Android Pie

SRFast

Well-known member
Oct 6, 2014
255
0
16
Visit site
I have Android 9 Pie final version installed on my Pixel XL. I have two questions:

1. Is "Night Mode" in Developer Options and "Night Light" in Settings/Display the same thing?

2. Is it possible to move the Google Search bar on Pixel home page? Mine is at the very bottom of the page and I would like it one row up. In other words, I would like my most frequently used app icons at the very bottom with the search bar above them. BTW, all the images I've seen of the Pixel home page has it this way.

TIA
 

SactoKingsFan

Well-known member
Nov 1, 2013
2,785
0
0
Visit site
I have Android 9 Pie final version installed on my Pixel XL. I have two questions:

1. Is "Night Mode" in Developer Options and "Night Light" in Settings/Display the same thing?

2. Is it possible to move the Google Search bar on Pixel home page? Mine is at the very bottom of the page and I would like it one row up. In other words, I would like my most frequently used app icons at the very bottom with the search bar above them. BTW, all the images I've seen of the Pixel home page has it this way.

TIA

1. No, those are different.

2. You'll need a different launcher to change the location of the search bar.
 

Ben_70

Well-known member
May 31, 2017
576
123
43
Visit site
Pie installed, all good except Text sending sound, I seem to have lost it. Using stock Text app and can't find sound sending setting.

Same here. I have "hear outgoing message sounds" on but don't hear that blip sound like I used to when sending.
 

Tomster88

Well-known member
Apr 13, 2014
880
120
43
Visit site
I just got the alert that mine is ready for download. I can't do it right now because I'm not anywhere near Wi-Fi but I can't wait to do it later. I'm on Project fi pixel 2 XL
 

Joltcola1234

Well-known member
Mar 2, 2013
351
0
0
Visit site
I have Android 9 Pie final version installed on my Pixel XL. I have two questions:

1. Is "Night Mode" in Developer Options and "Night Light" in Settings/Display the same thing?

2. Is it possible to move the Google Search bar on Pixel home page? Mine is at the very bottom of the page and I would like it one row up. In other words, I would like my most frequently used app icons at the very bottom with the search bar above them. BTW, all the images I've seen of the Pixel home page has it this way.

TIA

Your most frequently used apps are displayed with short swipe up from the home screen pill (if gestures are turned on). They aren't displayed all of the time on your home screen. Unfortunately with the Pixel Launcher there is no way to move the Google search bar from its fixed location.
 

Jeremiah Bonds

Trusted Member
Aug 16, 2010
3,151
0
0
Visit site
So the last DP my phone started lagging a little. Not much, but there were some glitches for sure. The official build seems WAY more stable. I'm liking it. And as always, awesome battery. It's 16:44 and I have 62 percent left. Not bad with having my phone unplugged a few hours before I got it, and installed it. About three hours of screen time, but I guess its possible that adaptive battery would work even better on the official release.

Anyone else having good results?
 
Last edited:

Mike Dee

Ambassador
May 14, 2014
23,368
191
63
Visit site
So the last DP my phone started lagging a little. Not much, but there were some glitches for sure. The official build seems WAY more stable. I'm liking it. And as always, awesome battery. It's 16:44 and I have 62 percent left. Not bad with having my phone unplugged a few hours before I got it, and installed it. About three hours of screen time, but I guess its possible that adaptive battery would work even better on the official release.

Anyone else having good results?

I'm not one to measure because I usually get great battery life. When I don't it's usually because I spend too much time here with my AC family.
 

TheDonJ77

Well-known member
May 13, 2011
1,797
12
38
Visit site
So far, I like what I'm seeing from Pie, all in with the gestures, feels smoother, snappier at least to me. Can't wait for October and the P3XL
 

emilcDC

Member
Mar 12, 2015
19
0
0
Visit site
Anyone else having good results?

I'm coming straight from stable O. This thing has revitalized my phone. Battery life is fantastic, even scrolling has improved.


1. Is "Night Mode" in Developer Options and "Night Light" in Settings/Display the same thing?

2. Is it possible to move the Google Search bar on Pixel home page? Mine is at the very bottom of the page and I would like it one row up. In other words, I would like my most frequently used app icons at the very bottom with the search bar above them. BTW, all the images I've seen of the Pixel home page has it this way.

On point (1) Night mode basically makes everything black as opposed to white. (You can also select that on Display > Device theme now and select "Dark"). Night light turns the screen redder so it's easier on the eyes at night and it doesn't keep you up if you're reading at night.

On point (2) you can move the Google search bar position if you're using Nova Launcher.
 

hallux

Q&A Team
Jul 7, 2013
12,322
7
38
Visit site
2 nitpicks.

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.
 

bwillyM5

Member
Nov 15, 2011
22
0
0
Visit site
Same issue here with the'virtual' notch on 2XL not using all available space for notifications. Does anyone know of a setting to fix this?
 

Trending Posts

Forum statistics

Threads
941,502
Messages
6,909,170
Members
3,157,948
Latest member
Minecraftchest2