that identify entities in content or text input to support more types like Dates and Flight Numbers through the TextClassifier API.
New system navigation
Android 9 introduces a new system navigation that we’ve been working on for more than a year. The new design helps make Android’s multitasking more approachable and makes discovering apps much easier.
Notifications and smart reply
Android 9 makes notifications even more useful and more actionable. Messaging apps can take advantage of the new MessagingStyle APIs to show conversations, attach photos and stickers, and even suggest smart replies.
In Android 9 we’ve added a Magnifier widget to improve the user experience of selecting text. The Magnifier widget lets users precisely position the cursor or the text selection handles by viewing zoomed text through a draggable pane.
biometric sensors in use for authentication, we’ve made the experience more consistent across sensor types and apps.
New experiences in camera, audio, and graphics
With Android 9 you can now open streams from two or more physical cameras simultaneously on devices that support the multi-camera API. On devices with either dual-front or dual-back cameras, you can create innovative features not possible with just a single camera, such as seamless zoom, bokeh, and stereo vision.
- HDR VP9 Video and HEIF image compression
- Enhanced audio with Dynamics Processing
- ImageDecoder for bitmaps and drawables
Get your apps ready for Android 9:-
With Android 9 coming to Pixel users starting today, and to other devices in the months ahead, it’s important to test your app for compatibility as soon as possible. Just install your current app from Google Play on a device or or emulator running Android 9.
Digital Wellbeing will officially launch on Pixel phones this fall, with Android One and other devices coming later this year. But these features are available in beta now for Pixel phones running Android 9. To try them out:
- Make sure you’re running Android 9 Pie on your device. (Learn how to check which version of Android you have.)
- Sign up for the beta with the email address you use with Google Play
- Accept your invitation to become a beta tester by clicking the link in your welcome email.
Once you’ve accepted your invitation, Digital Wellbeing will appear in your phone’s Settings app. It may take up to 24 hours for Digital Wellbeing to appear on your device.