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.
Among the other upgrades is a new "Adaptive Battery" system, which promises to help your phone save battery life by better restricting idle apps that run in the background.
Google has also baked several AI features into Android Pie. However, if you only use one of those apps at particular times, Android can "pre-load" it so it's ready to go. For example, you can type "Lyft" into Google Search and you'll see fare prices for places like Home and Work as well as an ETA for the nearest vehicle to your location.
This includes swiping up or down to see previews of recently-used apps, and then being able to access them instantly.
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. Here we're showing the notch emulation mode. You'll need to use the same email address that you've already registered for Google Play. For example, App Actions will suggest a playlist when you connect Bluetooth headphones. As of late July, just over 10 percent of all Android devices were running Android Oreo.
Google names its Android versions after sweet treats, such as Marshmallow.
Yet if you are anxious to try Digital Wellbeing before it gets released to the general public, there's a way to do that now.
Google highlighted Android 9.0 Pie's improved security today, too. This will begin rolling out today to Google Pixel phone owners via an over-the-air update. Android 9 also brings important privacy improvements, such as TLS by default and DNS over TLS to help protect all web communications and keep them private.
Google is launching Digital Wellbeing slowly, with an official release due "this fall" but they've launched a Beta program that they're inviting users with Android Pie installed on their device to opt in to.