Tag Archive: Update


Huawei Mate 9 gets major software update as release nears

Update to build B126 fixes notification bugs and improves performance and photo quality.

Up to now we’ve been using the Huawei Mate 9 on pre-release firmware, as we noted in our review. Today, ahead of its December launch in Europe, the global dual-SIM version (the model reviewers currently have) has received a major software update, essentially putting it on retail-quality software.

Notifications now work as they should, and camera performance has been tweaked.

The update fixes  [Read More…]

Android 7.0 Nougat update now rolling out to T-Mobile’s LG G5

Nougat OTA is now rolling out to T-Mobile LG G5.

T-mobile’s variant of the LG G5 is now picking up the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The update weighs in at 1.2GB, and includes the November 1 security patch.

The update includes split-screen mode, improvements to Doze, and all the custom tweaks LG introduced in the V20. Overall, the UI is flatter and more subdued when compared to earlier iterations. If you’re rocking  [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…]

With its recent update, the Pixel is now almost perfect

A small update makes a big difference.

A lot of people were very upset by a fairly big omission in the Pixel’s Android 7.1-based Nougat software when it first came out: the fact that, unlike the Nexus 6P, the phone’s useful ambient display didn’t magically appear whenever the phone was picked up. It seemed like a strange thing to leave out given the phone’s lineage, but I am happy to say that with build NPF26J, first  [Read More…]

Nextbit Robin Nougat update released to community testers

Minty cloudphone company teams up with Paranoid Android devs for faster updates.

Nextbit has announced that the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Robin phone has officially entered its community testing phase, with builds now rolling out to testers registered through its online form. To help bring the Nextbit Robin right up to speed on the latest stable version of Android, it’s partnered with the Paranoid Android development team, the group responsible for one of the most popular custom  [Read More…]

Next Google Pixel update adds raise-to-wake, double-tap-to-wake

So far, only Pixel owners in Canada are seeing the mid-month update to build NPF26J.

It’s been just a few weeks since the Google Pixel November security update started rolling out, but already we’re seeing a new build hitting some handsets, with the second update apparently hitting Pixel owners in Canada first.

Pixel owners in TELUS, Bell and Public Mobile are reporting on Reddit that they’re receiving the update to build NPF26J, which weighs in 261MB. The biggest user-facing  [Read More…]

Google Pixel learns two new, helpful tricks in latest update

The Google Pixel is getting even smarter and more user friendly thanks to a new software update.  According to reports popping up on Reddit, Pixel owners who subscribe to service on Bell, Public Mobile, and TELUS the update (NPF26J) brings about two new “Moves” for the handset. Weighing in at around 261MB, the build gives users

Sprint LG G5 is receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

Not so long ago we told you that the Android 7.0 update started rolling out for users in South Korea. Back then we told you it might be a while before the new build made its way to owners of the LG G5 in the States. Well it seems that Android 7.0 Nougat is finally

Moto Z getting Daydream support with Nougat update starting this week

Nougat is starting to roll out to the Moto Z this week!

It appears the rumors were true: the Moto Z and Moto Z Force on Verizon are the first of the company’s newest phones to receive updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, and with it, the first non-Google phones to receive support for Daydream VR.

According to Motorola, the Nougat update will begin rolling out “this week” to Moto Z and Moto Z Play on Verizon, with other  [Read More…]