Android Pie Is Here. Let's All Enjoy a Slice

WIRED | 8/6/2018 | Lauren Goode
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Google has just released the final version of its Android P software, which was first previewed at the company's annual developer conference back in May. This also means that we're finally learning what "P" stands for, after months of online debate. Popsicle, Pudding, Pumpkin Pie? In keeping with Google's dessert-themed naming convention for its mobile OS, the new software is simply named "Pie"—although, as many will be quick to point out, not all pies are dessert pies.

Android Pie rolls out today to Google's own Pixel phones. As for when the update will hit other Android phones, that's a giant question mark as always.

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Hold the half-baked jokes, because all in all, Android 9 Pie (its full name) appears to be pretty ... sweet. It's a significant update from the previous OS, Android Oreo. In many ways, the rollout of Android Pie is just a formality; the most recent beta release, Android P Beta 4, was really close to the final build. But if you haven't been using the beta software (which you likely have not, as it's intended for developers) and this is your first run-in with Android P-is-for-Pie, then you're going to welcome the OS's new navigation system, screen-time controls, battery optimization, and privacy tweaks.

Android Pie rolls out today to Google's own Pixel phones. As for when the update will hit other Android phones, that's a giant question mark as always. Google says devices that were a part of the developer preview program—those from Sony, Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, Essential, and more—along with some Android One phones, will get the new software in the fall. Others will get the new OS sometime "this year." Whenever Android Pie shows up on your phone, here are five new things to look for.

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In the new Android Pie, the familiar lineup of three navigation icons...
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