These are the New cool Feature in Android Pie
Whether or not you have updated your Android version yet, there are tons of new features you will see when you run Android 9 and here are the coolest 10 of them.
This year, Google made a lot of announcements that made it fans happy one of which is the official release of Android 9.0 Pie. It is yet to roll out to phones worldwide but the Google Pixelphones run it already.
1. Adaptive Battery
If you used the Doze feature in Android 6 which hibernates all apps not being at that moment, the adaptive battery feature is an improvement of that and it is enabled by default.
You can toggle it from Settings > Battery > Adaptive Battery.
Android Adaptive Battery
2. Dark Mode
You can manually choose to go dark on your Android device by heading to Settings > System > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choosing “Dark“.
Android Dark Theme
3. App Actions
This is similar to the app shortcuts that you can summon by long pressing on icons but quite different given the fact that it is Google launcher giving you suggestions of things to do with your phone.
For example, your phone will suggest your most recent playlist when you connect earphones to it. Or suggest that you call your mom to check on her during the week.
Android Pie App Actions
4. App Timer
Set a time limit on applications and after you have used them for the specified period Android will automatically grey out the app’s icon – hinting that you should spend your time doing something other than using the app.
The usage duration that you set is up to you.
Android Pie App Time Limit
5. Adaptive Brightness
Android’s automatic brightness is now smarter as you can now train it to know your preferred brightness level when using certain apps and in different environments.
This setting is accessible from the Quick Settings drop-down menu.
Android Pie Adaptive Brightness
The Slices feature enables you to see informative data when you search for apps using the Google Search app. What’s good about this feature is you can skip right to performing the listed actions displayed in the informative dialogue.
For example, search for lyft in the Google search app and you will have the option to call for a ride to take you to your office, house, etc. with the prices displayed respectively as well.
Android Pie Slices
7. Accessibility Menu
From your Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Menu >, Use service, you can activate the new accessibility menu which enables an icon you can tap for actions like quick settings, recent apps, and volume.
Android Pie Accessibility Menu Option
8. Easier Text Selection
Selecting to interact with text has been made easier thanks to the improved, more responsive handlebars in selection mode.
Android Pie Select Text
9. New Screenshot Shortcut
Say goodbye to the default Power+Volume Down button combo and take screenshots whenever you want to by tapping the icon in the Power menu.
Android Pie New Screenshot
10. A New Home Button
The Home button now has a cooler icon shaped in the form of a pill aligned horizontally. If you ask me, this is the coelest Home button Android has ever had.
Android Pie Home Button