New adaptive settings for battery and display brightness learn your habits over time and allocate dedicated resources and battery power to the apps you typical open at a given time of day or location.
If you hop into the app switcher and then realize you want to exit it, either swipe down from the dock (the shaded area near the bottom) or tap the back button that appears to the left of the home pill. The next version of Google's Android system will be called Pie. The update will be available for Essential Phone and the Pixel devices today. And Android Pie isn't a huge upgrade like Oreo was, so it's not as exciting, either. The update's major focus is on artificial intelligence - numerous features arriving with the update will learn your habits over time and use that information to streamline the Android experience. If you select the name of a diner, for example, Pie can show you a Yelp Reviews button in addition to the standard copy, search, and share options. The name is a bit different compared to previous versions of Android where there was no version number in the name, but hopefully the sweetness of the new OS remains the same.
Yet if you are anxious to try Digital Wellbeing before it gets released to the general public, there's a way to do that now.
"Android 9 also brings important privacy improvements, such as TLS by default and DNS over TLS to help protect all web communications and keep them private", said Google.
Google is launching Digital Wellbeing slowly, with an official release due "this fall" but they've launched a Beta program that they're inviting users with Android Pie installed on their device to opt in to.
Google has unexpectedly released its latest major update to Android - foregoing the usual ceremonious unveiling - to all versions of its own Pixel phone. More details at the link below!
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