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Pixels and Nexuses now receiving October security patch from Google

It’s once again time to furiously tap that update button.

Google has released its October 2017 security patch, complete with a brand new website for Pixel and Nexus patches. As usual, the October update is pushing out for the Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C.

The latest security bulletin details the changes, which are mostly low-level patches against known and 0-day exploits. Fixes are in  [Read More…]

Pixel owners on Oreo receiving September patch disguised as downgrade to Nougat

Certain Pixel owners are being asked to downgrade their phone’s software.

The Android 8.0 Oreo announcement came and went a few weeks ago, and the Pixel phones began recieving the over-the-air update. However, it looks like some users are running into a new problem: their phones are asking to be updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat.

9to5Google reports that several users on Google+ and Google’s Product Forums have noted that they received the “update” notification. Fortunately, it seems  [Read More…]

Some people are already receiving their Note 8 pre-orders

Some Galaxy Note 8 owners have already received their devices.

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 went live last week, with an official shipment date of September 15. However, it seems that shipment date is just a formality: some of our forums users have already received their pre-ordered devices.

Our forum users are reporting receiving their devices as early as September 5, 10 days before the device is even supposed to ship. Users who purchased the  [Read More…]

Pixels and Nexuses now receiving August security patch from Google

In some ways, it’s the most important update you’ll get.

Google has just released its August 5, 2017 security patch, releasing it for its own Pixel and Nexus devices but of course also providing it to other manufacturers to release to their devices as well. As for Google’s own hardware, the August 5 update will arrive for the Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C.

The latest security  [Read More…]

Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5 receiving Nougat in the U.S.

Samsung’s 2015 phones are beginning to receive Nougat in the U.S.

Three of the four big U.S. carriers are rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5 over the week, much to the delight of impatient users everywhere.

Sprint and Verizon were first out of the gate to bring Samsung’s 2015 suite of phones to its latest version of the Samsung Experience, which improves the design of the UI  [Read More…]

Unlocked Moto Z units receiving Nougat update in the U.S.

It’s February, which means the unlocked Moto Z is beginning to get Nougat.

As promised, Motorola is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the unlocked variant of the Moto Z in the U.S., a wait that, for many, was far too long.

The company told Android Central last month that it wouldn’t be until February that the unlocked Moto Z would begin getting upgraded to Android 7.0, well after the Verizon edition, which was released over  [Read More…]

Original NVIDIA Shield Android TV now receiving essential Nougat update

The 2015 Shield TV is getting a big update.

The original NVIDIA Shield Android TV is receiving its Shield Experience 5.0 update as we speak, bringing it to par with the updated (and improved) 2017 model.

But because 2015 version of the set-top box share largely the same internals as the new one, NVIDIA has boosted its functionality through an update to Android TV based on Nougat.

These are the major improvements:

Amazon Video in 4K HDR  [Read More…]

Moto G4 and G4 Plus are now receiving the Nougat update in India

Nougat OTA now rolling out, brings one-handed mode to the G4 Plus.

The Moto G4 and G4 Plus are now picking up the Android 7.0 Nougat update in India. The update comes in at 773MB, and introduces a new Moto Actions feature that lets you shrink the screen size down using a swipe gesture. The feature is designed to make it easier to use the phone one-handed, and you can enable it by swiping up, left, or  [Read More…]

Unlocked HTC 10 receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

In a recent article we pointed out that while some Chinese device makers are already paving the way for their high-end devices to get Android 7.0 Nougat, iconic Android OEM are taking their sweet time with the update. Well it seems that things have started taking off finally. In recent days we told you the

Unlocked HTC 10 units begin receiving Nougat update

Good news for HTC 10 owners!

The HTC 10 is getting its Nougat update a week after its kin, the Bolt, shipped with Android 7.0 on board.

According to HTC VP of Product Management, Mo Versi, unlocked versions of the HTC 10 will begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat on November 25. It’s unclear whether that includes both U.S. and European variants of the unlocked HTC 10, but this surely begins the phone’s inevitable succession to  [Read More…]