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[Update: AT&T, too] Android 9 Pie makes its way to the LG G6 on Verizon and in Europe

If there's one aspect of Android that could use improvement, it's the software updates. As OEMs and carriers set their sights on rolling out Android 10, there are still plenty of older devices haven't even tasted a slice of Android 9 Pie. That's why this week's scheduled release of Pie for Verizon and European Union users rocking the LG G6 from 2017 is something of a minor miracle. That LG Software Upgrade Center is finally coming through!

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[Update: Pixel 4 and others removed] Netflix lists new HD and HDR10 devices, including Pixel 4 and 4 XL

After leaks have shown virtually everything the Pixel 4 has to offer, Netflix doesn't seem to care if someone spots the yet-to-be-unveiled phone on its website. The company has updated its lists of devices supporting HD and HDR10 playback to include a number of new flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note10, Fold, and Tab S6, plus the Asus ROG Phone II – among them, you'll also find the unreleased Pixel 4 and 4 XL.

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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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LG G6 with 1-year warranty is going for a mere $170 on eBay

Two years ago, the world was a simpler place for smartphones. We hadn't yet become obsessed with notches and whether they were the "right" shape or not. In fact, we weren't even to the point yet where extra-tall screens pushed phone design to new limits.  But that was just about to change, with the introduction of the LG G6. Hardware has come a long way since, but if you've still got a soft spot for this classic, today's a fantastic day to pick one up, with open-box SIM-unlocked LG G6 handsets going for just $170 on eBay.

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LG announces Pie update schedule for South Korea, V35 and V40 are up next

Last year, LG promised future software updates for its phones would come faster, thanks to its 'Software Upgrade Center'. Unfortunately, that hasn't quite worked out. Almost all of LG's phones are still waiting on an update to Android 9 Pie, which was released in August of last year. The company just announced its timeline for rolling out Pie in its home country of South Korea, and some models won't get it until the end of 2019.

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Prime Exclusive LG G6+ is down to $400 ($80 off) on Amazon

Amazon released a Prime Exclusive version of the LG G6+ last year, with the usual pre-installed Amazon apps and widgets. It was already $300 lower than the cost of the regular G6+ ($499.99), but now the Prime model has dropped even lower to just $399.99 — about $80 off the usual price.

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[Deal Alert] The international LG G6 (H870) is just $250 on B&H

The LG G6 is over a year old at this point, but if software updates aren't a major concern for you, it's still a pretty good phone. The 2017 flagship has now dropped to just $250 on B&H — that's $350 lower than the original MSRP, and $150 less than the current Best Buy price.

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[Deal Alert] LG G6+ down to $400 on Amazon ($100 off)

The LG G6 might not be the latest and greatest anymore, but the upgraded G6+ on Amazon is a reasonably good deal right now. Amazon just shaved $100 off the price of this device, leaving it at a mere $399.99. There's not a ton of competition in that price range, so the G6+ might be a good purchase.

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LG G6 (VZW) update delivers G7's Super Bright Camera mode

Verizon just published an update changelog for the LG G6, which is getting the G7's Super Bright Camera mode. That's basically it, but here are the notes in case you're interested.

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[Deal Alert] LG G6+ down to $500 ($300 off) at Amazon and B&H

The LG G6 was announced in late February 2017, but about six months later, LG released an upgraded "G6+" with more internal storage, better audio, and more. It was initially released at a laughable $800, but it's now dropped to a much more reasonable $499.99 on both Amazon and B&H.

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