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A brief history of Android releases (podcast)

Join us as we take a trip back in time and recap some of the major features that came with Android releases. Strap in, there's a decade's worth of goodies.

Sony’s recent Android TV sets begin their Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade

Sony is one of Google’s premier partners for Android TV integrated directly into high-end televisions, even if they can’t manage to keep their TVs updated as quickly as their smartphones. But they’re
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
Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to the LG G5 on T-Mobile and Verizon

Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to the LG G5 on T-Mobile and Verizon

Android 9 Pie has already arrived on a few phones, but many other devices are still waiting on promised Oreo updates. The LG G6 was updated to Android 8.0 earlier this year, and the company also
August 2018 Android platform distribution numbers are out: Oreo up another 2.5%, no sign of Pie (yet)

August 2018 Android platform distribution numbers are out: Oreo up another 2.5%, no sign of Pie (yet)

August isn't even properly over, but already Google has pushed the month's platform distribution numbers, detailing the precise statistics of Android versions used across devices. Last month's

Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade for LG phones finally ready

More devices are getting the latest Android update. Well, it’s not exactly the Android 9 Pie update yet but only Android 8.0 Oreo for some LG phones. First in line is the LG V20 in Canada. It’s
Google's July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May

Google's July 2018 Android platform update shows Oreo usage more than doubling since May

We get it, Google. You're busy with a lot of things, and platform distribution updates can fall by the wayside. Still, the most recent two-month gap was unusual. Someone finally had time to spit out
BlackBerry KEYone gets its own Android Oreo beta

BlackBerry KEYone gets its own Android Oreo beta

While the BlackBerry KEY2 launched not too long ago, and that handset comes preinstalled with Android Oreo on board, there are still BlackBerry KEYone handsets out there in the wild, and BlackBerry

BlackBerry KEYOne Android Oreo beta: here’s how to get in

The BlackBerry KEY2 was recently introduced but the company isn’t giving up on the older models. In fact, it’s been busy working on updates to ensure all BlackBerry phone owners receive the best
All of Philips' 2014-2018 Android TVs should get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

All of Philips' 2014-2018 Android TVs should get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

When you've coughed up several hundreds of dollars for a brand new TV, the last thing you want to worry about is whether it will get firmware updates over the next few years or become outdated by
Huawei MediaPad M5 8", 10", and 10" Pro are available on Amazon and Newegg for $319, $359, and $449, respectively

Huawei MediaPad M5 8", 10", and 10" Pro are available on Amazon and Newegg for $319, $359, and $449, respectively

First announced at MWC this year, the three different Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets are now shipping in the US and available from both Amazon and Newegg. Beside Samsung's Galaxy Tab S series, Huawei's
Huawei Breathes New Life Into Android Tablets With the MediaPad M5

Huawei Breathes New Life Into Android Tablets With the MediaPad M5

While Chrome OS may be the likely long-term future for Android tablets, Huawei is pushing the envelope of what's possible by enhancing Android on its new flagship MediaPad M5 family of tablets. The

It’s happening! The Oreo update is actually rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

It’s been a long time coming, and there have been a few hiccups along the way with Verizon halting the roll-out not once but twice, but it certainly appears that the carrier is pushing the Android 8.0

Oreo update for NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV paused amid glitches

As promised earlier this year, Android 8.0 Oreo finally began rolling out to NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV last week with an updated launcher, security updates and various improvements. But as is frequently the
“Couple Issues” Cause NVIDIA to Pause Oreo Update for SHIELD TV

“Couple Issues” Cause NVIDIA to Pause Oreo Update for SHIELD TV

I managed to pickup the Android Oreo (SHIELD Experience 7.0) update for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV on the day it was announced, but a number of you have been unable to pull it. That’s because NVIDIA was

NVIDIA Shield TV gets its Android 8.0 Oreo update with a shiny new interface

Better late than never! The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the NVIDIA Shield TV is finally starting to roll out, bringing Android TV’s tweaked new UI to the definitive Android TV box. NVIDIA has dropped
NVIDIA SHIELD TV now being upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

NVIDIA SHIELD TV now being upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo

If you have NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV and have been hoping you’d get a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo some day soon, well, the wait is (almost) over. NVIDIA officially announced on Thursday that the SHIELD TV is
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gets Update to Android 8.0 Oreo With New UI

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gets Update to Android 8.0 Oreo With New UI

Both NVIDIA SHIELD TV units are getting a major update to Android 8.0 “Oreo” today, as well as to SHIELD Experience 7.0, that will completely change your experience. This is the new layout of Android

Samsung Galaxy Oreo update paused for the nth time

We’re not sure what’s been happening to Samsung but latest releases of the cookie update for its Galaxy flagships are being put on hold. The latest to be pulled is the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade on US Cellular

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ get Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade on US Cellular

Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners on US Cellular can now upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo. The update brings the latest Samsung Experience 9.0 user interface, bringing the Galaxy S8 series in line with the