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

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

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 August 2019, presumably around the time Android Q will be released, all new apps will be required to target Android 9 Pie (API Level 28) or higher.

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Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ start getting Android Pie in Europe

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

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 features, but you also get Samsung's OneUI. That comes with a system dark UI, new gesture navigation, and entirely revamped looks.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ start getting Android Pie in Europe was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it's technically living up to that.

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[Update: Sprint, too] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T gets its Pie update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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 find some WiFi to get started.

The update hitting phones clocks in at 1.8GB, and it sounds like AT&T's servers are getting hammered.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T gets its Pie update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

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 find some WiFi to get started.

The update hitting phones clocks in at 1.8GB, and it sounds like AT&T's servers are getting hammered.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T gets its Pie update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

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 higher-end 5Z.

Although a Pie update for the 5Z began making the rounds a few months ago, it seems to have been a limited release for select devices or locales.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) gets Android 9 Pie update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

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 a solid mid-range offering, with a Snapdragon 710 chip, a 6.2" 1080p display, and a healthy amount of RAM, battery, and internal storage.

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HMD releases kernel source code for the Nokia 8.1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

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, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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[Update: Release notes] Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

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.

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[Update x2: Rolling out globally] Xiaomi begins rolling out Android 9 Pie stable to the Mi A1, more or less was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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

Monday, December 24th, 2018

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, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, as well as the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android Pie rollout begins, Samsung refreshes update roadmap for Note9 and other devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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