Tag Archive: Software


How to update the software on your OnePlus phone

Few companies offer better values than OnePlus, whose phones pack flagship-tier specs and performance for hundreds less than comparable phones from companies like Samsung and Google. Luckily, they’ve also got a pretty good track record for software updates; the OnePlus 6 was one of the first phones to receive Android Pie. If you have a OnePlus device, updating your software is easy — here’s how.

Products used in this guide OnePlus: OnePlus 6 ($ 479) How to install  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your Google Pixel

One of the best parts of owning a Google Pixel is its regular software updates. Google releases an update every month for its Pixel phones, and supports them for at least two years with full platform updates as well. The updates don’t happen completely automatically, though — you still need to be involved to accept the update. Or, if you’re really excited, you can install the updates manually on your own schedule. In either case, we have all  [Read More…]

How to update the software on your Huawei phone

Updating any phone is hugely important. Software updates bring improved security, new features, and sometimes even a complete visual overhaul through new Android platform versions. Everyone likes getting updates, and often your phone will notify you of them automatically. On Huawei phones, the process for updating is as simple as it is on most Android devices, with one or two caveats. Here’s how to handle updates on your Huawei or Honor device.

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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…]

LG G7 One hands-on: The G7 sold its soul for great Android One software

Take a few hardware compromises to get the software you really want.

LG used the IFA 2018 trade show to announce its first-ever Android One phone — and it did so with the least amount of fanfare possible, simply dropping a press release. That’s mostly because the LG G7 One is … kind of an odd phone. Ostensibly it’s an LG G7 — except in a handful of places where it definitely isn’t.

The LG G7 One  [Read More…]

OnePlus commits to future software updates and possible carrier support

The OnePlus 6 has been available for a little while now, and is still super popular. The handset became the fastest-selling OnePlus device ever, and the train hasn’t stopped yet.

READ MORE: 6 Useful tricks to get the most from the OnePlus 6

However, OP has some tricks up its sleeve to help keep the customers coming back. The first of which comes in the software update department, while the other could mean carrier support for a future  [Read More…]

Why Android is vital to Microsoft’s software and services strategy

Android and is now a key player in Microsoft’s overall software and services strategy — and that’s a good thing for Microsoft.

When Microsoft announced that it was stepping away from its smartphone efforts, there were quite a few of us who were worried about how we’d continue to remain invested in Microsoft’s ecosystem without being able to carry Windows around in our pockets. But it ultimately allowed Microsoft to invest in bringing ecosystem synergy to more  [Read More…]

5 changes that would make the Galaxy S9’s software dramatically better

Samsung’s made strides, but there are a few final things that make the GS9 frustrating to use.

I quite like my Galaxy S9+. The overall experience of using this high-end phone is great, but as I’ve said many times I’m not a huge fan of the software overall. To put it concisely, I use the Galaxy S9+ despite its software rather than because of it. That’s the opposite of my feelings toward phones like the Google Pixel  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo review: What to expect from your final software update

Getting up to the modern era is mostly good — with a little speed slowdown trade-off.

After what feels like an inordinately long wait, many versions of the Galaxy S7 have received their Android 8.0 Oreo update. Considering that the phone launched back on Android 6.0 marshmallow, Oreo is the final major platform update for this line, bringing it up to the Galaxy S9’s software level before being left to live out the rest of its life  [Read More…]

Name your price! 8-part productivity, security, and optimization PC software

Score up to eight programs for your computer for as much as you’re willing to spend. Worth nearly $ 300, it can be yours for whatever you decide. $ 50? $ 25? $ 20? You pick. The Ashampoo bundle features productivity, security, optimization, and operational titles.

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