Tag Archive: Update


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…]

How are you liking the Android Wear 2 update?

Android Wear’s 2.0 update brings a lot to the table, but is it a good meal?

It’s been about 6 months since Android Wear was updated to version 2.0. Along with the ever present promises of better battery life and performance enhancements, we got new features that included goodies like being able to install apps on the phone and use it in standalone mode with its own LTE connection. As far as updates go, it was a  [Read More…]

Motorola released the list of devices getting Android Oreo 8.0 update

Android Oreo 8.0, the latest and the fastest version of Google’s mobile operating system was unveiled last month by Google. The update was initially rolled out to the Google Nexus and the Pixel line-up officially and several other devices have been getting it via unofficial custom ROMs. Traditionally, OEMs other than Google, take at least […]

Essential team takes to Reddit AMA, promises Oreo update and Verizon certification

Andy Rubin hosted a Reddit AMA, and answered some burning questions the community had.

After a few delays, the Essential Phone was finally released last month to awaiting fans and critics. While the Phone certainly has a nice design and exotic materials, there are parts of the device that are a bit of a compromise at the retail price of $ 700. In our review we noted that the camera felt far from finished, and general issues with stability  [Read More…]

How to manually update your Nexus or Pixel

Get the latest version of Android on your phone on your own terms.

Now that Android Oreo is available, Pixel and Nexus owners are clamoring to get the latest updates as soon as possible. But Google doesn’t always push these over-the-air updates as soon as people would like, which is where this guide comes in. Using the tips below, you can sideload factory images or OTA updates to your Nexus or Pixel device as soon as they  [Read More…]