Google confirms Android 9.0 ‘P’ as Pie; Stable update released for Pixel smartphones, Essential Phone

Google has finally confirmed that Android 9.0 ‘P’ will be called Pie, couple of week before the rumored date. It has also released final stable update for Pixel smartphones that can be downloaded from Android developer website here and also started rolling out OTA update (OTA images) for those who have signed up for beta program. It is also pushing sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Even the Essential Phone has got the update, soon after the Pixel phones, which is a brilliant move.

The Android 9.0 update also includes Android security patch for August, 2018

  • Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 (PPR1.180610.009 / PPR1.180610.011,)
  • Pixel XL (PPR1.180610.009 / PPR1.180610.010)

Google has also released August security update for Pixel C, Nexus 5X and 6P which is still based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

  • Pixel C (OPM4.171019.021.Y1)
  • Nexus 5X / 6P (OPM6.171019.030.H1)

Check out the complete set of issues that are fixed in the latest update in the Android Security Bulletin here.

Android P includes Adaptive Battery that uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for the apps, App Actions that helps you raise the visibility of your app and help drive engagement using machine learning, and Slices are a new way to surface rich, templated content in places like Google Search and Assistant.

Google said that devices that other devices participated in the Beta program  that includes, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, OPPO R15 Pro, Vivo X21 / X21UD and OnePlus 6, as well as all qualifying Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of this fall. It also said that it is also working with a number of other partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 9 this year. You can check out top  Android 9.0 Pie features here.


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