Google Assistant is rolling out to tablets on Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow and smartphones on Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, about 20 percent of Android users will still not be able to use Google's digital assistant.
Google December 13, 2017
Google has officially announced that Assistant is now rolling out to all Android Marshmallow and Nougat users, expanding the virtual assistant beyond Pixel devices. Check for an update to Google Play services to see if Assistant is ready.
Apps/Software March 2, 2017
Google has confirmed that Assistant will soon be available to other devices, provided they’re running either Android Nougat or Marshmallow. Expect it to arrive this week.
Apps/Software February 26, 2017
A mysterious Huawei smartphone has been spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench. The phone is rumored to be the Huawei Maya and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2017
Verizon subscribers can finally purchase the Kyocera DuraForce Pro, one of the few ultra durable handsets in the market today. The device meets military standards for harshest conditions while its display is virtually scratch-proof.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 18, 2016
The Android distribution numbers are in, seeing a measly increase of devices running Nougat from 0.3 percent last month to 0.4 percent today. Currently, Android Lollipop and Marshmallow still corner a huge chunk of all Android devices.
Apps/Software December 6, 2016
A new software update that brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow has now rolled out for the Motorola Droid Turbo. Verizon hasn’t published an official changelog yet, but expect Marshmallow staples such as Android Pay, Custom Google Tabs and more.
Apps/Software December 5, 2016
Google is taking up all the spotlight right now with the Pixel, but there's another device preparing to take the United States by storm. It's called the Le Pro 3, and guess what? It looks like a winner. The company behind it is looking to break out in the U.S. market.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2016
Beware: more than half of Android devices still run the risk of being infected by an old malware dubbed Ghost Push. The trojan hides behind popular apps, ad links and short links downloaded and clicked by users.
Security October 17, 2016
A list of Samsung devices confirmed to receive Android 7.0 Nougat is now available. The phones expected to be upgraded include many recent flagship phablets and smartphones in the S and Note series, including edge variants.
Apps/Software October 9, 2016
Samsung’s smartphones are some of the best in the world. Now there is tense anticipation that the Galaxy S7 is set to get Android 7.0 Nougat, because it was spotted running the update on GFXBench.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 5, 2016
BlackBerry is about to launch a new flagship smartphone with high end specs. Press images of the BlackBerry DTEK60 have just leaked and provide a look at its design and some of its new features.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 28, 2016
The Sony Xperia C5 Ultra, along with its dual-SIM variant, is now receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The OTA software update brings the phablet from Android 5.1 Lollipop to Marshmallow.
Apps/Software September 19, 2016
The 5.5-inch Xperia C4 and Xperia C4 Dual are now receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the U.S. The OS arrives on the Sony PROSelfie smartphones almost a year after their release.
Apps/Software September 17, 2016
Verizon has added a new smartphone to its prepaid lineup. The carrier has just announced the Moto G4 Play is available online and in retail stores.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 16, 2016
AT&T just released Android 6.0 Marshmallow FOTA updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The AT&T release comes several months after competing carriers released theirs.
Apps/Software September 9, 2016
The 8.4-inch Wi-Fi model of the original Galaxy Tab S from Samsung is now getting the Android Marshmallow software update. The tablet jumps from Android 5.0.2 Lollipop to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Apps/Software September 7, 2016
Boost Mobile has just launched a new affordable 5.5-inch phablet. The ZTE Warp 7 includes a large HD display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and 13-megapixel rear camera among its top features.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 31, 2016
BlackBerry continues to embrace Android with the launch of BlackBerry Hub+ for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The company may launch Hub+ for Android 5.0 Lollipop and iOS soon.
