If you own a Moto Z or Galaxy S7 smartphone on Verizon, I give you full credit for holding your breath on Android Oreo. Unlike some other carriers in the US who rolled out the update for these devices many months ago, Verizon is yet to do so and has told owners of these devices many times that the update is coming. After a long wait, the update is almost ready and will release “in a few weeks.”
Last week, NVIDIA rolled out updates for both the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. It has been quite the wait, but owners of either device will be very glad to know that Android 8.0 can now be installed on these devices including a handful of interface changes and upgrades.
Google has shared the Android distribution figures as of the first week of May 2018.
Samsung is not the best with Android updates, we all know that. The South Korean company rolled out Google’s Android 8.0 software from last year for the Galaxy S8 models just two months ago, days before announcing Galaxy S9. After a long beta program that still had issues after months of testing, Samsung finally got the update out to buyers. Hopefully Samsung learned its lesson and this won’t happen again. We do have some positive news to share in regards to Samsung’s Oreo [Read More]
Google has shared the Android distribution figures as of April of 2018 after skipping the report in March for unknown reasons.
Now that Android P is in alpha form, manufacturers are expected to shift their focus to the next version of Google’s mobile OS. Many Android flagship owners are still without Oreo, which is downright disappointing. So before manufacturers jump on Android P, it would be nice if some companies update their devices to last year’s version to prevent further fragmentation of the OS. The Nextbit Robin buyer is doing just that.
As you know, Samsung is not the fastest when it comes to Android updates. Rather, the company’s focus is more about giving you the best hardware up-front. But, in a rare exchange over the weekend, the South Korean giant confirmed when we’ll see Android Oreo.
OnePlus has been one of many who has at least been trying to update its devices with Google’s Android Oreo software from 2017. The company’s newest devices, OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, last received a new open beta update in early February. New OxygenOS builds, however, have come out this week for the pair. Build six has been released for the OnePlus 5 and build 4 for the OnePlus 5T. Both include most of the features and elements found in [Read More]