Razer Phone 2 Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out Now

Razer Phone 2 Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out Now


The Razer Phone 2 came with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box even though it was launched a couple of months after Android 9 Pie had been released. Many would have expected the device to come with the latest iteration of Google’s Android operating system but it did not. Razer later confirmed that this device would get Pie towards the end of February and it has followed through on that promise.

The company has now started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Razer Phone 2. This software update brings all of the features that are part and parcel of the latest iteration of Android.

Android Pie Rolls To Xperia Xa2 Family In Russia, But Is Bricking Devices [50.2.a.0.342]

Android Pie rolls to Xperia XA2 family in Russia, but is bricking devices [50.2.A.0.342]

Sony Mobile quietly started to roll out Android Pie to the Xperia XA2 range of devices recently – all of the family were updated, including the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and XA2 Plus – moving the build number from 50.1.A.13.123 to 50.2.A.0.342. However, strangely the update only went live in one region (Russia), which is unusual as Sony normally updates a number of key regions at the beginning, before widening the release.

Android Pie Update Rolling Out To Samsung Galaxy S8 Owners In Germany

Android Pie Update Rolling Out To Samsung Galaxy S8 Owners In Germany

It has been about two years since Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 handsets, and the good news for owners of the device is that if you were worried that Samsung had forgotten about you, it seems that they haven’t. According to a report from SamMobile, it appears that the company has started the rollout of the Android 9.0 Pie update for users in Germany.

The rollout in Germany is good news as it means that Samsung thinks that the update is stable enough to be released to the masses and it should be finding its way to other markets soon. We can’t say for sure when the update will find its way stateside, but hopefully it won’t be too far off. Also it might be slightly later for those who are locked to a carrier as usually these updates will require carrier approval.

Razer Phone 2 To Get Android Pie Update February 27

Razer Phone 2 To Get Android Pie Update February 27

If you’re the owner of the Razer Phone 2 and are wondering where the Android 9.0 Pie update for your phone is, not to worry because it looks like it should be released in the next week or so. This is according to Razer who announced that the Android Pie update will be issued to the Razer Phone 2 starting on the 27th of February.

However there is a catch and that is that the update is currently only targeting owners of the unlocked version of the phone. This means that if you bought your phone from a carrier and it is still locked to their network, you might have to wait a bit. For example AT&T is only expected to release their update for the phone on the 4th of April, while other carriers will begin pushing out their updates on the 14th of March.

Unlocked Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Finally Gets Android Pie

Unlocked Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Finally Gets Android Pie


Carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have long received the Android 9 Pie update. It has been a considerable wait for those who own factory unlocked units. Samsung hasn’t always been the quickest to roll out new updates for unlocked variants. Those who own an unlocked Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the United States will now be delighted to hear that they can finally get a taste of Pie on their devices.

One would have expected the unlocked variants to receive the update before the carrier-locked variants but that hasn’t been the case. Android 9 Pie for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ has already been released by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Xfinity.

T-mobile Releases Android 9 Pie For Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+

T-Mobile Releases Android 9 Pie For Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+


T-Mobile was the last major carrier in the United States to not release the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ over the past couple of weeks. Magenta has now rectified that. It’s rolling out the latest Android OS update for the aforementioned devices over-the-air, ending the wait for users at last.

T-Mobile is rolling out baseband version numbers G960USQU3CSAB and G965USQU3CSAB for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ respectively. The update will weigh in at around 1.9GB for those who are on Oreo. It will be smaller for users running the beta Pie firmware on their handsets. The United States was one of the few markets where Samsung offered the Android Pie beta.

Moto G6 Android Pie Update Should Be Out In The U.s. Soon

Moto G6 Android Pie Update Should Be Out In The U.S. Soon


Some Android manufacturers like to make a big deal when they release a major OS update for their devices. Motorola doesn’t really do that. It rolls out the updates quietly and just confirms their impending arrival by uploading the changelog on its official support website. It has now done that for the Moto G6.

The company reportedly rolled out Android 9 Pie for the Moto G6 Plus in Brazil just a few weeks ago. The Moto Z3 has received it as well. It’s now the Moto G6’s turn. Motorola has put up an Android 9.0 changelog for the device on its support website.

Xfinity Galaxy S9 And S9+ First To Get Android Pie In The U.s.

Xfinity Galaxy S9 And S9+ First To Get Android Pie In The U.S.


