[German]Google announced on August 6, 2018, Android 9.0 and released it for the Google Pixel. The name of the new Android 9.0 version is a surprise: It has become Android Pie.
The announcement was made in the Google Developers Blog (so the rumor mill was wrong about the name and the release date). After more than a year of development and months of testing by early beta testers and developers, Google is ready to launch Android 9 Pie, the latest version of Android.
What’s new in Android 9.0?
Android 9 uses machine learning to make mobile devices smarter, easier and more user-centric. Read all about the new consumer features here. For developers, Android 9 offers many new ways to improve apps and gain new experiences.
In addition to the keyword artificial intelligence, the adaptive battery function is one of the new features. This aims, for example, to find out which applications a user uses most in order to prioritize the battery life. The aim is to maximize performance (device runtime). Adaptive Brightness learns how users prefer their brightness settings in different applications.
pp Actions is designed to predict what a user will do next to see that action on the phone. For example, if you are on your way home from work, you may receive directions (based on time and location) to get home.
The slices will not be available until autumn of this year, so that relevant information from apps can be displayed promptly. Google aims for easier system navigation with Android 9 Pie. With a single home button that can be used with gestures (similar to an iPhone X), the device can be operated. Android 9.0 has a multitasking screen. Google has made additional “minor changes, including a redesigned Quick setting, a better way to take and edit screenshots (goodbye to the previously needed volcanic attack), simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage alerts, and more.
Android 9.0 available for Pixel phones
Google announced that the source code was handed over to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) today. At the same time, the Android 9 rollout will start to all pixel users worldwide, with Android 9 coming to many more devices in the coming months. More may be found within the Google Developers Blog, at The Verge and here.