Android P is for “Android Pie”
Google has finally confirmed the name of its upcoming Android version. We have been guessing words like peppermint, pineapple but Google wants to call it “Android Pie.”
Google has officially confirmed the name of Android P to be Android 9 Pie. It will be available Google’s devices (Pixel and Nexus) starting today. If you own a non-pixel phone, you will have to wait a few months get the over the air upgrade.
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Devices that were the part of Android P beta should get the update by the end of the fall.
The new OS will also come with iPhone X-like swipe-based navigation system to your phone. Android 9 adapts you as it learns from you. With the time, it gets better and better. It features adaptive battery that learns how you use phone to optimise it for longer backup.. The adaptive brightness also learns how you use the phone automatically adjusts it.
The predictive app system can predict what you want to do next. For example if you use Google Maps every morning, it will start suggesting the action in the future.
Android 9 brings Multi-camera support and even brings External camera support. So, you can now add external USB camera on certain devices. It also makes notification management better. Now messaging apps can provide suggested ‘smart replies’ in the notification.
With Android 9, you can connect up to 5 bluetooth device and switch between these devices seamlessly. Your phone will also remember the last volume you set for each of your Bluetooth devices. Android 9 also brings built-in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2. It also comes with improved performance and support for HD audio.
Android 9 enables encryption of Android backups. It also introduces number of new security features, including a standardized biometric authentication prompt.
If you have a Pixel or Nexus phone, over-the-air updates should begin rolling out today.