How to download Android Pie right now

How to download Android Pie right now

Lindsey Duncan
August 7, 2018

It's a pretty simple task that's seen some minor improvements over the years, but with Android Pie, Google gave this a huge overhaul both aesthetically and functionally.

If you're going to perform the update, you'll want to set aside some time, as it does take quite a while to download the 1047.2MB software update.

Digital Wellbeing is an initiative that's meant to help you cut back on phone usage.

If you don't want to go through the hassle of manually sideloading your Pie update, you can always just wait until the OTA shows up on your Pixel device sometime within the next 24 hours or so. "But these features are available in beta now for Pixel phones running Android 9", wrote Samat.

For the past two iterations of Google's Pixel phones, the unveiling has happened on October 4.

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It seems like the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be announced on October 4, at least according to a new piece of info that just surfaced. Unlike Samsung, which keeps bringing its Note launches forward, Google isn't interested in beating new iPhones to market.

However, for now, it's only Google's Pixel handsets which are getting the full, final version of Android Pie from today, and even then it's not arriving with all the new features available - Slice is coming later this year for example.

Android Pie, the ninth iteration of the operating system, has been officially unveiled by the search engine giant today.

When the device is in recovery mode, you'll see an Android logo with red exclamation mark. Not only it introduces features like WellBeing - aimed at detoxifying the digital lives of smart users - but also comes with a number of under-the-hood features that use more machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict the ways in which people use their phones.

An app timer is kind of like parental controls, but for yourself, because you can't stop using your smartphone? A new Do Not Disturb is included, too, along with a Wind Down feature that'll turn on Night Light and Do Not Disturb and also fade your phone's screen to grayscale to help you get to sleep.