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Nokia Android 9 Pie update schedule revealed by HMD Global

Nokia Android 9 Pie update schedule revealed by HMD Global

HMD Global has been quite committed in pushing out monthly Android updates for its phones but its mettle is being tested by the Android 9 Pie update. So far, only five phones (three if you disregard the X.1 models) have gotten it, leaving fans and users wondering when they will get their dessert. To take the guesswork out of the equation, HMD Global has generously provided an official timetable for the rest of its phones, presuming they can actually stick to that schedule.

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LG G7 Android 9 Pie update rolls out with a surprise

LG G7 Android 9 Pie update rolls out with a surprise

Although it seemingly dragged its feet, LG has finally rolled out Android 9 Pie to its early 2018 flagship, the LG G7. That is, if you're lucky enough to be in Korea or using a Korean SKU. While the rest of the world will have to continue waiting, the update does include a notice on when other LG phones are expected to get the update. And that includes one we thought was already put to pasture.

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Galaxy S8 Android Pie update appears with One UI Beta

Galaxy S8 Android Pie update appears with One UI Beta

An update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus appeared this week just after the Galaxy Note 8. This update comes in the form of a Beta Program enrollment for a wide variety of Galaxy S8 models. Not ALL models are in the Beta program realm just yet, but chances are you haven't got long to wait, regardless of what model you've got in your pocket or in your hand right this minute.

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Galaxy Note 8 Android 9 Pie One UI beta begins

Galaxy Note 8 Android 9 Pie One UI beta begins

Even as Samsung has seemingly pushed back the rollout of the One UI update for the Galaxy Note 9 to February, it seems to have opened the door for an older model. Unlike with the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9, it seems that Samsung is starting with the Galaxy Note 8 when it comes to the beta program. Now a select few owners of the phablet in select markets can sign up to experience Samsung One UI, both the new features and potential problems it may bring.

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BLU VIVO XI+ gets its own Android 9 Pie beta program

BLU VIVO XI+ gets its own Android 9 Pie beta program

BLU Products was one of the more prolific makers of wallet-friendly Android phones but the Miami-based company has recently fallen eerily silent. One reason was its self-imposed reduction of smartphones to focus on quality over quantity. The other may have been to let its privacy and software scandals cool down a bit before making big splashes again. It’s not a big splash but it could be a step in the right direction as BLU announces an Android 9.0 Pie Beta Program for its most recent flagship, the VIVO XI+.

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Galaxy Note 8 to get Android 9 Pie earlier after all

Galaxy Note 8 to get Android 9 Pie earlier after all

Sometimes it almost feels you need a seer to divine Samsung’s Android update schedule. To its credit, it has been trying to improve its record and has already released Android 9 Pie to last year’s Galaxy S9 and S9+. While the Galaxy Note 9, also from 2018, is waiting for its dessert, the company has pushed a notice to its Samsung Members app detailing its One UI upgrade plans. And, surprisingly, it plans to push it out to the Galaxy Note 8 a full month before the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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LG G7 ThinQ won’t get Android Pie until a few months

LG G7 ThinQ won’t get Android Pie until a few months

Samsung has earned the reputation of being slow with updates, especially major Android ones. It’s a less known dirty secret, however, that its compatriot and rival is actually just as bad. LG often prides itself for being the first to get this or that update but usually only for one specific phone. Its rate nosedives after that and takes just as long, or even longer, to push them out. Case in point, the company has just revealed the LG G7 ThinQ will be getting Android 9 Pie soon, with “soon” being any time between January and March.

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How to download Android 9 Pie for your phone now

How to download Android 9 Pie for your phone now

Samsung Galaxy S9 is the latest smartphone to get the newest update to Android - that's Android 9 Pie. Today we're going to check off all the marks for all the smartphones that have access to Android 9 Pie, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S9. Also in the mix - all sorts of ways you can GET the newest version of Android and such, too.

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Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 9 Pie update also brings Pro Camera mode

Nokia 5.1 Plus Android 9 Pie update also brings Pro Camera mode

HMD Global has become quite the poster boy for being a good Android OEM, preferring to use vanilla Android, Android One if possible even, and pushing out updates as fast as it can. While it’s Android Pie update hasn’t exactly been speedy, it has still arrived earlier than those from companies bigger than it. And although it’s too late for Christmas, HMD Global is giving Nokia 5.1 Plus owners a slightly late gift of Pie and more.

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Samsung Android 9 Pie update: which phones will get it and when

Samsung Android 9 Pie update: which phones will get it and when

It might have been a holiday for many people in some countries, but it seems that the folks at Samsung have been working overtime to deliver at least one present to their fans on time for Christmas. The others, however, will have to wait a few more months, some even forever. Samsung has started the rollout journey of its Android 9 Pie update, which of course comes with its new One UI experience and these are the Galaxy devices that will be getting it and when.

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OnePlus 5/5T get their full serving of Android 9 Pie

OnePlus 5/5T get their full serving of Android 9 Pie

It seems that some manufacturers have a new idea of how to give their loyal fans a gift during the holidays. Not all are probably in a mood to buy new phones but everyone is probably going to benefit from a new update. Just in time for Christmas (or late, depending on where you live), OnePlus has just rolled out the final version of Oxygen OS 9.0 for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T, giving owners of last year’s flagship the full taste of Android 9 Pie.

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OnePlus 5/5T Android 9.0 Pie beta has finally arrived

OnePlus 5/5T Android 9.0 Pie beta has finally arrived

All the attention lavished on the OnePlus 6T and, to some extent, the OnePlus 6 might naturally cause a few owners of OnePlus’ 2017 flagships to feel a bit hurt. Neither side can be blamed but OnePlus did promise that the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T would still get their delicious pie. The good news is that the company hasn’t forgotten that promise. The bad news is that owners will have to settle, at least for now, for a beta of Android 9 Pie. That is if they’re willing to take the risk.

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