Tag Archive: Update


Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo review: What to expect from your final software update

Getting up to the modern era is mostly good — with a little speed slowdown trade-off.

After what feels like an inordinately long wait, many versions of the Galaxy S7 have received their Android 8.0 Oreo update. Considering that the phone launched back on Android 6.0 marshmallow, Oreo is the final major platform update for this line, bringing it up to the Galaxy S9’s software level before being left to live out the rest of its life  [Read More…]

HTC’s already having shipping problems with the U12+ [Update]

Amazon orders might not go out until August 3.

Updated 12:38 PM ET: Looks like the U12+ is doing okay, after all. In a statement sent to Android Central, HTC said: “We’re aware a small number of U12+ orders were affected by a system error that made it seem like the orders were canceled. This is not the case, and we’re in the process of contacting these customers to ensure they know their order will be on its  [Read More…]

Evie Launcher’s update positions it as a perfect replacement to Google Now Launcher

Evie Launcher has finally given its users its most-requested feature.

One of the best launchers on the market has seen a surge of new users in the wake of Google Now Launcher’s death — almost a million new users in just the last month — and it’s not hard to see why. Evie Launcher is quick as a whip, offers just enough customization without overwhelming inexperienced Android users, and is 100% free. The launcher has been quiet  [Read More…]

From Google to your phone: The life of an Android security update

Security patches aren’t simple updates that can go out as soon as they are written.

At the beginning of every month, Google releases the monthly Android Security Bulletin and starts to send updates to Pixel phones. It’s great that the company is transparent about what is going on and how things are being fixed even if you’re not the type of person who likes to read the source code.

There is a lot of work that goes  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 now rolling out

OnePlus is now pushing out another update to its flagship OnePlus 6.

OxygenOS 5.1.7 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 over the air. This update fixes a schedule setting issue with Do Not Disturb mode and also updates the bootloader to improve system security.

It was recently discovered that a vulnerability with the OnePlus 6 would allow someone to bypass the phone’s bootloader protections and boot any modified image. This means that if someone had physical access to  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Oreo update: Which versions have gotten it

Follow Oreo’s journey to the S7 series right here.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is far from Samsung’s latest and greatest, but it’s still kicking thanks to an update to Android Oreo. The new software has recently started making its way to the S7 and S7 Edge, and these are the versions of which it’s arrived on so far.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners started receiving the long-overdue Oreo update on Saturday, June 9,  [Read More…]

OxygenOS 5.1.6 update for the OnePlus 6 enables portrait mode for the front camera

The latest OxygenOS update is packed with new features.

The OnePlus 6 is now picking up the OxygenOS 5.1.6 OTA update, which brings a host of new features to the device. The OTA update brings portrait mode for the front camera, and gives us a first look at the Light Bokeh effect that OnePlus talked about at the launch of the phone.

Aside from the camera tweaks, the update includes the ability to schedule Do Not  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy J3 and J7 mid-rangers coming to the U.S. in early June [Update]

The J3 will cost $ 209 on AT&T.

We’re just a few short months away from the Galaxy Note 9, but before we can get our hands on Samsung’s latest and greatest, we’re going to be served with two typical and unsurprising mid-range phones. This year, we’re getting updated models of the Galaxy J3 and J7.

Samsung says the two phones “focus on the key features that users love: sharp displays for movies and apps, great-low-light cameras  [Read More…]

Destiny 2: Forsaken update for PlayStation 4 – Everything you need to know!

It looks like Forsaken may bring a lot to Destiny 2

Destiny 2 has been getting a lot of flack recently, well since it was released in some circles, and Bungie has been tworking hard to address the fans problems with the game. A lot of the issue with the last 2 expansions is there were largely already done by the time Destiny 2 was released so there wasn’t a lot that Bungie could do to address the  [Read More…]

Android’s June 2018 security update brings Bluetooth and display improvements to Pixel phones

Monthly update fixes Android security exploits and offers general fixes for Pixel line.

The beginning of the month means the Android Security Bulletin gets published, we learn all about the monthly security patch, and those sweet, sweet updates start streaming through the bright blue sky towards our phones.

There aren’t any singular “big” issues addressed in the June 2018 patch, but there are a set of updates from Google and all the companies who make the various  [Read More…]