Android 8.0 Oreo factory images available for download for Pixel and Nexus devices

Despite the fact that Google announced Android Oreo is not yet ready to be pushed to compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, the Mountain View company has already published the factory images that allows users to upgrade their smartphones today.

Factory images for the following devices are now available for download via Google’s website, but you’ll have to flash them manually:

Pixel Pixel XLNexus 6PNexus 5XPixel CNexus Player 
If you own a Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone, then you’ll probably receive Android 8.0 Oreo via OTA (over the air), so you …


Android 8.0 Orellete (not Oreo) said to be announced on August 21

File this under rumors since the information comes from an unnamed source, but it looks like Google won’t be launching any Oreo cookie tomorrow. The search giant has decided to tie the launch of its next version of Android to the solar eclipse.

A Google teaser with the file name GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4 was briefly available on G+, hinting to Android O’s market name.

Well, with less than 24 hours left until the official reveal, a new rumor points to a completely different naming for the Android O. Cliff Wade, customer support manager for Nova …

Unannounced version of Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 receives Wi-Fi certification

In February 2016, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 tablet was released by the manufacturer, wearing model number SM-T375. The slab is equipped with an 8-inch display (hence the name of the device), with a resolution of 800 x 1280. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 410 chipset, carrying a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1.5GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable native storage. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 5MP and 2MP respectively, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

So why are we bringing up this outdated tablet? Because it seems that variations of the …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, new and unlocked, is $80 off at Best Buy

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresSamsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB, Unlocked, Titanium SilverBest BuyNew$419.99 ($500.00)
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Have you been waiting for the right moment to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? If the answer is “yes”, you might want to check out Best Buy’s latest deal for the device.
You can currently nab the 32GB version of Samsung’s 2016 flagship in silver for $420 or 16% ($80) off compared to the asking price other big US retailers such as Amazon and Walmart. …

Go back to school spending $80 less on a select version of the Microsoft Surface Pro

It’s early August and for those who have another year of institutionalized learning staring them in the face, the carefree days of summer are almost all behind them. This is the time of the year for those going back to school to run through a check list to make sure that they have everything they need to help them succeed during the the 2017-2018 academic year. One of those helpful tools would be a high-end tablet. Sure enough, Microsoft is now offering $80 (or 10%) off the price of a selected Microsoft Surface Pro.

The model on sale carries an Intel Core m3 processor with a 128GB Solid …

Firefox 8.0 for iOS released with tons of new features: night mode, QR code scanner, more

Mozilla announced today it had released a new version of its Firefox browser for iOS devices. The updated browser comes with many new features and improvements, but these are just a taste of what’s to come later this fall.

All the enhancements announced today are supposed to set the stage for Mozilla’s Project Quantum, the company’s effort to develop the next-generation web engine and offer significant improvements to all users by the end of 2017.

Among the highlights of the latest Firefox release, we should mention the new Night Mode which dims the brightness …

Cricket's Hot Summer Deals: 2 lines with Unlimited Data for $80, and new phones on sale

Sure, summer is now winding down as we get close to the waning days of July. Soon, it will be August and then September brings the start of fall. Before you know it, the holiday shopping season will be here. But we are getting ahead of ourselves. It is still hot outside. How do we know that? Well, there is first hand experience, but also Cricket Wireless is holding its Hot Summer Deals. That means that it still has to be summertime, right? After all, when the cricket sees its shadow, that means we have several more weeks of hot weather ahead.

So what exactly is Cricket offering you for the …

Deal: Google Play now has games, apps, movies and other content at up to 80% off

Android users, get ready to score some deals on games and content by visiting Google Play this summer! Starting today, June 29, Google is offering discounts on a wide range of titles available on Google Play.

Various apps, books, and games are available for up to 80% off. Included here are premium games like: Need for Speed Most Wanted, Star Wars: KOTOR, Bloons TD 5, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: WotL, Lara Croft GO, Call of Duty:Black Ops Zombies, or SpongeBob Moves In.

Moreover, movies are now available for as low as $0.99, while TV shows are 50% off. Last …

New Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) spotted ahead of official unveil

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3 about four months ago, but that won’t remain the only tablet the South Korean company launches this year. A mid-range slate that goes by model number SM-T385 has been recently spotted online.

Considering the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is known as Samsung SM-T350, the new tablet might be a sequel to the mid-range slate. The listing at GFXBench reveals some of its specs, such as the 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

Just like the current model, the alleged Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) sports an …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update in the U.S.

The 8.0-inch version of the Galaxy Tab S2 is the next tablet in the United States to receive the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. Last week, T-Mobile and Verizon pushed their own Nougat updates for the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, so it kind of makes sense for the smaller variant to get the update as well.

If you own the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with model number SM-T713, then your tablet is eligible for Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is pushed by Samsung and weighs in at around 1.2GB, so make sure you have enough free internal memory before attempting to download it.

Along …