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Samsung releases Good Lock 2019 with Pie support [APK Download]

Getting a major system update is a good thing, but it's not always 100% good news. Samsung users were dismayed to find that Good Lock, the system customization tool, didn't work after the Pie update. Well, now it's back with a fresh coat of paint.

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Essential Phone March update adds Digital Wellbeing

Things have slowed down for Essential, which launched its only phone about 18 months ago. The company is at least doing a good job of keeping that phone up to date. After a shockingly quick Pie update, Essential has stayed on top of monthly patches. In the latest OTA, the Essential Phone is getting Google's Digital Wellbeing.

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[Update: T-Mobile joins the party] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T and Sprint gets its Pie update

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it's technically living up to that. However, only a few phones have gotten the new version so far, including Verizon and Sprint's Galaxy S9s. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to deploy a Note 9 Pie update. You'll have to find some WiFi to get started.

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Razer Phone 2 now receiving Android 9 Pie update

Even though the Razer Phone 2 launched two months after Android 9 Pie went official, it shipped with Android 8.1 Oreo. Owners were left in the dark until last week, when Razer announced that their second phone would receive Pie on February 27th. Well, it's now February 27th, and Razer has kept its word — the Pie update is out now.

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Asus promises Pie updates for ROG Phone, ZenFone 5Q, and more in 2019

It's been about six months since Android Pie launched, and we're still waiting on updates for quite a few phones. Some OEMs haven't even talked about which phones will get the update, but Asus has finally spilled the beans on its OTA plans. Well, some of the beans. There's a list of phones that will get Pie, but we don't have a specific timeline.

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Android 9 Pie is now available on the international Nokia 3.1 Plus

HMD has been putting out some really great mid-range devices under the Nokia name. One such device is the Nokia 3.1 Plus. The international version launched last year starting at €159 — and as of today, it's got the latest version of Android in 9 Pie.

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Digital Wellbeing is expanding to the Moto G7 series

Google started talking about Digital Wellbeing last year at Google I/O, but the feature never appeared in any of the pre-release Android P builds. Eventually, its surfaced as a beta feature on Pixel phones running Pie. Digital Wellbeing has slowly branched out to Android One phones, and the Galaxy S10 is supposed to have it as well. The next target, the Moto G7.

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The Sony Xperia XA2 family's Pie update in Russia is bricking some devices

Sony began rolling out its long-awaited Android 9 Pie update for the Xperia XA2, XA2 Plus, and XA2 Ultra a couple of days ago, but only devices in Russia received it. That's probably because Sony discovered the update was bricking many devices, rendering them completely unusable.

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Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall

Google is continuing to push Android developers to use the latest API features. Last November, all applications submitted to the store were required to target Android 8.0 Oreo or higher — meaning they would have to support runtime permissions and other breaking API changes. As expected, Google is now stepping up the requirements.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ start getting Android Pie in Europe

Samsung just unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy S10, but the company hasn't completely forgotten its two-generation old flagship. The Pie update has reached the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but only if you're in Europe.

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