For those who want Android Pie and want it now, Google has published the final version of Android 9 for Pixels on its Developers site, allowing you to sideload manually on your phone. Besides, things become a lot easier when you have only one phone out on the market.
Those that have the Essential Phone and have yet to see the update notification pop up can always head into the settings menu, enter the system settings, and tap "update". Also of note is that the Essential Phone is now receiving its update to Android Pie, which is a great move by Essential. This link sends you to Google's hub for all OTA images of Android released for every Pixel and Nexus device. "The Pixel 3 phone is launching October 4th, 2018".
The first official build of Android 9 has build number PPR1.180610.009 for most of us.
Google has developed a new battery manager with AI technology. Creators are asked to publish one video, specifically on October 4.
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One brand new feature that comes to the app switcher in Android Pie is the ability to copy text directly from the app previews in the switcher UI.
Google explained: "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". But Google could also be using similar marketing tactics.
As for Google's OEM partners that participated in the Android P beta, they will have to wait a bit longer to deliver the final release of the operating system to supported devices.
Then you just head to this page and sign up for the Digital Wellbeing beta. A Dashboard will show you how much you've been using your phone, while an App Timer will let you set limits on how much you can use an app each day.
You can activate the Wind Down feature so that at night, as you get close to bedtime, your device goes into Do Not Disturb mode and your screen fades to grayscale to help you disconnect.