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  1. djdougd's Avatar
    Just received the Pie as part of the monthly update... I like it so far... What's your opinion?
    08-06-2018 04:22 PM
  2. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Yes. It's great. And I signed up for the digital wellbeing beta as well.
    08-06-2018 04:33 PM
  3. kenorian's Avatar
    Have only had it for less than 24 hours, so there is much to discover. One thing I don't like right off the bat is the volume rocker controls media volume when it's on the home screen, and a second action is required to get to the ringer volume. I wish that were configurable.
    Jake_Lee_S likes this.
    08-07-2018 10:18 AM
  4. frozenchosin's Avatar
    They moved the static current time display from the upper right corner to the upper left corner...I suppose I'll get used to it, but wish they had left it alone or given us the option to put it back. I've visually trained myself to look in the upper left corner for notifications. It'll take me awhile now to realize that space is shared with the time.

    Also, now when I use the quick pull-down menu to access Bluetooth settings, I can't further select a specific Bluetooth device from my list of devices...all I can do now is turn Bluetooth on or off. If I want to select a device, I am forced to enter Settings the old-fashioned way and go into Bluetooth to do it. No idea why they changed our ability to just swipe down from the home screen to get there.
    08-07-2018 10:43 AM
  5. Nauga's Avatar
    Thumbs up, so far. I like it, but I've had four months to get comfortable with it. Everything's working and working well.
    mikezmac likes this.
    08-07-2018 10:48 AM
  6. Blaize19's Avatar
    Long press the Bluetooth button in quick settings and it will take you directly there. I believe all the buttons in quick settings are tap for on/off and long press for other options/settings now.
    Rukbat, mikezmac and gsparks2 like this.
    08-07-2018 10:51 AM
  7. dyastrab's Avatar
    Mixed feelings. I think its overall smooth but the quick settings and do not disturb are severely less functional than before.
    08-07-2018 02:47 PM
  8. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    I actually was expecting to be disappointed, but after a day using it and understanding the team's philosophy behind it better, I'm really enjoying it a lot. I use my technology primarily for information, answers and solutions. This build is a great design language for me. It's simple, efficient and keeps relevant information more accessible I've found.
    08-07-2018 03:34 PM
  9. cpaight's Avatar
    I like it so far. But was looking forward to the clean look of the single home button, instead I'm getting this little back button that just looks out of place
    Android 9 Pie... Do you like it?-screenshot_20180807-172025.jpg
    08-07-2018 04:25 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    Seems like a nice refresh.

    2 nitpicks that I posted in another thread -

    Easy access to System UI Tuner seems to have been removed. I don't like having the alarm clock always resident, I always turned that off but it's back on and I can't find the option to turn it off.

    The phone (Pixel 2 XL) seems to think I have a notch. If I have more than 4 notifications I get a dot to indicate I have more, despite having PLENTY of space to show them (since I have no notch). I want to see as many as possible in the notification bar.
    08-07-2018 07:44 PM
  11. rtisovec's Avatar
    I have mixed feelings, but I don't like the new volume controls. I used to hold the volume down to run the Shush ringer app and turn it of until the end of my work day at 5pm. The Do Not Disturb features don't do this as quickly and now it's broken because of the volume changes. I also liked the Oreo notifications and drop downs better without having to launch to another window/page. This does seem more polished and monochromatic. WE'll see if the battery svings (allegedly) make up for it.a
    08-07-2018 08:00 PM
  12. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Seems like a nice refresh.

    2 nitpicks that I posted in another thread -

    Easy access to System UI Tuner seems to have been removed. I don't like having the alarm clock always resident, I always turned that off but it's back on and I can't find the option to turn it off.

    The phone (Pixel 2 XL) seems to think I have a notch. If I have more than 4 notifications I get a dot to indicate I have more, despite having PLENTY of space to show them (since I have no notch). I want to see as many as possible in the notification bar.
    There's no way to disable that space unfortunately. You would think they could fill it in for devices that don't have a notch.
    08-07-2018 09:15 PM
  13. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    They moved the static current time display from the upper right corner to the upper left corner...I suppose I'll get used to it, but wish they had left it alone or given us the option to put it back. I've visually trained myself to look in the upper left corner for notifications. It'll take me awhile now to realize that space is shared with the time.

