Android P is now Officially Called Android 9.0 Pie


Months after it was initially launched as Android P, Google has just finally revealed its official name and arrival date. Nope, it is not peppermint, pancake, nor even popsicle, but Pie. Yes it is now officially called Android 9.0 Pie. And starting today, this latest version of mobile platform will start arriving to Pixel devices.

This means that if you own one of the Google Pixel devices, you should receive notification update anytime soon. What about non-Pixel smartphones? Well, those Android Pie-compatible devices should also receive the update but that will entirely depend on the phones' manufacturers or even carriers in some markets. 

And how about those users who signed up for an Android P beta version on their non-Pixel devices? Well, according to Google, they should also receive the official update by the "end of this fall". For the benefit of others, some of these smartphones are from Sony Mobile, Oppo, Vivo, HMD Global's Nokia, OnePlus, and Essential.

When it comes to changes or upgrades, Android 9 Pie has of course a lot. One of those is the official support for devices with notch up the screen. Another is the AI tools where some of the functions include remembering your most used apps what time you usually use them. For example, if you always fire up your Spotify or Facebook app the first thing in the morning or evey 7am, Android Pie will try to suggest those apps to you in the future for easier access and launch.

You can learn more about the Android 9 Pie announcement at Google's blog page here.

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