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OnePlus 5 Oreo Beta Update Release Due Soon

Adnan Farooqui October 16, 2017


OnePlus has been testing Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware for its handsets but it’s yet to confirm precisely when the major Android update will be released publicly for compatible smartphones. OnePlus CEO Carl Pei was recently asked on Twitter when the company intended to release Android 8.0 beta for OnePlus. His response was that the beta update is going to be out “soon.”

OnePlus announced the Android 8.0 Oreo beta preview for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T last week. Those who take part in the beta program are going to put the firmware through its paces for a couple of weeks before OnePlus decides to release the stable version.

The OnePlus 5 is the current flagship smartphone that OnePlus sells, even though it’s getting pretty difficult to get your hands on one right now. Pei was asked on Twitter if there’s going to be a beta program for the OnePlus 5 to which he replied “soon bro.”

This suggests that the company will be rolling out the beta firmware for the OnePlus 5 in the near future. Precisely when that’s going to happen is a mystery right now but given that Pei has commented on it publicly, it shouldn’t be long now.

OnePlus is also expected to unveil a new handset in the near future but the company hasn’t been dropping any hints about that recently.

OnePlus 5 Oreo Beta Update Release Due Soon , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Verizon HTC Desire 530 Nougat Update Released

Adnan Farooqui October 4, 2017


There are still plenty of devices out there that have yet to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. That’s despite the fact that Google has already released Nougat’s successor Android 8.0 Oreo. The Nougat update is gradually making its way to more handsets. It has finally landed on the HTC Desire 530 on the country’s largest mobile network.

HTC Desire 530 has not received a major update since Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which was released by Google in December 2015. Those who own this handset have been made to wait a considerable amount of time to get a taste of Nougat.

HTC has now confirmed through its device page that the Desire 530 is finally receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The other “key enhancement” that this update includes is the August 2017 monthly security patch.

Verizon is rolling out build number 2.11.605.4 for the HTC Desire 530 on its network. The firmware is being sent out over-the-air so it’s going to be a while before it goes live for users across all regions.

All of the features that come part and parcel of the Android 7.0 Nougat update are included in this release. This is likely the last major update for this handset as it probably won’t have support for Android 8.0 Oreo.

Users should ensure that their handset is connected to Wi-Fi and has ample charge before they set out to download and install this update on their HTC Desire 530.

Verizon HTC Desire 530 Nougat Update Released , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Nokia Android Smartphones To Get Oreo Update By End Of 2017

Tyler Lee October 2, 2017

For Android users, having to wait for your OEM to push out an Android update can be a rather painful process since there is usually no fixed schedule. For example just because one company releases their update next week doesn’t mean that you will get your update the next week either as it largely depends on the manufacturer’s timetable of release.

However the good news is that for those who have bought HMD Global’s Nokia handsets, the company has recently confirmed that several Nokia smartphones will be receiving the update to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of the year. This is according to HMD Global’s GM for Australia and New Zealand who confirmed that the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 would receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update in the next few months.

No specific dates were mentioned but given that we’re already in October, we guess owners of either handset won’t have to wait too long for it. As it stands, the Oreo update is already being tested on the Nokia 8 so we imagine that its release shouldn’t be too far off either. HMD seems to be doing a good job on the updates so far.

The company has also recently confirmed that all of its current handsets will receive the Android P update which should be released next year. Whether or not they’ll keep to their word remains to be seen as we have seen handset makers go back on their promises before.

Nokia Android Smartphones To Get Oreo Update By End Of 2017 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Moto X Pure Edition Android 7.0 Nougat Update Finally Released

Adnan Farooqui September 28, 2017


Motorola has made owners of the Moto X Pure Edition wait for a considerable amount of time for the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The Moto X Pure Edition was released by Motorola back in 2015. While the company previously had a reputation for quickly sending out major firmware updates, that wasn’t the case for this particular handset. Over a year after it was first released by Google, the Android 7.0 Nougat update has finally been released for the Moto X Pure Edition today.

Motorola had a good reputation for being quick with firmware updates for most devices. Some of you might remember that the 2013 Moto X received Android 4.4 KitKat faster than the Nexus 4 did. We saw history repeat itself with the Moto X (2014) when it was updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop ahead of the Nexus 5.

Those who purchased the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition would probably have expected a similar update experience but little did they now that the company would make them wait for over a year to get a taste of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Motorola released the Nougat update for an iteration of this handset back in July. The Moto X Style is what its iteration is called in Brazil. Two months after users in Brazil got the update, the Moto X Pure Edition is finally getting Nougat in the United States.

If you own this handset, you should receive an over-the-air update notification soon, if you haven’t already.

Yippee! My Moto X Pure phone got updated to Nougat today! Also 1st security date since Sep 2016. About time!

— Florence Webb (@fswebb) September 27, 2017

Moto X Pure Edition Android 7.0 Nougat Update Finally Released , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Some Users Reporting Android 8.0 Settings App Keeps Crashing

Tyler Lee September 27, 2017

It has been a while since the Android 8.0 Oreo update has started to make its way onto various Android handsets, but it looks like there are still quite a bit of issues with the update. In a recent tweet by Android Police’s Artem Russakovskii, it seems that the Settings app keeps crashing following the update.

