Tag Archive: Update


Major SwiftKey update brings new toolbar, stickers and more

SwiftKey is an app that has risen to popularity by offering users an alternative to their native Android (or iOS) keyboard, designed to make typing so much better. Well in recent days, SwiftKey announced a major update, which is described as the biggest since the company was acquired by Microsoft back in 2016. Check out […]

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Is your smartwatch getting the Wear OS update? Check here to find out

Google just re-branded its wearable OS, Android Wear into Wear OS. At the same time, the company also released a list of smartwatches which will get the Wear OS update.

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Motorola reportedly laying off up to half of its Chicago engineering staff [update]

The Moto Z line could also be in jeopardy.

Update: We received comment from Motorola on the situation. It has been included in the article.

Motorola’s seen decent success with its affordable G and E-series phones, but according to rumors that have recently started going around, it looks like the company’s had better days. There’s a lot to this story, so let’s dive right into it.

Earlier this week, 9to5Google spotted a post on “TheLayoff” from  [Read More…]

Android Oreo update for Galaxy Note 8 could be rolling out soon

After what seems like an eternity, the Galaxy Note 8 could soon be getting Android Oreo. Following the newly rolled out Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8, Samsung could be gearing up to take care of the Note 8. Although not pushed by Samsung, the new version was released on AT&T servers and has […]

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How to update the Trusted Platform Module on your Chromebook

Most Chromebooks will need to have the TPM firmware updated. Here’s how to do it!

Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are some of the most secure computers currently on the market. They can’t run traditional programs, which means that viruses and malware designed for Windows and macOS just don’t work. If Chrome OS is modified in any way, the device will flash a scary warning message every time it’s turned on. These — combined with an interface that is  [Read More…]

Here’s what changed in the new Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8

Shortly after Samsung took the Android Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ out of beta and began rolling it out the masses, it quickly halted the rollout. Samsung then acknowledged issues with the update and promptly fixed them and has since recommenced the rollout. Samsung has now posted the official changes to its […]

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Latest MIUI 9.2 build brings stable Oreo update to the Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has started rolling out the stable Oreo update, with the Mi 6 becoming the first device to receive the OTA build.

Xiaomi hasn’t detailed its Oreo plans until this point, but that’s changing today. The Mi 6 was the first Xiaomi device to pick up the MIUI 9 update last year, and the phone is now the first to receive the stable Oreo update. The latest MIUI 9.2 build (9.2.3.0) introduces Android 8.0 Oreo to the  [Read More…]

MrMobile Hands-On: the Galaxy S9 is an incremental update with intense optics

The Android world is a diverse landscape of distinctive, powerful, and sometimes bizarre smartphones … but let’s face it: Samsung’s new Android flagship is always “the next big thing.” The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are all you’re going to be hearing about for the next few weeks – and even if nine out of ten people wouldn’t be able to tell them apart from their immediate predecessors at a glance, there are at least a  [Read More…]

Smart Launcher 5 update comes with a pool of new features

Smart launcher is one of the popular Android launchers that has been around from the Gingerbread days. The initial layout of the launcher was designed to go with smartphones with screen size of 3.5 inch or less allowing the user to access all the apps and features within a single screen. Over the years, smartphones […]

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Essential Phone users can now join the Oreo beta with a simple OTA update

Sideloading is still an option, but why would you want to bother with that?

Although we’re still waiting for the Essential Phone to get a public Oreo update, the company’s been running an Oreo beta since November. The process for getting the beta isn’t the simplest around, but Essential is now making it much easier to sign up and join.

Up until now, if you’ve wanted to sign up for the beta to get Oreo on the  [Read More…]