Google Digital Wellbeing Stories September 6

Ahead of Digital Wellbeing launching this fall, Google opened a beta for Pixel and Pixel 2 users with the release of Android 9 Pie. The latest update introduces quick shortcuts to make the company-wide initiative more accessible, thus addressing some initial user feedback.

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories August 10

With the launch of Android 9 Pie, Google also released the first beta of a feature it announced back at I/O 2018: Digital Wellbeing. As many who have installed it have found, however, it doesn’t add an icon to your home screen or app drawer. Rather, the feature lives entirely in the Pixel’s settings app. Now, there’s an app that can fix that if you want more immediate access…

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories August 6

From Apple to Facebook, creating a healthier relationship with technology is a big trend in 2018. Google’s approach is called “Digital Wellbeing,” with the first features announced at I/O in May and Android set to receive them this fall. With the launch of Android 9 Pie today, Google released a beta for Pixel and Pixel 2 users and we’ve had some time to play with the features.

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How to sign up for Android 9 Pie’s Digital Wellbeing beta on Google Pixel devices

Android 9 Pie doesn’t really have any groundbreaking new features compared to older versions of Android, but one of its most exciting additions is a focus on “Digital Wellbeing.” This was explained in-depth back at Google I/O, but never appeared in Pie’s betas. Now, Google is opening a beta program for this feature, so here’s how to sign up.

Alongside Intelligence and Simplicity, Google announced Digital Wellbeing as a third tentpole for Android Pie at I/O 2018. These features that help manage device usage won’t launch until this fall, but Google is opening up a beta for the Pixel and Pixel 2 starting today.

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories July 2

According to Google this morning, Developer Preview 4 is “very close to what you’ll see in the final version of Android P.” Given the nature of this “release candidate,” many assumed that this beta would include Google’s planned ‘Digital Wellbeing’ features. However, at I/O 2018, Google explicitly noted that these management features are coming “this fall.”

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