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  1. SRFast's Avatar
    Essential is rolling out the Android 9 Pie OS today!

    Check this link: https://twitter.com/essential/status...16461907369984

    The race is on! Will my Pixel XL running the Android 9 OTA beta or my Essential 8.1 device get the update first? My money is on Essential.

    Cheers!
    Gayle Lynn and 2CC like this.
    08-06-2018 12:25 PM
  2. madlaw1071's Avatar
    amazingly quick!
    08-06-2018 12:43 PM
  3. revtech's Avatar
    Unbelievable! I was just wondering if we'd be getting the Aug security update today, and voila! Downloading right now 👍
    08-06-2018 12:55 PM
  4. SRFast's Avatar
    My nephew's PH-1 on T-Mo is downloading the Android 9 Pie update now!
    08-06-2018 12:57 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Essential is rolling out the Android 9 Pie OS today!

    Check this link: https://twitter.com/essential/status...16461907369984

    The race is on! Will my Pixel XL running the Android 9 OTA beta or my Essential 8.1 device get the update first? My money is on Essential.

    Cheers!
    We are getting today as well for the Pixel
    Attached Thumbnails Essential Releasing Official Android 9 Pie Today-15302.jpg  
    revtech likes this.
    08-06-2018 01:02 PM
  6. SRFast's Avatar
    We are getting today as well for the Pixel
    Mike,
    Is that screen shot from the Pixel or PH-1? I know both are rolling out today, but I might get it on the Essential first because of the smaller user base.
    08-06-2018 01:07 PM
  7. richeich's Avatar
    My update size is 1047.2 MB. I'll hold off until I get home. Amazing that we get it on release date. So impressive.
    08-06-2018 01:16 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Mike,
    Is that screen shot from the Pixel or PH-1? I know both are rolling out today, but I might get it on the Essential first because of the smaller user base.
    That's from my Pixel 2XL on Verizon.
    08-06-2018 01:25 PM
  9. SRFast's Avatar
    Thanks Mike & richeich for the info.
    08-06-2018 01:27 PM
  10. Dirge72's Avatar
    Downloading now!
    08-06-2018 01:34 PM
  11. DarkNeo's Avatar
    Like always, nothing on Sprint...
    08-06-2018 01:59 PM
  12. mogelijk's Avatar
    Like always, nothing on Sprint...
    I'd say that I got the final release today on Sprint, but I was running the beta -- so I did get the update but not the Sprint build.

    Looking at the Essential website, it appears the Sprint build is not yet available -- the still show Oreo 8.1 with the July security patch as the current build. If you want Oreo, you could always sideload the OTA version of Pie from Essentials website (linked above). This will put you on the non-Sprint build, so you don't have to wait for Sprint to "approve" of updates.
    DarkNeo likes this.
    08-06-2018 02:22 PM
  13. msr360's Avatar
    I've updated to the latest release and it's still on July 5, 2018 security patch
    08-06-2018 02:22 PM
  14. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I thought Treble put an end to carrier builds.
    08-06-2018 02:59 PM
  15. anon(9638631)'s Avatar
    Downloaded on both of my Essentials.

    There's little things used in 8.1 that are missing that I used every day. Such as, if I have an alarm set, I can pull down the notification panel/quick settings tray/whatever it's called and see the alarm there and tap it and be brought to the alarms page in the clock app. That's gone in P. Also, I keep my display brightness set at 25% which is plenty bright for me. Now in P, I have to crank that up to 40-50% to achieve the same brightness as 25% was on 8.1. I have and always have had adaptive brightness off. Also going back to alarms, if I have an alarm set, it does not show on the lockscreen or on the ambient display like it did in 8.1.

    Things that are bunk in my eyes so far: Clock on left side is just screaming iPhone X and doesn't need to be there. Greenish icons in quick settings looks like an afterthought. Blue was much more appealing and fit in more with the overall theme of things. Notch settings, are they gone or am I missing something?

    I'm sure there's more but this is just after playing with it for 30 or so minutes.

    Perhaps usage over time and I'll get used to stuff.

    Device seems more fluid and faster even though it was fast beforehand.
    08-06-2018 03:04 PM
  16. StayClassy101's Avatar
    I own a pixel 2 and essential. my essential phone had pie and on the pixel 2 it still hasn't popped up yet.
    08-06-2018 04:25 PM
  17. philesk's Avatar
    Unbelievable! I was just wondering if we'd be getting the Aug security update today, and voila! Downloading right now
    No August security in final Pie 9.0.0. Still at July 5.
    08-06-2018 04:27 PM
  18. philesk's Avatar
    We are getting today as well for the Pixel
    Don't have to sideload. Final Pie is available OTA.
    08-06-2018 04:28 PM
  19. philesk's Avatar
    My update size is 1047.2 MB. I'll hold off until I get home. Amazing that we get it on release date. So impressive.
    The OTA update to the beta is much smaller. Your update is to Oreo 8.1.
    08-06-2018 04:30 PM
  20. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I just want August security, and wait for Pur 9.1 - with fixes, final features, and maybe an improved notifications, maybe launcher.

    Not enamoured of iOS 11 and swiping. I like Oreo status and notifications and really don't like the direction UI is going with Google.
    08-06-2018 04:40 PM
  21. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I own a pixel 2 and essential. my essential phone had pie and on the pixel 2 it still hasn't popped up yet.
    What carrier?
    08-06-2018 04:52 PM
  22. SRFast's Avatar
    And the winner is:

    Got the Pie update on my Essential, but still waiting on the Pixel XL OTA update to the final version. The Essential is on Mint Mobile and the Pixel XL is on T-Mobile.

    Gayle Lynn:
    You have the option to use/not use gestures on the Android 9 Pie update, but NOT on the Pixel 3 devices. There will no option to use the "old" navigation system.
    08-06-2018 04:53 PM
  23. StayClassy101's Avatar
    What carrier?
    The pixel 2 is a Verizon model and the essential is unlocked. Both are on Verizon.
    08-06-2018 05:06 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    The pixel 2 is a Verizon model and the essential is unlocked. Both are on Verizon.
    In one of the other threads someone enrolled in the beta and immediately got iton the Pixel on Verizon
    08-06-2018 08:30 PM
  25. Slipthejab's Avatar
    Excellent news. Downloading update now!
    08-06-2018 08:53 PM
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