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This Android phone is on its fifth year of OS updates

This Android phone is on its fifth year of OS updates

Fairphone is one of the only phone manufacturers out there with a mission for sustainability and ethics. Its Android phones are among the most repairable on the market, and the firm is doing its best to support the hardware as long as possible. As such, it has just released a new Android update to its five-year-old Fairphone 2 — Android 9 Pie.

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Asus says the 2018 ROG Phone will stay on 2018's Android Pie

Asus says the 2018 ROG Phone will stay on 2018's Android Pie

Asus has a mixed history with software support, but more often than not, the company slips behind on keeping its phones updated. The original ROG Phone was released in late 2018 with Android 8.1, a few months before Android 9 Pie became available, and finally received Pie a year later. Now it seems the gaming flagship will stay on the outdated OS.

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In an effort to forget 2020, Sony brings Android 9 Pie to select TVs

In an effort to forget 2020, Sony brings Android 9 Pie to select TVs

Android TV is being rebranded as Google TV, but who knows how long that will take. In the meantime, Sony has been working on updating older devices. The company's Android TVs from 2015 got updated to Oreo a few months ago, and now it looks like Android 9 Pie is coming to many devices from 2016 and later.

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The Fairphone 2, which launched with Android 5 Lollipop, is now getting a 9 Pie beta

The Fairphone 2, which launched with Android 5 Lollipop, is now getting a 9 Pie beta

Fairphone is one of a few smartphone manufacturers that manage to build sustainable and repairable handsets. You don't need to head to a repair shop or peel through adhesive to replace individual components, let alone hunt down individual parts — everything is available on the company's website. But repairable hardware is only one part of the equation when it comes to long-lasting devices. As such, the manufacturer has announced that it has just released an Android 9 Pie Beta for the Fairphone 2.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box S Android TV set-top box receives a bountiful bug-fixing update

Xiaomi's Mi Box S Android TV set-top box receives a bountiful bug-fixing update

If you own an Android TV set-top box that wasn't made by NVIDIA, there are decent odds that you're using a Mi Box from Xiaomi. This affordable alternative manages to play 4K HDR content at up to 60 FPS for far less than the $150 asking price of NVIDIA's cheapest option. While updates for the Mi Box S haven't exactly been numerous, the device recently received an update to a stable build of Android 9 Pie, and now a major bugfix update is on its way.

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Xiaomi's Mi Box S Android TV picks up Pie beta (Update: Stable rolling out)

Xiaomi's Mi Box S Android TV picks up Pie beta (Update: Stable rolling out)

In case you forgot, Nvidia isn't the only game in town when it comes to Android TV. Xiaomi offers a much more affordable option in its Mi Box S — and that device just became a more appealing alternative thanks to an official Android 9 Pie beta program.

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LG V40 ThinQ Sprint variant receives Android 9 Pie half a year after the others (Updated)

LG V40 ThinQ Sprint variant receives Android 9 Pie half a year after the others (Updated)

LG only recently updated the Verizon and AT&T variants of its V40 ThinQ to Android 9. Now, customers using the unlocked version of the phone are given the same favor, as the company has released the Pie update on these devices, too.

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Android x86 project hits 9.0 Pie release candidate

Android x86 project hits 9.0 Pie release candidate

Android's open source nature allows developers to tailor the OS exactly to their needs, and a team of programmers has taken it upon itself to build an Android version for the classic x86 desktop processor environment. The Android x86 project has now hit its next milestone and has published the first Android 9 Pie release candidate that people can run on their virtual machines or desktop computers.

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Android backups to Google Drive have been disabled on many phones for months — no proper fix in sight

Android backups to Google Drive have been disabled on many phones for months — no proper fix in sight

For over nine months now, Android users have been complaining about an issue with backups to Google Drive. The phone simply stops backing up data without a warning and the only workaround available isn't sustainable, while the only potential fix requires some adb commands. Google has yet to acknowledge or address the problem.

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Flipkart is launching an Android TV dongle in India

Flipkart is launching an Android TV dongle in India

Android TV boxes have risen in popularity over recent years thanks to some outstanding products like the Nvidia Shield TV and the platform's general ubiquity among TV operators, so it's no surprise that companies are looking into expanding their business to this device category. And sure enough, Indian e-commerce merchant Flipkart has taken the opportunity to launch its own-brand MarQ TurboStream Android TV dongle for about $50.

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