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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 Now it seems the gaming flagship will stay on the outdated OS.

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Xiaomi Mi Box 3 is now receiving Android 9 Pie, just in time for Android 11

Xiaomi Mi Box 3 is now receiving Android 9 Pie, just in time for Android 11

One of the very first Xiaomi devices to officially land in the US was the Mi Box (known as the Mi Box 3 elsewhere) back in fall 2016. While the original model has already been replaced by the Mi Box S in the States, Xiaomi hasn’t stopped pushing newer updates to its nearly four-year-old box. Now the company's rolling out Android 9 Pie to those enrolled in the beta program.

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Twitter finally gets around to patching Android app security hole... 22 months later

Twitter finally gets around to patching Android app security hole... 22 months later

Twitter has patched its app from a vulnerability within Android that could let a malicious app siphon users' private date — including their direct messages — while bypassing system permissions. Every Twitter for Android user was notified about the security hole which affects users on versions 8 Oreo and 9 Pie.

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Amazon releases new Fire HD 8 tablets with Android 9 Pie, USB Type-C, and Qi charging

Amazon releases new Fire HD 8 tablets with Android 9 Pie, USB Type-C, and Qi charging

The Fire HD 8 is one of Amazon's most popular hardware products, but it has been overdue for a hardware refresh. Now the company has finally released a new version of the Fire HD 8, and there are even some features you don't normally see in a tablet — like Qi wireless charging.

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Motorola’s budget e6s packs two rear cameras and sticks to Android Pie

Motorola’s budget e6s packs two rear cameras and sticks to Android Pie

Amid falling sales and increasing competition from its peers, Motorola has undoubtedly seen better days, even after its Lenovo acquired it. Despite that, the company has continued its efforts in the budget to mid-range line with developing markets in focus, while it's also expected to re-enter flagship territory after being virtually absent for a while. Within days of bringing the Moto G8 to some key markets, Motorola today introduced the entry-level e6s (stylized as e6s) with a dual rear camera setup.

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Android Pie Go-based Nokia C2 launches with removable battery

Android Pie Go-based Nokia C2 launches with removable battery

After MWC was called off, the Finnish smartphone maker HMD announced a separate event where a bunch of new mid-tier devices is expected to see the light of day. While there's no flagship model in sight until at least a few months from now, Nokia just introduced a new budget smartphone ahead of Wednesday's event — the Nokia C2.

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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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Security updates on the OnePlus 6 and 6T are an utter mess right now

Security updates on the OnePlus 6 and 6T are an utter mess right now

OnePlus often prides itself on the solid software support it extends to its relatively small smartphone lineup, and rightly so. Handsets as old as the OnePlus 5 (the one with a 16:9 display, remember?) are confirmed to get Android 10, while this year’s 7 series was updated months ago. Even the OnePlus 7T came out running Android 10 in the same month Pixels got their stable builds. Two phones that couldn’t be a part of this flattering tale are last year’s OnePlus 6 and 6T that have been stuck on Android Pie while OnePlus is struggling to put their Android 10 packages together.

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HMD launches 3G-enabled Nokia C1 running Android Pie (Go edition)

HMD launches 3G-enabled Nokia C1 running Android Pie (Go edition)

The 2019 smartphone lineup from Nokia increasingly focused on the mid-range and the budget segment, with the clear absence of a worthy flagship model. Maintaining that pattern, the resurrected Finnish brand today announced the Nokia C1 — one of the cheapest Android phones in its current portfolio. The new handset and its preloaded OS target the entry-level market portion in developing nations of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, where Nokia will soon roll it out.

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ASUS’ first gaming-focused ROG Phone finally starts getting Android Pie

ASUS’ first gaming-focused ROG Phone finally starts getting Android Pie

ASUS’ gaming phone lineage started in 2018 with the launch of its first ROG-branded phone developed on the lines of the company’s acclaimed gaming PC series. It came running Android Oreo and was expected to receive the update to Pie sometime this year, but this plan encountered several roadblocks and delays. The original ROG Phone is finally getting the anticipated Android Pie firmware more than two weeks after ASUS began beta testing Android 10 for its follow-up.

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