Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta, here's is what's changed

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are one step closer to getting the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, as Samsung has just released another beta build that addresses lots of issues present in the previous builds.

There don’t seem to be any features added or removed in the fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, you’ll find below a long list of bugs that should be addressed in this update:

Profile sharing won’t enable and keeps saying check network;Home screen does not fit screen properly;Phone restarting while using the camera;Smart view …


Moto Z2 Force starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update at T-Mobile

T-Mobile is the second major US carrier that pushes out an Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Force. Motorola’s flagship received a similar update at Verizon last week, so AT&T and Sprint may follow soon.

T-Mobile has yet to confirm the update on its support website, but we do know for sure the update contains the December security patch. According to a screenshot posted on XDA Forum, if you own the T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force, then you should be looking for an update with build number OCX27.

The update is likely to be available for a small percentage of T-Mobile customers at …

Android 8.0 beta starts rolling out in China to the LG G6

Screenshots taken by an LG G6 owner in China reveal that LG’s 2017 flagship (unless you give the LG V30 that honor) is beginning to receive an Android 8.0 beta thanks to an OTA update. The software version of the beta is V19A. Just yesterday, the company sent out a stable version of Android 8.0 to the LG V30 in South Korea. Among the features that the new Android build features is picture-in-picture, allowing users to watch video while using am app running in the background. In addition, there are advanced app shortcuts, a new settings screen, adoptive icons, the capability to snooze notifications …

LG V30 gets stable Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out on its home turf

It took about three weeks for LG to start seeding the Android 8.0 Oreo beta to the global version of the V30, after it launched the beta in South Korea, so hopefully that’s how long it will take for the final stable Oreo version that is rolling out in Korea as we speak, to get to the US shores as well.
LG said it has listened to more than 500 Oreo beta users who have been enlisted to probe the update before it hits the handset as a finalized build, and has implemented their suggestions. “We will provide a differentiated user experience with stable and …

December 2017 security update hits T-Mobile's LG G Pad X 8.0

The T-Mobile version of the LG G Pad X 8.0 has received the December 1st security update. Besides the latter, software version V52120l brings minor software stability and bug fixes to the slate. When the notification appears on your tablet telling you that the update has arrived, don’t continue the updating process until your tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network. In addition, make sure that the battery is charged to at least 50% before installing the new files. You also need to have enough storage on your tablet for the 95.3MB update.

Since the update is being sent out OTA, it might take …

OnePlus 5 starts getting OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo

After two Android Oreo beta builds, OnePlus has finally released the final version of the update for OnePlus 5 owners. Although we thought there won’t be any major update releases from any major handset maker, it looks like Chinese companies continue to work throughout the holiday seasons (since they don’t celebrate Christmas).

So, if you’re running a OnePlus 5 as your daily driver, you’ll be pleased to know OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo is now being pushed out to units all over the world.

According to OnePlus, the update contains some Launcher …

ZTE Axon 7 expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in April 2018

ZTE confirmed earlier this week it will provide Axon 7 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update at some point in the future. The Chinese company has already stopped Axon 7 production, which made us believe the high-end smartphone won’t be getting any major Android OS updates going forward.

ZTE’s announcement is a nice surprise for those who spent a small fortune to purchase the company’s flagship. Now, as far as the exact release date of the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update, ZTE Germany made some comments on the matter.

Apparently, Android 8.0 Oreo for ZTE …

Deal: Second-Gen Amazon Echo on sale for just $80 ($20 off) plus a $10 gift card

Smart speakers will probably turn out to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. And why not? Considering all of the things that they can do, such as turn on/off smart appliances, order a Lyft or Uber, update you on the latest sports, stock prices, news and weather, send texts, make calls, tell jokes and much more, this is quite a device for the connected household to own.

And pricing has never been lower. Consider that both the Amazon Echo Dot (the Echo model that looks like a hockey puck) and the Google Home Mini can both be had for $29.99. And now Newegg is offering the …

Moto X4 on Project Fi starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update

Despite being released in October, after Google released Android 8.0 Oreo, Motorola’s Moto X4 smartphone was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat on board. However, the US-based handset maker promised an Android Oreo update will be provided soon afterward.

Although it took Motorola more than two months to keep its promise, Android Oreo for Moto X4 on Project Fi is here, so if you’ve bought that device, you should expect an update to arrive any day now.

The OTA (over the air) roll-out has already begun and the update weighs in at a little bit over 1GB, so make sure you have enough storage …

HTC U11 Life starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update at T-Mobile

HTC kicked off the roll-out of Android Oreo for the U11 Life late last month, but the update was only available for unlocked units. Customers who bought carrier-branded smartphones usually have to wait a while longer for major Android OS updates, and the HTC U11 Life wasn’t an exception.

Luckily, HTC U11 Life owners won’t have to wait too long, especially if they bought the T-Mobile variant. The US carrier is now pushing out the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update to all HTC U11 Life smartphones.

Keep in mind that this is a fairly sizeable update (1.32GB), but you’ll also need …