Tag Archive: Update


Huawei to update P20 to Android Pie first

Android 9 Pie has now been released, and manufacturers are already planning future updates to their current devices (though Essential beat the competition and released their update the same day). Huawei is the latest to talk about its update plans.

EMUI 9.0 based on Android Pie will be unveiled at IFA 2018 in September. From there, the P20 series will receive the update to Android Pie first. This is scheduled to happen in September, which is surprisingly fast. This might be due  [Read More…]

Nokia 7 Plus will receive Android 9.0 Pie stable update in September

The Nokia 7 Plus will be the first Snapdragon 660 phone to receive the Android 9.0 Pie update.

The Nokia 7 Plus was one of seven devices in the third-party Android beta program, and the phone picked up the Beta 4 build earlier in the month. HMD Global has mentioned that it is in the final stages of the beta program, with a stable build slated for the device in the coming weeks.

At a media event  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new features with the Android app’s latest update. Ticking up to version 4.13, today’s update includes a couple of major highlights and some smaller tweaks, including a cleaner feed and Cortana dictation for incoming texts.

The most visually striking tweaks are to the Launcher Feed, which will no longer  [Read More…]

Android Messages gets new Material Theme UI and dark mode with 3.5 update

DARK. MODE. IS. HERE.

Android Messages is one of the best texting apps on the Play Store, and with the new v3.5 update that’s rolling out now, it’s about to get even better.

Similar to Tasks, News, and Contacts, v3.5 refreshes Android Messages UI to match Google’s new Material Theme aesthetic. This means that a lot of Android Messages’ colorful accent colors have been replaced by even more white and the in-app text now uses the Google  [Read More…]

Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone in Canada is finally getting its official Oreo update

Now, where’s that Oreo update for the U.S.?

In mid-July, BlackBerry announced it was running an invite-only Android Oreo beta for the KEYone to trial the software update before rolling it out to all users. Starting today, August 15, that update is finally being released to all KEyone owners in Canada.

The Oreo update will start rolling out around 9:00 AM ET, and if you don’t get a notification for it, you can always manually check for  [Read More…]

Android Pie update tracker (HTC, Essential, Sony, Xiaomi and more!)

Last week, Google pushed out the newest version of Android called Pie. The update brings plenty of exciting new features and updates to play with, so naturally, users are quite eager to try them out for themselves.

But the big question following almost every major Android release each year is: will my phone get it? And when?

Well to cut through some of the speculation and uncertainty, some OEMs have already released statements promising the Android 9.0 Pie update for  [Read More…]

PSA: Don’t update to Android Pie if you have a Samsung Gear wearable

Even after numerous developer previews, Pie still doesn’t support Gear accessories.

As of this past Monday, Android 9 Pie officially began rolling out to the Pixel/Pixel XL, Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL, and the Essential Phone. We’ve been having a blast with Google’s latest flavor of Android, but according to numerous reports from users, the new software isn’t so hot if you’re using a Samsung Gear product.

Take a quick visit to the r/Android subreddit, and you’ll find  [Read More…]

New leaked images of Pixel 3 XL reveal USB-C headphones in box (Update: Video unboxing!)

Update (10:15 AM): We’re not getting a hands-on video unboxing of the Pixel 3 XL. This comes to us via Reddit. As many commenters point out, the big notch we’ve seen in previously leaked photos appears to be large and in charge at the top of the device. We also see a pretty hefty chin too, leaving us to wonder why exactly we’re getting a notch and a chin.

What do you think of the Pixel 3 XL? Hit the comment  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie is official and the update is starting today

Current Pixels get the latest software right away, with beta program devices to follow throughout the fall.

Following months of beta releases, Android 9 is being officially released to the public today. And its name is Pie. As is usually the case, this release of Android 9 Pie comes about two months before the expected launch of the Pixel 3 line of phones — meaning current Pixel owners get the latest and greatest software exclusively for a  [Read More…]