Google unveiled Android’s Digital Wellbeing feature at I/O 2018. It’s an initiative to provide users with more data on how they use their phones and enabling them to use that data to disconnect. The features go a long way in helping users understand their smartphone usage so that they can limit their use if it’s becoming excessive. These features were previously available only on Pixel devices but Google has now expanded them to Android One with Pie.
Digital Wellbeing is gradually making its way to more devices. The Nokia 7 Plus received it in September and there’s a reason for that. It’s because Google is expanding Digital Wellbeing to Android One-powered smartphones.
It’s now mentioned on the app’s Play Store listing that those who want to try these features must be a beta test and have a Google Pixel or Android One device running Android 9 Pie. That list is very concise right now as well with the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus technically being the only two devices that fit the criteria.
This is a good sign, nonetheless, as it goes to show that Google will likely prioritize rolling out this feature for devices that are a part of its Android One program. Users who own those devices will thus be able to experience Digital Wellbeing sooner rather than later.