Samsung confirmed it halted the global rollout of the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus following reports that some devices experienced unexplained rebooting upon installation of the firmware. It remains unknown when the deployment will resume.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2018
Android Nougat, released in August 2016, is finally the most used version of the mobile operating system. However, the latest build, Android Oreo, is just at over 1 percent, revealing the severity of Google's infamous Android fragmentation problem.
Google February 6, 2018
The Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones is nearing official release. A new infographic has popped up showing Samsung Experience 9.0, the company’s custom flavor of Android software.
Apps/Software February 3, 2018
T-Mobile updated its support pages with information regarding Android Oreo testing for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Experts speculate that the official firmware has been finalized and will be released soon.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 1, 2018
The Android 8.1 Oreo update that Google is currently rolling out will include Wi-Fi Speed Labels. The new feature will allow users to see and check on the speed of available public wireless connection before they decide to connect.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 23, 2018
The official Android Oreo update for the LG V30 started to roll out in South Korea. The new software is expected to hit the United States soon.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 14, 2018
Users of the new Pixel 2 phones are taking notice and becoming concerned about Google surveys popping up in the phones’ settings. But this is not the first time Google has done this.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 2018
OnePlus confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will receive its Android 8.0 Oreo update early next year. An open beta for the new software is expected to go live soon.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 28, 2017
Developers now have to follow new rules to keep on publishing apps on the Play Store. One requires them to create 64-bit version of their apps, because there’ll be Android devices in the future that can only run 64-bit code.
Apps/Software December 21, 2017
Google has officially rolled out Android 8.1 to a host of Pixel and Nexus devices. It contains minor but needed improvements, and it activates the Pixel Visual Core chip on Google’s latest flagships.
Apps/Software December 6, 2017
Google has a new OS version called Android Oreo Go, specifically designed to play nice with low-end devices. It will work even on handsets with 512MB of RAM and will offer special features to enhance the overall experience.
Google December 5, 2017
The Pixel Visual Core chips tucked away inside Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices are lighting up. Google is enabling them with the developer preview of Android 8.1 Oreo and do the same for consumers in December.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 28, 2017
The developer preview for Android 8.1 now features a better implementation of battery drain. It now shows which apps are causing the huge strain on your device’s juice, and lets you prevent them from being battery hogs.
Apps/Software November 11, 2017
Heads up, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners: Android Oreo is ready for you. Well, the beta version at least, which Samsung is now rolling out to select devices in the form of Samsung Experience 9.0.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 3, 2017
Stock Android offers no option to know if your Bluetooth device is running low on battery. That changes now, as the the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL finally shows battery percentage levels of select Bluetooth devices.
Google October 24, 2017
The Essential Phone will receive an Android Oreo public beta in the coming weeks, in addition to night mode and other much-needed performance fixes. Essential also confirmed the status of the white variant, saying it’ll ship soon.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 10, 2017
Google has significantly changed how it rolls out updates. Thanks to a Google Play Services update, the 'check for update' button on Android will now yield the latest software available, whether or not the user is on a rollout group.
Apps/Software September 23, 2017
Android has officially unveiled Oreo, the next major update after Nougat. It’s not available for everyone yet, but you can download it now if you have a compatible device.
Apps/Software August 23, 2017
Google will officially unveil Android O on Aug. 21, right after the highly anticipated total solar eclipse. According to new rumors, the next major version of the mobile operating system will indeed be named Android Oreo.
Google August 19, 2017
Google has finally concluded the Android Nougat Beta Program to make way for Android O. Here’s when you might get it, along with some features it’ll bring to the table.
Apps/Software May 7, 2017
Some of the best Android 8.0 O features have been revealed via the update's developer preview, giving an early peek at what Android Oreo is bringing to the table.
Apps/Software April 9, 2017