Tag Archive: Update


Lenovo says no Android 7.0 update for Phab 2 Pro or other Phab devices

Lenovo recently made a lot of folks happy when it said it’d be ditching its custom Vibe Pure UI for stock Android in future smartphones, but now the company has shared some less than exciting news about some of its previous devices.

Lenovo says that it has no plans to upgrade its Phab products, including the Phab 2 Pro, which launched last year as the first consumer-focused Tango AR device. The full list of Phab devices that won’t be updated includes the  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s Tango-ready PHAB 2 Pro won’t be picking up the Nougat update

Lenovo is abandoning the PHAB series.

Lenovo partnered with Google to roll out the first consumer-ready Tango phone, the PHAB 2 Pro, late last year for $ 500. The phone launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it looks like that’s where it’ll stay, as Lenovo’s update tracker page mentions that the phone won’t be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

It’s not just the PHAB 2 Pro that is being left behind either. The rest of  [Read More…]

OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7 update following gaming-related issues

OnePlus is now working on rolling out OxygenOS 4.5.8 ‘ASAP.’

OnePlus rolled out the OxygenOS 4.5.7 update to the OnePlus 5 earlier this week, introducing electronic image stabilization (EIS) when shooting 4K video along with a slew of bug fixes.

Following the update, several users on Reddit and OnePlus’ own forums started noticing a lot of stutter during gaming. OnePlus acknowledged the issue, and has withdrawn the 4.5.7 update.

The company is working on a fix,  [Read More…]

Action Launcher gets big update with Google Now, Android O features, and more

Fans of Action Launcher, you may want to visit the Play Store, because there’s a pretty significant update that’s now rolling out.

Action Launcher v26 is now rolling out, says developer Chris Lacy. The update is a biggie, adding Google Now integration, Android O features, and more.

First up, you can now enable Google Now with Action Launcher on devices running Lollipop or later. You’ll just need to install the Action Launcher Google Plugin and you’ll then be able to  [Read More…]

Fleksy rises from the ashes under new owner, update available

The Fleksy keyboard first made an appearance on the scene back in 2013 and quickly became an extremely popular option in the Android world. But then in 2016, the development team behind the app announced Fleksy had been acquired Pinterest. Since then the keyboard app’s status has been pretty uncertain with no new updates being […]

Latest Galaxy S8 T-Mobile update that blocked Bixby is quickly bypassed again

When Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 it had one major omission. Despite the inclusion of a dedicated button to launch Bixby, the virtual assistant wasn’t ready for the prime time. Samsung confirmed the voice assistant portion of the software wouldn’t be ready in time and thus trigger the race to see if the dedicated Bixby […]

People are taking the OnePlus 5 ‘jelly’ problem a bit too seriously [Update]

Don’t look too hard.

Update: The offending Tweet has been deleted, and a OnePlus representative confirmed to Android Central that “the Twitter post does not reflect our official stance and has since been deleted.” You can see the original below, but as I made very clear, I think the issue is being terribly overblown and this post was not meant to be taken too seriously.

I feel for OnePlus these days, despite the opaqueness with which it is  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.5 update brings Wi-Fi, calling + video improvements

OnePlus continues to push ahead with incremental updates for its new flagship phone.

OnePlus has today started rolling out yet another software update for the OnePlus 5. The upgrade to OxygenOS 4.5.5 takes care of a handful of remaining bugs, while making improvements to areas like Wi-Fi performance, video recording, battery life and call quality — as the official changelog shows:

Optimizations:

Further improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity Clearer voice calling Video recording now consumes less battery Vibration  [Read More…]

New TouchWiz update could fix the Galaxy S8 lag

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are some of the fastest devices on the market but even these suffer from the occasional bit of lag. Most would put it down to Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface that the company apply over stock Android, and you wouldn’t be wrong. It seems that Samsung have identified an issue […]

Snag this Galaxy S8 launcher update to fix some of its lag

Always take these types of updates.

If you’ve been using the Galaxy S8‘s default TouchWiz Home launcher and noticing some unfortunate slowdowns, Samsung has just pushed out an update you should know about. The new version of TouchWiz Home is 6.1.09.2, and the changelog is pretty simple:

Added an information screen to Samsung TouchWiz Home. Fixed the lag issue when swiping up and down to switch between the home and apps screens. Improved the visibility of app names under  [Read More…]