Tag Archive: Receive


Your next Android phone should actually receive regular software updates

One of the biggest reasons to buy a Google Pixel (or even an iPhone) is because of the frequent software updates. Not just major platform updates, either; just as important are the regular security updates that keep your phone from being vulnerable to exploits and tidy up minor bugs. While there are exceptions, most other Android phones don’t receive those updates nearly as often as a Pixel.

According to confidential documents obtained by The Verge, though, that may  [Read More…]

Nokia 7 Plus will receive Android 9.0 Pie stable update in September

The Nokia 7 Plus will be the first Snapdragon 660 phone to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update.

The Nokia 7 Plus was one of seven devices in the third-party Android beta program, and the phone picked up the Beta 4 build earlier in the month. HMD Global has mentioned that it is in the final stages of the beta program, with a stable build slated for the device in the coming weeks.

At a media event  [Read More…]

Motorola announces its list of phones that will receive Android Pie

Do you own a Motorola device and jealous of all the new great features of Android 9 Pie your Pixel friends are enjoying? Well, the company has released a blog post sharing which phones it will update to Android Pie. Did your phone make the list of 8 devices the company says made the initial cut for the upgrade?

Here’s the list of Android Pie-ready devices:

Moto Z3 Moto Z3 Play Moto Z2 Force Edition Moto Z2 Play Moto X4  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3/3T confirmed to receive Android P update

The OnePlus 3 and 3T will go straight from Android 8.0 Oreo to Android P.

OnePlus said that Oreo would be the last platform update for the two-year-old OnePlus 3/3T, but the company is now changing its stance. In a forum thread, OnePlus confirmed that both the OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive the Android P update.

The company said that after “internal discussions and evaluation,” it decided to offer the Android P update to either  [Read More…]

Canadian Galaxy Note 8 units to receive Oreo update April 5

That’s this Thursday.

A brief delay between Galaxy S8 Oreo rollouts on U.S. and Canadian units is happening again with the Note 8. A week or so after the U.S. counterparts started receiving their Oreo updates, Canadian Note 8 users can look forward to Android 8.0 starting April 5.

While only Rogers has definitively issued a date on its update schedule, Samsung typically rolls out major updates to all of its carrier partners at once, and the Note  [Read More…]

Unlocked Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will receive Android Oreo in 2-3 weeks

Despite the fact that Android P Developer Preview is already out, some of the flagship devices are still waiting to get Android Oreo. The rollout of Android Oreo for carrier models of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started a few weeks back, but unlocked devices and the Note 8 were left in the dark. Hopefully, that […]

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Here’s the list of Xiaomi phones that will receive the MIUI 9.5 update

Over 30 Xiaomi phones will receive the MIUI 9.5 update.

Xiaomi has started rolling out the MIUI 9.5 update, bringing a host of new features and system-wide optimizations along with bug fixes. The OTA update will be making its way to over 30 Xiaomi devices over the course of the next month, including the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi Mix 2, Redmi Y1, and more.

Xiaomi has shared a broad timeline for when  [Read More…]

How Echo Connect Lets You Make, Receive Calls Using Alexa

It’s Alexa Calling, though a landline.

Don’t overthink the Amazon Echo Connect. While the name is somewhat confusing given it lives alongside Amazon Alexa and Amazon Echo, the Connect really just another avenue for Alexa Calling. (OK, that’s one more name you need to know, and thus adding to the confusion.)

Here’s the real deal: Alexa Calling is the method by which an Amazon Echo device can make phone calls. It uses the internet to do so but  [Read More…]

Sony confirms its flagship phones receive two years of software updates

Mid-range and entry-level phones are left to Sony’s discretion, however.

When buying a new Android phone, one of the things to keep in mind is how fast or slow certain manufacturers release software updates for existing hardware. Google’s Pixel line is the current go-to if you want the fastest updates possible, whereas companies like Samsung can be agonizingly slow in this regard.

Sony’s always done a pretty good job at pushing out software updates in a speedy  [Read More…]

The $99 Nokia 2 will receive Android 8.1 update with Android Go tweaks

HMD Global is taking the best bits of Android Go and integrating them in the Nokia 2.

HMD Global has done a fantastic job when it comes to updating its phones, and the company is now extending that commitment to the $ 99 Nokia 2. Replying to a user’s query on Twitter, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas has mentioned that the Nokia 2 will pick up the Android 8.1 Oreo update.

With Android Go  [Read More…]