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Google Releases Android 9 'Pie'

Google Releases Android 9 'Pie'

For the past two iterations of Google's Pixel phones, the unveiling has happened on October 4. 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.

The factory image will wipe your device so when you reboot you will be on a fresh, brand new install of Android 9.0 Pie, while the OTA will simply update your current system to the latest stable version of Android.

And devices that participated in the Beta program from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, and Essential, as well as all qualifying Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of this fall!

Android Pie, which was simply known as P, includes a whole host of new AI-powered features that are created to make your phone smarter, and simplify the experience of using it. It has now published the August Android security update for a small coterie of Pixel and Nexus handsets. "The Pixel 3 phone is launching October 4th, 2018". The fact that its co-founder is also one of Android's creator helps too. Apple's also worked on something along these lines, and Google has to follow suit now that some people are calling smartphones addictive.

Another new feature is Adaptive Brightness, which learns "how you like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for you".

"Say it's Tuesday morning and you're preparing for your commute: you'll be suggested actions like navigating to work on Google Maps or resuming an audiobook with Google Play Books", the company said.

If you hop into the app switcher and then realize you want to exit it, either swipe down from the dock (the shaded area near the bottom) or tap the back button that appears to the left of the home pill. This includes a Dashboard to show you exactly how much you've been using your phone and an App Timer to help you control your usage. You won't need an unlocked bootloader, but you will need a computer with ADB running.

WellBeing, which is the highlight feature, is not going to be available with the Android 9 Pie immediately.


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