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Android 9 Pie announced and released for Pixel devices

Google has surprised everyone by announcing and releasing the latest version of Android, Android 9 Pie. It is available to download right now if you have a Pixel smartphone, but otherwise it is coming later this Fall for those enrolled in the Android Beta program or if you have an Android One device.

Android 9 Pie is going to deliver a lot of new features to users, with special emphasis on AI-powered tools which Google are bringing to the forefront.

These include features such as Adaptive Battery, which will be able to detect which apps you use the most and as a result only use battery on the apps you use.

There’s also going to be a new Adaptive Brightness setting which will learn the brightness settings that you use over time and automatically set them so you won’t have to toggle with brightness again.

Digital Wellbeing is going to be a big part of Android Pie and this will allow you to see a detailed breakdown of the amount of time spent on a particular app and set timers for usage so you can take a break when you need it the most.

Google is also adding a handy greyscale mode, which will turn your screen to grey automatically when it is almost time to sleep.

Android 9 Pie is available to download now for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL, otherwise the end of Fall is Google’s targeted release for other supported Android devices.

More information on Pie is available through the official Android page here, but we’ll be giving you a full detailed list of features within Pie soon so check back for that.

Anyone with Pie already running on their device? Let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Alex Gavin
Alex Gavin

Oh, that’s rich, it’s Pixel-exclusive. I hate it when new OS’s are exlusive to a mobile platform. We all know it’s not going to last long, and that they are eventually port it to other hardware, but it’s going to be given to us like a favot.
I can see the list of features is not specifically taillored to Pixel so there’s actually no point.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

The only thing i dilike about Pie is that it’s exclusive for Pixel. promoting hardware by adding exclusive software is a wrong move.
But at least the software is good.

Alex Gavin
Alex Gavin

Oh, that’s rich, it’s Pixel-exclusive. I hate it when new OS’s are exlusive to a mobile platform. We all know it’s not going to last long, and that they are eventually port it to other hardware, but it’s going to be given to us like a favot.
I can see the list of features is not specifically taillored to Pixel so there’s actually no point.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

The only thing i dilike about Pie is that it’s exclusive for Pixel. promoting hardware by adding exclusive software is a wrong move.
But at least the software is good.

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