It has been a month since Samsung first released the much-awaited Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. It has rolled out the major update for these handsets in dozens of countries across the globe but the United States was a major exception. That’s because carrier-locked devices tend to take longer to receive updates. Users Stateside will be happy to hear that Pie is finally rolling out in the United States for these devices, but they will be surprised to see which carrier rolled it out first.

It has been a much longer wait for Android 9 Pie for Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners in the United States. Samsung did open them up to the beta program in November last year but the public release has taken its sweet time. Even the factory unlocked units have yet to receive Pie.

Nokia 5 (2017) Receives Android 9 Pie Update

Nokia 5 (2017) Receives Android 9 Pie Update


HMD Global launched the Nokia 5 back in 2017. The affordable device was well received as it had decent specs for its price segment. The handset launched with Nougat on board and has since been updated to Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo. It’s now receiving the Android 9 Pie update. This will most likely be the last major Android platform update for this device.

Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, confirmed on Twitter today that the company has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the Nokia 5 (2017). The update is rolling out over-the-air so it may take a couple of days before it becomes available for everyone.

Hmd Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

HMD Global Shares Roadmap For Android Pie Update For Its Nokia Phones

The problem with Android updates is that unless you own a Pixel handset, if and when the latest Android update is released for your device is really anyone’s guess. Some manufacturers are faster than others, but once again it isn’t exactly predictable. However HMD Global wants to take out some of the guesswork involved.

The company’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas recently shared an image on Twitter where it basically laid out the roadmap for the company’s plans to update their Nokia handsets to Android Pie. It lists devices that have already received the update, as well as devices that are due to receive the update.

Google's Public Dns Will Now Work With Android 9.0 Pie

Google's Public DNS Will Now Work With Android 9.0 Pie

There are many reasons why users will want to change their DNS. A good reason is privacy where using another DNS could prevent your ISP from tracking what you are doing. Another reason is that it allows users to bypass certain blocks or restrictions that their ISP might have in place, like access to certain websites.

Google’s Public DNS is one of the more popular ones available at the moment, largely thanks to the fact that it works and is free. Now it seems that Google has made some changes and updates to it (via Android Police) where it will now be fully compatible with Android 9.0 Pie. “We implemented the DNS-over-TLS specification along with the RFC 7766 recommendations to minimize the overhead of using TLS. These include support for TLS 1.3 (for faster connections and improved security), TCP fast open, and pipelining of multiple queries and out-of-order responses over a single connection.”

Nokia 8 Sirocco Android Pie Update Released

Nokia 8 Sirocco Android Pie Update Released


Nokia has been quick to roll out the Android 9 Pie update for many of its compatible devices. Having released Pie for the Nokia 8 a couple of weeks ago, the company today confirmed that the Nokia 8 Sirocco is now receiving the much-awaited Android 9 update. Nokia 8 Sirocco is the more premium version of the Nokia 8 from HMD Global, the company that now makes Nokia-branded smartphones.

HMD Global points out in the press release that this is the 8th Nokia smartphone to receive a stable build of the Android Pie update. Some other manufacturers have only been able to release Pie for one or two of their most recent flagship models (looking at you, Samsung).

Android Pie Update For The Lg G7 Will Arrive In Early 2019

Android Pie Update For The LG G7 Will Arrive In Early 2019

lg g7The LG G7 was released earlier this year, although unlike some other 2018 smartphones, it has yet to receive its Android 9.0 Pie update. However the good news is that LG G7 owners might not have to wait much longer because according to LG Korea (via GSMArena), it seems that the handset is set to receive its Android Pie update in the first quarter of 2019.

There were no specific dates mentioned, which means that it could be anywhere between January to March, plus we imagine that it could probably end up being pushed out region by region, and might be further delayed if you bought it from a carrier which will require additional carrier approval before the update is released, but either way it is scheduled for early next year so there’s that timeframe we can look forward to.

Android 9.0 Pie Update Begins Rolling Out To Oneplus 5, 5t

Android 9.0 Pie Update Begins Rolling Out To OnePlus 5, 5T

When it comes to Android updates, most companies would generally prefer to focus on their latest flagship smartphones, so it can be a bit worrying if you use an older handset and are wondering whether or not an update will make its way to you. Thankfully for OnePlus 5 and 5T owners, it seems that the latest Android update is now making its way to handsets.

According to reports, it looks like the Android 9.0 Pie update is finally making its way to the OnePlus 5 and 5T, handsets that were released back in 2017. To be fair it was only a matter of time as the open beta for the updates took place a couple of weeks back, but it’s nice to see that OnePlus managed to release the update before the year is out, giving users a nice way to start 2019.