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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.
Google forgot to revise the Android distribution chart last month, now reporting some massive growth for Oreo compared to February numbers.
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?
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.
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.
Many Essential Phones supposedly are getting this update faster than Google's own Pixel 2. Meanwhile, those on Sprint are getting left behind.
Android Oreo's growth rate along with Nougat's look pretty much on track with figures from 12 months ago, pitiful as it is.
For an Android One smartphone, it sure took the Xiaomi Mi A1 a painfully long time to publicly distribute original kernel source code.
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.
Sprint units apparently got this update in the past two months, but not GSM and Verizon units until just about two weeks ago.
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.
Growth is on par with Nougat at this infant stage, but for Nougat, it is maturing slower than how Marshmallow did with users.
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.
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.
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 Fire OS 6 is (almost) here, with minimal buzz and fuss, debuting on the Fire TV Gen 3 with Android Nougat-powered functionality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before TCL took over BlackBerry smartphone production and marketing, the BlackBerry Priv was released running Android Lollipop and will stay on Marshmallow.