Android 9 has launched - the details

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Technically, the digital wellbeing features will be immediately available to Pixel phone owners after updating to Pie, although the current feature release is one Google considers to be in a beta stage.

Among the other upgrades is a new "Adaptive Battery" system, which promises to help your phone save battery life by better restricting idle apps that run in the background. Now easy as pie Making your phone smarter and more adaptive is important, but we also want Android to be easier to use and more approachable.

While you're in this app view, you can highlight text to put Pie's AI tech to work. It's a pretty simple task that's seen some minor improvements over the years, but with Android Pie, Google gave this a huge overhaul both aesthetically and functionally. If you've got a Pixel or Essential Phone, grab your Android Pie update today and be sure to let us know what you think of it! It will use artificial intelligence to adapt to how you use the device. That shows how much time you spend on your phone every day, and how often you check it - glancing at notifications, for instance. As of late July, just over 10 percent of all Android devices were running Android Oreo. The name is a bit different compared to previous versions of Android where there was no version number in the name, but hopefully the sweetness of the new OS remains the same.

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Within 24 hours of joining the beta, you'll see digital wellness appear in your Android settings menu.

This means that if you own a Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, or Google Pixel 2 XL, you can download factory and OTA images of Android 9.0 Pie. In addition to continuously hardening the platform, and an improved security model for biometrics, Android 9 enables industry-leading hardware security capabilities to allow protecting sensitive data like credit card information using a secure, dedicated chip. Everyone else will be waiting on their manufactures to release the update but the company does say 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. More details at the link below!

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