Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force users in Brazil are being asked to join a soak test for the Android 8.0 update

Lenovo and Motorola are seeking Brazilian owners of the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force willing to get involved in a soak test to see how the Android 8.0 (Oreo) build works on the two models. To be chosen to take part in the soak test, you must register your Motorola handset with the Motorola Feedback Network. If selected, your Motorola device is seeded the software being tested, and you must promise not to talk to the media about the soak test results.

According to email sent to Moto Z and Moto Z2 users in Brazil, an Android 8.0 (Oreo) beta could start rolling out within 48 hours to those who …


Qualcomm investors say Broadcom will need to hike its bid to at least $80 to snag the company

It was exactly one week ago today that Qualcomm announced that it was rejecting Broadcom’s unsolicited $70 a share offer for the company that designs the Snapdragon line of mobile chipsets. The deal was to be a combination of cash and stock with each Qualcomm share to be exchanged for $60 in cash and $10 in Broadcom equity. The total value of the transaction would be approximately $105 billion, which would make it the most valuable acquisition in tech history.

Broadcom was willing to pay the big bucks despite the strong possibility that Qualcomm’s modem chip will be designed out of the 2018 …

OnePlus 3 and 3T now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally come, as OnePlus announced the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for two of its popular flagship: OnePlus 3 and 3T.

Two months ago OnePlus released a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 3, but the update was available to a limited number of users. However, the company promised to make the update available to everyone by the end of the year.

Although we can’t say the same thing about the newly announced OnePlus 5T, it makes perfect sense for the Chinese company to choose …

HMD announces it will soon release Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8

We already know HMD plans to update all its Nokia smartphone to Android 8.0 Oreo since the Finnish company confirmed it numerous times in the past. The only thing that we need to determine is when exactly it will happen.

It goes without saying that HMD will not release the update to all its Nokia smartphones at the same time. Also, it would make sense for the most powerful device to get Oreo first, in this case, Nokia 8.

So, if you own the Nokia 8, you should ready your phone for a major Android update. HMD’s Chief Product Office, Juho Sarvikas confirmed …

Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 & S8+: All the new features, visualized


As we already reported, Samsung has already kicked off the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US, UK, and South Korea. If you’re located in any of these locations, you can now enlist in the beta, which should be a rather hassle-free experience. 

The prerequisite for you joining the beta program is simple: in the US, you need to have an unlocked, Sprint, or T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S8/S8+ in order to partake. In case you’re a UK resident, an unlocked variation of either device would suffice. If that’s covered, then simply grab either the …

Sprint launches the Nougat-powered LG G Pad F2 8.0 tablet, priced to sell for $149.99

Sprint has just announced the immediate availability of the inexpensive LG G Pad F2 8.0, a tablet that can be connected with pogo pins to the Plus Pack in order to expand its battery life.

The slate is available for purchase right now for just $149.99, or $6.25 per month for two years. The Plus Pack comes separately and you must pay $79.99 to get one. It will allow you to connect an additional 4,400 mAh battery to the tablet, as well as a USB port and 2x2W speakers.

Plus Pack aside, the LG G Pad F2 8.0 is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and packs a 1.5GHz …

LG testing Android 8.0 (Oreo) for the LG G6?

A benchmark test run on Geekbench seems to indicate that LG is testing the new Android 8.0 (Oreo) build of the operating system on the LG G6. The unlocked international version of the phone with the model number of LG-H870, was benchmarked with Android 8.0 running the show. The LG G6 launched earlier this year with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed. The rest of the benchmark tests merely confirmed specs already known, since the phone was released on March 10th of this year.

It obviously isn’t a surprise that the LG G6 will be updated to the new Android build. After all, the phone is still …

Samsung to kick off Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 as early as October 31

Rumor has it Samsung won’t release any Android 8.0 Oreo updates until early 2018. If that’s true, then a beta program should be in place before the year’s end.

A new report claims Samsung will kick off the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 on October 31. However, not everyone with a Galaxy S8 will be able to enroll into Samsung’s beta program.

Apparently, Samsung will initially launch Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 in the United Kingdom, North America, and South Korea. The second wave of countries getting access to the beta …

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) will be released in the US next month, free content on board


Samsung Mobile USA today announced the upcoming
release of a new Android tablet simply called Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The slate succeeds
the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2015), and it’s known in other markets as the Galaxy Tab
A (2017). As its name suggests, the new Samsung tablet sports an
8-inch screen. It’s not a high-resolution display, offering just 800 x 1280
pixels, but that’s because we’re talking about an affordable product here.

 

Samsung presents the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) as a tablet for
the whole family. The device comes with Parental Controls, Kids Mode, “$100
of premium games, books, …

HMD kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Nokia 8

HMD has just announced it will soon start a beta program for Android Oreo for Nokia 8. The so-called Nokia phones beta labs will allow those fans to test software updates before they are released to the masses.

The first smartphone that will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update is probably the Nokia 8 since HMD is about to start testing it. However, Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo as well, although that might not happen this year.

Our growing community of beta testers are the first to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. By testing the software ahead …