Google has finally put a name to the face of its latest Android version. The next version of Google’s Android system will be called Android Pie and it has been in the developer beta stage for months. The Android Pie will come start rolling out on Pixel smartphones starting today. Google had announced the final developer preview of the Android P last week which was primarily focused on developers trying to ensure their apps are fully functional and optimized.
Fans and curious onlookers have been coming up with name suggestions for the Android P ranging from Pancake all the way to the Indian ‘Peda’, knowing Google’s tradition of naming the OS after desserts. But Google has picked a rather easy word for its latest Android version.
Android Pie – New features
The most noticeable change of the Android Pie is the ability to toggle gesture controls. Gesture controls eliminate the need for using navigation buttons by using gestures like swiping up from the bottom of the screen to go home or swiping up and holding down for opening the multitasking window.
The Android Pie will use artificial intelligence to adapt to how you use the device. For instance, Android will set screen brightness by studying your manual adjustments, rather than automatically switching to a certain level based on ambient light. All of these adjustments will also in turn help increase the battery life of the phone.
Android Pie will also have features aimed at improving people’s digital well-being, including a “wind down” mode that will fade the screen to grey at a designated time to help you disconnect before bed.