Android 9 Piejust went official and Google started to rollout the update to its Pixel devices . Right behind Google, though, is Andy Rubin’s Essential, which is already pushing out a final version of Pie for the PH-1.
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Essential has been nipping at Google’s heels when it comes to updates for the past few months, proving especially quick with bringing Android P Betas to its users. Now, the same speediness is applying to the final rollout of Android Pie.
Just like with Google’s Pixel devices, this update brings a slightly refreshed UI to the Essential Phone, the option of using gesture navigation, as well as a bunch of fun new tools such as a handy screenshot editor. It also promises to improve battery life with the new “Adaptive Battery” feature which uses machine learning to prioritize how the system manages resources based on how you use your phone.
This update isn’t hitting all users just yet it’s yet to hit my own Essential Phone at the time of publishing but should be out in the next few hours. Oh, and the update also includes August’s security patch as well .
We’re proud to bring Android 9 Pie to Essential Phone the same day it’s released! Check your phone now for the update. pic.twitter.com/pniUDl9yr8
― Essential (@essential) August 6, 2018