Tag Archive: Oreo


T-Mobile REVVL 2 + 2 Plus announced with Android Oreo and 18:9 displays

Both phones are available for purchase starting today.

In August 2017, T-Mobile released its first self-branded smartphone in the form of the T-Mobile REVVL. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, we’re now getting the REVVL 2 and REVVL 2 Plus.

Starting first with the regular REVVL 2, we’re looking at a phone with a 5.5-inch 720 x 1440 screen, 13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, 3,000 mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and a quad-core MediaTek  [Read More…]

Moto brings Android 8.1 Oreo to the G5 and G5 Plus

Who’s ready for some Oreo?

Android Pie has been out for over two months now, so when Moto G5 and G5 Plus users in the US were notified that there was a system update for them, they might have gotten their hopes up for getting a slice of the latest and greatest Android has to offer.

Well, sorry to steal your dessert, but Android 8.1 Oreo is still an upgrade, right?

Android 8.1 Oreo may not  [Read More…]

LG V20 and Q6 now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

There are also new features coming to the G7 and G6.

LG has never been well-known for issuing speedy or consistent software updates, but the company’s been trying to turn that around after opening a dedicated “Global Software Update Center” this past April. Now, some of those efforts are coming to light as four LG phones are getting new software goodies.

Starting first with firmware upgrades, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to both the LG  [Read More…]

BlackBerry KEYone in Canada is finally getting its official Oreo update

Now, where’s that Oreo update for the U.S.?

In mid-July, BlackBerry announced it was running an invite-only Android Oreo beta for the KEYone to trial the software update before rolling it out to all users. Starting today, August 15, that update is finally being released to all KEyone owners in Canada.

The Oreo update will start rolling out around 9:00 AM ET, and if you don’t get a notification for it, you can always manually check for  [Read More…]

How to install Android Pie on your Pixel right now (or downgrade to Oreo)

Cherry pie, pumpkin pie, Android Pie.

Well, it’s here: Android Pie is officially available, and that means finger-tapping, impatient waiting for the update to hit your phone.

Now that the update is available, there are a few things you need to know before receiving it. So read on and let’s get the party started.

Android Pie review: Greater than the sum of its slices

The easy way The harder way Which phones are receiving the final Android  [Read More…]

BlackBerry announces an Android Oreo beta for the KEYone

An upgraded beta program is also launching.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is the best way to get your hardware keyboard fix in 2018, but if you’re still rocking a KEYone, it looks like you’ll soon be able to finally throw Oreo on it.

If you’re registered for the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be receiving an email soon that highlights a couple big changes.

First off, BlackBerry’s moving its beta testing program over to a new platform that’s  [Read More…]

Moto Z Play on Verizon now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

The OTA update is rolling out now.

Android P might be the hottest thing in Android right now, but even so, there are still plenty of phones waiting for last year’s Oreo update. Most recently, the Moto Z Play on Verizon Wireless (the Droid Edition) is finally getting the Oreo treatment we’ve been waiting for.

Similar to the Oreo update that landed for the unlocked Moto Z Play in late-May, this brings the Verizon model up to  [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…]

BlackBerry KEYone on Rogers finally getting Android 8.0 Oreo on June 28

Other models should follow shortly.

With the BlackBerry KEY2 out in the wild, KEYone owners might feel the urge to upgrade to BlackBerry’s latest and greatest. However, if you hold on to your KEYone for just a little longer, it’ll soon get a new lease on life.

Starting Thursday, June 28, Canadian carrier Rogers will begin rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the BlackBerry KEYone.

This is the first and only Oreo announcement we’ve heard for the  [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…]