Android Pie Stories February 17, 2021

LineageOS drops Android 9 Pie, leaving 24 devices without ongoing support

As one of the most popular third-party Android ROMs, LineageOS has become the go-to for tinkerers wanting to extend the lifespan of their older hardware. However, the LineageOS project is set to completely drop Android 9 Pie builds, leaving 24 devices without ongoing support.

Android Pie Stories October 14, 2020

Sony begins rolling out Android Pie to 30 older TV models

Sony has confirmed that it will be rolling out Android Pie to 30 of its older-generation Bravia and non-Bravia smart TVs from 2016 or later.

Android Pie Stories October 9, 2020

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL may have been superseded by the Pixel 4a — and recently released 4a 5G — but that doesn’t mean they are not great devices. While they still offer a “premium” Pixel experience at a lower cost, it looks as though some Pixel 3a and 3a XL owners are having issues upgrading from Android Pie to the newly released Android 11.

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Android Pie Stories August 21, 2020

Considering how janky the experience can be on some of the older Amazon Fire tablets, the lack of “real” support and general bargain basement experience, only the recent models have managed to get our seal of approval. However, if you own an older 2018 Fire HD 8, 2017’s Fire HD 7, and 2019’s Fire 7 tablet, the Android Pie-based Fire OS 7 is now available to download.

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Android Pie Stories August 5, 2019

As far as we — and many others — are concerned, the Nvidia Shield TV still remains the outright best Android TV set-top box you can buy. For long-time owners and prospective buyers, we have some good news. The Android Pie update is now available for both Nvidia Shield TV models and we think it makes them an even more appealing prospect.

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Android Pie Stories April 3, 2019

Verizion Moto Z3 Android Pie update rolling out w/ 5G Moto Mod support

Ahead of Verizon’s 5G network launch on April 11 in select US cities, the company is now rolling out support for it’s only 5G capable smartphone — the Moto Z3.

Android Pie Stories March 29, 2019

AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Android Pie update rolling out now

After an extended wait, anyone with an AT&T or T-Mobile Galaxy S8 or S8+ should now be receiving the Android Pie update — along with all the One UI extras.

Android Pie Stories February 18, 2019

Chrome OS 72 Stable has been available for almost two weeks now, bringing Android Pie to a few devices, but in the past few days, some users have noticed a serious slowdown issue. Thankfully, there’s a few ways to avoid it entirely.

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Android Pie Stories February 1, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets a third Android Pie beta update w/ the February security patch

Whilst we’re seeing almost all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 9 finally get Android Pie, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are still in beta land waiting for a full update.

Android Pie Stories January 29, 2019

Galaxy S9 on Comcast Xfinity gets Android Pie, first carrier-locked US update

We recently reported news that North of the border, Canadian carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy S9 devices were scheduled to receive the Android Pie update within the next week or so. 

Android Pie Stories January 23, 2019

Motorola Moto Z3 Android Pie update rolling out with 5G support (technically)

With the help of mods, the Motorola Moto Z3 will be one of the very first 5G connected handsets. And all-in-all it’s actually a decent phone despite the snap-on mods feeling a little half-baked at times.

Android Pie Stories January 15, 2019

After we reported earlier this month that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could receive a beta program ahead of the official Android Pie rollout, we didn’t expect the program to open quite so soon. Even so, Note 8 users will be happy to hear that their handsets will get a taste of Pie and One UI at least in beta form — for now. expand full story

Android Pie Stories January 10, 2019

It seems that the LG G5 and LG V20 are no longer in any company plans for support after XDA Developers team and forum members found that both devices are no longer listed on LG’s Security Bulletin webpages. expand full story

Android Pie Stories November 7, 2018

Since the release of Android Pie, many devices have been brought up to date with the latest version of Android. While this has been the case for many traditional brands like OnePlus and LG, Samsung devices have been noticeably absent. Now it seems the wait will soon be over, with the first beta of Samsung’s vision for Android Pie coming this month.

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Android Pie Stories October 24, 2018

Blu announces Vivo Go, the first Android Pie Go edition phone

Despite being seemingly targeted at developing markets, Android Go is slowly making in-roads to the American market. Blu has announced that its newest phone for the US, the Vivo Go, is based on Android Go, and is our first example of Android Pie Go edition.

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