Why do Android updates take so long? Sony explains it
Android updates can sometimes take their time in reaching phones. But why does that happen? Sony explains it using an infographic.
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.
Official Project Treble support comes to OnePlus 5 and 5T in the open beta channel
Only available in beta software for now, Project Treble functionality will soon roll out to all OnePlus 5 and 5T users over-the-air.
You can probably expect Oreo to roll out for the LG V20 in August in North America
One Canadian carrier “expects” to start the official Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the LG V20 next month, which probably means others will do the same.
T-Mobile is on a roll, rolling out Oreos and security patches to five Android phones
T-Mobile is the last of the big four carriers to update the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G6 to Oreo, also sending security patches to the Note 5 and S8 Active.
Huawei P20 Pro review
Huawei promises bi-monthly software updates for a bunch of new and old phones
Huawei’s new software update schedule is not as specific as the one recently announced by OnePlus, but it’s clearly better than nothing.
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.
Sony Xperia XZ2 scores Android P Beta 2 update with enhanced stability
The second beta quality version of Android P is rolling out as an over-the-air update for existing Sony Xperia XZ2 software testers.
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.
Google gets the Android P Beta 2 ball rolling for Pixel and Pixel 2 devices
The second beta quality Android P release and third developer preview includes final APIs and the official SDK, rolling out now to Google’s Pixel phones.
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.
2016’s OnePlus 3 and 3T get modern Face Unlock functionality with OxygenOS 5.0.3 update
Gone but not forgotten, the two year-old OnePlus 3 and 3T are being updated right now to OxygenOS 5.0.3, containing Face Unlock features and May security patches.
OnePlus 6 breaks vague sales records while scoring launch-day update with notch-hiding option
Thanks to the first OnePlus 6 software update, released as the phone’s global sales were opening, early adopters will be able to hide the notch right out the box. Also, shoot super slow motion video.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom and another Deluxe variant start receiving Oreo updates
The mid-range Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom and (once) high-end ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL are the Taiwanese company’s latest mobile devices treated to official Android Oreo makeovers.
Galaxy S7
Samsung ‘temporarily stops’ Galaxy S7 Oreo updates, US Cellular spreads the Galaxy S8 love
We have some good news for owners of US Cellular-specific Galaxy S8 and S8+ variants, but the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout has unfortunately been halted for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the UK.
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.
T-Mobile’s LG V30 Oreo update spreads OTA, US unlocked variant also joins the fun
The Nougat-flavored nightmare is finally over for owners of both T-Mobile-specific and US unlocked LG V30 variants, as Oreo updates are widely rolling out as we speak.
You can now register to beta-test Android Oreo on seven Huawei phones… in China
The Huawei Mate 8, P9, P9 Plus, Honor 8, V8, Note 8 and 6X are all set to receive stable Android Oreo updates in China soon after a few rounds of public beta tests.
Oreo updates are rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the UK (for real)
Verizon may have erroneously announced Android 8.0 updates for network-locked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge variants a couple of weeks back, but at least in the UK, Oreos are now rolling out OTA.
LG G6 is finally ready to get Oreo update… in Korea, V20 and G5 to follow suit… someday
The official Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the 2017-released LG G6 flagship phone will begin in just a few days in Korea, while the V20 and G5 continue to wait.