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[Discussion] Android Oreo VS Android Pie: Everything That Has Changed!

2018-12-09 06:22:24
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Hi Mi Fans!

As you know, Android Oreo was the 8th major update and the 15th version of the Android operating system in the year of 2017 which brought new features with it. And now, in 2018, it's all about Android Pie - Google’s 9th major update for phones and tablets. Most of you had already heard about its new features. But, for those, who didn't, let's make a comparison between Android Oreo and Android Pie. So, it'll be easy to understand the differences. Those who have already known it, are requested to go through it also as you might  overlook something at that time.

So, without wasting anymore time, let's get started.

Aesthetics: Android Pie brings back a little more color, a few more curves, to the system which you'll not see in Android Oreo. It may not be a dramatic new look, but some of its edges have been softened. For example, the Settings Menu now has colorful icons. And the drop-down Quick Settings Bar uses blue circles rather than plain icons. The notifications looks like a rounded-off digital Post-It, rather than just a plain sheet of white that fills the whole screen, as in Android Oreo.

New Notification Bar (In left: Pie & In Right: Oreo)

Digital Wellbeing: Android Pie has presented a wellness feature for the users in it - “Dashboard” which lets you see how much time you spend on your phone each day, breaking that time down into a pie graph of the apps you use. Dashboard is great for a quick digital “sanity check” that lets you see how much battery is used by the apps. On the other hand, Oreo has a feature to tell you how much battery power is being used by the apps.

Night Mode: Wind Down is one of the features of “Digital Wellness” in which a lot of care has been taken. Android Oreo has a feature, called Night Light, which takes the blue light out of the display as you get closer to bed time. This is easier on the eyes, makes the display look yellow/orange, and makes phone use less of a sleep disturbance.
Wind Down goes a few steps further. You still have Night Light, but when you'll reach "bedtime", which you set, the display will turn grey-scale and Do Not Disturb (DND) mode will be activated.

Brightness Control: Android Oreo has a fairly standard adaptive brightness mode. This increases and decreases screen brightness based on ambient light conditions. Android Pie makes Adaptive Brightness a little more intelligent. It learns from the tweaks you make in different lighting conditions, mapping out a custom back light curve. This is not a life-changing feature, but it does add some hidden convenience, that you won't see in Android Oreo.

Battery Management: This is not a replacement for Battery Saver, it still presents in Android Pie. It'll result in slightly better longevity in some app-packed phones. Android Oreo has the ability to see which apps were consuming the most energy. Android Pie makes the control of background power-use more visible, with Adaptive Battery. This reveals how Android treats apps based on how often they are used. Rarely-used apps will only have the most basic of background permissions. Any notifications of those may delay, but they’ll use less battery as a result. Apps you use all time, won’t be affected.

Whole New User Interface In Android Pie

App AI: Android Pie is smarter than Android 8 Oreo. It predicts the features you’ll want, and puts them in front of you before you go looking for them. It depends on what you’re doing at that time of the day. They will appear just below of the top row of icons on the apps menu as well as in the universal search bar (Google Assistant and Google Play Store).

App Functionality: App Slices are the specific slivers of app functionality. Third-party developers can create surface in Android Pie’s interface. These are the bits that will, in time, make Android Pie feel more rich than Android Oreo. Slices are little parts of app information that don’t have to stay in apps anymore.

Volume Control: In Android Oreo, if you press the volume keys, the function will vary based on the context. With Android Pie, the volume buttons will control media volume as a standard functionality. There will be a button control between silent, normal and vibration-only notification modes in the volume interface.

Copy And Paste: With the Android P update, you can long-press and drag to select a phrase to see a magnified version of the same. Android Oreo brought in some neat text selection features but it has been taken to the next level now.

Navigation: Android Pie offers a new approach, one based around a single central button that looks like a little white pill. Tap on it, and it’ll function like a normal Home button. Swipe up, though, and it first takes you to the Recent Apps screen, then the Apps Drawer after a second swipe. There’s also a context-sensitive back button. It only appears when it is possible to “go back”.


