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Dealing with the newly released Android P, Features and Updates


Top Features of the Android P, also known as Android 9 Pie

The Android 9 or Android Pie’s official release for Google Pixel phones was on August 6, 2018. It Pie features a variety of options and updates that can truly help users. The OS has three distinctions such as intelligence, simplicity and digital well being. The newly released operating system is available for Google Pixel Phones and Essential PH-1.

Android 9 Pie Features

Availability of Gestures

Similar with the iPhone X, there’s a small pill at the bottom as an alternative of the usual three navigational buttons.

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Zoom-in feature

This feature aids users who have trouble reading the small text of their phones. Once you pick a phrase or a word, all you have to do is long press it and the chosen group of words will be zoomed in.

Dashboard feature

In Android 9 Pie, it tracks your mobile performance as well. The dashboard will tell you the time you spent in all the apps on your phone and monitors the time you spent on your phone daily such as the number of times you locked your phone and the notifications you received.

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Notch Capability

A notch is a cut-out style at the top of the screen. It mainly helps maximize a smartphone screen space or size. It also keeps a space for some information such as date, battery level. Furthermore, it also lessens the thickness of the bezels and maximizes the use of screen without compromising the hardware at the top.

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Indoor Navigation

Android 9 Pie is now connected to EEE802.11mc Wifi Protocol or normally known as Wi-Fi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). This feature enables users to navigate inside shopping malls and large buildings. They can also track you inside a building or space.

Is Android Pie available to my android phone?

There is a certain list wherein you can check if your phone is compatible in upgrading to Android Pie. As of now, Android 9 is available to some Google Pixel Phones and to Essential PH-1. However, some Android phones like Nokia 7 Plus, One Plus 6, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Sony Xperia XZ2, Oppo R15 Pro, and Vivo X21 are suitable to upgrade.

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