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Samsung rolls out Pie to the Note FE (AKA, the non-explosive Note 7)

Samsung launched the Note 7 in 2016, but the phone was on sale for less than two months before repeated issues with battery fires resulted in its cancelation. The phone came back in 2017 as the Note FE (Fan Edition) in select markets. Even though Samsung would probably prefer to forget this whole incident ever happened, it's still pushing a Pie update today.

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OnePlus is taking applications for the OnePlus 3/3T Pie beta

Most phones that aren't Pixels are lucky to get one or two major updates. OnePlus has managed to offer better update support for its phones in spite of the lower prices. The OnePlus 3 and 3T launched in 2016 with Marshmallow, but they've gotten Nougat and Oreo updates. Now, OnePlus is preparing to offer a Pie update, and you can help test it.

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Samsung rolls Android 9 Pie out to the Verizon and unlocked Note 9

Android Pie has been spreading slowly through Samsung's smartphone lineup in recent months. The Galaxy S9 family got the OTA first, and then the Note 9 began its Android 9 journey early this year. Most Galaxy Note 9 devices should be taken care of with today's rollout for both Verizon and unlocked phones.

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HTC U11, U11+, and U12+ scheduled to receive Pie as early as next month

As we truck along into 2019 with Android Q on the horizon, there are still some phones from the last couple of years that have yet to receive their Pie updates. While typical slow-pokes like Samsung, Huawei, and Asus have brought most of their flagship devices up to the latest version, HTC has lagged behind — excluding, of course, the U11 Life late last year. But the company's official Twitter account announced today that the U11, U11+, and U12+ will get Pie in Q2 2019.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 6T snags RCS support in latest update

The SMS standard works for basic texting, but its capabilities are limited. We're hoping RCS will replace it sooner than later — and it's won another small victory to that end. The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T has received an update that brings compatibility with the new standard.

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The Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e are getting day-one updates to improve the camera and fingerprint reader

The Samsung Galaxy S10 isn't even technically available yet, but carriers have confirmed a day-one update will be waiting for early adopters. Support documents from T-Mobile and Verizon detail the update, but presumably all versions of the Galaxy S10 family will get the same OTA out of the box.

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Lenovo Smart Display R6 update completes Interpreter Mode deployment, not much else

The Lenovo Smart Display family of devices is now receiving the R6 software update, according to the company forums. While some users have been on R6 since last week, this is a wider roll-out, so all devices should receive the update in the coming days.

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Essential Phone March update adds Digital Wellbeing

Things have slowed down for Essential, which launched its only phone about 18 months ago. The company is at least doing a good job of keeping that phone up to date. After a shockingly quick Pie update, Essential has stayed on top of monthly patches. In the latest OTA, the Essential Phone is getting Google's Digital Wellbeing.

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[Update: T-Mobile joins the party] Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on AT&T and Sprint gets its Pie update

Samsung promised it would start rolling out Pie updates in the US this month, and it's technically living up to that. However, only a few phones have gotten the new version so far, including Verizon and Sprint's Galaxy S9s. Today, AT&T becomes the first carrier to deploy a Note 9 Pie update. You'll have to find some WiFi to get started.

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Asus promises Pie updates for ROG Phone, ZenFone 5Q, and more in 2019

It's been about six months since Android Pie launched, and we're still waiting on updates for quite a few phones. Some OEMs haven't even talked about which phones will get the update, but Asus has finally spilled the beans on its OTA plans. Well, some of the beans. There's a list of phones that will get Pie, but we don't have a specific timeline.

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