How's Android Pie running on your Pixel 2?

Earlier this month, Android 9 Pie started making its way to the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. This latest version of Android brings new gestures, a refreshed UI, battery-saving tools, and plenty more.

All of these new goodies are certainly exciting, but in day-to-day use, how well does the upgraded OS actually perform?

Here's what some of our AC forum users have to say!

I haven't had any issues with mine after Pie. Mainly just getting used to things being slightly different. My battery life is good, maybe better.


Tough to answer, since use cases are so wildly different ... Personally, I'm 98% free of any issues. My only enigma has been trying to understand the battery regulation ... It's amazing for me during daytime with actual use, but my overnight idle has been more draining then on Oreo. Puzzling ...


No problems here so far. Did a factory reset before applying the update. Had a few hiccups with Android auto initially but all good now.


No issues. Had beta previously. Battery is excellent. Over all is very smooth and flat out awesome. Use various launchers and great battery either one. A couple launchers aren't quite ready for pie yet so waiting on those to be updated but most are very slickly fine. Oem pixel launcher unsurprisingly is very good with pie. 4 to 5 sot which is more than enough for me.


What about you? How's your Pixel 2 running with the Android Pie update?

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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.