Android Pie - The Ninth Sweet Version Of Android



Android is the world's most popular mobile operating system. Most smartphone users denote that the Android mobile operating system is easy to learn and easy to use when compared to other available operating systems. Google and Open Handset Alliance launched the initial Android version as Android 1.0 without codename on September 23, 2008. Google uses confectionery names in alphabetical order for their Android versions and the first confectionary name was Petit Four and it was the unofficial name for Android 1.1. The latest stable version of  Android is Android Pie and it is the ninth version of the Android.

Technical Fact About Android

Android works as an open-source mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel which means anyone can study the system and design their own version of the system and distribute it. That is why Android is more popular than mobile operating systems. The Android operating system has been written in using Java (UI), C (core), C++  and other languages. The Android operating system is available for tablet computers, Android TVs, Smartwatches and Android Auto in addition to smartphones. Android is available in over 100 languages by now.

Android Version History

(No codename) - Android 1.0
Petit Four - v1.1
Cupcake - v1.5
Donut - v1.6
Eclair - v2.0 - v 2.1
Froyo - v2.2 - v2.2.3
Gingerbread - v2.3 - v2.3.7
Honeycomb - v3.0 - v3.2.6
Ice Cream Sandwich - v4.0 - v4.0.4
Jelly Bean - v4.1 - v4.3.1
KitKat - v4.4 - v4.4.4
Lollipop - v5.0 - v5.1.1
Marshmallow - v6.0 - v6.0.1
Nougat - v7.0 - v7.1.2
Oreo - v8.0 - v 8.1
Pie - 9.0
Android Q - 10.0 (Latest preview Version)

Android Pie 

The latest version of Android is Android Pie and Google released it on August 6, 2018. The latest release was the Pie 9.0.0 and it was launched in March 2019. Android Pie is the successor to Android Oreo.

Android Pie Features

Google has developed Android Pie as artificial intelligence to get more from smartphones. It can adapt to the way the user uses it. It learns from the users' preferences and always dedicate to give better, smoother and faster experience every time the user uses the device. The adaptive battery in Android Pie gives you the change go further in a single charge. When you use the device, Pie learns the way you use the device, the apps you frequently use and adapt battery power to give more run on a sing charge. As same as the battery, Pie learns your brightness preferences and adjust the brightness automatically.

Digital wellbeing Feature

Digital wellbeing Feature has been designed to enhance the wellbeing of Android Pie users. This feature includes Do Not Disturb,
App dashboard, Wind Down and App timers

Do not disturb feature has been improved only to receive starred calls and notification sounds have been muted

App dashboard shows  the time that they are spending on the smartphone and using the app


Wind Down allows users to set up a daily schedule until comes to the bedtime. When schedule ends screen become gray and indicate you are ready for restful sleep

App timers allow you to set a specific time period for a specific app to control the over usage of a specific app


System Usability Enhancements

You can see apps you are using frequently on your device screen even it is locked. Apps  like calendar events and weather are always on your screen


Android Pie allows you to take screenshot directly through the Power menu

Now, you do not want to worry about your to-do list because Android Pie is there for you to remind what you have to do now. App actions features on Android Pie predict your next task and show you


Intuitive Navigation on Android Pie allows you to switch between apps more quickly and naturally. It shows the full-screen size image of recently used apps


Android Pie surfaces interactive snippets of apps in different locations such as  Google Search. So, you can grab the important details very quickly without navigating to the original app

Camera Feature

Android Pie comes with awesome improved camera features. Multi-camera support features on Android Pie allows developers to use two or more physical cameras to create awesome camera experiences. Also, if your device is compatible Android Pie can use external USB / UVC cameras too


Other Useful Features

Multiple users - Android Pie allows users to share their devices with other preferred users

Work tab for Launcher - If you want to separate your work life and personal life you can use Work tab for Launcher. It allows you to separate your works app visually and gather them under the work tab. You can turn off apps after finishing the work with a simple toggle

Multiple Bluetooth connections - Android Pie allows users to connect five Bluetooth devices to the smartphone at once and allows users to use all the five devices at once. So, you will never miss an important call where ever you are in are covered by the Bluetooth devices


HD Audio - Delivers clearer, sharper and high-quality HD audio along with improved performances

Conclusion

When dive into the Android Pie, it seems that it is more suitable for the modern and busy lifestyles. If you are looking forward to switching to Android smartphone from other smartphone or  try to buy Android smartphone freshly Android Pie may provide what you are looking for

LG Flash Tool - Full Guide To Flash Any LG Smartphone

Most of the Android smartphone users are now keen on customizing their Android smartphones to have a smooth and useful Android experience. As you know, Android users and developers are very enthusiastic, innovative and smart than before. As a result of it, Android developers are trying to create new tools, programmes and apps to enhance the experience of Android users and Android users are trying to use them to enhance their Android experiences. While these things are going on, the users face Android issues such as boot-loop, bricking and many more troubles. Most of these troubles can be solved using Android flashing. There a number of flashing tools and LG Flash Tool is the flashing utility which can solve complications related to LG smartphones.

