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?


Motorola Confirms Android 9.0 Pie Update For Their Phones

If you own a Motorola handset and you’re eager to get your hands on the recently released Android 9.0 Pie update, you might be interested to learn that Motorola has since announced and confirmed which of their handsets will be eligible to receive the update. Motorola did not specify when the update will be released save for this coming fall.


Google Acknowledges Quick Charger Issues With The Pixel XL

The other day after Google rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to their Pixel phones, it became apparent that there was an issue with it because Pixel XL owners started turning to the forums to complain about how their quick chargers stopped working. However the good news is that it looks like Google is aware of the issue and are working on it.


HTC U12 Life Might Launch With Android 8.1 Oreo

With Android 9.0 Pie having been released, manufacturers are working to bring the update onto phones. In fact recently HTC themselves announced that they are working on the update for some of their flagship handsets. However it seems that for HTC’s upcoming HTC U12 Life that we’ve been hearing about, the phone might launch with Android 8.0 Oreo instead.


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Pixel XL Runs Into Quick Charger Issues After Android 9.0 Pie Update

Due to the fact that it is part of Google’s Pixel smartphones, the Pixel XL was one of the first few Android smartphones to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update. Unfortunately it seems that the update came with some problems because according to the Google Issue Tracker (via PhoneArena) website, it seems that some Pixel XL owners have run into quick charger issues following the update.


HTC Announces Which Of Its Phones Will Receive Android 9.0 Pie

With Essential having rolled out the Android 9.0 Pie update to the Essential Phone and with Huawei confirming that the update is in the works for their phones, we’re sure that there are many other Android users wondering about the status of their update on their device. For those who are using HTC, it seems that HTC has confirmed the update as well.


Android 9.0 Pie Will Enable ‘Turn On Wi-Fi Automatically’ By Default

While WiFi is generally a preferred connection compared to mobile internet, sometimes it is understandable that you might want to turn it off. For example there might be times when the WiFi is spotty, or the free WiFi at a certain place isn’t good enough, so disabling WiFi and using mobile internet is one way to go about it.


Huawei Already Testing Android 9.0 Pie For Its Flagship Phones

Unless you own a Pixel handset from Google, chances are whenever a major Android update is released, you might end up waiting months before you even get your hands on it. However Essential surprised us all when within a day of Android 9.0 Pie going live, the Essential Phone got the update.


Android 9.0 Pie Starts Rolling Out For The Nokia 7 Plus

One of the problems that still plagues the Android platform till this day are slow updates. This is where OEMs can sometimes take months before a major Android update is released, and this can also come in different stages depending on where you live, and whether or not carriers need to approve them.


Android 9.0 Pie Will Remember Bluetooth Volume Levels

Since different Bluetooth devices are used for different purposes, such as Bluetooth speakers for movies and video playback in the living room, Bluetooth headsets for when we’re out commuting, it also means that we tend to adjust volume levels accordingly. However we usually have to readjust them when switching in between devices.


Android 9.0 Pie Update Now Available For The Essential Phone

The problem with non-Pixel smartphones is that they are usually slow when it comes to receiving Android updates, especially major ones. However in the case of the Essential Phone, it seems that the folks at Essential wasted no time because shortly after Google announced the release of Android 9.0 Pie, Essential made the update available for their flagship handset.


Pixel 3 Might Use Android 9.0 Pie’s Gesture Navigation By Default

For a long time, Google’s Nexus devices were essentially Android phones that came with vanilla Android installed. However over the years, Google has modified this approach where their Pixel phones come with features that are exclusive to them and not all Android devices, at least not at the start.