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Essential continues tradition of speedy updates with August 2019 OTA

Essential might not have a new phone to sell you, but it does have a free OTA update today. Google has started rolling out the latest Android patches, and Essential has them ready for the Essential Phone, as tradition dictates. Don't expect new features, but security is pretty important, too.

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LG starts international Android 9 Pie rollout for V30

Over the past few years, LG has slipped to one of the worst phone manufacturers when it comes to software updates. It already took nearly a year for Android 9 Pie to arrive on the US variants of the LG G7, and the company's older phones are waiting even longer. Android Pie is now rolling out to the 2017 V30, but the update hasn't arrived in America quite yet.

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[Update: It's 5G time] Moto Z2 Force gets Android 9 Pie on Verizon

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Verizon's 2018 Galaxy J3 and Galaxy J3V finally get Android 9 Pie

Now that Android Q is nearly here, we're getting to the point where rolling out Pie updates is somewhat embarrassing. It's certainly better than staying on Android 8 Oreo forever, but it definitely should take this long. The latest phones to get Pie are the 2018 models of the Galaxy J3 and J3V on Verizon, which were originally released in June of last year.

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[Update: Downloads] Android 9 Pie now rolling out to OnePlus 3 and 3T

As unfortunate as it sounds, it's rare for an Android phone to get major updates two years after release. Google and Samsung have done it on occasion, but it's far from the norm. OnePlus received plenty of praise when it announced that the OnePlus 3 and 3T, both released in 2016, would get Android 9 Pie. Now the company has delivered on that promise, as Pie is now rolling out to both phones.

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[Update: More carriers, T-Mobile] LG G7 ThinQ is finally getting its Android 9 Pie update

Back in January, LG rolled out the Android 9 Pie update to the G7 in its home country of South Korea, but users elsewhere haven't been so lucky. It's now finally hitting devices in the US — better late than never, I suppose.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy J7 V (2nd gen) updated to Android 9 Pie

The second-generation Galaxy J7 V hit shelves a little over a year ago. Three months later, even though Pie had already been officially released, it received the 8.0 Oreo update. It's taken until now for both the J7 V and its prepaid J7 counterpart to be updated to the latest Android 9 Pie.

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Asus rolls out Pie update for the Zenfone 5Q (ZC600KL)

When Asus introduced the Zenfone 5Q (aka Zenfone 5 Lite and Zenfone 5 Selfie Pro) in 2018, the device ran Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is one of the main reasons we couldn't recommend it to anyone. But the company has been doing a good job with updates lately, and has now started fulfilling its promise to bring Pie to the phone.

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[Update: Not the Nokia 2] All HMD phones are now running Android 9 Pie, as the Nokia 1 gets its own update

HMD is keeping its word when it comes to Android updates. The company had committed to two years of software upgrades for its devices and has made sure that promise holds true, regardless of price and positioning. Today, the last hold-out in the line-up, the Nokia 1, is receiving its own slice of Pie, just in time before the end of Q2. And HMD can finally say that its entire portfolio of smartphones is running Android 9.

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Motorola cancels Android 9 Pie update for Z2 Force on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T

Motorola said last year that it would update The Moto Z2 Force to Android Pie, along with a raft of newer phones. The Z2 Force was the last flagship phone from the company to launch on all major carriers, but Motorola isn't updating most of those. A Moto rep has now confirmed that it will only release Pie for the Verizon edition because it needs Pie for 5G Moto Mod support. Everyone else is out of luck.

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