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Gen Pixel's Overview screen allows for text selection on Android 9 Pie

07 August, 2018, 04:52 | Author: Janis Wilson
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Android Pie is set to roll out to Pixel devices today, just around two days before Samsung will take the stage in NY to unveil the Galaxy Note 9. Android 9 also helps you get things done faster with App Actions, which predicts what you'll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone.

"And when you put in headphones after work, you may see options to call your mom or start your favorite Spotify playlist". The next version of Google's Android system will be called Pie. In Android 9, we've introduced a new system navigation featuring a single home button.

"We've built Android 9 to learn from you - and work better for you - the more you use it".

Google surprised us all with the full stable launch of Android 9.0 today, also revealing the flavor of this Android version in the process: Pie. Devices from Nokia, Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Sony, Essential, and Oppo, all of which participated in the beta program, will receive Android 9 Pie by the end of the fall. You can scroll left and right through all of the apps that show up here, and when you want to open one, either tap on it or slide down on it as if you're dragging it to the bottom of your phone. Google said the "Digital Wellbeing" features, which help users manage their smartphone addictions by monitoring how much time they spend in apps, will not be released to general availability until later this year.

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Set the brightness to how you like it, depending on your setting. The update is now rolling out over the air to Pixel phones, and it's also available as a factory image or OTA image if you'd prefer to update that way.

After opening up the app switcher, hold your finger down on any bit of text in one of the previews. The Material Design approach isn't new to Google or Android, but the new theme adds white space and rounded corners.

While Android 9 Pie is officially launching today, this is an Android version that has very publicly gone through its beta stages and so there is not a lot left to be known or announced when it comes to features and benefits.

Dashboard-this gives you a quick rundown on how long you use your phone (computed hourly or daily), and which apps have taken up most of your time. More details at the link below!

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