Every year sees the introduction of a brand new Android operating system and in 2021, the latest Android version is Android 9. Android 9 Pie is a significant upgrade for some other reasons, too. On the mobile front, it features a powerful 90 Hz AMOLED touch screen, excellent dual cameras, and speedy performance. On the software front, Android Pie wasn’t quite the groundbreaking updated we have ever seen in the Android world… In fact, many believe that its biggest shortcoming is its reliance on the outdated Sense technology – which is, let’s face it, no longer cutting edge.
So, how does this latest version stand out? Is it better than the Android 7.x operating system that was recently introduced? And more importantly, is it a worthy addition to an already overcrowded smartphone market? Let’s find out.
It may not be as revolutionary as Android 7.x, but one thing that is certainly not left behind is the sheer amount of great add-ons and apps available for Android 9. If you are looking for a way to customize your phone, there are a multitude of things like themed keyboard covers, themed widgets, or even themed skins that you can get. Even better is the ability to import your existing applications from your old android phones and play them on your new device, if you were thinking about doing that before. You can also take your existing apps and apply a fresh coat of polish and design to them, so Android Pie is truly a unique operating system. If you have an older phone, that might be all the better for you because you will get all of the greatest things that were available to people who owned those older devices, as well as all of the new stuff.
The problem with Android 7.x is that it used to be an operating system limited to just Google’s apps, but with the release of Android 9, that won’t be the case anymore. While there are apps available for some of Google’s own apps like Chrome, Maps, and Gmail, there are also third party options that you can access. In fact, most of the big players in the mobile market are bringing their own unique apps to the table, so you won’t be missing out on anything. Whether you want to use your existing apps or just try something new, the latest Android updates should keep you entertained.
Like its predecessor, there are quite a few features that can only be found on Android 9 Pie, including the long awaited option to use widgets from other companies. That means that if you have an Android smartphone, you can tap into companies like Samsung or HTC for their apps that are designed specifically for your device. You will have more control over what’s going on with your phone, because they know what you want. For example, there is now an option to allow TV content on your phone, so you no longer have to settle for Google’s default television experience. Apps like YouTube, Netflix, Viki, and BrightKide can be accessed through the appropriate digital wellness apps, so your smartphone will be a media center just like your home television.
Android 10 improves the digital wellness experience by introducing a new feature called “drawing.” It lets users customize their phones to look exactly how they want, which includes a brand new feature called “glance,” which makes the phone look like a paperweight. With this new visual feature, you can easily access things like your alarm clock, calculator, contacts, and your calendar with a few quick swipes. It’s an extremely fast and convenient way to go about using your phone. If you like to take notes or do homework, then this is a great addition to Android 9 Pie.
Android N and O are designed to work more tightly together than ever before. There are tons of new features that make your life easier when using Android. New features like the app drawer and the built-in browser to bring the convenience of browsing the web right into your phone. With Android N, developers can access the WebKit engine directly within the Android framework, making it easier than ever to write new apps. Android now has the ability to read HTML code, which means you don’t have to worry about writing complex code anymore, allowing you to create high-tech apps that run on top of the latest Android operating systems.
In Android 9, things like the quick settings and the ability to edit any text are being added to Kit Kat. This gives users even more control over their phones, allowing them to fine-tune specific aspects in their devices, just like how they would on a desktop or laptop. The keyboard is also back, making it easier than ever to enter text messages or send emails. Android O brings the Gmail service right to your phone, giving you instant access to all your e-mail messages and even Gmail mail attachments, which never looked so good in Jellybean. With these new Android apps, you’ll feel like you’re taking your phone to the next level.