How to use the new app switcher in Android Pie

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"And when you put in headphones after work, you may see options to call your mom or start your favorite Spotify playlist". You can find a majority of the details about the update on the dedicated Android 9.0 Pie website. Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness will help improve performance and battery life. For example, you may type "Lyft" into your Google Search bar and Slices will bring up fare info for your home and work and let you know how close the nearest auto is, all without even launching the Lyft app. Slices, the new feature that surfaces information relating to apps within search results, will arrive in the fall. Coupled with Google's machine learning, it will give developers on-device APIs for text recognition, face detection, image labeling and more.

Google has finally announced that the final version of Android P will be called Pie.

Google is also introducing things like Adaptive Brightness, which learns how you like the brightness set at certain times of the day, or in certain circumstances, or Adaptive Battery which learns which apps you use the most and prioritises the battery for those apps. This is especially helpful as phones grow taller and it's more hard to get things done on your phone with one hand. If you find yourself constantly switching between apps on your Pixel, we've got good news for you: Smart Text Selection (which recognizes the meaning of the text you're selecting and suggests relevant actions) now works on the Overview of your recent apps, making it easier to perform the action you want. These changes are relatively small, but still make a big difference in day-to-day use. There are some nice UI improvements in there, too, like more rounded design elements and a redesigned Quick Settings.

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Also coming to Pixel phones this fall is Digital Wellbeing.

From the app switcher, you can remove apps one by one by just swiping up on them as if you're flicking them off the screen. It also tells you how many times you've unlocked your handset and how many notifications you've received.

Android Pie is now official after being formally announced by Google today. Also of note is that the Essential Phone is now receiving its update to Android Pie, which is a great move by Essential. It automatically turns on the Night Light blue light filter, switches Do Not Disturb mode on, and makes the screen grayscale.

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