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HMD shares Android 9 Pie update roadmap for Nokia 3.1, 5, and remaining phones

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Slowly but surely, HMD Global has been rolling out Android 9 Pie to its Nokia-branded phones. The Nokia 7 Plus, 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 5.1, 5.1 Plus, 8, and 8 Sirocco have all received Pie by now. If your Nokia device still doesn't have Pie, don't fret — HMD has laid out its update timeline for all remaining phones.

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HMD shares Android 9 Pie update roadmap for Nokia 3.1, 5, and remaining phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android TV 8.0 rolling out to recent Sony TVs, sideload available now

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Sony is one of the best OEMs around when it comes to updating its smartphones in a timely fashion, but the company's smart TVs are another story. Even though Android 9 Pie was released five months ago, and Android Q is on the horizon, Sony is just now rolling out Oreo to some of its smart TVs.

Android TV 8.0 Oreo is making its way to 24 Sony TVs, released from 2016 to 2018.

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Android TV 8.0 rolling out to recent Sony TVs, sideload available now was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Gear Sport, too] Gear S3 gets a substantial Tizen update full of UI improvements and other changes

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Gear S3 owners were greeted with a large software update for their watches today. Not only does the ~300MB file mark the arrival of Tizen v4, but it adds a host of other improvements and changes.

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[Update: Gear Sport, too] Gear S3 gets a substantial Tizen update full of UI improvements and other changes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gear S3 gets a substantial Tizen update full of UI improvements and other changes

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Gear S3 owners were greeted with a large software update for their watches today. Not only does the ~300MB file mark the arrival of Tizen v4, but it adds a host of other improvements and changes. We'll take a look through the changelog first.

  • Samsung Health: Support various indoor workouts and back-to-back workout
  • Samsung Health Widget: Samsung Health Widget now also supports and provides sleep stages information
  • Advanced: Two advanced modes (Theater, Sleep) are added to keep user from disturbance during specific time and place.
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Gear S3 gets a substantial Tizen update full of UI improvements and other changes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Starting to roll out] Pocophone F1 to soon get 960fps slow-motion and 4K60 recording, Widevine L1 support, and more

Friday, January 18th, 2019

$1,000 flagship phones are an unfortunate reality in today's market, but there are plenty of options out there with most of the performance at a fraction of the price. One of the newest entrants to this game has been Xiaomi's Pocophone F1, which offers flagship-level specs at just $300.

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[Update: Starting to roll out] Pocophone F1 to soon get 960fps slow-motion and 4K60 recording, Widevine L1 support, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LG announces Pie update schedule for South Korea, V35 and V40 are up next

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Last year, LG promised future software updates for its phones would come faster, thanks to its 'Software Upgrade Center'. Unfortunately, that hasn't quite worked out. Almost all of LG's phones are still waiting on an update to Android 9 Pie, which was released in August of last year. The company just announced its timeline for rolling out Pie in its home country of South Korea, and some models won't get it until the end of 2019.

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LG announces Pie update schedule for South Korea, V35 and V40 are up next was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Release hits Korea] LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to G7 ThinQ with South Korea in Q1 2019

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

LG's history when it comes to updating phones is not great — so much so, in fact, that the company went out of its way to announce a whole new Software Upgrade Center earlier this year to combat the problem.

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[Update: Release hits Korea] LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to G7 ThinQ with South Korea in Q1 2019 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Release hits Korea] LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to G7 ThinQ with South Korea in Q1 2019

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

LG's history when it comes to updating phones is not great — so much so, in fact, that the company went out of its way to announce a whole new Software Upgrade Center earlier this year to combat the problem.

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[Update: Release hits Korea] LG to start bringing Android 9 Pie to G7 ThinQ with South Korea in Q1 2019 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Wear OS 2.3 is now rolling out to some smartwatches

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

While Google's battery-focused Wear OS 2.2 H update continues to roll out, version 2.3 of the wearable operating system is now beginning to hit smartwatches as well. The new Wear OS version comes with a Home app update from 2.20 to 2.21, which promises a more intuitive, efficient design; improved health coaching; and more proactive help from Google Assistant.

Apart from that, and potentially some bug fixes, not much seems to have changed.

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Wear OS 2.3 is now rolling out to some smartwatches was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung Galaxy S9 update brings better selfies

Monday, January 14th, 2019

In his review of Samsung's Galaxy S9, David remarked that camera performance relative to Google's latest offerings was somewhat wanting. Front-facing camera performance in particular, he noted, was "pretty meh." Samsung apparently agreed, as patch notes for January's update call out selfie shooter improvements.

On top of general performance improvements, Samsung specifies that the update makes faces in selfies easier to see in photos taken in backlit conditions. Here are the full patch notes:

· Improved performance.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 update brings better selfies was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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