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Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Opinion: Samsung is fast becoming the Android update king

Until recently, the words "Samsung" and "timely updates" were never uttered in the same sentence, unless you were emphasizing the contradiction between them. The Korean behemoth had a reliable, albeit
Nokia 2 finally picks up Oreo, but your phone might be better off without it

Nokia 2 finally picks up Oreo, but your phone might be better off without it

Nokia's been talking about giving the 2017 Nokia 2 Android 8.1 Oreo since 2017, with the first beta landing all the way back in June of last year. Today it has been officially released, though there
Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall

Play Store developers will need to target their apps for Android 9 Pie by this fall

Google is continuing to push Android developers to use the latest API features. Last November, all applications submitted to the store were required to target Android 8.0 Oreo or higher — meaning they
[Update: New G6 Play release] Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto G6 Play and E5 Play

[Update: New G6 Play release] Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto G6 Play and E5 Play

Update 1: 2019/02/06 1:07pm PST Motorola has released another kernel package for 'jeter,' the Moto G6 Play. This one doesn't have a carrier name attached, so it's probably more
Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers will start carrying Nokia phones again

Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers will start carrying Nokia phones again

Nokia phones are about to re-enter the U.S. and Canada thanks to fresh carrier deals with the likes of Verizon, Cricket, and Rogers.
Android TV 8.0 rolling out to recent Sony TVs, sideload available now

Android TV 8.0 rolling out to recent Sony TVs, sideload available now

Sony is one of the best OEMs around when it comes to updating its smartphones in a timely fashion, but the company's smart TVs are another story. Even though Android 9 Pie was released five months
Stable version of Android x86 8.1 Oreo now available

Stable version of Android x86 8.1 Oreo now available

Porting an operating system to a completely different architecture is a lot of work. As such, it's not surprising that the Android x86 project ― which aims to get Android running on traditional
The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A is being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo

Unexpected device updates give us Android geeks warm fuzzies, and candidates for updates don't get much less expected than budget tablets — but here we are. We've received several reports that
[Update: Now for ZC520TL] Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update

[Update: Now for ZC520TL] Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update

Update 1: 2018/11/21 12:22pm PST The ZenFone 3 Max can be a confusing phone — or should we say "phones," considering all the options available? Because beyond models with differing amounts of
Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out to the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 (ZB570TL)

Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out to the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 (ZB570TL)

Back in April, one of Jordan's complaints about the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 was that it shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. Seven months later, Asus is rectifying that (sort of) with an update to 8.1
App developers must target Android 8.0 or higher starting today (November 1st)

App developers must target Android 8.0 or higher starting today (November 1st)

Google rolls out new security features in every version of Android, but some changes only apply for apps that target newer API levels. Thus, Google announced late last year it was cracking down on
Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing

Android platform distribution numbers updated for October, Pie still missing

Google's official Android distribution numbers give us an insight into which OS versions are still being used, and serve as a visual representation of the platform's fragmentation. The stats have just
Verizon Moto Z2 Play Android Oreo Update Released

Verizon Moto Z2 Play Android Oreo Update Released

The Verizon Moto Z2 Play Oreo update is finally being rolled out. Those who own this device should now look forward to receiving an over-the-air update notification soon. The handset is now receiving
Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Verizon Moto Z2 Play

Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Verizon Moto Z2 Play

Last year's Moto Z2 Play was a fine device, considering its relatively low price tag at launch. And now, the Verizon variant is finally getting out of Nougat territory with an update to Android 8.0,
[Update: ZC520KL] ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) updated to Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0

[Update: ZC520KL] ASUS ZenFone 4 Max (ZC554KL) updated to Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0

Update 1: 2018/10/23 1:52am PDT The ZenFone 4 Max Lite (ZC520KL) is also getting the update to Oreo 8.1 with Zen UI 5.0. Asus says it will take about one week for the We're currently on the fifth
Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the LG K20 on AT&T

Android 8.1 Oreo is now available for the LG K20 on AT&T

Android Oreo continues to make its way to lower-end devices. This time, it's the $120 LG K20 on AT&T. The carrier posted a support update that noted Android 8.1 is available for the phone last
[Update: For real this time] Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto G5S Plus

[Update: For real this time] Android 8.1 Oreo rolling out to Moto G5S Plus

Update 1: 2018/10/16 7:29pm PDT It looks like the support notes ended up being a mistake, but it's finally happening. A reader in California just got the 8.1 Oreo update on his US unlocked
The ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 8.0 Oreo, with several catches

The ZTE Axon 7 gets Android 8.0 Oreo, with several catches

After a beta program with bizarrely strict requirements for entry earlier this year, an update to Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for the ZTE Axon 7 — with more than one catch. The update isn't
The ZTE Axon 7 finally gets its Android Oreo update, but it’s not that simple

The ZTE Axon 7 finally gets its Android Oreo update, but it’s not that simple

You will have to sideload the update and delete all of your data on your Axon 7 before you install Android Oreo, however.
ASUS ZenFone 4 Max updated to Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0

ASUS ZenFone 4 Max updated to Android 8.1 Oreo with ZenUI 5.0

We're currently on the fifth generation of ASUS ZenFone devices, but that doesn't mean that previous models have been (entirely) forgotten. The ZenFone 4 Max has just begun receiving its update to