This article originally appeared on ZDNet.
Google will start rolling out Android 9 Pie (formerly known as Android P) to Pixel phones today followed by devices from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential by the end of the fall.
As outlined at Google I/O, Android 9 Pie is really about morphing the mobile operating system to a platform for the search giant's artificial intelligence. If successful, Android Pie should enable differentiation from Apple's iPhone juggernaut.
Among the key features:
- Android 9 will feature Adaptive Battery, which prioritizes app based on power consumption, and Adaptive Brightness for the display.
- AI-driven App Actions, which predict what you'll do based on context.
- Slices, which plucks information from favorite apps for display.
- Navigation tools such as a single home button, overview design and smart text selection.
- Redesigned settings for everything from notifications to volume controls and taking screenshots.
- Digital wellness features such as App Timer, Do Not Disturb and Wind Down.
Additional Android P content:
- How to implement AI and machine learning (ZDNet special report) | Download the report as a PDF (TechRepublic)
- Google releases final Android P beta as launch nears (ZDNet)
- Android P: Cheat sheet (TechRepublic)
- What's new in Google's latest update to Android P? (ZDNet)
- Google updates Android P beta with finalized APIs, 157 new emoji (ZDNet)
- Google puts AI team's work to good use in Android P (ZDNet)
- Google patching out app monitor in Android P (ZDNet)
- Google: 'This new Android P beta is very close to what you'll see in final version' (ZDNet)
- Google: Our new Android P beta shows how AI gives you more battery life (ZDNet)
- Android P to stop apps from monitoring network activity (ZDNet)
- Android P: New features, release date, and everything you need to know (ZDNet)
- Here's how Android P promises to protect your privacy (ZDNet)
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of TechRepublic.