Tag Archive: Update


HMD promises Android P update to all current Nokia Android phones

HMD Global is committing to two platform updates for its Android phones.

HMD Global has done a fantastic job when it comes to rolling out monthly security updates to its Android phones, and the company said earlier this year that it’ll deliver the Oreo update to its entire portfolio of devices: the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and the Nokia 8. HMD is now going one step further and stating that it will deliver the Android P update  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Fit 2 update brings continuous heart rate monitoring

The latest software update for the Gear Fit 2 introduces continuous heart rate monitoring, new watch faces, and apps.

At IFA this past August, Samsung showed off a trio of new fitness wearables, one of which was the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The Gear Fit 2 Pro is a slightly upgraded version of the Gear Fit 2 that was released last summer, but thanks to a new software update, last year’s hardware is getting one of the Pro’s biggest  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge getting the Note 8’s new UI with next (big) update

Samsung’s 2016 flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge might soon get a taste of the Galaxy Note 8 new UI, Samsung Experience 8.5. The two flagships have remained stuck to Android 7.0 Nougat for a while now, which also brought a newer version of TouchWiz called Grace UX on board. But the Samsung […]

Android Messages latest update has broken new SMS notifications

Google updated Android Messages to version 2.5.207 but in the process seems to have broken one of the most important functions of the app. It seems that notifications have stopped working as of the latest update so you’ll no longer be notified of incoming SMS. The only way of identifying if you’ve received an SMS […]

The ‘Check for update’ button on Google phones now pulls updates immediately

When updates would roll out for Google devices, a certain percentage of people get the update and then the rollout stops until the next stage. Check for updates as many times as you want, but it won’t help you get the update faster.

Now things are a bit different, and for the better. Googler Elliot Hughes says that the new system allows the “Check for update” button to pull the latest software version, even if a specific stage of the  [Read More…]

OnePlus will bring you faster updates via the Individual Application Update program

OnePlus wants to push out updates faster to its users, as well as gather user feedback more quickly, so the Chinese company today announced a new program called Individual Application Update. The first Individual Application Update package comes with four apps including OnePlus Launcher, OnePlus Community, OnePlus Weather, and OnePlus Gallery which are now available […]

Three features I’d steal from iOS 11 for the next Android update

iOS 11 is officially out, and there’s nothing wrong with a little feature envy.

The latest update to iOS is out of beta and rolling out to iPhones as of Tuesday this week, and it’s got our friends over at iMore pretty excited. If you need to catch up on what’s new, you can check out Rene Ritchie’s full review:

iOS 11 Review

While it’s all Android, all the time over here, it’s always worth keeping up  [Read More…]

Pixel and Nexus owners, how’s the Oreo update holding up?

The Oreo update has been out for a few weeks now. How’s it going so far?

The Google Pixel received Android 8.0 Oreo on August 21, though thousands of people had been using it in Developer Preview form for longer than that.

Still, a finished Android version is sure to attract a lot of attention, even from average folks whose lives don’t revolve around the comings and goings of updates named after sweet treats. And while Android  [Read More…]

U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 receives first software update, stays on August security patch

Samsung cares about the U.S. unlocked Note 8! It really does!

Just a handful of days after the Galaxy Note 8 left pre-order status, Samsung has sent out its first update to the proper U.S. unlocked model. The update, which brings the phone up to software version 1AQI5, is a respectable 81.63MB. The changelog, if you could call it that, isn’t as exciting. There’s “improved stability” particularly in relation to Google Maps and the Weather widget — and then  [Read More…]