Google has come up with its latest version of Android ‘Pie’ which was rolled out on August 06, 2018 on the Google Pixel. This latest update is at the moment available only on Google Pixel phones and this latest update will be rolled out to other branded mobile phones later during this year.
Pie doesn’t carry a lot of new features but it is coming with lot of enhancements to the already existing ones. Are you wondering what’s so special about the new version? Artificial Intelligence! Yes that’s correct! Your mobile phone is going to adapt and take decisions based on your usage! Here are some new features you are going to experience with this latest Android version:
Android now analyses the user’s usage pattern and prioritizes power consumption by the mobile applications which are used frequently.
This is a much needed feature which will be helpful especially during night time. Mobile brightness settings in different surroundings is analysed and the mobile phone automatically sets the brightness all through the day!
Android will predict the user’s actions and pop-up most appropriate suggestions accordingly. If you plug in earphones, Android will show a pop-up of playlist frequently heard by the user or a frequently made call.
This is a completely advanced feature to what we are using at the moment. This new Android version will show slices (app related information) of app information without actually opening the app. Example, if a user searches for Pizza Hut, the app will show the pricing of their products at the bottom without actually opening the app!
With this latest update, one can now select a text even from your Android mobile phone app switcher, without actually opening the application.
Digital well-being dashboard
This section gives a complete breakdown of how the phone has been used. The time spent on the various applications, number of times the phone has been unlocked and notifications received are displayed.
|Android Version Name||Android Version Number||Initial Release Year|
|Petit Four||1.1||February 2009|
|Cup Cake||1.5||April 2009|
|Eclair||2.0 – 2.1||October 2009|
|Froyo||2.2 – 2.2.3||May 2010|
|Gingerbread||2.3 – 2.3.7||December 2010|
|Honeycomb||3.0 – 3.2.6||February 2011|
|Ice Cream Sandwich||4.0 – 4.0.4||October 2011|
|Jelly Bean||4.1 – 4.3.1||July 2012|
|KitKat||4.4 – 4.4.4||October 2013|
|Lollipop||5.0 – 5.1.1||November 2014|
|Marshmallow||6.0 – 6.0.1||October 2015|
|Nougat||7.0 – 7.1.2||August 2016|
|Oreo||8.0 – 8.1||August 2017|