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LineageOS 16 Pie now rolling out to Pocophone F1, OnePlus phones, Galaxy S5, and other devices

LineageOS is one of the most popular custom Android ROMs available, with over two million active installations. The project officially ended support for the 14.1 (Android 7.1) branch a few days ago, in preparation for LineageOS 16. The 16.0 branch is finally rolling out, and it's bringing Android 9 Pie to dozens of phones and tablets.

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Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus go up for pre-order in the US, starting at $350

Sony's recently-announced Xperia 10 and 10 Plus, best known as those new mid-rangers with ridiculously tall screens, have gone up for pre-order in the United States at Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy. The Xperia 10 comes in at $349.99, and the larger Xperia 10 Plus will retail for $429.99. Both will be released on March 18th.

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TWRP adds support for Xiaomi Mi A2, Xperia XA2 Plus, and more devices

TWRP, short for TeamWin Recovery Project, is the most popular custom recovery available for Android devices. It can flash ROMs, backup and restore your phone, and even repair Android installations. In the two months since we last covered TWRP, the project has added nine more phones to the roster of supported devices.

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Sony goes 21:9 for 2019 with ultra-widescreen Xperia 10, 10 Plus, and flagship 4K OLED Xperia 1

So much of the new stuff we're seeing in smartphones is focused on screens right now: new notch styles, embedded fingerprint scanners, and even screens that fold. Two years ago, one of the furthest-reaching changes in screen design got off the ground at MWC with the introduction of the LG G6 and its 18:9 aspect ratio panel, noticeable taller (or wider, depending on how you're holding it) than the 16:9 displays that had dominated phones to date. Now Sony's ready to introduce the next chapter in this saga, with the launch of three Xperia phones featuring 21:9 screens.

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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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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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Sony Xperia 1, 10, 10 Plus, and L3 leak in full ahead of Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress is just a few days away, and Sony will be on hand to announce four new phones. How do we know? All of them have been leaked with spec sheets and press renders. Sony's 2019 lineup will consist of the 1, 10 Plus, 10, and L3.

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Sony's next flagship phone could be the 'Xperia 1'

Sony's device naming scheme for Xperia phones has been confusing for years. The 'XZ' line of phones serve as the company's mainstream devices (akin to a Galaxy S device), with the 'XZ Premium' phones being ultra-flagships (like a Galaxy Note or LG V phone). On top of that, there are budget devices under several monikers, like the L2, R1, and XA2.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium falls to $650 ($250 off) at Amazon, B&H, and Focus Camera

The Xperia XZ2 Premium debuted with an MSRP of $1,000. Predictably, that hasn't worked out well for Sony. Luckily, as any phone tends to do after some time, the price has dropped to a much more palatable $649.99, which is $350 less than the launch price and $250 under current MSRP, from Amazon, B&H, and Focus Camera.

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Sony video teases 'new perspective' 21:9 screens for MWC

Renders of Sony's forthcoming ultra-tall phones, expected to be called the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, leaked last week. The company hasn't outright confirmed anything, but it did tweet a video that very obviously alludes to the new devices this morning.

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