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B&H has the Asus Zenfone 5Z for $400 ($100 off)

While we wait and get excited for 2019's smartphone selection, it's a great time to pick up last year's offerings for cheap. Take this deal for example, where B&H is asking $399 for Asus' excellent Zenfone 5Z. That's $100 off the MSRP.

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Amazon has the ASUS Chromebook C523NA for $210 ($60 off)

Chromebooks are everywhere nowadays it seems, with many options to fit most needs. If you're a fan of larger laptops with those bigger screens, but don't want to pay much, then you may want to consider this deal. Amazon is currently offering the Asus C523NA 15.6" Chromebook for the low price of $209.99.

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[Update: Max Pro M2] ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Max M2 get Android Pie

When ASUS started updating a few of its phones to Android Pie, it ran into issues for some models, including the Zenphone Max Pro M1 (ZB601KL) and Max M2 (ZB632KL). Their upgrade was supposed to roll out in March, but the company had to apologize and delay the release to mid-April. True to its word, ASUS is now pushing the new software to the first devices in a staged distribution, starting in India.

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ASUS Pie update slides back to mid-April for select Zenfone models

Asus has already rolled out Pie to a few of its phones, but the vast majority are still stuck on Android 8.0 Oreo (or older). Three phones were expected to get Pie soon — the Zenfone Max Pro M1, Max Pro M2, and Max M2 but now have to wait a bit longer.

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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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LineageOS ends official Nougat builds as Pie support approaches

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom ROMs available, with somewhere around two million active installations. It typically takes a while for the project to update to newer versions of Android, since development is largely done by maintainers in their spare time. Six months after the public release of Android 9 Pie, it looks like LineageOS is about ready to make the jump — but not before dropping older devices.

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Asus Zenfone 5Z (ZS620KL) gets Android 9 Pie update

Slices of Pie are reaching more and more devices. Ever since Android's latest version was released for Google's line-up, other companies like HMD, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, and OnePlus have joined in on the fun. Another OEM, Asus, started its Pie rollout with the Zenfone 5 earlier this month, and is now following up with the higher-end 5Z.

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Get a refurbished ASUS Chromebit for just $60 from Newegg

The ASUS Chromebit CS10 was one of the first desktop Chrome OS machines, as it was released in 2015. It squeezes a Rockchip RK3288C processor and a 2GB of RAM into a package the size of a Chromecast, and now you can get a refurbished unit for just $59.99.

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Asus Chromebook Flip C434 is the first Chromebook worth waiting for in 2019

The Asus Flip 302 has been a very popular Chromebook, but it's no spring chicken anymore. It's time for something new, and Asus is at CES 2019 to oblige. The Chromebook Flip C434 is the successor to the 302, and like that laptop, it has a 360-degree hinge so you can fold it over for tablet or tent usage. The specs are slightly improved with 8th gen Core processors and 8GB of RAM, too. It also looks a bit spiffier, and Asus has kept the price under $600.

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ASUS Chromebook Flip C434 succeeds the beloved C302, brings smaller bezels and Intel 8th Gen processors

One of the most praised midrange Chromebooks of the past couple of years is the ASUS Chromebook Flip C302. Ask several of our Android Police writers, and they'll sing you its praises for a good ten minutes, even two years after it was first announced. The world moves forward though, and now we have the C302's successor: the Chromebook Flip C434.

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