Android 9 Pie stable update has been released for a Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Essential Phone. Smartphones from other manufacturers who have participated in the Beta program, says Google, will receive Android 9 Pie update by the end of fall. Among these, we remember that there are Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 and OnePlus 6. In addition, we can expect rapid updates for Android One devices as well.
Not all features announced to the Google I/O 2018 will be available immediately; we note the absence of the whole part related to “digital wellbeing”, which allows you to monitor the use of the smartphone for each app and temporarily limit notifications, and the “Slices” function that shows relevant information from your app at the right time. Both will arrive this fall on the Pixels, and later on the Android One smartphones. We can only assume that the announcement will correspond to the presentation of third-generation Pixels.
Digital Wellbeing features are available in beta now for Pixel phones running Android 9 Pie. Among the other functions available are:
- Adaptive Battery: which learns the apps you use most and prioritizes battery for them.
- Adaptive Brightness: which learns how you like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for you.
- App Actions: which predicts what you’ll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone.
- New system navigation: helpful as phones grow taller and it’s more difficult to get things done on your phone with one hand.
- Smart Text Selection: which recognizes the meaning of the text you’re selecting and suggests relevant actions.
The OTA and Factory Image is already available for download. Find the builds, HERE and HERE, respectively. More information on Android 9 Pie can be obtained on the dedicated page of the official website; you can find it HERE; for those who want more technical and in-depth information, moreover, there is the announcement post on the developer site; among the most interesting data, it emerges that over 140,000 people have tried the Android P Beta.