Oneplus 3 And 3t Finally Get Android 9 Pie Update

OnePlus 3 And 3T Finally Get Android 9 Pie Update


It’s not common for Android devices to get more than two major OS updates. So when a device is released, it will only be supported for two major OS updates in most cases. There have been deviations from the norm in a few cases but the two year cutoff is more or less the norm in the industry. You can imagine how happy OnePlus would have made its customers when it announced that it would update the OnePlus 3 and 3T with Android 9 Pie. The company has followed through on that promise today.

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are now receiving their Android 9 Pie update today. This is the third major Android OS update for the device. The OnePlus 3 series was released by the company in 2016. It’s now rolling out Android 9 Pie for both devices.

2020 Subaru Ascent: An Update In A Minor Key

2020 Subaru Ascent: An update in a minor key

With the Subaru Ascent, Volkswagen Atlas, and Kia Telluride recently joining the field, the three-row SUV segment is as competitive as ever, so value is key to attracting buyers. For 2020, Subaru is keeping the Ascent's pricing the same but is adding a few new tricks. Albeit minor tricks, but new tricks nonetheless.

The most notable addition to the Ascent range is Rear Seat Reminder. Every 2020 Ascent will come standard with the increasingly common technology, which alerts the driver to check the rear seat for a pup, a child or both. The system operates not by sensors, but on the recognition of specific scenarios.

Android Auto Gets A Big Update, And It's Going To Be Way Better

Android Auto gets a big update, and it's going to be way better

Android Auto users are in for a treat as Google just unveiled a complete overhaul of the interface. We can safely say it looks a whole lot better than the current system, and we're excited to try it out.

To begin, there's a new launcher. Instead of the five buttons along the bottom, now there's an array of apps to choose from in a vertically scrolling interface. This looks a whole lot more like the app drawer on your actual phone, and should make choosing your desired navigation or audio app much more intuitive. The launcher looks more like Apple CarPlay, but scrolls vertically instead of sliding from page to page horizontally.

Toyota La Coupe Prototype Is Real And Really Weird (official Update)

Toyota La Coupe Prototype Is Real And Really Weird (Official Update)

We reached out to Toyota and spoke to Senior Manager Nancy Hubbell about the La Coupe. She said that it’s an internal study from the carmaker’s Japanese division with no plans for getting it on the road. “It was just a concept study and they had to get some patents on it to show it in public,” Hubbell told Carscoops. “It was designed for Japan audiences and there's no talk of putting it into production.” (Update 4/18/2019)

Update: There Are 5 Unsold Lexus Lfas Left In The U.s.

UPDATE: There are 5 unsold Lexus LFAs left in the U.S.

UPDATE (April 9, 2019): This year has been a solid year for LFA sales with three more finding homes. Interestingly, all three were sold during the month of January. By our count, that leaves five of the supercars left unsold.

UPDATE (January 3, 2019): The countdown of Lexus LFA sales continues. In the time since our last update, Lexus sold another of the supercars. That means we're down to 8 LFAs unsold in the U.S. Check out the whole story on unsold LFAs below. We'll also continue to monitor LFA sales to see if/when all are sold.

Huawei P10 And Honor 8x Receive Android 9 Pie Update

Huawei P10 And Honor 8X Receive Android 9 Pie Update


Huawei is doing more than just launching new devices, the P30 and the P30 Pro to be precise, this week. It’s also rolling out the latest firmware update for a couple of existing devices. Multiple reports have come in from users across the globe that the Huawei P10 and the Honor 8X are now receiving their Android 9 Pie update.

Huawei’s devices come with EMUI, the company own custom skin, which makes significant changes to the way Android looks on its devices. EMUI 9 is the latest version of its custom software and it’s included in the Pie update being rolled out for the Huawei P10 and the Honor 8X.

Fortnite Update Forces Xbox One And Ps4 Players To Fight Each Other

Fortnite Update Forces Xbox One And PS4 Players To Fight Each Other

The update will introduce crossplay matching between both consoles and players need to opt-in in order to play. If they don’t, then the game modes that they will be limited to will be Creative Mode and Playgrounds. According to Epic, the reason for this is, “Motivating factor is unlocking optimization potential allowing us to run more playlists during more hours of the day while supporting more data center locations. Please provide us with feedback on your experience!”

It’s actually a rather interesting approach as the debate on which console is better is still very much alive and well, and this forcing of Xbox gamers to fight against PlayStation gamers will go a long way in keeping that rivalry alive and well. It was late last year that Sony had finally allowed PS4 crossplay.

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 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.

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.

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.

Minor Update (47.2.a.4.45) Lands On The Xperia Xz1 And Xz1 Compact

Minor update (47.2.A.4.45) lands on the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact

Sony Mobile has unusually released a very minor update for the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact handsets in some regions, moving the build number from 47.2.A.4.41 to version 47.2.A.4.45. The firmware remains with 1 December 2018 Android security patches, so it is likely that Sony added some other small bug fixes for the update. Strangely, the same update is not available for the Xperia XZ Premium, which normally follows the same build tree.If you have updated let us know your impressions in the comments below.