Tag: Android Pie

Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall

Google is continuing to push Android developers to use the latest API features. Last November, all applications submitted to the store were required to target Android 8.0 Oreo or higher — meaning they would have to support runtime permissions and other breaking API changes. As expected, Google is now stepping up the requirements. Starting in […]

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ start getting Android Pie in Europe

Samsung just unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S10, but the company hasn’t completely forgotten its two-generation old flagship. The Pie update has reached the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but only if you’re in Europe. The OTA clocks in at a whopping 1.6GB, so you’ll want to find some WiFi. It comes with all the usual Pie […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 gets stable Android Pie update in several EU nations

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is arguably one of Samsung’s best phones ever, bringing an ergonomic design, gorgeous screen, and a very capable main camera. It seems like the company hasn’t forgotten about it though, as a stable version of Android Pie is apparently hitting devices in Europe. The OTA is rolling out to some users […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 receives stable Android Pie update in Bulgaria, India, Slovakia

Android Pie has been out for over six months already, but many manufacturers are still working on updates for their devices. Fortunately, it looks like Galaxy Note 8 owners in three countries are finally receiving a sweet slice of Pie. SamMobile reports that the update for the Exynos variant has hit Bulgaria and Slovakia. It seems […]

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T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus now receiving Android Pie update

T-Mobile has confirmed the Android Pie update rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. According to T-Mobile’s software update support pages (via PhoneArena), the deployment started yesterday. This is probably best for your Wi-Fi rather than mobile data as the download comes in at a hefty 1988.79MB, with firmware version G965USQU3CSAB for the S9 Plus […]

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[Update: Sprint, too] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T gets its Pie update

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it’s technically living up to that. However, only a few phones have gotten the new version so far, including Verizon and Sprint’s Galaxy S9s. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to deploy a Note 9 Pie update. You’ll have to […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T gets its Pie update

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it’s technically living up to that. However, only a few phones have gotten the new version so far, including Verizon and Sprint’s Galaxy S9s. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to deploy a Note 9 Pie update. You’ll have to […]

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Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) gets Android 9 Pie update

Slices of Pie are reaching more and more devices. Ever since Android’s latest version was released for Google’s line-up, other companies like HMD, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, and OnePlus have joined in on the fun. Another OEM, Asus, started its Pie rollout with the Zenfone 5 earlier this month, and is now following up with the […]

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Motorola updates Moto Z3 to Android Pie, unlocking 5G Moto Mod support

When Motorola announced its Moto Z3 last year, the company became the first in the world to debut a “5G-upgradable smartphone” — a feature Verizon said it would exclusively offer in “early 2019,” using a backpack-like accessory called the 5G Moto Mod. Today, Motorola is bringing the feature one step closer […]

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Add fingerprint authentication to your app, using BiometricPrompt

We’re all storing more information on our mobile devices than ever before, and many of us regularly use smartphones and tablets to perform sensitive operations, such as making in-app payments. When you consider all the tasks you perform on your mobile device, and the information it has access to, it’s easy to understand why security […]

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Adaptive Brightness not working out for you? You can now reset it

Google has quietly updated its Device Health Services app, bringing the ability to change your Adaptive Brightness settings back to factory defaults. We don’t blame you if you missed the addition, but here’s how to reset Adaptive Brightness. The version 1.6 update brings the change, according to 9to5Google, but the process of resetting the option […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update pushed back to February?

Last week we reported on the Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update rolling out in Germany, suggesting this was the start of its major rollout. However, this may not be the case, as Samsung’s Turkish portal Guncelmiyiz indicates the update will instead roll out from February 1 (via Nashville Chatter). The Guncelmiyiz website, which Samsung owns, has update […]

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1

The recently released Nokia 8.1 (also called Nokia X7 in China) is one of the more powerful Android One devices you can currently buy. HMD Global launched the phone last month with Android Pie and has now published the kernel source code. The smell of a fresh new source code release The Nokia 8.1 is […]

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[Update: Release notes] Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices

Galaxy S9 and S9+ users weren’t expecting an Android 9 Pie update until January, but it seems Samsung is kicking things off early. So far, reports of the update are coming in from S9 and S9+ owners (both those with Oreo and those in the Pie beta program) in European countries including the UK,  Germany, […]

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[Update x2: Rolling out globally] Xiaomi begins rolling out Android 9 Pie stable to the Mi A1, more or less

Day after day, more devices join the Pie slice of the Android version distribution pie, and today’s addition is the Android One-toting Xiaomi Mi A1. Well, to be frank, we’re not really sure if the update is rolling out correctly, has been pulled, or what, because reports are quite contradictory. The stable version’s rollout seems […]

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Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices

Galaxy S9 and S9+ users weren’t expecting an Android 9 Pie update until January, but it seems Samsung is kicking things off early. So far, reports of the update are coming in from S9 and S9+ owners (both those with Oreo and those in the Pie beta program) in European countries including the UK,  Germany, […]

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