With every new operating system upgrade our attention invariably goes to the extra pack of features and functions added over and above the earlier one. There’s nothing exceptional about it. With new Google Android Pie also it is the same. But unlike few preceding upgrades this time Google gave this new Android update a lot more than the common bumps and bounces that upgrades are meant for. The Android 9.0 Pie has been the most revolutionary Google OS so far. Apart from the regular cherries on the cake kind of additions, the new upgrade rather chooses to deliver a punch with artificial intelligence (AI).
The introduction of AI and Machine Learning technologies together make the most significant value additions for the new OS platform. With AI and ML the Android experience is now smarter, more personalized and fluid than ever before. According to Mr Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google the AI made the single most important aspect of the new OS upgrade in terms of allowing more ease of use and smarter output. As AI is increasingly playing useful roles across various niches and industries, Google as the leader of tech innovations could not prevent it from becoming the part of the new OS package.
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What does AI offer for the new Android 9.0 Pie update? Could it make the platform smarter than ever before? Well, here we are going to answer these questions by taking a closer look at the critical offerings of Android 9.0 Pie.
Adaptive Brightness and Adaptive Battery
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies have been introduced in the new Android OS to ensure more customer-focused output by Learning from the patterns of the uses. Now a leading mobile app development company while building apps should always focus on utilizing less battery power. In this respect, this new Android update offers them two crucial features. The adaptive brightness and adaptive battery are two key features of this new Android OS that are built to learn from the users over time.
The Adaptive Brightness feature makes the device learn how a kind of brightness user likes in different light conditions and accordingly adjusts the brightness settings to suit the user.
Another important feature, namely Adaptive Battery works almost the same way. This feature by learning from the use pattern about the most used apps for each individual users allows more battery usage for them while preventing other less used apps from running in the background. This is the one hand helps to load a commonly used app faster and on the other hand, saves battery life unnecessarily spent on less used apps.
Thanks to AI based adaptiveness, the new OS will also make suggestions of respective actions or usage based on user contexts. For example, just when you plug in the earphones after a hard day’s job it can automatically suggest you calling your girlfriend or mom or best friend or can ask you to launch favorite music playlist.
User-Friendly Like It was Never Before
While being adaptive is at the crux of the demand for all operating systems with the influx of smarter interfaces and technologies, ease of use ranks still high in the esteem for the majority of users. In that respect, Android 9.0 Pie gets full credit for offering a simple and easy to use navigation system with just a single button.
As smartphones these days are getting bigger or taller and our palms often seem to fall short of a solid grip or apparent ease for single-handed navigation or browsing, any new operating system must consider this ease of navigation with utmost priority.
Android Pie allows you to get a full-screen preview of all your recently opened apps just with a single upwards swipe. Moreover, smart text selection feature enables you to take text from one app and paste it elsewhere with ease. While the AI and Machine Learning technologies are likely to make your device more adaptive to your specific needs, these smarter navigation and other intuitive features just make perfect sense with the intelligent output of your Android smartphones.
Looking After Your Well-Being
If you want to point out to one area of supreme importance that made Android Pie bring the most of its underlying AI power it is nothing but its ability to look after the digital well being of the users.
Smartphone addiction is a matter of concern for every one of us. While instances are plenty where addictive game playing is making kids skip their study or meals, adults often end up being over-stressed with continuous use of smartphones. Our addiction to social media, mobile games and entertainment apps make us often remain glued to the screen for hours. To address this Google with the new Android OS update came with AI-based solution to track and control mobile usage for ensuring well-being. It is undoubtedly the first step towards making Android more user-focused than ever before.
Here are some of the ways Android 9.0 Pie implements this AI based feature.
● The feature offers Do Not Disturb mode that can silent all the on-screen visual notifications. This will obviously help users avoid distractions and concentrate on anything they engage with.
● The feature provides an App Timer which is capable of limiting the usage for each app. Once the time limit of usage is reached the app icon will turn grey. This is something that will give an alert on over-usage.
● There is also a Wind Down option that can add a grey tint over the screen and will help minimize the impact on the viewer’s eyes. Apart from minimizing distraction, this will also help to reduce the visual stress on the eyes.
● The feature will also sport a dashboard giving a total account of the time spent by the user on his smartphone and in respective apps. This helps to keep track of the usage and to keep the user in control.
Unarguably these features will provide all the means and measures to boost the digital Well-being of mobile users. No doubt, the capability of AI and Machine Learning in knowing about users is what makes such feature possible.
Privacy and Security
The introduction of AI also helped to boost the privacy and security of new Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Like all subsequent Android OS versions, Android Pie also came with significant security upgrades. This Android 9.0 Pie OS is equipped with state of the art security capabilities for safeguarding sensitive all sensitive financial data including credit card data by using encryption. Apart from this the new OS also offers enhanced privacy setting including by-default TLS and DNS to keep communication private.
There is no doubt in the fact that Android 9.0 Pie OS update comes with several significant improvements to ensure most user-centric and personalized experience along with improvements to ensure optimum ease of use and flexibility. AI and Machine Learning technologies played a significant role in bringing these improvements.