Well, Google finally announced its newest operating system for android smartphone, Android P (9.0). The technology company also revealed the official name of Android P, namely Android Pie.
The update of Android Pie has also been rolled out to a number of devices today, Tuesday (07/08/2018). The first smartphone that will taste Android Pie is a smartphone made by Google, the Pixel. Starting from Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, to the latest later: Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
So, when will Android Pie be present on another non-Pixel Android smartphone? According to information reported on the Tech Radar page on Tuesday (07/08/2018), Android Pie will slide into several smartphone series on December 21, 2018.
The series in question is the Android One smartphone series and several smartphone series, such as the OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia XZ2, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, Vivo X21UD, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s.
Then, in addition to the smartphone above, Samsung, LG, and some other smartphones will get Android Pie in early 2019.
The reason, the variety of launch times is already common for Android updates, especially in the United States (US), because it requires the approval of cellular operators.
Google also includes artificial intelligence technology on Android Pie.
In addition, this latest Android also supports the presence of notches or bangs that are becoming a trend in many smartphones.
Not only that, Android Pie has a simpler navigation and gesture-based, similar to the iPhone X.
So, navigation to return to the front page, switch applications, or open Google Assistant can be done with one Home button.
For your information, the presence of Android P itself has been officially announced on the Google I / O event in May 2018. Shortly after that, Google immediately released a preview version for a number of developers.
The use of the name of the sweet dessert is indeed the hallmark of Android.
Before it was announced, rumors of the official name of Android P had circulated on the internet, ranging from Pistachio to Pancake.
Just like the previous year, in the Google I / O title this time Google also announced the presence of Android P. Although still in beta, the company has revealed a number of new features.
Android VP Engineering Dave Burke said, Android P carries three themes, namely smart, simple, and very digital.
For those of you who are curious as to what Androd P’s new features, here are some summaries as quoted from Venture Beat, Wednesday (05/09/2018),
One feature that Google introduced for Android P is the App Actions. This feature allows Android to predict what actions the user will take.
Not only that, this feature also allows developers to improve their application capabilities including making content more accessible. So, users can perform a number of actions faster.
This feature can apply in a number of applications, such as Google Search, Google Play, Google Assistant, and Android launchers. Later, action recommendations will be made based on usage and relevance to users.
Android P also comes with a feature called Slice. This feature is able to display the application interface in Google Search search results, including Google Assistant.