Well there you have it Android fans, the latest android version is officially here and no it’s not Peppermint, Pancake, Pop-tart or Pistachio. The P stands for Pie for Android 9.0, and you’ll be the first one to get the update if you are a Pixel User, since it’s rolling out to Google’s devices today.
However, if you’re not a pixel user you’ll have to wait for a few more months to get the Android update even if you’re already using Android P’s beta version. Google said that phone companies that were part of the Android P beta program will get the latest Android version by the end of fall 2018.
Companies that were part of Android P beta program include:
- HMD Global
Other than Essential, all the other companies mentioned above will launch the update in subsequent months. Essential Phone will get the update alongside Pixel devices right now.
The tech giant is also working with partner manufacturers, so that it can give Android P’s AI functionality to more Android users.
The new OS will add:
- An iPhone X-like swipe-based navigation system (so you can swipe up from anywhere to see full-screen previews of your most recent apps)
- AI applications, such as one called Adaptive Battery, which can save your battery time by switching off applications when you need them the least.
- A predictive app system that can tell what you want to do next. If you pull up Google Maps every morning, for instance, it will start suggesting the action in the future.
- ‘Slice’ – another AI feature that shows a slice of relevant information from your apps when the system believes you need it.
Google will also roll out the digital wellbeing apps that it promised. They include a dashboard that shows which apps take up most of your time and a timer that lets you set a limit for each application.