The latest release of Android is here! And it comes with a heaping helping of artificial intelligence baked in to make your phone smarter, simpler and more tailored to you. Today we’re officially introducing Android 9 Pie.
We’ve built Android 9 to learn from you – and work better for you – the more you use it. From predicting your next task so you can jump right into the action you want to take, to prioritizing battery power for the apps you use most, to helping you disconnect from your phone at the end of the day, Android 9 adapts to your life and the ways you like to use your phone.
The Android Developers blog has more information on Android 9’s release. It’s coming to Pixel phones starting today, and phones that participated in the Android 9 beta program will get Android 9 before the end of Autumn. For all other devices – the devices people actually buy, i.e., Samsung devices – you may get Android 9 within 12-18 months, or you may not get it al, but who really knows.
I recently had to switch from Windows Mobile to Android. I was pleasantly surprised when the phone that I chose turned out to be on of only 7 in the Beta-program, so I will be happy to see this new “Android focused on me” release appearing soon. I also get the idea that many more manufacturers are going to provide this update to many more models than in the past, so maybe I moved to Android on the right time and with the right device?
(so much for optimism, checking, Android version 8.1.0, security patch level July 1 2018….my Windows Mobile would have gotten a patch today so that makes my up2date Android 40 days behind the “dead” Windows Mobile platform /s)