Fresh from the oven!
Introducing Android™ 9 Pie
Android 9 Pie is all about you. You want your smartphone to be tailored to your needs, to make everyday life easy, and let you focus on what matters. The new Android software uses machine learning and AI technology to do just that. It understands your habits, then adjusts your smartphone settings, so your phone can take care of some of the little things for you. Android 9 Pie is sprinkled with improvements that make your device more intuitive than ever.
Read on to find out more about your new favorite pie!
Adapts to your needs
Machine learning is a key ingredient in the new Android 9 Pie. Take Adaptive Battery, for example. It’s a feature that uses machine learning to identify the apps you don't use often, to make sure they don’t drain the battery while running in the background. Together with the Xperia™ feature STAMINA mode, your battery will last even longer than before!
Another smart new machine learning feature is Adaptive Brightness. Adaptive Brightness picks up your manual adjustments to the screen brightness level in different light settings and uses them to auto-adjust the screen brightness for you. Key features, adapted to your needs!
Your favorite camera just got better!
You’ll love the new, simple, streamlined look of the camera! It’s been carefully redesigned so all the essentials are there when you want to capture a moment. Just open the Camera app and swipe left or right to choose Photo or Video, then shoot. That’s it!
If you want to use Xperia features like Super slow motion, Bokeh, or Manual mode, just tap the MODE button. The camera will remember the feature you used most recently and show an icon on-screen for quick and easy access. What’s more, frequently used features like Brightness, Resolution, and the Camera settings are now easy to access on-screen. This new look will be served steaming hot with all Xperia devices running on Android 9 Pie.
Customize your peace of mind
Too many notifications can distract you from the important things in life. With Android 9 Pie, notifications are easier than ever to manage. If you get a notification you don’t really need, just long press it to access the notification settings for that app and turn the notifications off. You can also pick which notifications you want to keep from the Settings menu. Plus, your device will use machine learning to select which notifications you get. If you keep swiping away the notifications from a certain app, the device will suggest turning off the notifications from that app completely.
Another treat is the updated Do not disturb feature; it has gotten a lot simpler and you basically just turn it on or off. Long press the Do not disturb icon in Quick settings and you’ll have easy access to the Settings menu where you can choose when and what (not) to block.
Continue the setup? No problem!
When you start setting up your new Xperia device, you might run into things you’re not familiar with or be asked to adjust settings you’re not sure about. You want to speed things up, so you skip that step and leave it for later. Does that sound familiar?! Now with the new setup wizard, it’s really easy to go back and continue the setup. When the timing’s right for you, go to Settings or simply swipe down and tap the notification to complete the setup. Easy to use, on the go!
The availability of software updates depends on your device, country, and/or operator. Please note that regardless of Android version, some features and functionalities may also differ depending on your device.
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