Nokia 2 gets Android 8.1 Oreo, though trade-offs and restrictions apply

The advent of Android Go software for lightweight smartphones and Google’s mandate on coupling them together has made the update difficult.

Verizon prepaid launches Nokia 2 V for $70

At $70, you’re getting stereo speakers, a software update promise and solid industrial design with the battery endurance to last.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reach end of the road for software updates

After an extra two months added to the software update guarantee, Google has no further obligations to Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P owners.

LG V40 ThinQ launches with a camera quintuple threat

This new phablet has all the consumer facets with big sound and a big display, but it also brings triple simultaneous shooting with its main cameras.

What’s the deal with the Android distribution report and Pie?

So, Android Pie has been around for a bit more than a month now and it hasn’t been logged into the latest distribution report.

Alcatel 3T 8 brings Android Go with LTE to a tablet

TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile may have taken the most attention at IFA 2018 for the company, but Alcatel is still chuggin’ at it.

BLU Vivo XI+ debuts as company relaunches with streamlined approach

Last week, the company made promises to be a better phone maker. It continued to make those promises with the launch of the Vivo XI+.

Alcatel 1 is $80, but there’s one big feature missing…

TCL has added another option at the budget end of its phone offerings and it is as bare bones as it can get. But is it worth $80?
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Essential Phone notch options experience a notch in availability

The options to have the “ears” blend in or stay out of the way were available on the Essential Phone in Android Oreo… but not Pie? Why?

Palm “Pepito” leaked as a tiny comeback destined for Verizon

TCL seems to be taking Palm’s ethos into account if this leaked render set is indicative of anything true. But how long does it last?

Android Oreo now has double-digit share in version distribution

The last update to the dashboard was two months ago, so a good bump in stats for the latest versions of Android was expected.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core purportedly pictured running non-stock Android Go software

The fast-approaching Samsung Galaxy J2 Core seems set to run a rather bizarre mix of Android Go and the company’s proprietary sofware.

YouTube picture-in-picture mode to be available on all US Android Oreo devices

The feature has gotten out of its YouTube Red premium range and is spreading to all Android Oreo devices in the United States.

Alcatel 1 with Android Go is the most basic you can get

TCL introduced us to the Alcatel 1X earlier this year with what we thought was the most basic setup with modern trimmings you can get in 2018. Well, this.

Specs spill on Xiaomi Mi Max 3 from TENAA

The display’s about 7 inches across, the battery’s amazingly large and there’s the usual trimmings like dual rear cameras sprinkled in, too.

OPPO Find X launching in Europe with Automobili Lamborghini Edition, too

But be prepared to shell out big time, even with the regular version of this device. It doesn’t have a servo-fed camera reveal system for nothing.

Alcatel 1X with Android Oreo (Go edition) and 2:1 screen goes on sale in the US at $100

Officially priced at $99.99, the entry-level Alcatel 1X combines Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition) software optimizations with a trendy screen and generous 16GB internal storage.

Every single one of HMD’s Nokia smartphones will get official Android P updates

New and old, low and high-end (and mid-range), all of HMD Global’s Nokia-branded smartphones are now officially guaranteed to receive Android P updates… eventually.

HMD Global launches Nokia 2.1 with dual front-firing speakers

The new Nokia 2 carries on the original’s mission of two-day battery life with new hardware and a better multimedia experience at a low price.

Massive OxygenOS 5.1.2 update arrives for OnePlus 5 and 5T with double-tap to lock feature

Already updated to Android 8.0 and then 8.1 Oreo, the OnePlus 5 and 5T are receiving another huge OTA goodie pack as we speak, including a convenient new gesture for screen-locking purposes.

OnePlus 6 ramps up the speed, storage and slow motion video

Speed is the game, OnePlus is the name. Will its latest Android smartphone keep up? It has 480fps video capture, a new Snapdragon 845 chip and a new storage option. All for a little more money than the OnePlus 5T.

BQ Aquaris X2 and X2 Pro are two new additions to Android One

These two phones hit the mid-range of the smartphone market with lots of Qualcomm technologies and quick support of Android updates as they come.

Oreo gains modest 1.1 percent share in Android distribution numbers for May

The latest Android distribution chart looks just as bad as the one from last month, with Nougat in the lead, Marshmallow in second place, and Oreo at only 5.7 percent.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2018 launches in India, J-series Android Go phone also in the works

Samsung continues to expand the popular budget-friendly Galaxy J smartphone family, with the J2 2018 officially unveiled in India, and a J2 Core likely in the pipeline running Android Oreo (Go Edition) software.

Leaked firmware says Xiaomi Redmi S2 has Snapdragon 625

The Qualcomm chipset is a very efficient user of power. There’s also dual cameras here. But what will China and India pay for it?