Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Posted August 07, 2018

The phone will also attempt to predict what apps you like to run by displaying short-cuts to them during certain pairs of the day.

Now, technically there is no way to know if this listing was posted by Google or one of its agencies, or whether this is a mistake, so a small dose of salt should be taken regarding this launch date. Android P aka Android 9.0 will come pre-installed on both devices, as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to become the first two phones to ship with the newest version of Google's operating system. We are also working with a number of other partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 9 this year. Now with a proper name, Pie, the OS is ready for release and is available if you have a Google-branded phone.

Google announced the official name for the next version of Android, along with the update's initial release, Monday.

Google has added several new AI features to Android Pie, too. "But these features are available in beta now for Pixel phones running Android 9", wrote Samat.

Personalised settings include the new Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness modes.

The Google Pixel 3 XL will probably feature a display notch, while the Pixel 3 will not, but its bezels will be a bit thicker because of it. Adaptive Battery will learn the apps you use most and prioritize battery for them, while Adaptive Brightness will figure out how you like your phone's brightness set in different situations and then do it for you. You'll see a Google Search bar and your dock in the Overview as well.

This fall, Google will also roll out a feature called Slices, which will show relevant info from your apps when you want it.

The digital wellbeing features are officially launching later this year, but are available right now for Pixel phones in beta.

With Digital Wellbeing you get a Dashboard that lets you quickly glance at how much time you're spending on your device and which apps you're using the most. You'll need to install the Android SDK Platform Tools package on your computer, which interfaces with your device through ADB, a command line tool.