Get Android 9.0 Pie factory and OTA images for Pixel devices now

Get Android 9.0 Pie factory and OTA images for Pixel devices now

Get Android 9.0 Pie factory and OTA images for Pixel devices now

The phone will also attempt to predict what apps you like to run by displaying short-cuts to them during certain pairs of the day. Other hardware such as a new smartwatch and potentially new wireless earbuds may also be revealed at the Made by Google annual event.

So, you want Android 9 Pie on your Pixel or Pixel 2, but you've got better things to do than wait around until Google pushes the over-the-air update to your phone. But to get the beta version of WellBeing a user must have the Android 9 Pie.

We've just installed Android 9 Pie to our Pixel 2 XL this way, and it took only minutes from the moment we commenced the installation to completion.

The factory image will wipe your device so when you reboot you will be on a fresh, brand new install of Android 9.0 Pie, while the OTA will simply update your current system to the latest stable version of Android. Unlike Samsung, which keeps bringing its Note launches forward, Google isn't interested in beating new iPhones to market. Apple's also worked on something along these lines, and Google has to follow suit now that some people are calling smartphones addictive. We hope so, because that's what Google is serving up today. You'll be presented with a carousel view of every app.

Another new feature is Adaptive Brightness, which learns "how you like to set the brightness in different settings, and does it for you".

But one of the biggest additions will be the digital wellbeing features previously announced at Google I/O earlier this year.

The Android P Beta has been available for some time now, with a number of handsets compatible with the preview of Google's next major operating system upgrade.

Android 9 learns and adapts to usage patterns and comes with features like Adaptive Battery, which learns the apps you use most and prioritises battery for them.

If you need additional help to stop looking at your phone so much, there's a revamped "do not disturb" mode, as well as something called "wind down", which will automatically turn your phone's display to grayscale when you're getting ready to go to sleep.

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