Despite being released publicly last August, Android Pie is still rolling out to non-Google smartphones. If you only just received the update, you’re in for a treat — and not just because Google names its software after desserts. There are dozens of new features to dive into and learn, including some that can only be unearthed by unlocking the developer options.
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Google’s monthly Android Pie security update for January 2019 is available now. As with previous updates, it fixes numerous potential security shortcomings in the Android OS that could be exploited by hackers and malicious programs. While these fixes apply to all Android Pie devices, the January update also has Pixel 3 and 3 XL-specific fixes, which will reportedly bring improved audio quality for video recording.
Android Pie has been around for a few weeks now and, while it's been well received by most, it's not perfect. While some features make sense, such as moving select top bar elements to accommodate the notch in the Pixel 3 XL, other "features" have been less popular. Here are some things Android Pie needs to get right sooner rather than later.
Yesterday, Google announced that the much-maligned notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL is a "removable" feature that can be hidden via a secret setting in Android Pie. Here's why you shouldn't get too excited.
The wallpapers for Google’s next phone, the Pixel 3, are in the open. The latest in a series of leaks around the phone ahead of Google’s October 9 unveiling event, MySmartPrice has obtained a full set of the Pixel 3's “adaptive” wallpapers, which shift when you tilt your phone, and move when you play music.
Android: If you’ve updated to Android 9 Pie, you may have noticed that your smartphone will now automatically turn on your Wi-Fi connection — if you’ve turned it off — when you’re near familiar network with a strong signal. This feature, which debuted in Android Oreo, is now flipped on by default in Android Pie.