Say hello to Android 9 Pie | TechCrunch

The nickname for just released Android 9 is “Pie.”
If you are a Pixel owner, you’ll be happy to hear that Pie will start rolling out as an over-the-air update today. The same goes for every other device that was enrolled in the Android Beta and qualifying Android One devices. Everybody else, well, you know the drill – Wait.


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    For all the excitement, Pie may be Android’s most minimal makeover yet – thankfully
    Less disruptive and accessible, with added Clippy

    Analysis So little has changed in the latest annual update to Android, 9.0 Pie, you may be forgiven for thinking “8.2″ is a far more appropriate release number.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
    Android 9 Pie review: great notification management, text selection, auto-rotation, and AI-based shortcuts, but newly introduced gestures are complicated — The most “opinionated” version of Android yet — Here’s the story with every new version of Android, in a nutshell: it’s great …

    Android 9 Pie review: the predictive OS
    The most “opinionated” version of Android yet

    Here’s the story with every new version of Android, in a nutshell: it’s great, but you can really only get it on a phone that Google makes. Sometime next year, new phones by other companies will launch with it. The Android phone in your pocket might get it, maybe, but it’ll take longer than you want, and honestly, the new version isn’t that different, so you shouldn’t sweat it too much. Yes, fragmentation is an issue, but it’s better now than it used to be, thanks to Google’s ability to push some key updates out through the Google Play store instead of having to rely on full system updates.

    The story with Android 9 Pie isn’t radically different, but it changes some of those tried and true (and increasingly tired) lines a bit.

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Abner Li / 9to5Google:
    Google says there are now 200+ Android Go devices available and details Go for Android 9 Pie, aimed at emerging markets, which takes less space and boots faster

    Google details more free storage, faster boot in Android 9 Pie (Go edition), launching this fall


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