Google finalizes Android P as Android 9 "Pie", launching today

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One brand new feature that comes to the app switcher in Android Pie is the ability to copy text directly from the app previews in the switcher UI. A new gesture has also been added, allowing you to instantly enter Do Not Disturb mode by simple turning your phone over (face down) on a flat surface. Adaptive Battery will learn which apps you use the most and prioritize battery to them, while Adaptive Brightness will figure out where you like your phone's brightness in different settings and then set that for you.

Pie is now available on Google's Pixel phones.

The final Pie feature worth discussing is Digital Wellbeing, which is an in-beta dashboard that lets you see how you use your device.

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The finished version of the Android P has arrived and Google is calling it Android 9 Pie.

Among the other upgrades is a new "Adaptive Battery" system, which promises to help your phone save battery life by better restricting idle apps that run in the background. In Android 9, we've introduced a new system navigation featuring a single home button.

Interestingly, this launch edition of Android 9 doesn't include all the final features of the software. For example, you can type "Lyft" into Google Search and you'll see fare prices for places like Home and Work as well as an ETA for the nearest auto to your location. For example, App Actions will suggest a playlist when you connect Bluetooth headphones.

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Dashboard-this gives you a quick rundown on how long you use your phone (computed hourly or daily), and which apps have taken up most of your time.

Soon after, you'll get an email with an invite to begin testing digital wellness.

Wind Down is another new feature, which switches on Night Light and Do Not Disturb, and fades the screen to grayscale before bedtime.

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"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. Everyone else will be waiting on their manufactures to release the update but the company does say devices that participated in the Beta program from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as well as all qualifying Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of this fall.

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