Android 9.0

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Android 9 Pie (API 28)
Android Pie is the ninth major version of the Android operating system. It was first announced by Google on March 7, 2018, and the first developer preview was released on the same day. The second preview, considered beta quality, was released on May 8, 2018. The final beta of Android Pie (fifth preview, also considered as a "Release Candidate") was released on July 25, 2018. The first official release was released on August 6, 2018.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
9 August 6, 2018
  • New user interface for the quick settings menu.[1]
  • The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.[2]
  • The "dock" now has a semi-transparent background.[2]
  • Battery Saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.[1]
  • A "screenshot" button has been added to the power options.[2]
  • A new "Lockdown" mode which disables biometric authentication once activated.
  • Rounded corners across the UI.
  • New transitions for switching between apps, or activities within apps.
  • Richer messaging notifications, where a full conversation can be seen within a notification, full-scale images, and smart replies akin to Google's new app, Reply.
  • Support for display cutouts.
  • Redesigned volume slider.
  • Battery percentage now shown in Always-On Display.
  • Lock screen security changes include the possible return of an improved NFC Unlock.
  • Experimental features (which are currently hidden within a menu called Feature Flags) such as a redesigned About Phone page in settings, and automatic Bluetooth enabling while driving.
  • DNS over TLS.[3]
  • A new optional gesture-based system interface, allowing users to navigate the OS using swipes more often than the traditional UI.
  • Redesigned multitask app switcher with the Google search bar and app drawer built-in.
  • Android Dashboard, which tells the user how much time they are spending on their device and in apps, and allows the user to set time limits on apps.
  • "Shush", an enhanced version of Do Not Disturb mode activated by placing the phone face down, which mutes standard notifications.
  • "Adaptive Battery" prediction, which makes use of Doze to hibernate user apps the OS determines the user will not use.
  • Auto-Brightness feature modifies screen brightness based on user habits.
  • Wind Down option lets Android users set a specific bedtime that enables Do Not Disturb and turns the entire phone's interface gray to discourage further use at night.
  • Vulkan 1.1 support.
  • Call recording options fully disabled[4]
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Android 9 home screen
  1. 1.0 1.1 Rahman, Mishaal (March 7, 2018). "Here's Everything New in Android P Developer Preview 1 for the Google Pixel/XL and Pixel 2/XL". XDA Developers. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Welch, Chris (March 7, 2018). "The biggest early visual changes in Android P". The Verge. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  3. "DNS over TLS support in Android P Developer Preview". Google Security Blog. April 17, 2018.
  4. "Android 9/10 call recording issues | ACR – Another Call Recorder by NLL APPS".