The Essential Phone was one of the third-party preview devices, which goes to show you how proper use of Project Treble can improve updates.
Now, technically there is no way to know if this listing was posted by Google or one of its agencies, or whether this is a mistake, so a small dose of salt should be taken regarding this launch date.
The update is rolling out immediately, and a few users have already received it. Users who enrolled in the beta program will also receive the stable release OTA.
We've just installed Android 9 Pie to our Pixel 2 XL this way, and it took only minutes from the moment we commenced the installation to completion. Android Pie is set to roll out to Pixel devices today, just around two days before Samsung will take the stage in NY to unveil the Galaxy Note 9.
And gadget fans have just been given their first idea of when to expect the new Google flagship.
If you hop into the app switcher and then realize you want to exit it, either swipe down from the dock (the shaded area near the bottom) or tap the back button that appears to the left of the home pill.
Slices: Interactive snippets of your favorite apps can be surfaced in different places, like Google Search.
And one of the bigger updates is that the company is working to make it easier to navigate the operating system with a single "home" button that supports gestures.
A massive leak has revealed that the Google Pixel 3 (and its larger sibling, undoubtedly) will be announced on Thursday, 4 October and be available to order on the same day. Unfortunately there's no word on when the phones will actually be available, but in the past we've seen Google release it in the same month so there's a good chance that this could happen again. Not only it introduces features like WellBeing - aimed at detoxifying the digital lives of smart users - but also comes with a number of under-the-hood features that use more machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict the ways in which people use their phones.