Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Android 9.0 Pie officially launched by Google

Android 9 - also called Android Pie - comes with artificial intelligence built in that lets a user's smartphone learn how it is operated. However given the past two Pixel launches were for the 4th of October, it stands to believe that Google might want to keep to those dates. If you are even slightly uncomfortable performing the steps in the links above, it's best just to wait for the update to hit your phone.

If you're going to perform the update, you'll want to set aside some time, as it does take quite a while to download the 1047.2MB software update. Instead, you now simply swipe up on the screen to see your recently-used apps, just like you would on an iPhone X. There are a number of other gesture-based shortcuts to get used to as well.

Android 9 introduces a new navigation system and a single home button, too, added Google.

With that said, that's everything you need to know about using the app switcher in Android Pie.

Those still skeptical over the leak need remember that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also launched on 4 October a year ago, so the date does match usual Google plans.

'For this campaign, Google is looking for Canadian creators whoa re not now Google Pixel users but are willing to switch to the Pixel 3, ' the advert states.

Google has developed a new battery manager with AI technology.

Alongside the new name, Google has also announced that the new version will start shipping to all Pixel phones starting today. Whether Samsung will take as long as it usually does or bring this year's major Android upgrade sooner remains to be seen (we're hoping for the former thanks to Project Treble). For example, you can type "Lyft" into Google Search and you'll see fare prices for places like Home and Work as well as an ETA for the nearest auto to your location. And that, according to Google, will help Android 9 Pie learn and get smarter in future.

There's also a dashboard feature similar to Apple's new Screen Time controls in iOS 12, which breaks down exactly how much time you're spending in each app on a daily basis. You'll need to install the Android SDK Platform Tools package on your computer, which interfaces with your device through ADB, a command line tool.

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