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LG G7 One is the company's first phone to receive Android 9 Pie update

Android 9 Pie is starting to hit phones by mainstream manufacturers, like those from Samsung, Sony, and Nokia. LG is the latest to join the party with its Android One-powered G7 One. The G7 One is, unsurprisingly, the first LG phone to be updated to Pie.

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Android 9 Pie stable is rolling out to the Xiaomi Mi A2

The stable release of Android 9 Pie appears to be going out to Xiaomi Mi A2 handsets right now. It includes lots of the features Pixel phones have now had for some time, including adaptive battery, gesture navigation (crap though it may be), and app actions.

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[Update: XZ2 Premium] Sony Xperia XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact receive Android 9 Pie update

Back in August, Sony announced that the XZ2 family, XZ1 family, and XZ Premium would be receiving their Android 9 Pie updates in November. Last month, the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact received their OTAs ahead of schedule. Now, the XZ Premium, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact are getting theirs.

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Samsung's Pie update will place a 14-day limit on free system themes

Samsung added a theme store to its Galaxy devices a few years ago, and the popularity of Samsung phones has led many developers to create content for the store. A lot of the themes are free, but Samsung is making some changes to how those themes work. A new popup in the theme store reveals that Samsung plans to limit free themes to 14 days of usage with the Pie update.

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[Update: Now available in US, Germany] Samsung One UI with Android 9 Pie beta now rolling out to Galaxy S9/S9+

After months of rumors, leaks, and even a good look at the interface to come, Samsung's TouchWiz One UI has now launched with the Android 9 Pie beta program. It appears to be live only in the company's home country, South Korea, for now, with Germany and the US still having to wait a little longer.

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Samsung may add adoptable storage in Android Pie

It's been three years since Android's adoptable storage officially launched with Android Marshmallow, after a few months of testing in the Developer Preview. Many Android manufacturers didn't offer the feature immediately on their own phones, and until now, Samsung has been one of the holdouts. That may change with the upcoming update to Pie though.

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November security patch forces Night Mode when Battery Saver is enabled, whether you want to or not

With the November security patch that began rolling out to Pixels last week, one change was made to the way Night Mode and Battery Saver interact. When the latter is enabled, the former immediately changes to on, and the behavior can't be modified, though you can manually switch back to off.

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Android 9 Pie is coming to the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9 in January

Samsung's new One UI isn't just a development in the company's previous design aesthetic, it's also noteworthy for being the vehicle for the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9's update to Android 9 Pie. You see, we've seen the early tests for One UI before, we know it's based on Android Pie, and according to Samsung's Developer Conference keynote, One UI is expected to land next January. Ipso facto, those phones should be getting Pie then. 

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[Update: Older Pixels] The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a drawing app Easter egg

Google's history with Android Easter eggs goes all the way back to Gingerbread when it snuck a weird phone zombie painting into the OS. Ever since then, you've been able to tap on the version number to get a neat little animation or game. The Android Pie bonus was a little disappointing, but it's improved on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Those phones have a hidden drawing app Easter egg.

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[Update: Nokia 6.1 Plus, too] Android 9 Pie stable starts rolling out to the Nokia 6.1

Android One devices are rightly expected to get OS updates faster than others, and now the Android 9 Pie final release is ready to go for the Nokia 6.1 — it's starting to roll out to devices today. It's the second Nokia device to get the stable Pie release after the 7 Plus was updated at the end of September.

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