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.
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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.

Recent OnePlus 6 software update seems to have caused big battery problems for many

The official OnePlus forums have been inundated over the past week or so with complaints of fast OnePlus 6 battery drains after the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update.

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.

Third time’s the charm: Verizon begins Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Oreo updates at last

While Verizon fumbled the ball, AT&T became the first US carrier to update the Galaxy S7 duo to Android Oreo. And now Big Red is finally following suit.

OnePlus 6 gets OxygenOS 5.1.6 OTA update with front camera Portrait Mode

It’s only a few weeks old, but the OnePlus 6 has already received several semi-major software updates, the latest of which makes portrait selfies possible.

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.
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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.

Massive OxygenOS 5.1.2 update arrives for OnePlus 5 and 5T with double-tap to lock feature

Already updated to Android 8.0 and then 8.1 Oreo, the OnePlus 5 and 5T are receiving another huge OTA goodie pack as we speak, including a convenient new gesture for screen-locking purposes.

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.

Finally, Android 8.0 Oreo is officially rolling out to the US unlocked Moto Z

Updated with Android 8.0 Oreo in Brazil a full two months back, 2016’s Moto Z is getting the same treatment at long last in its US unlocked variant.

Samsung resumes Oreo updates for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge after small impasse

Samsung certainly started the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Oreo rollouts late, running into problems almost immediately, but at least those are now a thing of the past.

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.