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Android's yearly updates aren't for you anymore

Android's yearly updates aren't for you anymore

This year's big Android update has finally arrived, but there's not quite the excitement around its release that was common just a few years ago. Given the current worldwide pandemic and Google's shift to working from home, it's impressive that Android 11 arrived even close to on time, but the upgrade seemingly crossed the finish line with little fanfare.

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LG Stylo 5 finally receives Android 10 on Verizon

LG Stylo 5 finally receives Android 10 on Verizon

LG's Stylo 5 launched almost a year ago with Android Pie. When we reviewed it, we noted the device had good design and amazing battery life, but its prospects for software updates were unclear due to LG's history. While the future's still far from certain, we're happy to see that LG is finally getting around to giving the phone a major refresh, with the company starting to turn the Stylo 5's Android 10 update loose on the wild.

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LG V60 is picking up its May security update on Verizon

LG V60 is picking up its May security update on Verizon

Google has gotten a bit stricter with requiring OEMs to add Android's security updates over the years, but that doesn't mean companies are actually on board. LG's Software Update Center may be running at full power, but everything from last-minute bugs to carrier certification can hold up Android updates. It's almost July, but LG's new dual-screen capable device is only now receiving the May security patch.

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LG V40 on Verizon now picking up Android 10, following AT&T and T-Mobile

LG V40 on Verizon now picking up Android 10, following AT&T and T-Mobile

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Motorola is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Moto G7

Motorola is finally rolling out Android 10 to the Moto G7

Lenovo-owned Motorola used to be king of the budget and mid-range Android handsets, but Nokia phones have overtaken them in recent year, in no small part due to HMD Global's commitment to fast Android updates on even its cheapest phones. The Moto G7 came out a little over a year ago and wasn't exactly the finest entry in the series. It's now finally getting its Android 10 update, at least.

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Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Until recently, the words "Samsung" and "timely updates" were never uttered in the same sentence, unless you were emphasizing the contradiction between them. The Korean behemoth had a reliable, albeit very leisurely update schedule, pushing Android users who valued prompt access to security patches and new features away. With Android 10, things changed drastically, and Samsung has been impressing us more and more, with both major OTA rollouts and monthly security patches. Whether it's due to a different strategy, new team or leadership, Android's Project Treble, or some magical potion, Samsung is quickly becoming the OEM to beat for Android updates and we can't help but applaud its recent efforts.

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Sony delivers Android 10 to the Xperia 1 and 5

Sony delivers Android 10 to the Xperia 1 and 5

Sony recently published a timeline detailing when we could expect Android 10 on its phones. While many older devices are only supposed to get the update "early 2020 onwards," the company was more specific with the Xperia 1 and 5, which should get the new software this month. And true to its promise, Sony has just started rolling out the latest version of Android to the two devices.

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[Update: AT&T, too] Android 9 Pie makes its way to the LG G6 on Verizon and in Europe

[Update: AT&T, too] Android 9 Pie makes its way to the LG G6 on Verizon and in Europe

If there's one aspect of Android that could use improvement, it's the software updates. As OEMs and carriers set their sights on rolling out Android 10, there are still plenty of older devices haven't even tasted a slice of Android 9 Pie. That's why this week's scheduled release of Pie for Verizon and European Union users rocking the LG G6 from 2017 is something of a minor miracle. That LG Software Upgrade Center is finally coming through!

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Android 10 beta available for some Huawei Mate 20 Pro devices ahead of schedule

Android 10 beta available for some Huawei Mate 20 Pro devices ahead of schedule

Android 10 has been steadily finding its way into OEM handsets since launching in September. This past weekend, Huawei decided to get a jumpstart on its own Android 10 beta release schedule by showing some love to the Netherlandic variant of the Mate 20 Pro.

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Verizon LG V40 ThinQ gets native screen recording and secure power-off in latest update

Verizon LG V40 ThinQ gets native screen recording and secure power-off in latest update

The LG V40 ThinQ only recently received Android 9 Pie on all US carriers, but it's already time for another minor update, hitting the Verizon variant first. It includes some security patches, a native screen recording app, and a secure power-off feature.

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