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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

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 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

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)

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’ 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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All-new Amazon Fire HD 10 now available: Android Pie, USB-C, and Kids Edition

At the beginning of the month, Amazon introduced its revamped Fire HD 10 tablet, bringing some improvements such as USB-C connectivity and a faster processor over the previous iteration. The new device is now available on the retailer's site, both in adult and kids editions, selling for $150 and $200, respectively.

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Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 receives Android 9 Pie update

Android tablets, like their phone counterparts, receive periodic Android OS updates — albeit much more slowly. The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet — a flagship LTE tablet from 2017 — has now been updated to Android 9 Pie. Sure, Android 10 would be preferable, but that will probably never happen considering the Tab S3 launched with Android 7 Nougat.

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[Update: 10.5" Verizon, 8" T-Mobile] 8" AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) gets Android 9 Pie

Earlier this year, Samsung shared its roadmap for updating its devices to Android 9 Pie. While it was able to keep its promise for the majority of Galaxy Tab A 2018 (T387AA) owners who received the update in June, customers who bought the device from AT&T were sadly left out. The new OS version has finally arrived this week.

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Nokia phones stop aggressively killing background processes to manage battery life

Early this year, DontKillMyApp.com started shaming Android OEMs who were killing background processes left and right on their devices, regardless of how useful or not that strategy was. At the time, Nokia phones were the top offenders due to their "Evenwell" solution packages. Now, several months later, Nokia dropped to the third position after Huawei and Samsung, and it turns out that is due to a change of tactics and a reliance on Android Pie's Adaptive Battery instead.

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