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Motorola finally rolls out Android Nougat update for Moto G4 Play; here's how to install

Motorola finally rolls out Android Nougat update for Moto G4 Play; here's how to install

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The Lenovo-owned company kept its promise of Android Nougat for the cheapest model of the G4 family.

Moto G4 Play users around the world now getting Android Nougat update

Moto G4 Play users around the world now getting Android Nougat update

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If you recall, Lenovo-owned Motorola had announced the Android 7.1.1 Nougat roll-out for Moto G4 Play back in June. However, due to some unknown reason, at that time, the update was only available to a small percentage of users in Brazil.

[Update: Rolling out again as 5.0.1] OnePlus 5 OTA for Oxygen OS 5.0/Android 8.0 Oreo has started rolling out

[Update: Rolling out again as 5.0.1] OnePlus 5 OTA for Oxygen OS 5.0/Android 8.0 Oreo has started rolling out

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OnePlus has now added the following note to the update's forum page: Edit: Because of a bug on Oxygen 5.0, we have cancelled its global release. And we're preparing for

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reportedly receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reportedly receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

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Even though we have stepped into the New Year, Samsung's 2017 flagships are yet to receive the Android Oreo update. It was speculated that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be the first Samsung devices to get updated to Oreo.

Android Oreo for HTC U11 in Europe on delay

Android Oreo for HTC U11 in Europe on delay

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Even after the rest of the world has gotten Android 8.0 in the previous year, Europe has not seen their HTC U11 tick upwards yet.

Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models

Installing Android 8.1 has led to problems swiping on the Pixel 2/2 XL and certain Nexus models

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Android 8.1 activated the Pixel Visual Core feature, enhancing the images taken with the already highly regarded cameras on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. And while the update also brought a security update with it, the new build created a little problem of its own. It was back on December 7th when the first thread appeared on the Google Support Forum describing an issue that was preventing some Pixel 2/2 XL and Nexus users from swiping up on the lock screen to enter their PIN code

‘Smart’ sunglasses from Vuzix work with Android and iOS, will debut at CES

‘Smart’ sunglasses from Vuzix work with Android and iOS, will debut at CES

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Vuzix is unveiling its upcoming smart sunglasses for the mainstream market at CES 2018. Called the Blade AR, the device will connect with Android and iOS devices to pump virtual information and calls into your field of view.

Android Circuit: Radical Galaxy S9 Design Features Leak, Exclusive OnePlus 5T, Turbocharged Nokia 6

Android Circuit: Radical Galaxy S9 Design Features Leak, Exclusive OnePlus 5T, Turbocharged Nokia 6

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This week’s Android Circuit includes confirmed details of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, Nokia’s update of the Nokia 6, new Exynos release confirms S9 details, OnePlus release a new 5T model in Sandstone White, Google’s reactions to Meltdown and Spectre, and why has there been an explosion of pink?

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program launched

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program launched

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Huawei is working to bring Android Oreo to as many of its previous flagships as possible. The Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro are the last Huawei devices that received the update, so it's time for the Chinese giant to focus on other smartphones in its portfolio. Well, it appears that the next Huawei phones that will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo are the P10 and P10 Plus, the company's last year flagships. Huawei is now looking for beta testers for its Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing program that will bring the update to both the P10 and P10 Plus. Those who want to participate ...

HTC apologizes for delaying Android 8.0 Oreo update for U11 in Europe

HTC apologizes for delaying Android 8.0 Oreo update for U11 in Europe

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The US version of HTC U11 has already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo for more than a month now. Unfortunately, customers who bought the smartphone from other regions will have to wait a while longer for the update. HTC UK has just issued an apology aimed at customers U11 owners in Europe. Apparently, the company started to deploy the update globally but ran into some unforeseen issues that forced HTC to delay Oreo for the U11 in Europe. We’re sorry for the delay in delivering your Oreo update for the HTC U11. We have started to roll out the update globally ...

Android 7.1.1 Nougat starts rolling out to Moto G4 Play after a 6-month delay

Android 7.1.1 Nougat starts rolling out to Moto G4 Play after a 6-month delay

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It looks like Motorola has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Play. The last major OS update the smartphone will receive is now available for download to unlocked Moto G4 Play units around the world. Unlike the Moto G4 and G4 Plus that got a similar update last year, Moto G4 Play owners had to wait several more months to get the benefits of Android Nougat. Some of you might remember that Motorola started to push Android Nougat to the Moto G4 Play back in June, but for some reason, the update was only available to a small percentage of users. Fast ...

List of Android Oreo Smartphones Launched in 2017

List of Android Oreo Smartphones Launched in 2017

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It was in August 2017 when Google first revealed that the next iteration of its mobile operating system officially called Android Oreo. The company released the first alpha version of the developer preview of the OS in March, while the final

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