How to use the new app switcher in Android Pie

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However, the headline feature of Android 9 Pie is not its gesture support but rather a new feature called Digital Wellbeing.

While the Android 9 Oreo operating system is available right now for Pixel owners, some specific features won't actually "ship" until the fall.

According to YouTuber Brandon Lee on his This is Tech Today channel, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will drop in on October 4, 2018.

Five months after the first Android P Developer Preview was released, Google has officially unleashed Android 9.0 Pie. But, just for kicks, we here at SamMobile thought we should ask our readers to place their bets on when they think Samsung will release the Pie update for any of its devices.

Although the advert claims the phone is launching on October 4, it's not clear if this is simply the announcement of its existence or the actual on-sale date.

Although we aren't holding out breaths, we can only hope that hardware OEMs are quicker about upgrading current devices to Android 9 Pie this time around. Devices from Nokia, Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Sony, Essential, and Oppo, all of which participated in the beta program, will receive Android 9 Pie by the end of the fall. Instead of a trio of buttons along the bottom of the screen, each one representing a different navigation method, Android 9 Pie uses gestures.

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Rather than tapping the Recents button to open the app switcher, Android Pie requires you to do a small swipe up from the bottom of your screen.

It's not on board the Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8/Galaxy S7 Android Oreo updates (at least not yet), but Google's Project Treble, one of Oreo's key ingredients, is on board the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

The latest builds of iOS and Android are getting new features that allow users to monitor the amount of time they spend on their smartphones.

Personalised settings include the new Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness modes. This dashboard lives inside of your phone and focuses on quite a few things, but to put it plainly, you'll have access to new phone usage statistics, new features like Wind Down and App Timers, plus more.

App Actions: App Actions predicts what you'll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone, saving you time.

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