Kick­ing the bloat­ware

Old Nexus fans re­joice – there’s an­other bloat­ware-free op­tion

Western Times - - LIFE - STAFF WRIT­ERS

THE roll­out of An­droid 9 Pie on the Nokia 7 plus has be­gun. And it is big news for any­one sick of bat­ter­ies dy­ing too quickly and see­ing a mil­lion no­ti­fi­ca­tions from apps you don’t use. The new An­droid 9 Pie comes with Google’s AI-like soft­ware and only the most es­sen­tial apps loaded – so no use­less apps like you see crip­pling Sam­sungs. The Nokia 7 plus serves An­droid 9 Pie with no bloat­ware, skins UI changes or hid­den pro­cesses eat­ing up your bat­tery life. This up­grade builds upon the fea­tures of An­droid 8 Oreo, and fo­cuses on a more tai­lored ex­pe­ri­ence with em­pha­sis on AI, ma­chine learn­ing and dig­i­tal well­be­ing. The Nokia 7 plus work­ing with An­droid 9 Pie is be­ing called the most ef­fi­cient Nokia smart­phone yet. Ad­vances in ma­chine learn­ing and AI fea­tures, such as Adap­tive Bat­tery and App Ac­tions, en­sure smarter re­sourc­ing of power and pro­cess­ing and ac­cel­er­ate smart­phone func­tion­al­ity. “We con­stantly strive to de­liver on our prom­ise of of­fer­ing pure, se­cure, up-to-date An­droid on Nokia smart­phones,” says James Robin­son, act­ing coun­try man­ager of HMD Global, the com­pany be­hind the roll­out. The Nokia 7 plus will in­tro­duce App Ac­tions – a new feature unique to An­droid One de­vices and Google Pixel phones run­ning An­droid 9 Pie. App Ac­tions learns more about your daily use and helps you with your ev­ery­day tasks. With Adap­tive Bat­tery, An­droid 9 Pie uses deep learn­ing to un­der­stand pat­terns in phone us­age and pri­ori­tises bat­tery power for apps that are im­por­tant to you. As well as smart tech­nol­ogy ad­vances, over the com­ing months, the new up­date will come with added Dig­i­tal Well­be­ing fea­tures to help en­cour­age breaks from screen time. New func­tion­al­ity in­cludes high­light­ing de­vice time on your Dash­board, the abil­ity to set time lim­its for app us­age and Wind Down Mode which fades your phone to greyscale and ac­ti­vates Do Not Dis­turb at a pre­de­ter­mined time in the evening. The Nokia 7 plus is avail­able at JB Hi-Fi, Har­vey Nor­man and, now, Of­fice­works.

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BEAT THE BLOAT: If you were a fan of the old Nexus phones‘ lack of bloat­ware, you’re in for a treat with Nokia’s new 7 plus.

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