    Also, now when I use the quick pull-down menu to access Bluetooth settings, I can't further select a specific Bluetooth device from my list of devices...all I can do now is turn Bluetooth on or off. If I want to select a device, I am forced to enter Settings the old-fashioned way and go into Bluetooth to do it. No idea why they changed our ability to just swipe down from the home screen to get there.
    Press and hold the bluetooth icon to enter settings
    08-07-2018 11:17 PM
  14. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Seems like a nice refresh.

    2 nitpicks that I posted in another thread -

    Easy access to System UI Tuner seems to have been removed. I don't like having the alarm clock always resident, I always turned that off but it's back on and I can't find the option to turn it off.

    The phone (Pixel 2 XL) seems to think I have a notch. If I have more than 4 notifications I get a dot to indicate I have more, despite having PLENTY of space to show them (since I have no notch). I want to see as many as possible in the notification bar.
    And as I replied in that other thread there is an app to get you into system ui

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....quickshortcut

    In the search box type system ui. Then select system UI demo mode.

    Click TRY
    08-07-2018 11:20 PM
  15. hallux's Avatar
    There's no way to disable that space unfortunately. You would think they could fill it in for devices that don't have a notch.
    Yeah, this seems like an oversight...
    08-08-2018 05:02 AM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Yeah, this seems like an oversight...
    If they get enough feedback maybe a fix in 9.1
    08-08-2018 05:17 AM
  17. jlarkins08's Avatar
    I like it! Very smooth on my OG Pixel! Love the new look and quick reply in notifications. Love the new dark theme but I wish every pane was dark not just the app folder. I don't particularly care for the time being moved to the left but I understand why they did it.. Other than that I am very happy to own a Pixel device and very happy for Google and Android! I have never seen Android OS look as stunningly beautiful as this! Great Job!
    08-08-2018 06:41 AM
  18. hallux's Avatar
    If they get enough feedback maybe a fix in 9.1
    I submitted feedback on that. I can deal with the alarm icon on the other side...
    08-08-2018 07:26 AM
  19. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The phone (Pixel 2 XL) seems to think I have a notch
    Sadly, I think this is indicative of Google's idea where displays are going. I won't be surprised if the 4 has notches in all variants.
    08-08-2018 08:44 AM
  20. hallux's Avatar
    Sadly, I think this is indicative of Google's idea where displays are going. I won't be surprised if the 4 has notches in all variants.
    But those of us without notches shouldn't be saddled with the crippling of our displays to accommodate the notch on devices that have one. If they can adapt the display to "cut" for a notch with a setting in developer options, the notification bar should adapt to show across the entire screen...
    08-08-2018 08:48 AM
  21. frozenchosin's Avatar
    Long press the Bluetooth button in quick settings and it will take you directly there. I believe all the buttons in quick settings are tap for on/off and long press for other options/settings now.
    Much thanks...never would've occurred to me!
    08-08-2018 08:53 AM
  22. Itsa_Me_Mario's Avatar
    Yes
    08-08-2018 09:01 AM
  23. fludkilla's Avatar
    I had a lot of issues with the beta on my OG Pixel XL. I went back to O and had to face the consequences of factory resetting your phone which still haunts me to this day (it was like a month ago). Seeing the final result of P feels pretty good so far TBH. IDK if anyone knows this but if you don"t have auto rotate on n want to flip your screen, when you flip it an icon appears where the task button used to be (if you have the new home button feature on) so you can rotate the screen. I thought this was absolutely genius and sold me lol
    08-08-2018 09:35 AM
  24. Blaize19's Avatar
    I've been on the beta so I knew what I was getting with the official release. I like it a lot. To me the gestures/overview are great, but since webOS was my first love that's not a surprise. Battery life/screen on time have definitely improved, as well.

    ETA OG Pixel XL. And I like that the volume buttons default to media as I'm another who is either at my usual ringer volume or on vibrate/silent, but I can see why others prefer the ringer volume to be primary.
    08-08-2018 09:56 AM
  25. jsarino's Avatar
    I like most of the features so far, but there's two that I don't. For phone calls while the phone is asleep or awake, it shows a small icon on either the middle of the notifications while asleep, or on the notification bar (when awake). I don't like that as it should show me information (ex: someone from my contacts list, caller ID, etc.) before I decide to answer it. I've missed a few calls already because it doesn't show. Anyone else notice this?

    Second, adaptive battery is was turned on by default, but I kept display set at a certain level (adaptive brightness turned off). Is it me, but now the display brightness level is much lower? I even turned off adaptive battery, but it didn't readjust the display accordingly.
    08-08-2018 10:09 AM
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