Apps/Software August 4, 2016
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow's adoption rate finally passed the 15 percent mark, 10 months in. Most Android devices are still running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Apps/Software August 3, 2016
Samsung is pushing out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the first-gen Galaxy A5 in select regions. The update is an OTA one and brings a slew of features such as Doze Mode and Now on Tap to the midrange handset.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2016
It definitely took a long while but as they all say, it’s better late than never. Users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 under AT&T will finally be getting the next Android OS 6.0, Marshmallow, on their devices.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 17, 2016
Good news for BlackBerry Priv users on the AT&T mobile carrier plan. The company just released a much-awaited update for your devices. This brings the device’s Android OS to the current Marshmallow 6.0 version, available now via OTA updates.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 16, 2016
Virgin and Boost Mobile subscribers in need of a budget phone can get a sweet deal out of the Alcatel Dawn. The phone comes with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow preinstalled at a tempting price.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 11, 2016
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is now available for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the T-Mobile network. That leaves AT&T as the only carrier that has not yet released the OS upgrade to its customers.
Apps/Software June 28, 2016
The unlocked 32 GB BlackBerry Priv is currently on sale. The smartphone can be purchased for $299.99 for a limited time, a considerable savings over Verizon's $720 and AT&T's $639.99.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 24, 2016
AT&T has announced that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ are now available. The network is the last to deliver the software upgrade, months after its release by competitors Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Apps/Software June 23, 2016
T-Mobile released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update for the BlackBerry Priv. Newegg is selling the BlackBerry smartphone for $374.99, a discount of 53 percent on the original price.
Apps/Software June 15, 2016
Another Chinese smatrphone has hit the scene, packing impressive specs on a budget. The new Vernee Apollo Lite rocks a deca-core Helio X20 processor, 4 GB of RAM, USB Type-C and other impressive specs at just $230. Here's the deal.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2016
Evan Blass spilled the beans again, and this time the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the center of attention. The press renders of the tablet give a pretty good idea of its updated design and possible release date.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2016
OnePlus announced the release of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update with OxygenOS 3.0.2 for the OnePlus 2. The software update brings a number of new features and improvements to the smartphone.
Apps/Software June 6, 2016
Verizon has officially released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update for Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4. AT&T has yet to release the treat, while T-Mobile is still lagging on the Galaxy Note 4 update for its users.
Apps/Software June 4, 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Rogers. Some other carriers such as Telus and Bell have already released the latest software update to some devices running on their networks.
Apps/Software June 2, 2016
Nvidia released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to the Shield Tablet in the U.S. The software update brings a number of new features and bug fixes to tablet.
Apps/Software May 28, 2016
Google may shame smartphone vendors and carriers who are sluggish in rolling out Android's latest software update. Google has made a list, which is currently private, but it is considering making it public soon.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 27, 2016
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Telus and Koodo have started receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The software update brings a number of new features and power management tools to the handset.
Apps/Software May 26, 2016
T-Mobile has just released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on the carrier. That leaves AT&T and Verizon customers still waiting for the software upgrade from their respective carriers.
Apps/Software May 25, 2016
AT&T has finally released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The carrier is the last to do so, as customers on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have already received the software upgrade on their respective networks.
Apps/Software May 19, 2016
Those looking to get a great savings on a Samsung Galaxy Note phablet have a new deal to consider. The 32 GB unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is on sale for $279.99.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2016
Pixel C tablet users have run into rebooting issues since the installation of the May update for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The rebooting occurs whenever the tablet goes into sleep mode while not plugged in to its charger.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 16, 2016
European Huawei P8 Lite owners, rejoice! Huawei officially announced the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the handset and the update is rolling out now.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 14, 2016
HTC One M8 and M9 owners on the AT&T network are finally set to receive their Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The carrier is the last of the Big Four to release the update, which it recently delayed.
Apps/Software May 13, 2016
Google just released a new demo video to illustrate just how Google Now on Tap works its magic. If you have Android Marshmallow, you may want to check this out.
Google May 12, 2016
Telus will roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on May 23. The latest operating system will bring a number of new features, power management tools and enhanced security to the phablet.
Apps/Software May 12, 2016
Live images of Huawei’s upcoming Honor V8 have been revealed online showing off the handset’s dual rear cameras and metal build design. The company is preparing to officially unveil the handset on May 10.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 10, 2016