Amazon’s latest Fire TV will be the first device to run Nougat-based Fire OS 6

Amazon’s Fire OS 6 is (almost) here, with minimal buzz and fuss, debuting on the Fire TV Gen 3 with Android Nougat-powered functionality.

Xiaomi Mi A1 on benchmark logs shaping up to be a Mi 5X lookalike

Geekbench results from September 1 may indicate some resemblence between the Mi 5X and Mi A1, which is said to launch in India as an Android One phone.

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.

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.

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.

Did Android 7.1.2 brick fingerprints for you? Maybe flash the update…

Users of the Pixel and applicable Nexus devices are reporting that the update has crippled the usability of their fingerprint sensors.

Nexus 6P update to Android 7.1.2 was a little tricky for beta users

Even after installing the final version of Android 7.1.2, a beta update kept popping up, urging Nexus 6P users to install it. That’s a fiction that’s been fixed.

Verizon Pixel updated with special Android 7.1.2 update

A few more problems had to be fixed on Verizon units before this iterative update went out. But it’s now on its way, so sit tight.

Android 7.1.2 images are out for all applicable Nexus and Pixel devices

After hints of the update moving to a limited device pool over the weekend, we disseminate the build names for some clues as to how the sausage gets made.

Android 7.1.2 OTAs heading out to Pixel C, Nexus Player

Odd that two fairly marginalized frontier devices are getting the minor update first. Maybe it’s because everyone’s still playing with Android O.

Android 7.1.2 beta 2: Pixel C gets new launcher, Nexus 6P gets fingerprint gestures

The Pixel C finally gets a launcher of its namesake while the Nexus 6P finally gains something its lesser sibling could do since a while back.

Android Oreo, Android Pocky: Hiroshi Lockheimer picks his poison

The SVP for Android is tweeting grocery occurrences and BuzzFeed-style recipe ideas. Will he make enough Oreo cake for all of us?

Android Instant Apps spreads into more Google phones

Instant Apps experiences are spreading out of public testing and into more Pixels and Nexuses. Here’s what to watch out for if you want it.

New fingerprint sensor move for Nexus 5X in Android 7.1.2 update

The Maintenance Review features a new gesture that is actually carried over from the Google Pixel. The Nexus 6P might get it soon.

Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta underway today, final release expected in a couple of months

Nougat’s next maintenance release is Android 7.1.2, already heading out to select Pixel and Nexus devices in public beta form.

Android Nougat Maintenance Releases get tagged with version numbers

Android 7.1 may be coming your way this fall if you’re lucky enough to get it fast — got a Nexus? — but smaller tweaks are also down the calendar.