Get Android 9.0 Pie factory and OTA images for Pixel devices now

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Android 9 - also called Android Pie - comes with artificial intelligence built in that lets a user's smartphone learn how it is operated. Other devices - even those that received the Android P beta - are not yet supported, and will get their own separate updates from their respective manufacturers down the line.

Rotation: Get more control over your phone's display rotation with a simple button that confirms when you'd like to change the rotation on your device - even when your orientation is locked.

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. You don't need to wait for the Pixel OTA, though.

Google described Android Pie as an experience "powered by AI" and said it will adapt to how individuals use their phones and learn user preferences. Essential has been doing great with Android updates lately, and it's awesome to see the company release its Android Pie update on the same day as Google sends it to Pixel phones.

We've just installed Android 9 Pie to our Pixel 2 XL this way, and it took only minutes from the moment we commenced the installation to completion. Creators are asked to publish one video, specifically on October 4.

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The Pixel 3 will undoubtedly launch with Android P (the next version of the operating system) installed as standard and will also get all those important security updates in a timely fashion.

And gadget fans have just been given their first idea of when to expect the new Google flagship.

Alongside the new name, Google has also announced that the new version will start shipping to all Pixel phones starting today.

When the device is in recovery mode, you'll see an Android logo with red exclamation mark. Be sure to check back for our full impressions of Android 9 Pie later this week.

The digital wellbeing features are officially launching later this year, but are available right now for Pixel phones in beta. Providing you have the right device, you can either update using the OTA image (which doesn't require you to have an unlocked bootloader) or using the factory image (which is faster and doesn't require an unlocked bootloader, but riskier).

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