October 2, 2018

Review: Thoughts on the iPhone XS Max from a longtime Android user [Video]

Android and iOS take plenty of features, functions and design cues from one another, so it stands to reason that we should take a look at the Apple side of things every once in a while to understand why people choose the iPhone as their main device. The latest and greatest in the iPhone lineup […]

April 24, 2018

Google follows Apple & Samsung in switching to water pistol for the gun emoji

With iOS 10 in 2016, Apple switched to a water pistol for its gun emoji. The new design was not widely adopted — if not critiqued — until this year where there’s been a rash of changes on other platforms. Google is now the latest to match Apple’s design direction on the gun emoji with […]

December 24, 2018

Official Android Pie update now rolling out to Galaxy S9 family in some regions

Android Pie has been in beta for the Samsung Galaxy S9 for the past few weeks. Just ahead of Christmas, though, it seems Samsung has launched the rollout of the stable version of Pie just a bit earlier than expected.

January 2, 2019

[Update: New dates, more devices] Here’s when to expect Android Pie updates on 25+ Samsung devices including Galaxy S8, Note 8, more

After a few weeks of beta testing, Samsung has today officially kicked off its Android Pie rollout starting with the Galaxy S9. Just a few hours after that, the company has posted a full roadmap of when to expect Android Pie updates on various Samsung devices over the next few months. Here’s what you need […]

December 31, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 gets a fourth Android Pie beta update w/ touchscreen issue fixes

Updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie beta are coming thick and fast. We’ve already seen the device get a few updates already, but now for users in India, Germany and South Korea, a fourth update is steadily rolling out with the rest of the world getting the update very soon.

January 3, 2019

Android Pie beta potentially heading to Galaxy Note 8, S8 and S8+

There have been four iterations of the Android Pie beta program for the Galaxy Note 9. With the Galaxy S9 also getting plenty of time with the brand new One UI, the probability of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 getting a beta program of their own has grown significantly thanks to some test build information.

January 4, 2019

Android Pie OTA now rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users in Europe

Samsung has really upped their update game in recent months, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update actually rolling out to some European users right on the proposed schedule.

November 7, 2018

Samsung reveals ‘One UI,’ its new design language, launching w/ Android Pie this January

Among a handful of other announcements and close-up magic tricks at the Samsung Developer Conference today, the company officially revealed a refreshed take on its infamous Android skin. Samsung One UI is the new name of the company’s skin, and it’s coming this January.

February 11, 2019

[Update: Rolling out again] Galaxy S9 and S9+ update for T-Mobile also brings with it RCS messaging compatibility

The latest carrier-locked Samsung device is now receiving the latest Android OS update with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ now seeing the Android Pie update rollout.

February 12, 2019

Android Pie ‘Report Card’ sees Pixel leading the pack, major improvement from Samsung, ‘F’s from rest of the class

Getting the latest Android update is still a struggle on pretty much any phone, unless it’s a Pixel or Essential device. This past week, a yearly “report card” has gone up to take a closer look at how Android OEMs are doing with Android Pie upgrades, and the results are both encouraging, and disappointing.

February 15, 2019

[Update: Further markets] Galaxy Note 8 full Android Pie update now rolling out in Eastern Europe

We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 get four separate Android Pie beta programs prior to this point. Now, unlocked Note 8 users in Eastern Europe are seeing the full One UI OTA hit their devices.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ now receiving fourth Android Pie beta update

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting a fourth Android Pie beta update, which is rolling out right now.

January 28, 2019

Carrier locked Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 devices will receive Android Pie very soon

We’ve been reporting about the Android Pie updates for the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note 9 for some time, to the point it is likely becoming annoying to read about the delays and hold-ups.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update now rolling out to unlocked UK users

Yet more Android Pie update news for Samsung devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is officially receiving the Android Pie update for UK users (as initially reported by SamMobile).

January 30, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S9 picks up Android Pie, One UI on Verizon Wireless, rolling out now

Verizon used to be the slowest carrier when it came to releasing Android updates, but in recent years that’s been changing. More and more often, Big Red is one of the first to launch a new update. Today, the Samsung Galaxy S9 on Verizon is picking up Android Pie, one of the first carriers to […]

January 31, 2019

First carrier-locked Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update lands w/ AT&T, S9 too

Samsung has been working surprisingly quick on rolling out Android Pie to its portfolio, and today that continues with the Galaxy Note 9. AT&T Galaxy Note 9 owners are reporting Android Pie rolling out right now.

January 25, 2019

Android Pie beta program now open to unlocked US Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users

Finally, we are seeing US Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users get the chance to join the Android Pie beta program. Samsung has opened up the option to unlocked device owners for the time, however, that may change in the near future.

January 14, 2019

Android Pie update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 potentially pushed back to February

The Android Pie update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was scheduled for a January rollout but according to Samsung’s Turkish portal Guncelmiyiz, the update may have been pushed back to February 1 at the earliest.

March 1, 2019

Android Pie approved for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9, rolling out soon, Huawei Mate 10 Pro updated

Android Pie’s rollout has been slow, but as the third month of 2019 kicks off, we’re seeing more and more devices get the latest version of Android. To close out this week, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is finally getting Android Pie on T-Mobile, while the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is getting the update too.

March 4, 2019

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie OTA rolling out now

If you are on the T-Mobile network, the long wait for a taste of Android Pie on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 should hopefully be over. The One UI update is now rolling out to T-Mobile locked Galaxy Note 9 devices right now.

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