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LG Flash Tool


There are several device-specific flash tools available on the internet by now. Perhaps you may have heard some of them as Samsung Odin, Asus Flash tool and Mi Flash Tool etc. Likewise, Lg Flash tool is specific to LG smartphones. LG Flash tool is the one and only official flashing utility for LG smartphones. The basic purpose of the tool is to flash official stock firmware files on LG smartphones. The latest mod version of LG Flash Tool comes as LGUP Tool from XDA developers and it flashes LG firmware files in kdz/tot/bin formats. The original version of the LG Flash tool has not been released to the public by the LG company. The available versions are modded and patched versions to the original programme. You can download the modded version of the LG flash tool through XDA developers. The LG Flash tool comes  as a Windows-based programme and a Windows computer is essential to use the programme

What Is KDZ file


KDZ is the file format that LG uses for its stock firmware. They post their new firmware to their website in this format and KDZ means, the file you are using is a stock release from LG. Custom ROMs for LG smartphones are not coming in KDZ format. It means you cannot use the tool to flash custom ROMs.

System Requirements 


1. A Windows computer
2. A compatible USB cable
3. LG USB drivers
4. Official stock firmware file according to your device

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How To Flash You LG Smartphone Using LG Flash Tool



1 Step -  Download Correct Stock Firmware for Your device

First of all, download and extract accurate firmware file for your device. The best and recommended way to download a firmware file is visiting the official LG site. It is better if you could have your device model number with you before visiting the site to download the firmware easily. After downloading the firmware extract it to a specific location.

2 Step - Enable USB Debugging Mode on your LG smartphone

Your smartphone cannot understand the commands that are sent by your Windows computer to make alterations on your smartphones. You need to turn your device to USB Debugging Mode to understand them. USB debugging mode is one android developing features and you can enable it by using the following steps.

1. Settings > About Phone > Software info
2. Tap on Build Number until it prompts you are now a developer
3. Settings > Developer Options  > Check "USB Debugging"

3 Step - Download and Install LG USB drivers

You need to install the latest LG USB drivers on your Windows computer to convince your computer to recognize your LG smartphone. If you have not installed LG drivers properly computer will fail to identify your device and flash it. Make sure to reboot your computer to apply the installed drivers correctly. If you try to use the LG flash tool soon after the installation of drivers without rebooting the computer, it will not work fine since it drivers have not configured properly.

4 Step - Download the LG Flash Tool

There are several versions of the LG Flash tool and in here you are guided to use LG Flash Tool 2014 version since it is more stable. Download and extract the programme

5 Step - Connect LG smartphone to the computer

After extracting the LG Flash programme, copy the .KDZ file that contains in extracted firmware file into extracted LG programme file. Put your device in to "Download Mode" by pressing and holding "Volume Up". You have to connect your smartphone to the computer while pressing the Volume up button in order to enter Download Mode. Do not release the button until connecting to the computer. You will see the USB icon in the circle when booting into download mode.

6 Step - Launch LG Flash Tool

Click on the executable file in the extracted LG Flash Tool folder and launch the LG Flash Tool. Then, enter the following data into relevant fields.Select type - CDMA / PhoneMode - DIAG / Reset time - 33000. After entering relevant data select the KDZ file you are going to flash and select the flashing option. There are two types of flashing options as Normal Flash and CSE Flash. Normal Flash option flashes your device without wiping your data and CSE Flash erases all your data while flashing.

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7 Step - Complete The LG Flashing Process

Finally, click the "Start" button to start the flashing process and wait until the process reaches 100%

Final Word


LG Flash Tool is the one and only flashing utility that can flash Stock LG firmware files. Boot-loops are common issues in LG smartphones and you can use the LG flash tool to avoid the confusions. But always make sure to the download accurate firmware file that matches to your device to avoid bricking issues while flashing.