NEW DELHI: Google today announced the launch of Android 9 Pie, the latest release of the mobile platform which is simple and intelligent, while helping you with your digital wellbeing. There is ever more AI at the core of Operating System, with features that learn from you and work work better for you.
Speaking about the new Android release, Sameer Samat – VP of Product Management, Android & Google Play said, “Android 9 aims to make your phone even smarter by learning from you and adapting to your usage patterns. It also helps you get things done faster, like predicting what you’ll want to do next based on your context and displaying that action right on your phone. And we’ve been working to add key capabilities right into Android to help people achieve the balance with technology they’re looking for.”
Android P now makes it easier to help people disconnect. At Google I/O in May, Google previewed digital wellbeing features for Android including a new Dashboard that shows time spent on the device; an App Timer that lets users set time limits on apps and grays out the icon on the home screen when the time is up; the new Do Not Disturb, which silences all the visual interruptions that pop up on screen; and Wind Down, which switches on Night Light and Do Not Disturb and fades the screen to grayscale before bedtime.
Digital Wellbeing is now available in beta for Pixel phones running Android 9, and will be officially available in the next few months. It will be coming to Android One and other devices later this year.
Starting today, an over-the-air update to Android 9 will begin rolling out to Pixel phones. And devices that participated in the Beta program from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, and Essential Phones, as well as all qualifying Android One devices, will receive this update by the end of the year! We are also working with a number of other partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 9 this year. Learn more about Android 9 Pie at android.com/9