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Android 9 Pie begins rolling out to the Nokia 5.1

Software updates are always a fun time for us geeks. We like diving deep into the changes, checking what's new, what's improved, and what's been taken away from us and is worth complaining about. If you have a Nokia 5.1, you can warm up your hands and get ready for a few days of tinkering, as Android 9 Pie is now beginning to roll out to the phone.

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Nokia 3.1 gets updated to Android 9 Pie

Keeping flagship devices on the latest and greatest software is a given, but updating the midrangers is a lot more complicated and this is where most companies falter. HMD has been good at that so far and now the affordable Nokia 3.1 (or Nokia 3, 2018 if you want) is getting Android 9 Pie... on Pi Day of all days!

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Samsung releases Good Lock 2019 with Pie support [APK Download]

Getting a major system update is a good thing, but it's not always 100% good news. Samsung users were dismayed to find that Good Lock, the system customization tool, didn't work after the Pie update. Well, now it's back with a fresh coat of paint.

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[Update: US Cellular on board] Verizon, Sprint, AT&T get Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android 9 Pie update

Samsung started rolling Android 9 Pie out to some variants of the Galaxy S9 across the globe this month, but scant few phones in the US have the update. That changes today with the Verizon variant, which is getting a taste of Pie as we speak.

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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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Asus rolls out Android 9 Pie to the Zenfone 5 (ZE620KL)

It's been a few months since Google rolled out Android 9 Pie, which means that many OEMs with skinned UIs are gearing up to start updating their devices too. Samsung began its process with the S9 and S9+ on Christmas, and now Asus is following its footsteps with its Zenfone 5.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite gets Android 9 Pie update

After rolling out Android 9 Pie to the Mi A2 a couple of weeks ago, Xiaomi is now following up with the same update for its cheaper sibling, the Mi A2 Lite. The OTA for the stable release is starting to show up for users around the world, only two weeks after Xiaomi began testing it in beta.

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[Update: Older Pixels] The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a drawing app Easter egg

Google's history with Android Easter eggs goes all the way back to Gingerbread when it snuck a weird phone zombie painting into the OS. Ever since then, you've been able to tap on the version number to get a neat little animation or game. The Android Pie bonus was a little disappointing, but it's improved on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Those phones have a hidden drawing app Easter egg.

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Chrome OS Canary brings Android 9 Pie to the Pixelbook

The Android subsystem has become an increasingly important part of Chrome OS, but it's still based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Some of the improvements in Oreo and Pie would be highly-beneficial for Chromebooks, like Picture-in-Picture, the updated emoji set, Vulkan 1.1, and mouse capturing. Now it seems Google is updating the Android subsystem straight to 9.0 Pie, skipping Oreo entirely.

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[Update: New dates shared] Sony confirms Pie update timeline for Xperia XZ1, XZ2, and XA2 devices

Google has rolled out Android Pie to Pixel devices, and Essential managed to get an update out on the same day. A few OEMs like Moto and HTC have offered some insight on what they're updating. Today, you can add Sony to the list. It says updates are coming to devices in XZ2, XZ1, and XA2 families. Some of them might be here sooner than you expect.

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