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[Update: Vudu fixed] Nvidia rolls out minor update to fix the Shield's 4K playback issues

Last month, a problem with 4K playback surfaced on Nvidia's Shield TV. The issue affected VUDU and a few other unnamed services, and only occurred when using their native apps but not when casting to the Shield. Nvidia is now rolling out an update that's supposed to fix those problems.

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Android 10 starts rolling out to the Nokia 8.1

True to its promise of updating some of its devices to Android 10 before the end of 2019, HMD today begun the official roll out with the Nokia 8.1. Since this device was part of the Android 10 betas, it only makes sense that it's the first one to receive the stable update.

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[Update: T-Mobile, AT&T] Android 9 Pie lands on Verizon LG V30

Android 10 is here, bereft of any colorful desert name — but many devices are still catching up on the previous version, Android 9 Pie. Such is the state of 2017's LG V30, the Verizon variant of which has recently started receiving the update.

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Samsung drops security updates for three devices, demotes others to quarterly updates

The Android security update situation is confusing and messy despite Google's best efforts, such as mandating companies to provide at least two years of security fixes. Samsung, the largest Android device maker in the world, has just modified the list of devices it supports with security updates, and there's been some shuffling around with a few phones getting kicked off.

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Google Pixels and Essential Phone pick up first Android 10 monthly patches

In keeping with tradition, monthly security patches for Android are being released for Pixel phones starting today, with one twist: this is the first time we've gotten a monthly update since Android 10 landed. (The "C3" presumably bugfix release last month doesn't count.) That means a whole pile of functional patches is also included, fixing everything from sensor calibration to potential bootloops, memory drains, and missing notifications.

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OnePlus 7T gets camera tweaks and other fixes with OxygenOS 10.0.3 update

The OnePlus 7T went official last Thursday amid much fanfare. Our very own Ryne Hager's first impressions of the mid-tier flagship were positive, and he particularly liked the super macro mode and the software experience that’s now based on Android 10. OnePlus isn't resting on its laurels, though, and is already rolling out the OxygenOS 10.0.3 update to the handset with a handful of system and camera improvements.

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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 receives Android 9 Pie update

Android tablets, like their phone counterparts, receive periodic Android OS updates — albeit much more slowly. The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet — a flagship LTE tablet from 2017 — has now been updated to Android 9 Pie. Sure, Android 10 would be preferable, but that will probably never happen considering the Tab S3 launched with Android 7 Nougat.

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[Update: 10.5" Verizon, 8" T-Mobile] 8" AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) gets Android 9 Pie

Earlier this year, Samsung shared its roadmap for updating its devices to Android 9 Pie. While it was able to keep its promise for the majority of Galaxy Tab A 2018 (T387AA) owners who received the update in June, customers who bought the device from AT&T were sadly left out. The new OS version has finally arrived this week.

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[Update: Extra features] Chrome OS 77 begins stable rollout with Google Assistant, improved media management, and more

Chrome OS has been on a collision course with Android for quite some time. Adding onto previous additions, like Android’s media controls and Google Play Store support, Chrome OS 77 is bringing even more Android love to the big screen. This time, we're getting widespread Google Assistant support, Family Link bonus time, even better on-device media management, and accessibility upgrades.

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[Update: Go devices too] Nokia reveals its Android 10 update plans

Android 10 may not have landed just yet, but Google has announced that will be its name — with no dessert attached. Hot on the heels of that simplified title and Android's updated branding, HMD has revealed its roadmap for Android 10 updates, listing which phones will be updated to the latest version and when over the next half year.

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