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November 5, 2018

How are you liking Android Pie on the Pixel 3?

by John_A

Android 9 Pie shines on the Pixel 3 + 3 XL.

We’ve been messing around with Android 9 Pie since March when the first Developer Preview landed, but all those months later, this version of our favorite OS has evolved into something really special.

Pie is one of the biggest changes we’ve seen to Android in quite a few updates, and just like past Nexuses and Pixels before it, the Pixel 3 is the best phone to use if you want the ultimate Pie experience.

According to some Pixel 3 owners, this is what they’ve got to say about the overall software package.

11-03-2018 02:38 PM

Pie on my Pixel 3 has been faultless so far. I’m not keen on the gestures compared to what I’ve seen of OnePlus and the iPhone, but hopefully this will change in time.


11-03-2018 02:46 PM


I am a big proponent of 9.0 on Pixel 3. IMO, it is Google at it’s best yet. I’ll start with the heart of the device Google Assistant. I’m a big user of GA as a main pillar of the device to handle a lot of the navigation of my daily use. Couple that with the simple and clean interface that 9.0 provides and you have a powerful and effecient OS.

To me, 9.0 highlights Google’s strength in…


11-03-2018 04:32 PM

I always love new platform updates (Android, iOS, Mac, Windows etc). I do love the design language evolve in Android Pie and additional things like adaptive battery, digital well being etc. I love gesture navigation on iOS and honestly I don’t mind the gesture navigation on Pie as well. Most of them complain about requiring to get two swipes to get to app drawer on app launcher. Guess what I…


11-04-2018 12:12 AM

Gestures are terribly implemented, the recent apps page is generally less useful and slower to use, adaptive battery too aggressively kills background apps, and the digital well-being “beta” feature is useless. Who’s idea was it to make an app to constantly track your usage of other apps? Like, “Oh, you use apps too much? Let’s make an app that gives you a bunch of statistics for you to…


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