Nokia 5.1 Android Pie update arrives
HMD Global is running with another Android 9 Pie update, this time to the Nokia 5.1. There have been a couple of complaints, but it’s a good policy.
Nokia 3.1 gets Android Pie, Verizon may get it soon as Nokia 3V
It’s a twofer for those who are looking for a pretty decent budget Android phone in their lives with regular software updates and Verizon compatibility.
Android Q beta now available for Pixel devices [U]
As of press time, Google seems to be a little stop-and-go on launching the beta program for Android Q, but the webpages have been updated.
RED Hydrogen One changes confirmed, modules affected
The cinematography comapny’s first Android phone will apparently not get modular accessories, but an “in-device image capture system.”
More than 7 non-Google phones will be on Android Q beta
Last year, Android 9 Pie went into the beta cycle with 7 non-Google phones, the first time it’s been done. So, what about Android Q?
Nokia 2 gets Android 8.1 Oreo, though trade-offs and restrictions apply
The advent of Android Go software for lightweight smartphones and Google’s mandate on coupling them together has made the update difficult.
Nokia 9 PureView
Nokia 9 PureView has first software update
Frequent and comprehensive software updates have been a part of the new Nokia’s ground game for its phones. For the Nokia 9 PureView, it’s no different.
Galaxy S10’s Bixby button now has option to open any app
Samsung’s Bixby AI service isn’t necessarily where we would want it to be and it seems like the company tacitly acknowledges that.
Google Duo
OnePlus’s OxygenOS adopts Google Duo as standard video calling app
Google Duo seems to be getting steady pickup from users and OnePlus wants to reflect that popularity back on its own software with deeper integrations.
Just a reminder that the Essential Phone exists and it has a fresh software update
The Feburary update has only been out for a few days and, again, it takes an upstart to deliver the quickest update on their only phone.
Brickings force suspension of OnePlus 5/5T Open Beta
Reports of freezes and failures to power on have led OnePlus to put the OxygenOS beta programs on hold for both OnePlus 5 and 5T devices.
UK unlocked Galaxy Note 9 devices receiving Android Pie
Also in this story, we get a timeline from Canada’s Rogers Wireless on when it will update the S9, S9+ and Note 9 to Android 9.
What’s causing faster battery drain in the OnePlus 6T?
A Reddit thread is growing with the confusion of dozens of OnePlus 6T owners wondering why their batteries have started choking out faster this week.
Unreleased Galaxy M10 and M20 acknowledged to get Android Pie in Q3
The phones haven’t even been officially announced yet, but Samsung’s coveted members get inside information on an Android Pie update.
First LG G7 ThinQ units in South Korea getting Android Pie
LG has also apparently set out its Android Pie update schedule for more devices in its portfolio. Some will have longer to wait than others.
Google reassures two-year support for Android One phones after guarantee is removed from website
Google reassures the public that it’s not changing its commitments with software updates for Android One devices, though we do have our doubts.
HMD Global rolling out Android Pie on Nokia 5.1 Plus
More good news for both Nokia 5.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 Plus owners as they get their December software updates, too: the Pro Camera mode is available.
Samsung will bring Android Pie to Galaxy S8 in March, tablets next fall
Samsung has laid out its plans to update all of its Android devices to Pie. It will span 24 devices and take about 10 months.
OnePlus 5T set to benefit most in Android Pie beta
But the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are both subject to the same OxygenOS Open Beta with Android 9 on board. Get your thoughts in here.
Apple predicts dire consequences settling with Qualcomm over China iPhone ban
Apple is scrambling to update iPhones in China to avoid utilizing Qualcomm patents, but wants to fight off settlement and avoid “unrecoverable losses.”
Android Pie now reaching Pocophone F1
A stable version is out, though users have complained that it’s actually not all too stable. Still, the OTA file is available for sideloading.
Android Pie moves to Nokia 7.1
The latest and greatest Android One phone from the Nokia brand is getting what we believe is an overdue update to Pie. But it’s still fairly fast.
ASUS ZenFone 5Z will wait until January to be updated to Android Pie
So will the ZenFone 5Q or ZenFone 5 Lite, depending on your locale. And as for the ZenFone 5? Well, it’s a bit more vague than “end of January.”
Every Google Pixel camera to gain Night Sight
Phone cameras have more readily started to adopt “night modes” for better capture in low-light conditions. Here’s Google’s take on it.
As promised, Nokia 6.1 gets Android Pie update [Update: Plus]
The new Nokia 6 is getting its long-awaited taste of Android Pie, but there’s a question as to whether the Plus version will make it under the deadline?