- New interface and notification bar
On the Android Pie, Google chooses another design style, which rounds out almost all angles on the user interface. You can easily see these changes by swiping the notification bar down to access the quick settings. In addition, the catalogs in the Setting section of also added more diverse colors.
2. More interactivity with the notification bar and Smart Reply feature.
Android, which allows users to interact more on iOS and Android version P ie extends this gap by adding more features. Especially with the instant messaging application, when the new message is sent, the system will suggest a smart answer and display additional information in each message.
In addition, you can also expand Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity settings as they appear on Android Oreo versions.
3. Dark Mode (Dark Mode)
Google has officially added the Dark Mode option in the Setting section. Previously, the system only based on the color of the background to activate the dark mode. However, on Android Pie, you can choose a too dark mode, bright mode or to the self-adjust system. Dark mode appears on Android is one of the features that users have longed for years.
4. Screen capture tool
Taking screenshots on Android can never be simpler. Now on Android Pie, just press and hold the power button, then the Screenshot button. Of course, you can still use the traditional screen capture method, keeping the power button and volume down simultaneously.
In addition to creating a shortcut for taking screenshots, Android Pie also allows you to edit photos immediately after taking a screenshot. Specifically, when the image is saved you will see the Edit button below. Touch it if you want to crop the photo before sharing.
5. “rabbit ears” customized
In the year 2018, “rabbit ears” has left a mark on the products of most manufacturers of Android phones. Similar to the iPhone X, manufacturers make use of the black bezel to integrate sensors to maximize the display area. Huffer P20, Asus ZenFone 5, OnePlus 6 have the “rabbit ears”.
Bearing in mind this trend, Android Pie offers you a “rabbit ears” simulation right on your device. Please go to Developer Mode, go to Drawing and select Simulate a display with a cutout. You can also edit the size of the virtual “rabbit ears” to make it look as good as possible.
6. Smartphone addiction treatment overview
To help you control the habit of using your smartphone, Google offers an app called Digital Wellbeing. Unfortunately, on Android Pie, this feature has not been perfected and implemented extensively. Currently, the app only runs on Android Pie phone. If you want to try to control the “disease” addiction to your smartphone can be tested Digital Wellbeing by registering here.
7. Enhanced Security Key
Google is working to improve the security of user information on Android. Much of this security enhancement you probably will not recognize, but there is a new feature that allows you to lock the device completely with just one key press. The system will require the user to unlock both by biometric methods (such as fingerprint or voice and unlocking) and traditional methods (such as PINs or drawings).
To enable enhanced security, go to Settings> Security and Location> Lock Screen Preferences and turn off Show lockdown option. Then, just press the power button and select Enter lockdown.
8. Key navigation using the operation
Android Pie offers you a new alternative, replacing the traditional 3-way navigation keys, just by using simple gestures. The new navigation bar only includes a tablet-shaped Home button. You can tap it to return to the home screen, swipe right to go back, left to switch between applications, or swipe up to open the multitasking.
Initially, the system used the default navigation bar is three keys, but if you really want to experience the novelty of Android Pie, open the Settings and access the path under System> Gestures> Swipe up on Home button.
9. The screen only rotates when you want
Instead of locking in rotation mode, either vertically or horizontally, Android Pie will display a screen rotation lock key when the system detects that you are diverting the phone. For example, when you use the phone horizontally and click the icon in the right corner of the screen, the system will not display the vertical mode, unless you press the icon again.
10. Percentage of battery power is displayed on the lock screen
This is not a new feature. It has appeared on many Android models of Samsung, Motorola, LG and OnePlus but not on any original Android version. Ofcourse, the percentage of batteries displayed on the lock screen is a great addition so you can check the condition of the machine more quickly.