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LG V40 ThinQ gets Pie update on Verizon

It wasn't that many years ago that LG was releasing the first phone with Nougat, but times have changed. Now, LG is unusually slow to update its phone, even with that fancy new upgrade center! Well, at least owners of the v40 ThinQ on Verizon can enjoy an update today, late though it may be.

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OnePlus 7 Pro factory images and update page are live

The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company's latest foray into flagship territory. As usual, the phone undercuts its competitors with high specs for a relatively low price (if we only compare the MSRP and keep the generally rising costs of smartphones in mind, that is), all while coming with the clean and fast software we've come to love the manufacturer for. Speaking of which: OnePlus has released the official download for the device's latest Oxygen OS on its website.

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[Update: Zenfone 4 Selfie too] ASUS ZenFone 4 Max receives AOSP Pie Beta

The ASUS ZenFone 4 Max only received an update to Android Oreo back in October, but the company is hard at work with keeping the phone updated. You can now download an AOSP beta without ZenUI for the device with the model name ZC554KL.

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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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Android 9 Pie is rolling out now to the Asus Zenfone Max M2

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Samsung rolls out One UI update to Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport

When the Galaxy Watch Active launched earlier this year, it brought with it Samsung's new One UI look for wearables. That updated interface is now rolling out to the company's earlier smartwatch models, namely the regular Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport.

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Huawei announces first 8 phones to get Android Q

At I/O, Google announced that Android Q Beta 3 would not only be available on its recent Pixel phones, but also 15 phones from other OEMs. Included among those 15 phones is the Mate 20 Pro, indicating that Huawei isn't slacking when it comes to the 10th version of Android. The company has just announced which of its phones will be updated to Q first.

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Essential Phone gets May security patch, Bluetooth and shutdown fixes

Following the Pixels getting theirs today, Essential has pushed out the May security patch to the Essential Phone, right on time. This is quite typical for the company to be the first third-party OEM to update their phones, and unlike others, these patches are applied for everyone, not just those who opt into beta programs.

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May 2019 updates for Pixel phones are now available for download

It's that time again—Google has dropped the latest Android Pie builds for your Pixel devices. You can get the OTA the old-fashioned way on your phone, but the files are available for direct, immediate download right now.

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[Update: T-Mobile & Sprint too] US Galaxy Tab S4 Wi-Fi, VZW models now receiving Android 9 Pie update

The Galaxy Tab S4 is Samsung's flagship tablet, and it's one of the best Android slabs on the market. International models started receiving their Android 9 Pie updates a couple of weeks ago, and it's now the US Wi-Fi (SM-T830) version's turn.

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