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Android Pie is the 9th major release of the Android operating system. It was first announced as “Android P” in March of 2018. The first developer preview was launched at that same time and was publicly available in August of 2018. Android Pie was preceded by Android Oreo.

Fairphone 2 from 2015 now receiving official update to Android 9 Pie

Fairphone has been producing Android phones since 2013, with a focus on repairability and lower environmental impact. The company dedicated itself to supporting its devices for a long as possible, and now the Fairphone 2 is receiving a major software update more than five years after it was first released. "This year is a milestone for us,...

Xiaomi finally prepares to roll out Android 9 Pie to the Mi Box 3

Launched back in 2016, the Xiaomi Mi Box 3 was a forerunner of today's Mi Box 4K or the Mi TV Stick. Matter of fact, the “Mi Box” sold in the U.S. is nothing but a rebranded Mi Box 3. The Chinese OEM shipped the device with Android Marshmallow, skipped the promised Nougat update, and...

Fairphone 2 with Snapdragon 801 officially receives a beta of Android 9 Pie

Much of the conversation in the tech world revolves around large companies like Google, Samsung, and Apple. They have the resources to pump out devices and dominate the space, but there are smaller players as well. Fairphone is one such player and it has been around for quite a while, actually. The company is now...

Xiaomi finally rolls out stable Android Pie for the Mi Box S with tons of bug fixes

Xiaomi's Mi Box S is a nifty gadget that can instantly upgrade your dumb TV into a smart TV. This bargain Android TV box from the Chinese electronics brand is capable of playing 4K HDR content at up to 60fps while also doubling as a Chromecast receiver. The device is now a more appealing prospect...

Xiaomi publishes kernel source code for the Mi A2 Lite Android 10 and Redmi 8A Dual Android Pie releases

Xiaomi announced the Mi A2 Lite and the Mi A2 all the way back in May 2018 as part of the Android One program. Building upon the success of Xiaomi’s first Android One Phone, Mi A1, both device packed competitive specs with affordable prices with the main attraction, of course, being the stock Android experience...

[Update 2: Launched in US] Nokia 2.3 launches with Android One based on Android 9 Pie and a microUSB port

Following the launch of the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 at IFA 2019, HMD Global is back at it again with a new budget-centric device. At a recent event in Egypt, the company announced the new Nokia 2.3 an Android One device running Android 9 Pie out of the box. The device features a 6.2-inch...

[Update: Surprise Beta] ASUS drops plans to update the ZenFone 4 to Android Pie

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Asus launched the ZenFone 4 back in late 2017, running Android Nougat out of the box. The device was then updated to Android Oreo shortly thereafter. Earlier this year, to the joy of ZenFone 4 owners worldwide, the company rolled out an Android Pie beta update for the device. However, the joy...

Enable Gmail’s dark theme on older Android versions with this Xposed Module

Android 10's system-wide dark theme was one of the most highly anticipated features, allowing users to make apps completely dark or black with a single toggle. However, the big issue with this feature is that it is only supported on Android 10, and while certain apps do include a manual toggle for switching dark mode...

ASUS finally rolls out Android Pie for the first gen ROG Phone

Asus has been doing a fine job of delivering updates to its latest flagship devices. Earlier this month, the company rolled out a stable Android 10 build for the ZenFone 6/6Z and recruited beta testers for the ROG Phone II. Most recently, the company rolled out a stable Android 10 update for last year's ZenFone...

[Update 2: Stable Android Pie is now rolling out] Xiaomi is recruiting testers for the Mi TV 4A’s Android Pie update

Besides disrupting the smartphone market with its tempting prices, Xiaomi has also taken a good share of the smart TV sales with its Mi TV lineup. These Mi TVs are incredibly popular majorly in the South East Asian markets. The Mi TV 4A, which was launched in 2018 with Patchwall UI based on Android Nougat,...

Developers: It’s super easy to bypass Android’s hidden API restrictions

Flashback to over a year ago, and we're all excited about seeing what's to come in the Android P betas. Users are looking forward to new features, and developers are looking forward to some new tools to make their apps better. Unfortunately for some of those developers, the first Android P beta came with a...

All updates to existing Play Store apps must now target Android 9 Pie

Back in late 2017, Google made a bold decision: force Android app developers to target newer API levels by adding new Play Store requirements. Google's goals are to improve ecosystem security (by making sure apps abide by all privacy and permission-related platform changes) and encourage the adoption of new APIs (so users can enjoy new...