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.
Files Go becomes Files by Google
It’s still the same file manager app, but it’s long outgrown its original purpose. 50 million downloads outgrown. So, it’s getting a new name.
Sprint brings on CAT S48c, a sub-$500 tough phone
Caterpillar is here to bring cellular productivity to the work yards with a new phone exclusive to Sprint from November 9th.
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.
64GB Android One Moto X4 now available from Project Fi for cheap
For a phone that originally started out pretty heavy for price, this Motorola mid-ranger has finally had its storage upgraded for the Google carrier.
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?
Xiaomi Mi A2 just one of two Android One launches in Spain
Two budget phones coming out of China, but the software eschews any accents of iOS and proprietary services. It’s in Europe now.
No Android Oreo love for Galaxy J3, J5 and J7 (2017) until September, at least in Turkey
Samsung’s low to mid-end Galaxy J3, J5 and J7 phones from last year are only expected to receive official Android Oreo updates in late September in Turkey.
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.
Official Android Oreo updates start rolling out for Huawei Mate 10 Lite and P10 Lite
Massive software updates combining Android 8.0 Oreo enhancements and EMUI 8.0 optimizations are on their way to the Huawei Mate 10 Lite and P10 Lite.
BlackBerry KEYone set to receive Oreo update this week, at least in Canada
June 28 is when Canada’s top wireless service provider expects to start rolling Android 8.0 Oreo out to the BlackBerry KEYone. Yes, this Thursday.
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.
Unlike Verizon, AT&T is genuinely rolling out Oreo updates for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
AT&T seems to have quietly started the official Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, actually beating Verizon to the punch.
No more missteps allowed: Verizon readies Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Oreo updates again
Verizon’s support webpages are again hinting at imminent Android 8.0 updates for Big Red-locked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants. This time, it’s happening.
Finally, Oreo goodies expand to US unlocked and AT&T versions of the LG G6
After Verizon and Sprint, AT&T is now officially rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the LG G6, with the phone’s US unlocked variant also brought up to date.
Verizon’s costly Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 scores tardy but welcome Oreo update
As one of the best Android tablets on the market, the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 should have received its Oreo serving a long time ago. But better late than never must be what Verizon subscribers are thinking right about now.
LG G6 review
Sprint follows Verizon’s suit in updating the LG G6 to Android 8.0 Oreo
Roughly a month after the LG G6 started receiving Oreo goodies in Korea, Sprint follows Verizon with the “Now Network’s” own over-the-air Android 8.0 promotion.
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.
Even the affordable Huawei Mate SE is officially getting updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
Since it’s practically identical to the Honor 7X, it makes perfect sense for the low-cost, mid-range Huawei Mate SE to follow its “cousin’s” suit with an Oreo update.