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.
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DROID MAXX 2 finally gets Android Nougat after 21 months on Marshmallow
The phone came out in late 2015. The Nougat update was in August of 2016. And in February of 2018, the phone gets Nougat with a security patch from December of 2017.
Unlocked Essential Phone now has February Android security patch
Many Essential Phones supposedly are getting this update faster than Google’s own Pixel 2. Meanwhile, those on Sprint are getting left behind.
Android distribution, February 2018: Oreo hits 1 percent, Nougat gains nearly 10 percent
Android Oreo’s growth rate along with Nougat’s look pretty much on track with figures from 12 months ago, pitiful as it is.
Xiaomi Mi A1 shows developers some love with long overdue kernel release
For an Android One smartphone, it sure took the Xiaomi Mi A1 a painfully long time to publicly distribute original kernel source code.
Party like it’s 2016 with Android Nougat updates for Verizon’s Galaxy J3 and Sprint’s J7 Perx
Two more of Samsung’s modest, budget-friendly Galaxy J-series devices are moving to Android Nougat OTA as we speak on Verizon and Sprint.
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.
Latest Android distribution scores register timid Oreo debut, decent Nougat progress
The newest Android distribution chart is the first to include 8.0 Oreo, at just 0.2 percent share, with Nougat gaining 2 percent over the past 30 days.
The nightmare is over for US Moto X Pure Edition owners awaiting Android Nougat
So what if the Moto X Pure Edition runs “pure” Android? The 2015 phone still waited more than a year to get its official 7.0 Nougat update.
Project Fi adopting Android One version of Moto X4
Pre-orders can be had starting today for $399 with trade-in offers for Nexus holdouts. It’s the first Android One phone in the US.
Nougat gains another 2 percent in September’s Android distribution numbers, finally beating KitKat
With Oreo not in yet, Nougat continues to trail Marshmallow and Lollipop’s Android distribution scores, at least making the podium for the first time.
No Android Nougat love for BlackBerry Priv, slim hope for DTEK50 and 60 as well
Before TCL took over BlackBerry smartphone production and marketing, the BlackBerry Priv was released running Android Lollipop and will stay on Marshmallow.
Frank. is a phone. That will head to Indiegogo. On September 5th. For $180.
This company likes to use periods in its branding. It also calls the phone it’s trying to sell the “mediocre chinese food you’ve been craving all week.”
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.
Nougat near a year in, Android distribution report gives it 2 percent progress
The numbers for August 2017 are up and, as always, we’re dealing with underperformance from Android 7.0 and 7.1 versus Marshmallow.
T-Mobile REVVL to launch August 10 for $170
It’s supposedly a simple phone with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and one of the first to come under T-Mobile’s name in years.
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?
Ancient, controversial LG G4 begins receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in Korea
LG G4 users unaffected by the bootloop epidemic should be delighted to see the official Android 7.0 Nougat update kicked off in the OEM’s homeland.
Nougat breaks double-digit barrier in July Android distribution chart, almost one year after launch
There’s little to be happy about in Google’s latest Android distribution report. Nougat has crossed the 10-percent milestone, but it still trails KitKat.
OnePlus 5 scores another round of ‘optimizations’, OnePlus 2 also gets a minor software update
There’s no rest for software engineers in charge of OnePlus 5 stability, with yet another update out OTA. The OnePlus 2 is also getting some love.
With ‘inconsistencies’ cleared up, Nougat updates for Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra are rebooted
Following a minor holdup, we’re happy to report Sony Xperia XA and XA Ultra users are treated to Nougat updates again, this time all nice and stable.
Xiaomi’s list of Nougat-eligible phones is pretty lengthy, including surprises and omissions
Xiaomi has already released a few new phones running Android Nougat, also updating a couple of old ones, and planning many other UI makeovers.
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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.
Sony Xperia XA is the company’s last promised phone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat
Shortly after the XA Ultra, and following many of the company’s other previous-generation phones, the Sony Xperia XA moves to Android 7.0.