Infinix Note 5 gets Android Pie Update: Here’s how to get it and what’s new

Android Pie is here! Finally, finally, Infinix Note 5 fanboys and fangirls get to eat some Pie as others are still snacking on Oreos. The Android 9 update, which is roughly 1GB in size, augments the power of artificial intelligence to make your Infinix adapt to your usage habits and put some zing into your Note 5.

Depending on your Internet connection, the update itself (Build number: X604-H633H-P190114V160, Android Security Patch level dated 5th January 2019 shouldn’t take more than an hour maximum to download. I can’t say how it might be for you but the installation process and app optimisation took the better part of 3 hours for me. My advice is to set it up and forget about your update for a little while.

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How to Download Android Pie on Infinix Note 5

  1. Once you get a software update notification, select ‘Update’. Make sure that your phone battery is over 50% charged. Otherwise, keep it on charge.
  2. Alternatively, go to Settings>>System>>System Update to initiate the download.
  3. Once the update has downloaded, select ‘Install’. You can continue using your smartphone while the installation is ongoing.
  4. Restart your smartphone.
  5. Done

Infinix Note 5 running Android Pie: What’s New

  1. Instant Shutdown/20-second Startup
  2. Modified Android One Startup animation
  3. Notification & System icons overhaul
  4. A new user enabled system navigation feature (Swipe up to preview recently used apps)
  5. A new auto-rotate icon appears when you tilt your phone even when orientation is locked.
  6. Redesigned volume controls and power menu

Android Pie: A Few Key Features You Should Know

  • One of the main selling points of Android Pie is the Digital Wellbeing set of tools. These tools which comprise Dashboard (highlights daily screen time, number of notifications you get and how much time is spent on various apps, Wind Down (tools to prepare you for bed e.g. Grayscale to fade your screen to gray and muting notifications and calls), Do Not Disturb (silence notifications and calls) and App Timers (set a daily limit to using your apps).
  • Another major highlight of Android Pie is the Battery and Brightness feature. Adaptive Battery utilises machine learning to predict your battery usage habits in order to prioritise only most-used apps. Adaptive Brightness learns how you set your screen brightness in different environments and then automatically does it for you over time.
  • With Android Pie, Apps with access to your phones camera, microphone and other sensors will be prompted to show a persistent notification when in use. In the same regard, these apps will be restricted from doing the same quietly in the background.
  • Android Pie introduces a number of security features such as biometric authentication (more on this in a later post), and encryption of Android backups with a client-side PIN/Pattern/Password for improved security.
  • Furthermore, Android Pie unleashes a bunch of system enhancements including a new navigation system consisting of a single home button, a rotation button even when orientation is locked, revamped volume and power controls. Last but not least is termed Slices, preemptive suggestions of your favorite apps to the surface in other apps.