Google Releases Latest Android Version ‘Pie’

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:

Adaptive Battery

Android now analyses the user’s usage pattern and prioritizes power consumption by the mobile applications which are used frequently.

Adaptive brightness

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!

App actions

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.

Android Pie

Slices

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!

Select search

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.

Here is the history of different Android versions released till date:

Android Version Name Android Version Number Initial Release Year
Petit Four 1.1 February 2009
Cup Cake 1.5 April 2009
Donut 1.6 September 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
Pie 9 August 2018

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