Tag Archive: Update


Apex Launcher’s latest update is your wake-up call to switch to something better

If you use Apex Launcher and are wondering “what the heck happened to my home screen?”, you’re not alone.

Apex Launcher restarted development last May, and since then, there hasn’t been much to say about the old, but well-liked launcher as it tried to update its interface, improve its feature set, and start competing again. Well, the 4.0 update Apex Launcher pushed out this week has undone all of that progress and then some, and what users Apex Launcher  [Read More…]

Send money to friends and more with the recent update to Google Pay

Google is rolling out new features to Google Pay starting with the ability to send money to your friends. This functionality existed previously in Google Wallet if you can remember back that far.

Later, it was spun off into Google Pay Send, a separate entity from Google Pay, and now Google has finally rolled it into Google Pay. It would have been better to see this at launch, but better late than never. For now, this is only available in  [Read More…]

Should you update your NVIDIA Shield TV to Android Oreo?

The Shield 7.0 Experience for NVIDIA Shield TV will look a little different than what you had before.

Yes, but get ready for some changes.

The question popped up now that the Shield TV update is pushing out again, so let’s answer it. Should you update a perfectly good NVIDIA Shield TV to the Shield Experience 7.0, which among other things includes an update to Android 8.0 Oreo? (Yes, it’s annoying that NVIDIA’s  [Read More…]

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.

United States AT&T

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…]