Tag Archive: receiving


Oneplus 5 and 5T Finally Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Oneplus has started pushing the Android 8.1 update to their Oneplus 5 and 5t flagship devices. You can begin to try and download them today, but there may be a gradual rollout.

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Honor 7X not receiving push notifications? Here’s how to fix it

If you’re having problems with push notifications, this quick fix might help.

The Honor 7X is a great low-cost phone — in fact, it’s one of our top recommendations under $ 300. But the included EMUI software isn’t always the best part of using the phone, and one area it’s particularly known to cause problems with is receiving push notifications.

A number of users have complained about infrequent notifications on their Honor 7X, and some just don’t  [Read More…]

Essential Phone now receiving February 2018 security patches

Google is committed to releasing security patches for Android on a monthly basis, and some smartphone manufacturers are doing their best to make sure their devices stay as up-to-date as possible.

Essential is one such company, and it has just announced that it is now rolling out the February 2018 security patches for the Essential Phone. Essential confirmed that the software update is version NMK24B and that the new software is rolling out beginning today. It’s an over-the-air update, though, so  [Read More…]

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…]