Android 9.0 Pie (API 28)
Release date: August 6, 2018
- New user interface for the quick settings menu
- The clock has moved to the left of the notification bar.
- The “dock” now has a semi-transparent background.
- Battery saver no longer shows an orange overlay on the notification and status bars.
- A “screenshot” button has been added to the power options.
- 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 had 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
- A new gesture-based system interface, navigating the OS just like on an iPhone X, removed home button and multitask button
- Redesigned multitask app switcher with Google search bar and app drawer built in.
- Android 9.0 Pie (API 28) Dashboard, for example, is designed to tell you how much time you’re spending on your device and in apps in the name of digital health
- “Shush” a new Do Not Disturb mode placing the phone face down will mute notifications, will allow emergencies to come through.
- Adaptive Battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you’re most likely to use next.
- Auto Brightness feature modifies screen brightness based on your own personal preferences.
- Wind Down option lets Android 9.0 Pie (API 28) users set a specific bed time that enables Do Not Disturb and turns the entire phone’s
- interface gray to discourage further use at night.
- Vulkan 1.1 Support