Android 9 Pie Stories May 15
Galaxy Tab S4 now getting wider Android Pie rollout, Galaxy S7 may get May security patch
While we have already seen LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 get some Android Pie action in select regions, the update is now finally arriving across the board in a wider rollout.
Android 9 Pie Stories May 13
HTC U11, U12+ will get Android Pie updates starting this month
Android Pie has been out since August of 2018, but it’s still only on a fraction of devices. Some OEMs are being slow about pushing the update out to devices, and HTC is a pretty huge offender here. Recently, however, the company confirmed Android Pie updates for the HTC U11 family and the U12+.
Android 9 Pie Stories May 7
[Update: Fixed in Android Q Beta 3] Pixel’s Marvelous Marble live wallpaper not displaying real-time weather
Wallpaper, like sound, is an important part of the Pixel experience and every year Google crafts new backgrounds. The Pixel 2 last year introduced one called “Marvelous Marble” that depicts live conditions on Earth. However, a months-long bug has prevented the live wallpaper from showing real-time weather.
For months now, Google hasn’t been updating the distribution numbers for Android as it has monthly for ages. There’s been speculation regarding the outage, but at Google I/O 2019 today, the company finally provided an update – Android Pie has seen 10% adoption much quicker than previous Android versions.
Android 9 Pie Stories May 6
Android 9 Pie Stories April 25
For years, Google published monthly data on Android’s version distribution. How many Android phones in the world were running an Android version that was released many, many years ago? The answer was often “lots of them,” and this distribution dashboard was where you would go to find that information. Half a year later, is that publicly-available stream of data done for?…