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.

Oreo more than quadruples its share in Google’s latest Android distribution report

Google forgot to revise the Android distribution chart last month, now reporting some massive growth for Oreo compared to February numbers.

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.
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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.

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.

Many Moto X Pure Edition units finally get Android Nougat

Sprint units apparently got this update in the past two months, but not GSM and Verizon units until just about two weeks ago.

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.

Android distribution for November shows sluggish progress for Nougat, Oreo

Growth is on par with Nougat at this infant stage, but for Nougat, it is maturing slower than how Marshmallow did with users.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Does anyone care that Verizon is finally updating its HTC One M9 to Nougat?

Forgotten by many and updated to Android 7.0 Nougat by T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T a long time ago, the HTC One M9 finally makes the jump on Verizon as well.

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.

Wild Android 7.1.2 update message pops up on Google Pixels, but it’s just a mislabeled security patch

There’s likely nothing wrong with your Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone recently upgraded to Android Oreo, and you don’t need to downgrade to Nougat.

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.

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.

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.”

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.