Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition Could Get Android Pie

In 2016 Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7, but unfortunately due to battery issues, there were widespread reports of the phone exploding and catching on fire, leading to Samsung recalling all models. The company then decided to fix the issue and re-release the handset as the “Fan Edition”.


Android Pie Coming To Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ In January 2019

If you’re the owner of a Samsung flagship device and you’re wondering when the Android Pie update will be arriving for your phone, especially in the face of other manufacturers such as Essential who have already released the Android 9.0 update to their handset, wonder no more as Samsung has confirmed the release schedule for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.


OnePlus Delays Rollout Of Android 9.0 Pie Update For Its Phones

So we know that OnePlus has promised that they will be bringing the Android 9.0 Pie update to its eligible phones. Some devices have since received the update, but unfortunately for older devices like the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T, it seems that the update has been delayed due to additional work that is needed to be done.


Android Pie Backups Now Encrypted With Your Lock Screen’s Password

One of the frustrating things experienced by law enforcement officials and agencies is trying to get into the phone of a suspect. This is because companies such as Apple and Google have made it so that only the users themselves know the passwords to their phones (assuming they use one), so even if they wanted to, they couldn’t unlock devices remotely.


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Google Testing Manual Google Drive Backup Support For Android

Say what you will about Apple’s iOS system and its services, but if there is one area that Apple excels in, it would be its iCloud system which does a fantastic and seamless job of backing up user data to the cloud, syncing it, and restoring it when the user buys a new device. Thankfully for Android users, it seems like Google is testing something similar for Android 9.0 Pie.


Samsung’s Android Pie Updates Might Only Start In January 2019

One of the main drawbacks to using Android devices, especially those not made by Google, is that the availability of Android updates is usually a mixed bag, where there are some companies who want to be as quick to the market as possible, while there are others who seem to take their own sweet time, leaving users at their mercy.


HMD Global Shares Nokia Android 9.0 Pie Update Timeline

The problem with Android phones is that when it comes to updates, it’s hard to predict when the update will be released for your phone, if at all. Generally speaking flagship phones are safe for at least two updates, but what about the rest? Thankfully HMD Global isn’t being picky about its updates and have announced the timeline for its Android Pie update for its Nokia phones.


Some Fitbit Devices Have Stopped Syncing After Android 9.0 Update

While updates are great, sometimes it can cause unintended side-effects. Take for example the latest Android 9.0 Pie update which brings a ton of new features and improvements to the Android operating system, but like we said, it seems to have caused some issues, namely with Fitbit users.


HMD Confirms Android Pie Delay For Nokia 7 Plus

If you’re the owner of the Nokia 7 Plus and you’ve been eagerly waiting for the Android 9.0 Pie update, it seems that you might have to wait a tad longer because in a tweet by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, he has confirmed that the update might be delayed due to certain bugs.


Android 9.0 Pie Now Available For The OnePlus 6

The problem with Android updates is that sometimes Android handset makers can be a bit slow about releasing them. However the good news is that if you’re a OnePlus 6 owner, it seems like the company did not take long to release the update for the phone, which is now available roughly after a month of its official release.


Huawei Android 9.0 Pie Beta Now Supported By 5 Additional Devices

Huawei hasn’t said as yet when it’s going to release the Android 9 Pie update for all of its supported handsets. What it did do earlier this month was announce the names of some Huawei/Honor devices that will be supported during the internal beta of this update. The company has now updated this list with five additional handsets that will support the Android 9.0 Pie beta.


Android 9.0 Pie Will Fully Support The Xbox One S Controller

Aesthetically speaking, the Xbox One and Xbox One S controllers look more or less identical and you might be hard pressed to tell them apart. However one of the key differences between both controllers is how the Xbox One S version comes with Bluetooth, meaning that you don’t need to deal with adapters/dongles.


OnePlus One, 5, 5T Get Android 9.0 Pie Ports

While it is a safe bet that OnePlus will update the OnePlus 6 with Android 9.0 Pie at some point in time, the same can’t be said for some of the company’s older handsets. If you do own a OnePlus One, 5, or 5T and are wondering if you will see the Android Pie update, not to worry because it looks like an unofficial port is now available.


Sony’s Infographic Shows How Android Software Updates Are Rolled Out

When Essential released the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Essential Phone, it basically made the phone the first non-Pixel phone to get the update, and it was all done within a day as well. Naturally this led to many wondering if Essential can do it, why can’t other brands like Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Motorola, and etc. do it too?