Surprisingly, Google has released the official and definitive version of Android 9 Pie for Pixel smartphones. Download Android 9 Pie from today for compatible devices

Android 9 Pie Download Available From Today

Great news come for all owners of Android smartphones and tablets.

From today the official and definitive version of Android 9 Pie is available for download.

With a couple of weeks in advance, Google has released the final version of Android 9 Pie a few hours ago, confirming its name. 

Which smartphones can download and install Android 9 Pie right away?

Having just been officially confirmed and released, therefore, Android 9 Pie has been in distribution for a few hours for:

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Essential Phone

And the other smartphones?

Smartphones from other manufacturers who have participated in the Beta program will receive Pie by the end of autumn. We will therefore be waiting for those who do not own one of these smartphones listed above.

In particular, among Android One devices or in any case others who will soon receive Android 9 Pie we find:

  • SonyXperia XZ2
  • Xiaomi Mi MIx 2S
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • I live X21
  • OnePlus 6

We can expect fast updates for all the other Android One devices, but at the moment we have no confirmation of this.

Android 9 Pie arrives, but there are not all the promised features

It is important to note that not all features announced to the Google I/O 2018 will be available immediately.

In particular, we note the absence of the whole part related to “digital wellbeing”, which allows you to monitor the use of the smartphone for each app and temporarily limit notifications, and the “Slices” function that shows relevant information from your app at the right time.

Both will arrive this fall on the Pixels, and later on the Android One smartphones.

Probably all these news will arrive in mid-October, along with the announcement of the new Pixel 3. 

What news introduces Android 9 Pie?

Among other functions immediately available through this update just released, we remind:

  • Adaptive Battery, which optimizes battery management based on the app based on the user’s usage habits
  • Adaptive Brightness, which saves and applies brightness profiles according to the user’s habits
  • App Actions, which suggests actions to be performed in an app (example: call mom, listen to playlists …) based on the user’s habits
  • Gesture navigation in iPhone X style
  • Intelligent text selection directly from the multitasking page
  • Renewed icons and new graphics in System settings and menus
  • Better management of the notch
  • The notifications are now more intelligent, comfortable, responsive and useful
  • Camera menu slightly renewed and more comfortable and native support for double or triple camera
  • Native support for HDR and HEIF

Beware of bugs

If Google released Android 9 Pie, it means that the operating system is stable.

But not all developers have updated their apps to make them compatible with Android 9 Pie.

Just think of the DJI app, which does not work on Android 9 Pie. Like this program, there are many others. So be careful, because if you download and install Android 9 Pie, you risk that some of your favorite or essential programs stop working.

Where to download Android 9 Pie right away?

As anticipated, l and OTA and Factory Image are already available for download.

You can find the builds HERE and HERE respectively.

More information on Android 9 Pie can be found on the dedicated page of the official website at  https://www.android.com/9.

For those who want more technical and in-depth information, there is the announcement post on the developer site.

Have you already tried Android 9 Pie on your smartphone? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments at the end of the article!



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