Apple’s pie is growing.
Apple’s pie is growing.
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That’s really the name of Google’s newest Android operating system. The previously codenamed “P” is now available.

Google typically names versions of its mobile OS after desserts, like Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, KitKat, and Marshmallow, but this one is the vaguest yet. “What kind of pie?” we are left to wonder.

A tweet sent by Android’s VP of engineering Dave Burke included a picture of the Android mascot holding what appears to be a cherry pie, though “cherry” does not start with a “P” and is obviously not included in the name.

We’ve reached out to Google asking if there was a specific pie its designers had in mind, and will update on its response.

The biggest features of this new iteration of Android are all around artificial intelligence: The phones will learn about the apps and settings its owners prefer, saving battery for the apps they use most and adjusting the brightness automatically within their preferences. It will also try to predict and suggest actions like calling up a map when it’s time to go to work, or resuming an audiobook when headphones are connected, Google said in a blog post today (Aug. 6).

And of course, in the era of “Time Well Spent,” the operating system will have a “Digital Wellbeing” feature, which manages how much time is spent on the phone.

You can download the OS today if you have one of Google’s Pixel phones, and certain phones from Sony, Xiaomi, HMD Global (Nokia), Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, according to Google.