Android Pie 9 was officially made available by Google later today. No more Developers Previews. Now we have the final stable version that is starting to come to Essential Phone today too.
Even in the testing phase of this Android Pie, Google had a different stance than usual. For the first time the Mountain View company has opened the testing phase of its operating system to equipment other than its Pixel.
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Along with brands like Xiaomi, OnePlus or Nokia, Essential was one of the chosen. This allowed all Essential Phone users to experience first-hand the news of the new version of this operating system.
With this it was expected that the contemplated models would have early access to this version. And that's precisely what came to light today with the announcement of the arrival of Android Pie to Essential Phone.
Google's Android Pie Now Available for Essential Phone
It was with pride that the company founded by Andy Rubin announced this achievement. Essential Phone thus becomes the first non-Google smartphone to receive the new version of Android.
Those who have a copy can already look for new updates. To do so, go to Settings – System – System Updates. This is followed by the process of downloading and installing the new Android Pie.
This new version wants to make your device simpler and smarter. For this you have the precious help of Artificial Intelligence to try to predict what you will do next. It will also suggest what to do next with some of your actions.
We also have a new form of navigation, more based on gestures. There is also a big news that will make users aware of their smartphone usage times. This will allow you to see how much you spend in an application and set times for its use.
Google also announced that by the end of fall Sony, Nokia, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo and OnePlus devices will receive Android Pie. In this range we still have to include smartphones with Android One.
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