Tag Archives: ‘Android

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Sony has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Xperia XZ Premium. The update was originally expected for December, but the Japanese company had evidently sped up the process, and has brought the latest software to its high-end smartphone that was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat at MWC 2017. The Android Oreo update brings the Xperia XZ Premium closer to the more recently launched… Read More »

Google Hints at SMS Integration with Chrome OS for Android 8.1

While many of us would love to see more integration between Android and Windows, Google seems to be focusing more on uniting the various features of Android and Chrome OS. This makes perfect sense, considering the company recently launched its brand new high-end Chromebook, known as the Pixelbook. A new feature of Android 8.1 Oreo called SMS Connect has… Read More »

Essential Phone Review: A Debut Phone from the Founder of Android

Built out of a ceramic back and titanium sides, Android founder Andy Rubin’s Essential startup’s eponymously named smartphone gets top billing in craftsmanship, eschewing the pedestrian aluminum and glass components on most modern flagships. The luxuriously crafted hardware is a marvel to behold and hold, and Essential is picking up the torch of the old Vertu, a spinoff… Read More »

Android Is Quietly Sharing Your Physical Activity with Other Apps

For the most part, Android keeps getting better, but it’s certainly not immune to privacy concerns that plague every operating system and smartphone. And as it turns out, Google snuck a questionable feature into the operating system with a recent update. A new permission called “activity recognition” may be tracking your physical activity and sharing it with third-party apps, and there’s… Read More »

Android Smartphone Makers Looking at iPhone X-Like Face ID Feature: KGI’s Kuo

Apple’s Face ID, the new biometric feature that Apple introduced with the iPhone X, could soon trickle down to Android smartphones. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Android smartphone makers are increasingly inquiring about 3D-sensing technologies. Without identifying any of these OEMs, Kuo said that before Apple officially unveiled the iPhone X, Android smartphone makers were looking at embedding fingerprint… Read More »

Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

HMD Global’s Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company’s portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October. At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8’s Oreo update.… Read More »

OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their way, the latter smartphone has now been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on a popular benchmark website. As per the Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 5 smartphone has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, as pointed… Read More »

Moto X Play Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update: Report

Moto India back in June confirmed that the Moto X Play will be updated to Nougat though no exact release date was announced. If some reports are to be believed then the Moto X Play has started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in the Brazil region. Notably, the company in June did not mention whether it will be rolling out Android 7.0… Read More »

OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

HIGHLIGHTS The company started testing update on OnePlus 3 earlier Builds for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 3T were said to be on their way The full update might be rolled out within this year itself Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their… Read More »

Moto X4 Android One Edition for Project Fi Launched: Price, Specifications

Earlier this month, a leaked render of the Moto X4 variant with Android One branding popped up on the Internet and on Wednesday, Google finally announced the new handset officially. Notably, the search giant has launched the Moto X4 Android One edition for Project Fi exclusively in the US. The Android One variant of Moto X4 has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,800) and can… Read More »