For Google, the Android 9 Pie is a major update, even though it doesn't come with significant changes in terms of the user interface. There's a lot of good stuff in there and you can check the source link to see that full interview, but one tidbit really stood out to us.
The Pixel 3 will undoubtedly launch with Android P (the next version of the operating system) installed as standard and will also get all those important security updates in a timely fashion. And that could translate into a much faster Android Pie upgrade for the Galaxy S9 and other Galaxy devices.
Android 9 introduces digital wellbeing features, better notifications and promises to extend battery life for devices.
For the other devices in the beta program, Google says they'll receive the Android Pie update by the end of Fall (which should be by the end of October).More news: Conor McGregor to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas
Android Central spoke with EK Chung, the UX manager for Android handheld and Pixel at Google.
Rather than tapping the Recents button to open the app switcher, Android Pie requires you to do a small swipe up from the bottom of your screen. But to get the beta version of WellBeing a user must have the Android 9 Pie. And that, according to Google, will help Android 9 Pie learn and get smarter in future.
The program isn't now ready for wide release, but users can sign up to take part in a Digital Wellbeing beta to help Google test the feature before it officially launches this fall by signing up here. 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. The dashboard is part of Google's new Digital Wellbeing initiative, which aims to help users curb smartphone addiction.
Personalised settings include the new Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness modes.
App Actions: App Actions predicts what you'll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone, saving you time.