Android Pie, aka Android 9.0, is going to arrive in the not-too-distant future. Although, it name have not been announced officially, there is some pretty solid evidence it’ll be called Popsicle.
Google made the Developer Preview available on the 7th of March 2018 and since then a bunch of clever geeks have got down and dirty with the code, investigating what kind of stuff the new version of the Android platform is capable of.
What follows so far is a long list of all the new features, tweaks, and changes spotted so far inside Android Pie. Lets have a peek at some of the exciting features the new upcoming Android Pie has to offer.
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Android Pie Features
- Built-in smart replies with support for inline photos, images, stickers etc.
- Built-in Screenshot editing, allowing cropping, editing and drawing on captured screenshots.
- Volume buttons control media volume by default (instead of phone ring)
- Support for 5 simultaneous Bluetooth audio devices connected at once (note: does not support simultaneous playback)
- Zoom lens for finer control of text selection
- Temporary rotation lock creates a new icon for rotation lock mode for quicker toggling
- Alarm quick settings toggle gives a view of and more control of upcoming alarms
- App notification tracking allows you to track, filter, and control notifications
- Hide frequently dismissed notifications
- Wired charging sounds
- Chrome style feature flags
- Pulling notification tray down gives haptic vibration feedback
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- New Gesture Navigation
- New App Switcher with horizontally scrolling gallery and gesture support
- App Actions
- New Accessibility Menu
- Local Weather on the lockscreen, shown under the clock
- Calendar events on the lockscreen
- Automatic Dynamic Colour Adjustment based on on-screen content
- Camera laser sensor toggle
There is a great possibility that Android P will be launched this year and and some selected devices will get an update immediately after it release. Well no matter what it is, i hope you enjoy these features when it is released.