Tag Archives: ‘Android

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) to Now Listed to Receive Android Oreo Update in December

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), which was originally launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in March 2016 and received Android Nougat in August last year, is now set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in December. Last month, the Samsung Members app showed that the Galaxy J7 (2016) is among the devices that are receiving last year’s Android version in 2019. The latest revelation, however, shows a revised roadmap… Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 Update Gets August Android Security Patch, Other Improvements

Xiaomi Mi A1, the Chinese phone maker’s first Android One-based smartphone, has started receiving a software update that includes the August 2018 Android security patch. While the update is rolling out over-the-air (OTA), users can also flash the Fastboot ROM. As per the changelog, the August 2018 security update improves security and comes with some bug fixes. The update also… Read More »

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Gets August Android Security Patch via Software Update

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has received a new software update that brings the August 2018 Android security patch. The update is rolling out in batches as a firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) package. Notably, the latest update comes weeks after Asus started selling the ZenFone Max Pro M1 6GB RAM variant in India. While the 3GB RAM version of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 comes… Read More »

Google Promises Fix for Pixel XL Charging Bug After Android Pie Update

Users of the Pixel XL reported a bug on their smartphones after updating to the latest Android Pie, which prevented them from using fast charging adapters other than the ones bundled in the phone’s box. Google has since replied on Tuesday, August 14, and has responded on the original issue tracker thread. In a response, the tech giant states that it is working on… Read More »

Samsung’s First Android Go Smartphone Now Revealed Through Official User Manual

  Samsung’s first Android Go smartphone has been a part of rumours for some time now. But now, Samsung has revealed the handset itself by posting its user manual in Russia. The user manual shows the model number of the unannounced smartphone as SM-J260F. It also reveals the presence of a removable battery pack and Android Go apps, including Files Go, Maps… Read More »

Moto E5 Play Android Oreo (Go Edition) Variant With 5.3-Inch 18:9 Display Launched: Price, Specifications

In April 2018, Motorola had launched six new smartphones in its G-series and E-series. The Moto E-series was unveiled to cater to the entry-segment as the new offerings – the Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play – were positioned below the respective Moto G6 models. While the Moto E5 Play started out as a US exclusive smartphone, it is now launching in European and… Read More »

Nokia 7 Plus Users Get Android P Beta 2, ARCore Support Introduced

At I/O 2018, Google had announced that it would make Android P Developer Previews available to various smartphones this year. Staying true to its promise, the Nokia 7 Plus is now getting the Android P Developer Preview 3 aka Android P Beta 2 release. The Android P Beta 2 software build is available for manual download and install for all Nokia 7 Plus users, and the… Read More »

WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.18.179 Starts Labelling Forwarded Messages

WhatsApp for Android has received a new beta version (2.18.179) that starts labelling messages that you forward to your contacts. There is specifically a ‘Forwarded’ label that will be added to all your forwarded WhatsApp messages. This helps to create a distinction between the forwarded messages and original messages. The label will be added to the forwarded message on both the… Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Pro MIUI 9.5.6 Update Based on Android 8.1 Oreo Announced

Redmi Note 5 Pro looks to be the first smartphone from Xiaomi to get Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 9.5.6. The Chinese handset maker had launched the Redmi Note 5 Pro in India back in February. The key highlights of the smartphone are the presence of the large 5.99-inch 18:9 display, the selfie-light module, a dual-camera setup, as well as the large 4000mAh… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Android Oreo Update Rollout Paused Due to Unexpected Reboots

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge had started receiving their Android 8.0 Oreo updates a couple of weeks ago, but Samsung is now pausing the rollout as some users are experiencing random reboots. Earlier this month, some users in the UK had reported that the new Android version was available through a software update. The development came shortly after Samsung officially revealed the update schedule for both… Read More »