Tag Archive: Update


The Honor 8 is getting its long-awaited Nougat update

The Honor 8 is officially getting Android 7.0 Nougat beginning February 10.

Users of the popular unlocked device can look forward to EMUI 5.0 and its many improvements — particularly to notifications and the home screen — along with Nougat’s myriad upgrades, beginning February 10. Honor is particularly calling out the transition to what it considers “stock Android” on the Honor 8, though that simplification does still have its own quirks, as we’ve seen in the Huawei Mate 9.

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Android Wear 2.0 update for the Polar M600 is on the way

Get your fitness ya-yas on.

The Polar M600 is a great fitness watch that runs Android, and today they have announced that the Android Wear 2.0 update should be arriving soon. The Finnish company earned was recently named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Fitness, Sports and Biotech product category and the sleek design of the M600 certainly sets it apart when it comes to looks.

Additionally, Polar says the M600 includes new ways to  [Read More…]

How to update to Kodi 17 on your OSMC-powered Raspberry Pi

Kodi 17 has been released now to OSMC, our favorite build for Raspberry Pi. Here’s how to update.

If you followed our guide on getting Kodi on the Raspberry Pi, then there’s a good chance you’re also using OSMC. It’s definitely one of the more attractive Kodi builds out there and it has now been updated underneath, and out front, with Kodi 17 Krypton.

If you’ve got automatic updates turned on then you may  [Read More…]

Action Launcher beta update brings Pixel Launcher’s app shortcuts

Action Launcher is getting a major update in the coming weeks.

Action Launcher is one of our favorite third-party launches, and the app is slated to pick up a major update shortly. Version 3.13 — which is now available as a beta — introduces the Pixel Launcher’s styling for app shortcuts, ability to pin shortcuts to the home screen, redesigned icon indicators, and much more.

Here’s what’s new in the update, according to the changelog:

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Google Maps update makes it easier to get real-time traffic info

Google Maps just became better at helping you reach your destination, on time! Through today’s update, the app will be able to deliver more valuable information at the bottom of your home screen – in real time. Swiping up now will reveal three tabs: one to help you find restaurants, one to beat traffic and […]

Unlocked Moto Z units receiving Nougat update in the U.S.

It’s February, which means the unlocked Moto Z is beginning to get Nougat.

As promised, Motorola is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the unlocked variant of the Moto Z in the U.S., a wait that, for many, was far too long.

The company told Android Central last month that it wouldn’t be until February that the unlocked Moto Z would begin getting upgraded to Android 7.0, well after the Verizon edition, which was released over  [Read More…]

Kodi update brings new skins, higher Android version requirement, and 4K optimizations

One of the best ways to watch streaming content just got a big update.

If you’re a Kodi fan, you might have noticed the app looking a bit different after this week’s update. Kodi 17, which has the positively super codename of Krypton (h/t Android Police), brings a new default skin and a handful of changes under that nifty new wrapper, including enhancement to help 4K content and more supported audio pass-through.

Kodi 17’s new default  [Read More…]

Honor 6X to receive Nougat update sometime in March

The Honor 6X is soon getting the update it needed from day one.

The Honor 6X will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.0 sometime in March, according to an email sent to Android Police and confirmed by us (not saying they were lying, but we like to get confirmation on these things, you know?)

The device, which we think is objectively one of the best mid-range devices you can buy in the U.S. right  [Read More…]

Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P might get Google Assistant with next, big update

The Google Assistant is currently an exclusive of the Pixel and Pixel XL, but that is bound to change very, very soon. According to information coming to us via 9to5Google’s senior editor, Stephen Hall – it appears that Google is planning to bring the Assistant to the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P with the next […]

Everything we hope to see in the Android Wear 2.0 update

Google is rebooting Android Wear, and that’s exciting!

Despite repeated reports that smartwatches are dead, we know for a fact that Android Wear is about to get a massive refresh. Rolling out alongside Google’s Wear 2.0 update are two new watches meant to act almost like the Nexus program of old, and we know several manufacturers will be following up quickly with new hardware of their own. With new hardware and new software, Android Wear as we  [Read More…]