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Android Android 9: The Pie update brings these new features


A piece of the pie: with the system update Android 9 P or Android 9 Pie, the manufacturer Google promises not only improved performance and higher security, but also some new functions for your smartphone. So that you can use it optimally, we show you which innovations are hidden behind Android 9 Pie and which advantages they bring with them. We explain how to update your Android smartphone here.

Overview of changes

The navigation bar is one of the most obvious new features. From the update to Android 9 Pie, there is only a small line in the middle at the bottom edge, which, depending on whether you tap on it or swipe left and right, shows the frequently used apps and a task view. The new navigation has to be done after the update active set become.

In contrast to the previous version, the Android Oreo, Android 9 Pie consumes 500 MB less space and also offers faster boot times. The apps YouTube Go, Maps Go or Android Messages are optimized for this, also with low data volume or poor data connection to work well. Another improvement was made in terms of connection to wireless printers. From version Android 9 you can use Wi-Fi Direct technology not only print when you are on the same WiFi network, but also when you are connected to a wireless network.

Compared to iOS, Android is catching up. The update also helps you from now on the texts that you are looking for Copy & paste want to mark with the help of a Magnifying glass function better to see. This function is already established on the iPhone and enables you to see the start and end markers better. Also what the Bluetooth functions is concerned, Android has upgraded and from version Android 9 Pie can remember the volume of connected Bluetooth speakers and headphones. The security of your smartphone should be through Application access restrictions on the camera and microphone. The update to Android 9 usually only allows access if the app is running in the foreground.

Adaptive Battery

With the help of artificial intelligence, your smartphone can adapt your usage behavior to the battery consumption, for example by automatically regulating the screen brightness. Google has been working on improving battery life since Android 6. It all started with the "Doze" mode. With Android 9, Google brings the "Adaptive Battery"on the market. It prioritizes frequently used apps and prevents access to the battery by hardly or not at all used apps. Its settings are activated by default, but not connected to the cloud for data protection reasons. Samsung has a similar function in the so-called app- Optimization integrated, which reduces the sharing of background data in rarely used apps.

How to check if the adaptive battery on your smartphone is turned on. To do this, follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions.


App Actions

Android 9 Pie gives you the option of the so-called App Actions. This means that actions of an explicit app function start without having to open the app itself. This enables you to have faster and more targeted access. For example, if you want to listen to music with Spotify, tap on the Action "app"Play music"- Spotify does not have to be opened for this. Another part of the" App Actions "package is the"App slices". For search queries entered on Google, these offer a brief insight into the content of apps - also without opening them. For example, if you want to call a taxi, simply enter the search term on Google and the app slices show A mini version of the taxi app will give you direct access to your destination.

Digital wellbeing

In addition to the advance of artificial intelligence, Google is also focusing on reducing and conscious smartphone consumption with Android 9 Pie. With the app "Digital wellbeing"which means as much as"digital wellbeing", you have the opportunity to get an overview of your usage behavior. Your app usage is analyzed and in the so-called"App dashboardYou can see how often you unlock your mobile phone, how much time you spend on your smartphone and with individual apps and how many notifications you receive. To optimize your “tech-life balance”, you can use a App timer also set a time limit for applications. The timer then gives a warning signal as soon as you approach the limit and temporarily blocks the applications when this has been reached. Also new is the "Do not disturb mode", which is activated automatically when you lay down your phone with the display facing down. This mode mutes calls and notifications and does not show any other visual interruptions from notifications.


Tip: Here's how to tell if your device is getting an update to the new Android 9 Pie.

Quick start guide: Adaptive Battery

1. Open the "Settings".
2. Go to that Battery icon.
3. Tap the Three point symbol ("Settings").
4. Is the slider under the item "adaptive battery" blue, is he activated.