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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huawei developing own AI assistant to supplant Alexa, Google Assistant
There’s been code dug up to show that this effort will primarily focus on China, where the market has been more muddled and untapped by behemoths Google and Amazon.
Gmail Go allows users to read and send mail offline
How can you lighten up an email app? You send email, you receive email. That’s pretty much it. Well, it’s part of the Android Go suite of apps.
Nokia 7 Plus gets revealed in presentation slides
The big partner to the current Nokia 7 is still waiting in the wings, but we’re getting closer to a feel for the uptown mid-ranger.
Firmware suggests Huawei P20 to launch with Android 8.1 Oreo
The latest flagship from the Chinese manufacturer will apparently get the latest operating system possible at this point.
MediaTek prepared for Android Go with three chipsets
The second-string mobile semiconductor is getting ready to bring new, low-end Android devices with the latest software on them.
Factory resetting in Android 8.1 Developer Preview can brick device
If you have a problem and happen to have forgotten your unlock code for some reason, you better hope you don’t need a factory reset.