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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verizon says Android Oreo updates are underway for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
To our knowledge, Samsung hasn’t begun the Oreo rollout for 2016’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge anywhere in the world, yet Verizon is claiming its updates are underway.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is company’s first mid-range phone updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
Only confirmed to be rolling out in Russia for the time being, the official Android 8.0 Oreo update is likely to make its way around the world soon to Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A5 (2017).
No Android Oreo for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge after all, and no more security updates either
Not only will Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge stay on Nougat for all eternity after all, but the two spring 2015 flagships have had their security updates terminated as well.
Android Oreo is ‘coming in March’ to LG V30, G6 and Huawei P10 Plus, at least on one Canadian carrier
If the LG V30, G6 and Huawei P10 Plus can finally get official, stable Android 8.0 Oreo updates on Canada’s Fido network this month, you have to presume global rollouts are right around the corner.
Android 8.0 Oreo update officially starts spreading to US unlocked Huawei Mate 9
After starting the international rollout of Android 8.0 and EMUI 8.0 for the Huawei Mate 9 back in early December, the Chinese OEM is now spreading that love stateside.
Huawei confirms Oreo updates for several more own-brand phones, Mate 8 included
The ancient Mate 8 is one of several Huawei-branded smartphones being promised Android Oreo delivery… someday, alongside the P9, P9 Plus, Nova Youth Edition, Nova 2 and 2 Plus.
Samsung vehemently rejects any and all ‘planned obsolescence’ accusations
There’s no “planned obsolescence” going on in Samsung’s software update-developing labs, and the chaebol will fully cooperate with Italian antitrust authorities to prove its innocence.
No Android Oreo update for Honor 8 after all, Honor 8 Pro goodie pack is ‘under testing’
While the Honor 8 Pro has an official Android 8.0 update “under testing as of now”, the “regular” Honor 8 is apparently “not compatible” with Oreo all of a sudden.
Catastrophic BLU Life One X2 bug is finally fixed, Life One X3 quietly unveiled
If you’ve resisted the temptation of doing a BLU Life One X2 factory reset to bypass a recent password request, there’s now a way to gain back access.
Software update completely shuts out BLU Life One X2 owners from their phones
Software updates are usually a reason of joy for users of low-cost phones like the BLU Life One X2, but not when they add random passwords at boot time.