However this only seems to happen when trying to view mobile or WiFi data usage, meaning that in all other instances it is not an issue. Russakovskii does not appear to be alone with this particular issue as quite a few other Android users have since come forward and claimed that they are experiencing this issue as well.

What’s particularly interesting is that it appears that based on the Issue Tracker, this problem has been discovered as early in March by someone at Xiaomi, and that apparently a fix was submitted to the master branch of AOSP, but it did not seem to make the Oreo release branch for the Pixel XL, which appears to be the handset experiencing the issue.

Not every Android user is affected by this problem so if you don’t experience it then we guess that’s a good thing. It’s not exactly a huge bug, but just an annoying one that hopefully Google will address in future updates to the platform.

Some Users Reporting Android 8.0 Settings App Keeps Crashing , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Verizon HTC One M9 Nougat Update Released

Adnan Farooqui September 26, 2017


Those who are holding on to the HTC One M9 on Verizon can rejoice today as the carrier has finally started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for this device. They’ve been made to wait a considerable amount of time, particularly when you consider the fact that the unlocked HTC One M9 received its Nougat update in December last year. That’s a heck of a long time to wait for a firmware update.

Verizon is now rolling out build number 4.49.605.11 to HTC One M9 owners on its network. The update bumps up the core Android version to 7.0 and brings all of the features that are part and parcel of Nougat. The update also includes the August 2017 security patch.

It was actually confirmed in June last year that the HTC One M9 would receive the Nougat update. When the unlocked version got it in December, many expect that it would land on the Verizon version in the near future. Little did they know that users will practically have to wait for an entire year before they could get a taste of Nougat.

The HTC One M9 Nougat update is now being rolled out by Verizon over-the-air. It should go live for all users across the country in the near future.

Verizon HTC One M9 Nougat Update Released , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Nexus 5X, 6P Security Updates Extended Until November 2018

Tyler Lee September 25, 2017

Due to the growing number of devices in Google’s hardware portfolio, we guess it would be quite a monumental task if Google were to try and support every single one of them for years on end, which is why like with most manufacturers, Google usually offers a couple of years worth of support per device.

This is the case with the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, but the good news is that if you own either handset, the folks at Droid-Life are reporting that Google has decided to extend the support of security updates for both handsets until November 2018. Prior to this Google had stated that security updates for both phones would end in September 2018, but for whatever reason Google has decided to add on a couple of extra months.

However given that both phones are known to have some pretty serious problems such as being stuck in bootloops or early shutdowns due to battery issues, we’re not sure if an extra 2 months of security updates will be enough to appease customers, but we guess for those who are lucky enough to not encounter any issues with their phone, this is good news, especially if you plan on holding onto the device through 2018.

Nexus 5X, 6P Security Updates Extended Until November 2018 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Huawei Mate 9 Oreo Update Release Possible Soon

Adnan Farooqui September 24, 2017


Google released Android 8.0 Oreo a couple of months back but it’s yet to make its way to a majority of Android-powered devices. That’s because Google’s hardware partners normally need a few months to tune the update for their devices before they send it out. Some evidence has surfaced online which suggests that the Huawei Mate 9 Android 8.0 Oreo update might be released in the near future.

The Huawei Mate 9 has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking website running Android 8.0 Oreo. Normally, when something like this happens, it’s taken as an indication of an impending release.

There were rumors several weeks back about an early ROM of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Huawei Mate 9. There have been enough whispers to suggest that Huawei has been working on this update.

The company is yet to confirm when it’s going to release the latest and greatest iteration of Android for the Huawei Mate 9. Granted, a listing on Geekbench isn’t definitive proof of an impending release, but it’s a positive indicator.

Once Huawei is done with the final testing on this ROM, which it’s probably doing now if this listing is anything to go by, then it shouldn’t be long before the company released Android 8.0 Oreo for the Huawei Mate 9.

Huawei Mate 9 Oreo Update Release Possible Soon , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Program Possibly Being Prepared

Adnan Farooqui September 20, 2017


Google released Android 8.0 Oreo not too long ago. However, it’s going to be a while before third-party devices get it. It was reported recently that Samsung has started development on the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. If a new report is believed, the company might launch a beta program for the new firmware soon.

Samsung did run a beta program for the Nougat update last year for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It won’t be surprising if it decides to do the same for this year’s flagship smartphones as well.

Newer Oreo firmware versions for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been spotted, G950FXXE1ZQI7 and G955FXXU1ZQI7 respectively, and SamMobile reports that the “Z” in the firmware version corresponds with its beta status. This was also spotted on the Nougat beta releases last year.

No further information is available at this point in time so it’s too soon to speculate about when the Galaxy S8 Oreo beta program might go live and the markets where it might be offered.

The recently released Galaxy Note 8 is due to receive Android 8.0 Oreo as well so it remains to be seen if the Galaxy Note 8 will be included in the beta program as well. We’ll update you once there’s more information about this.

Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta Program Possibly Being Prepared , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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