Recent Apps: In Android Oreo, the Recent Apps display is a 3D stack of cards, each representing an app used recently. In Android Pie, app previews are flat cards that sit side-by-side, not on top of each other, as in Android Oreo. The new Recent Apps screen is much more consistent with the visual design of the system. It’s cleaner, and more useful and also features the same row of popular apps as the app drawer.

Let's see it in a table:

Differences In
Android Oreo
Android Pie
Aesthetics
Android Oreo has plain sheet of white that fills the whole screen.
Android Pie brings back a little more color, a few more curves, to the system which you'll not see in Android Oreo.
Digital Wellbeing
Android Oreo has a feature to tell you how much battery power is being used by the apps.
Android Pie has presented a wellness feature for the users in it - “Dashboard” which lets you see how much time you spend on your phone each day, breaking that time down into a pie graph of the apps you use as well as it lets you see how many notifications you receive everyday.
Night Mode
Android Oreo has a feature, called Night Light, which takes the blue light out of the display as you get closer to bed time.
Wind Down is one of the features of “Digital Wellness” which still has Night Light, but when you'll reach "bedtime", which you set, the display will turn grey-scale and Do Not Disturb (DND) mode will be activated.
Brightness Control
Android Oreo has a fairly standard adaptive brightness mode. This increases and decreases screen brightness based on ambient light conditions.
Android Pie makes Adaptive Brightness a little more intelligent. It learns from the tweaks you make in different lighting conditions, mapping out a custom back light curve.
Battery Management
Android Oreo has the ability to see which apps were consuming the most energy.
Android Pie makes the control of background power-use more visible, with Adaptive Battery. This reveals how Android treats apps based on how often they are used.
App AI
In this case, Android Oreo is not as smart as Android Pie. The features of Android Oreo are proceeded a bit more in the new version.
Android Pie predicts the features you’ll want, and puts them in front of you before you go looking for them. It depends on what you’re doing at that time of the day.
App Functionality
In this case, for any sort of informations, you've to stay on the app.
App Slices are the specific slivers of app functionality.
Volume Control
In Android Oreo, if you press the volume keys, the function will vary based on the context.
With Android Pie, the volume buttons will control media volume as a standard functionality. There will be a button control between silent, normal and vibration-only notification modes in the volume interface.
Copy And Paste
Android Oreo brought in some neat text selection features but it has been taken to the next level now.
With the Android P update, you can long-press and drag to select a phrase to see a magnified version of the same.
Navigation
On the home screen, tap the arrow or swipe upwards to access the app drawer.
Android Pie offers a new approach, one based around a single central button that looks like a little white pill. Tap on it, and it’ll function like a normal Home button.
Recent Apps
In Android Oreo, the Recent Apps display is a 3D stack of cards, each representing an app used recently.
In Android Pie, app previews are flat cards that sit side-by-side, not on top of each other, as in Android Oreo. The new Recent Apps screen is much more consistent with the visual design of the system.

Conclusion: The Android Pie does come loaded with some nifty features. The addition of well-being features will surely help users in accepting a healthy lifestyle. There are noticeable visual changes that makes it a much more immersive experience as compared to Android Oreo.

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2018-12-09 06:22:24
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Great Comparison between the two!
2018-12-09 06:30:15

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J C Paul Author | from Redmi Note 4

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Aniket Patra
Great Comparison between the two!

You're welcome :)
2018-12-09 06:34:36

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Takshil Joshi | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

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Awesome comparison thank you!
2018-12-09 06:46:28

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Takshil Joshi replied at 2018-12-09 17:16:28
Awesome comparison thank you!

You're most welcome :)
2018-12-09 06:50:57

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performer | from Redmi 4

#5

nice , Comparison is really good
2018-12-09 06:57:18

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J C Paul Author | from Redmi Note 4

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Takshil Joshi
Awesome comparison thank you!

Welcome brother :)
2018-12-09 06:58:53

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J C Paul Author | from Redmi Note 4

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performer
nice , Comparison is really good

You're most welcome bro :)
2018-12-09 06:59:08

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Santoshlove20 | from app

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pai is best
2018-12-09 07:16:14
Great thread and well explained!
2018-12-09 07:17:39

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Purna Pradhan | from MI MAX

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nice explained
2018-12-09 07:18:47
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