Android Pie in Perspective (Premium)


This week, Google shipped the final version of Android P---now called Pie----giving us our first non-beta peek at the next version of this platform. So this is a good time to take a step back and see how this release is evolving the most popular mobile computing platform on earth.

To that end, I've installed every pre-release version of Android P on my Google Pixel 2 XL, my daily-use smartphone, and I will upgrade to the final version as soon as it arrives. I've generally had pretty good luck with Google's pre-release Android builds over the years, and that's been the case this go-round too. That said, Android Pie has not solved the biggest issue I have with Android, which is the performance creep that sets in over time. This is something I've experienced with every Google phone, and the Pixel 2 XL is no different.

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