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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.