Android 9 Pie Announced – Currently Rolling Out To Pixel Smartphones


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Recent statistical data from Google shows that a lot of Android users are still using Android Nougat or older and only a small fraction of Android users are actually on its current Android 8.0 Oreo. However, this has not stopped Google from developing its latest Android 9 Pie system. A few weeks ago, Google released the last beta of Android P and now its all previews can be set aside as Google announces Android 9 Pie.

Speculations simply called this new system “Android P”, however, we have now learned that its actually “Android Pie” and Google has also decided to call this system “Android 9” as against “Android 9.0”. Recent rumors suggested that Google will release Android P on August 20 but obviously, that date was not on Google’s calendar, at least not for the official announcement of Android 9 Pie.

Android 9 Pie Features

Well, it doesn’t really matter what Google decides to call its new system, what matters the most is what the system brings. Google listed a couple of features such as

  • Adaptive Battery – The system technically learns how you love to use your device so the app services don’t take more than the required battery
  • Adaptive Brightness – System automatically adjust brightness to suit the environment of usage
  • New swipe navigation system
  • Predictive App Actions

It is understood that not all the features of Android 9 Pie are available for now. A couple of features are still under wraps and will be released with future updates. Some of these include

  • Slices – a feature that supports quick app view
  • Digital Wellbeing (Android Dashboard, App Timer, Wind Down, and revamped Do Not Disturb mode) – Scheduled to arrive Pixel devices this fall. Pixel users can click HERE to sign up for Digital Wellbeing beta.
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Pixel smartphones will start getting Android 9 Pie update from today. Other companies that participated in the Android 9 Pie beta should get this update in the coming weeks. Android One devices are scheduled to receive this update this fall.

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