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LG V20 and Q6 now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

There are also new features coming to the G7 and G6.

LG has never been well-known for issuing speedy or consistent software updates, but the company’s been trying to turn that around after opening a dedicated “Global Software Update Center” this past April. Now, some of those efforts are coming to light as four LG phones are getting new software goodies.

Starting first with firmware upgrades, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to both the LG  [Read More…]

Here’s why the NVIDIA Shield TV is still being updated after three years

The best Android TV product is also one of the best-supported Android products ever.

We all love the Shield TV around here. It’s almost universally thought of as the best way to get Android on your TV, isn’t outrageously expensive, and has enough power to stream your 4K HDR content without sputtering or complaining. It’s also a decent gaming console and makes for a heck of a streaming server when you use Plex or Kodi. It’s one  [Read More…]

Twitter Android app is being updated with a bottom navigation bar

The swipe gesture between the four main pages is no more 😞

On Thursday evening this week, the Twitter Support account announced a new update for its Android app. There are a few things to take note of, but the biggest change reworks the app’s navigation we’ve had since June 2016.

Rather than showing icons at the top for Home, Moments, Notifications, and Direct Messages, these are now moved to the very bottom of your screen. This  [Read More…]

ZTE is being allowed to temporarily operate in the U.S. until August 1

ZTE’s back and forth with the U.S. continues.

A new month means new beginnings, a fresh start, and more ZTE drama. Most recently, it’s been announced that the United States Department of Commerce is allowing ZTE it resume some of its operations in the U.S. until August 1, 2018.

According to a report from Reuters, ZTE will be able to “engage in commercial transactions needed to maintain existing networks and equipment in the United States.”

Things were  [Read More…]

Moto Z Play on Verizon now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The OTA update is rolling out now.

Android P might be the hottest thing in Android right now, but even so, there are still plenty of phones waiting for last year’s Oreo update. Most recently, the Moto Z Play on Verizon Wireless (the Droid Edition) is finally getting the Oreo treatment we’ve been waiting for.

Similar to the Oreo update that landed for the unlocked Moto Z Play in late-May, this brings the Verizon model up to  [Read More…]

Moto G5S Plus being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

The May 2018 security patch is also here.

In late October of last year, Motorola launched the Moto G5S Plus — an improved version of the already great Moto G5 Plus that introduced a full metal unibody and dual rear cameras. Now, the phone’s being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Android 8.1 is rolling out to the G5S Plus now, with Motorola’s support website indicating that it comes with —

many enhancements including new multitasking features, more  [Read More…]

Unlocked Moto Z and Z Play being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the U.S.

The update is rolling out to users now!

This August will mark the one-year anniversary when Android Oreo was first released to the public, but as the Android world often goes, there are still plenty of handsets not running this version of the OS. Thankfully, owners of the unlocked Moto Z and Z Play in the U.S. don’t have to wait for the update any longer.

As spotted by Android Police, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling  [Read More…]

Google Photos is being updated with Favorite and Like buttons

The ⭐️ is launching this week while the ❤️ is “coming soon.”

Google Photos is a constantly evolving beast, and this week, it’s being updated with a new feature that’ll allow you to favorite photos you take.

When looking at a picture you’ve captured, you’ll soon be able to tap a new ⭐️ icon that’ll mark it as a favorite. As you keep tapping that little icon, these photos will automatically populate a new Favorites album that  [Read More…]

Chromebook vs. iPads: Closer than ever to being actual computers

The future of Chrome OS is to compete with the iPad, but it’s a long fight.

It should be abundantly clear by now that Android tablets are never going to catch on. Instead, it looks more and more like Google is positioning Chrome OS with Android apps to fill that space. Chromebooks have been tremendously successful in the quest to replace the traditional computer over the last couple of years, especially in school settings. At the same  [Read More…]

Huawei and ZTE phones banned from being sold on U.S. military bases [Update]

This latest order comes straight from the Pentagon.

Updated 2:50 PM ET – Following this report, Huawei has since reached out to Android Central with the following statement: “Huawei’s products are sold in 170 countries worldwide and meet the highest standards of security, privacy and engineering in every country we operate globally including the US. We remain committed to openness and transparency in everything we do and want to be clear that no government has ever asked us  [Read More…]