Nexus 6 receives new Android 7.1.1 update with October patches

Why would Google send an over-the-air update for the Nexus 6 from 2014 when its last security update was in October? There’s no clear explanation.

OPPO A1 is a non-descript $237 mid-ranger Android phone in China

With an extra-tall display, though, comes the loss of the fingerprint sensor. What else is there to replace it at this price point but facial recognition?

It’s 2018, and Verizon is updating the 2016 Moto G4 Play to 2016’s Android Nougat

To be fair, Android 7.1.1 Nougat was released in December 2016. But that still made for a painfully long wait for Verizon owners of the mid-end Moto G4 Play.

Moto G4 Play gets Android Nougat update for real

There was a soak test back in the summer, but since then, nothing at all. Until now, when the official update has started going out.

Essential Phone patched of KRACK with Android 7.1.1 update

The Essential Phone is getting a fix for one scary Wi-Fi vulnerability. On the other hand, some big feature improvements are also in this update.

T-Mobile’s modest Samsung Galaxy J7 gets Android 7.1, yes, 7.1 Nougat update

To make up for lost time and a predictable software support halt, T-Mobile is sending the Samsung Galaxy J7 an OTA Android 7.1 Nougat upgrade.

Took a while, but the Nokia 3 is getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat

It’s technically on-time if you hear it from HMD Global, but the real world sees it as late, especially with a month-plus drag time.

Is there a Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) already in testing?

The mid-range series is already being teased months and months before it and a few other cohorts are to debut, at least by our count.

Nokia 8 launches with Zeiss camera glass, “bothies,” pure Android

Brand licensee HMD Global has launched its most remarkable phone yet with flagship specs and a dubious new term for group self-portraits.

Google fixes critical Android 7.1.1 bugs at last, restarts original Nexus 6 update

Anyone remember the original Nexus 6? Anyone still using Google and Motorola’s 2014 phablet? Here’s your stable Android 7.1.1 update at last.

The latest Android 7.1 Nougat update heads out to AT&T’s entry-level ZTE Maven 2

Priced at $40 with prepaid AT&T plans, the 5-inch ZTE Maven 2 has a Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB RAM and now Android 7.1 going for it.

Lagging Nokia 3 to get Android 7.1.1 by end of August

The Nokia 6 and Nokia 5, which the Nokia 3 launched alongside with, both have Android 7.1.1. So, when will the little sibling have its turn exactly?

Repeatedly pressing the back key can trigger Android 7.1 panic mode

But you’ll have to ensure that you or your phone’s manufacturer has the software in the first place and, most importantly, has it enabled.

Geekbench says LG Q6 specs include Snapdragon 430

A 32-bit processor on a phone that would otherwise feature a near-flagship software experience, just in a smaller form. In 2017?

Android security patches for July are up for Nexus, Pixel devices

Right after HMD Global updated its Nokia 6 devices in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The big fixes in this set of patches include a major media framework hole.

Nokia 6 security patch for July is out before Pixel and Nexus devices updated

The Android Developers blog didn’t even get updated with the vulnerabilities when this update started circulating in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Android One in Japan gets pricey with Sharp X1

The Sharp X1 is a no-frills device. It has one rear camera and one front camera. Its processor, while from Qualcomm, is mid-range. But its price?
ZTE Axon 7 Mini

T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling now on ZTE Axon 7 Mini with Android 7.1.1

The sub-flagship gets some tender loving care with ZTE and a frontline Android update with improved network support from T-Mobile.

As promised, Nougat starts rolling out to the Moto G4 Play, but surprise, it’s build 7.1.1

Just like Sony, Lenovo seems to be tying up loose Nougat ends before starting work on Android O, with a 7.1.1 update delivered to the Moto G4 Play.

Razer releases Android 7.1.1 for Nextbit Robin

This update was not expected, given how quickly the Android 7.0 update wasn’t passed along. The Razer acquisition definitely complicated things, too.

Nexus and Pixel security update for June patches major Qualcomm holes

Qualcomm is fixing some major security holes with this late update, but Android stays at the general 7.1 level and on Nougat.

Renders become photos in latest Moto G5S Plus leaks

But is it the Moto G5S Plus? Or could it be another sort of G-thing going on? Maybe even an E for some reason? Photos don’t talk out loud.

Nokia 9 photos leaked, shows it has a strong “Heart”

A “heart” as in a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM. It also has dual-camera action going on in the back and some earbuds bundled in.

Nexus and Pixel images for May are out

While the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are out for major version updates, they continue to be supported for the security updates, like this month’s wave.

ZTE MAX XL comes to Boost Mobile with Android 7.1.1 for $129.99

The hardware is fairly low-brow, but is keen to run smooth with the latest software. And it’s supposed to get fast speeds on Sprint’s network.