Essential Rolling Out Android Pie Update Minutes After Google’s Announcement

Android 9 Pie is now available to a handful of people who own the right devices. Everyone else gets to wait

Updates are available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.

Alongside the new name, Google has also announced that the new version will start shipping to all Pixel phones starting today. Also of note is that the Essential Phone is now receiving its update to Android Pie, which is a great move by Essential.

The first official build of Android 9 has build number PPR1.180610.009 for most of us.

For those who want Android Pie and want it now, Google has published the final version of Android 9 for Pixels on its Developers site, allowing you to sideload manually on your phone. While you are waiting for the download to complete, you can always take some time to read the thoughts of the Essential team about the new update. The latest revelation comes days after the Pixel 3 XL surfaced on a Geekbench listing that confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon 845 SoC and Android P out-of-the-box.

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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. Just make sure you grab the right one. The file highlighted is the relevant Android 9 Pie image for the Pixel 2 XL. Adaptive Battery will learn which apps you use the most and prioritize battery to them, while Adaptive Brightness will figure out where you like your phone's brightness in different settings and then set that for you. 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). You'll be presented with a carousel view of every app.

Here is a complete breakdown of Digital Wellbeing from Google.

With Digital Wellbeing you get a Dashboard that lets you quickly glance at how much time you're spending on your device and which apps you're using the most. Providing you have the right device, you can either update using the OTA image (which doesn't require you to have an unlocked bootloader) or using the factory image (which is faster and doesn't require an unlocked bootloader, but riskier).

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