Google Announces Android 9 Pie, Available Now For Pixel Devices

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Android 9 Pie had previously only been available to those willing to install the beta software. These features include Digital Wellbeing (which gives you a centralized location to monitor your smartphone usage to help combat smartphone addiction) and Slices (which allows you to access portions of an app outside the "full screen" experience). The latest revelation comes days after the Pixel 3 XL surfaced on a Geekbench listing that confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon 845 SoC and Android P out-of-the-box. But these features are available in beta now for Pixel phones running Android 9. Android Pie is now rolling out to Pixel devices, plus the Essential Phone. Pie will roll out to devices in the Android P Beta Program - like those from Sony, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus - as well as qualifying Android One devices by the end of this fall.

It's no secret that Google will launch Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones in the coming months, but the exact release date has proved elusive.

Google seems to really like the date October 4. The update is now rolling out over the air to Pixel phones, and it's also available as a factory image or OTA image if you'd prefer to update that way. Other hardware such as a new smartwatch and potentially new wireless earbuds may also be revealed at the Made by Google annual event. With it, you'll be able to get important info from inside your apps without actually launching them. Android 9 also brings important privacy improvements, such as TLS by default and DNS over TLS to help protect all web communications and keep them private.

The program isn't now ready for wide release, but users can sign up to take part in a Digital Wellbeing beta to help Google test the feature before it officially launches this fall by signing up here.

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In this early guide to the Samsung Galaxy Android Pie update we'll take you through some things you should, and shouldn't, expect from the update and the release.

With this feature enabled, you can set a time at which the Night Light and Do Not Disturb features are turned on, and the screen turns to grayscale.

App Actions: App Actions predicts what you'll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone, saving you time.

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