Android 9 Pie (Pie or Tart) is the ultimate name (originally known as Android P). Google has traditionally selected sweet names for Android (Oreo, Nougat, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Lollipop, Marshmallow).
Pie allows mobile users, among other things, to set time limits on the use of various apps so they do not… drift. The new “Digital Wellbeing” control is designed to appease critics that “smart” devices can become addictive and problematic for sleep. A recent Deloitte survey found that people “check” their cellphone on average 47 times a day, and of course, they are sometimes get lost with it.
The user will now be able to see how much time (or maybe hours…) has passed in front of his phone or tablet, analytically for each application he uses and hence will be able to put “top” in use for each one of them. When the timeout is near, a warning will be triggered on the screen, and when it catches a ceiling, the app icon will not be triggered anymore (although you can “unlock” it again if he wants to, if -in other words- succumbs in addiction).
Indeed, as the AMNA transmits, in order for the user to lose his appetite to use his phone or tablet, the screen of the device becomes black and white after a preset time of use. The new “Wind Down Mode” feature allows the user to command the device to turn from color to black and white at a predetermined time. Furthermore, when the new “Do Not Disturb” feature is activated, incoming calls and warnings are silenced.
On the other hand, the new Android promises to extend the battery life of the device, trying to cope with users’ complaints that they are easily out of power. Pie utilizes the capabilities of new processors to minimize battery usage when the screen is open (the main cause of energy consumption). At the same time, it uses artificial intelligence methods to study the user’s habits and predict which applications he will use and when to prevent rarely used applications from “eating” memory and battery.
Also, Pie has the “App Actions”, another “smart” feature that tries to guess what the user will do next with his device and forestalls him, showing at the top of the screen a number of options that can be activated with a touch. Furthermore, the brightness of the screen is also “smart” adapted by the device itself, based on tracking the user’s previous preferences. It’s obvious that with the new Android not only the user monitors his device, but also the device monitors the user!
Moreover, Pie makes more functional the user’s navigation using gestures (for anyone who wants it), while the general navigation is made easier through a central button.
A problem Google faces is the distribution of Android updates. It is indicative that only one out of ten Android devices (up to 12%) is “running” today’s Oreo version, as most users use older versions. 75% uses one of the three previous versions of Nougat, Marshmallow, and Lollipop (the latter version released in 2014). By comparison, eight out of ten Apple users (81%) use the latest version of their iOS 11 for iPhones and iPads.
The new Android Pie, for the time being, is available only on Google’s own “smart” mobile phones Pixel. The company is in talks with manufacturers of smartphones and tablets, so in 2018 Pie will integrate into their new devices or be offered as an upgrade to the older ones.
Android is the world’s leading operating system, as it is used on almost nine out of ten “smart” mobile phones.
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