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One brand new feature that comes to the app switcher in Android Pie is the ability to copy text directly from the app previews in the switcher UI.

Android Pie is now official after being formally announced by Google today.

Another AI feature, called App Actions, learns what common tasks you complete at a specific time, place, or when an accessory is connected to the device. You'll need a Pixel phone, for a start, and it'll have to be running Android 9 Pie, which was released today. One of the biggest changes is the Android Pie offers a gesture-based navigation system, letting you swipe up to see the new Overview, which will let you see all your recent apps and even select text in them if you're on a Pixel.

Android 9.0 has arrived.

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A new Dashboard will show how you've been spending time on your device, including time spent in apps, how many times you've unlocked your phone and how many notifications you've received.

Another major feature of Android 9.0 Pie is Digital Wellbeing. The update will arrive with a slew of new features created to accomplish just that, including new device brightness and battery management tools. For example, if you go to Google Search and type in "Lyft", an interactive Slice will provide a price and time for a trip to work, and it's fully interactive so you can simply click to order a ride. In Android 9, we've introduced a new system navigation featuring a single home button. Once you've accepted your invitation, Digital Wellbeing will appear in your phone's Settings app. The phone will also attempt to predict what apps you like to run by displaying short-cuts to them during certain pairs of the day.

Coming this fall is a new Android Pie feature called Slices. This includes an improved security model for biometrics, hardware security capabilities for protecting sensitve data using a secure chip, and privacy improvements like TLS by default and DNS over TLS. Everyone else will be waiting on their manufactures to release the update but the company does say devices that participated in the Beta program from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, as well as all qualifying Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of this fall.