Tag Archive: getting


Putting Google Assistant in everything is easy — getting everything *else* in there is hard

Now that Google and Qualcomm have the silicon worked out, it’s time to get (really) serious about the services.

It sure didn’t take Google too long to reach parity with Amazon on the hardware front, did it? Consider how long the Amazon Echo has been around. Decades, right? (OK, just a few years now — the OG Echo was released in limited numbers at the end of 2014.) Google Home has been around for a year and change. Both pretty  [Read More…]

LG V30 could be getting Android Oreo update soon

An Oreo update for the LG V30 has been on the cards for some time now and it seems that the update could finally be coming to fruition. Some LG v300S SK Telecom units are already running Android 8.0.0 software but most other variants of the handset across the US and Europe are still running […]

LG V30 is getting a stunning Raspberry Rose color

LG has the perfect Valentine’s gift for the pink lover in your life.

The V30 is definitely one of LG’s best-looking phones in quite some time, and this is made possible thanks to its aluminum frame, glass back, and super slim bezels. LG launched the V30 in a handful of colors, including Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet. All of these look quite nice, but just in time for CES 2018, LG has announced its latest  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi A1 now getting official Android Oreo update

Oreo goes official.

Since early December, Xiaomi’s been seeking individuals to participate in a beta of Android Oreo for the Mi A1. News broke later in the month that Oreo for the phone introduced fast-charging, but there was still no timeframe as to when it’d be available for all. However, as a treat for ringing in the new year, Xiaomi’s announced that Oreo is officially rolling out to all Mi A1 units.

Xiaomi will push Oreo to  [Read More…]

4 tips for getting the most battery life out of your Huawei Watch 2

The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the best Android Wear watches currently available, and it manages surprisingly good endurance out of its 420mAh battery. Still, for heavy users who are constantly checking notifications and flipping through apps, it might not be enough to last through a busy work day. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the Huawei Watch 2’s battery.

Turn down your brightness

This one’s pretty obvious, but the brighter  [Read More…]

Top 5 tips and tricks for getting the most out of EMUI 8

Getting started with EMUI 8 is easy, and it’s because it’s based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the new platform.

EMUI 8 is the software running on the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro and Honor View 10, and it will soon be coming to a bunch of Honor and Huawei devices being upgraded from EMUI 5.x.

While not a huge evolution in design or features, EMUI  [Read More…]

Getting your PlayStation Move controllers to work with a Christmas Tree

Christmas lights might be confusing your Move Controllers and we’re gonna help you figure out how to make that stop

Chances are there’s a whole lot of interference when it comes to Christmas lights and it’s time to get ingenious. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree. Oh how I … am a little disappointed in you for interfering with my PlayStation Move Controllers!

Read more at VRHeads!

Essential Phone is now getting Oreo Beta 2

Android Oreo on the Essential Phone is getting ever more of a reality as the second beta release has been issued as an over-the-air update. Currently Android Oreo is only in beta form and is being publicly tested to iron out the kinks before the official stable release. The second release of the software has […]

Essential Phone now getting Oreo Beta 2 with new features and bug fixes

Now with picture-in-picture, smart text selection, and more.

Essential rolled out the first beta of Oreo for the PH-1 back in mid-November, and while it’s been great to play around with the new version of Android, there have been some noticeably missing features and multiple bugs that have made us anxious for beta two. This was supposed to be pushed out last week but was delayed due to “a few regressions” that Essential caught “last minute.”

However,  [Read More…]

ZTE Axon 7 is getting Android 8.0 Oreo soon

The popular ZTE Axon 7 was released in 2016 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. But despite the phone reaching its end of life (it’s no longer manufactured), the Chinese company has decided it will update the phone to Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future. Inspired by positive feedback from customers, ZTE […]