Huawei Y5 Prime (2018) silently unveiled, runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box

Huawei’s mid-range and entry-level Y series handsets are silently making their way to various markets, and even if they don’t benefit from the glamorous launch event of the P or Mate series, they constitute the bulk of Huawei’s sales.

The Y5 Prime (2018) recently popped up on Huawei’s official website, which suggests the smartphone might go on sale very soon. Specs-wise, the smartphone is nothing to brag about, but as long as the price is right, it shouldn’t matter that much.

First off, the device offers dual-SIM support, but some markets will only get the single-SIM model. On the …


Nokia 7 is now eligible for update to Android 8.1 Oreo

HMD Global has a stellar record of Android Oreo updates, even though is far from being a major player in the smartphone industry. Basically, most of the company’s Nokia-branded smartphones launched in the last year or so have been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, many of them even getting Android 8.1 Oreo updates.

The last device that makes on the long list of HMD smartphones to receive an Oreo update is the Nokia 7, which is a China-exclusive device. An international, beefed-up version of the handset was launched earlier this year as Nokia 7 plus, but this one comes with Android 8.1 Oreo on …

Moto X4 on Project Fi starts getting the Android 8.1 Oreo update

Motorola released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto X4, the Project Fi model, back in December, so it makes sense for the US company to continue with the updates.

Although a little bit later than we would’ve expected, Google and Motorola have teamed up to offer the latest Android version to those who own the Moto X4 on Project Fi. The official changelog confirms along with Android 8.1 Oreo, the update adds the April security patch.

On top of that, Moto X4 owners will benefit from other improvements like the brand new dark theme and power menu, as well as some under-the-hood …

Razer Phone Android 8.1 Oreo update rollout on hold due to issues

Razer announced a while ago that it will not offer an Android 8.1 Oreo update to those who bought the Razer Phone, which comes with Nougat on board. However, the company promised the smartphone will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo at some point.

True to its promise, Razer started the Android 8.1 Oreo rollout two weeks ago, but the update has yet to reach some markets. Unfortunately, things don’t look so good for Razer Phone owners in the UK, as one carrier announced the update has been delayed.

According to UK carrier Three, Razer confirmed that Android 8.1 Oreo for Razer …

OnePlus 5 and 5T finally getting Android 8.1 Oreo, here are all the changes

After using its beta channel to thoroughly test Android 8.1 Oreo for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, an official announcement went live earlier today that confirms the update is now being pushed out to everyone that owns either of the two smartphones.

It’s worth noting that it took OnePlus just one month to make Android 8.1 Oreo available to OnePlus 5 and 5T owners. However, the company’s mission was much simplified by the fact that both phones were already updated to Android 8.0 Oreo.

If you own the OnePlus 5 or 5T, you can expect some other improvements besides the usual Android 8.1 Oreo …

Razer Phone owners can update to Android 8.1 Oreo starting today

Razer Phone, one of the not so many gaming smartphones out there, is now being updated to Android 8.1 Oreo. The device hasn’t received any major Android OS update since its release, but Razer promised the smartphone will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo.

Late last month, the company promised to bring Android 8.1 Oreo to all Razer Phone units sometime in April. Today, Razer announced that Android 8.1 Oreo is now being rolled out to Razer Phones around the world.

However, that doesn’t mean that the wait is over. According to Razer, the incremental roll-out will take up to 10 …

Essential Phone getting new Android 8.1 Oreo update with April security patch

The Essential Phone got the promised Android 8.1 Oreo update last month, but the US company behind the unique handset is now pushing out yet another build of the OS. The new update promised to add some security improvements, as well as other bug fixes and under-the-hood enhancements.

First off, the new Android 8.1.0 Oreo build (141) brings the April security patch, the update that’s been released by Google. But that’s not all that Essential Phone owners get in this update.

Some modem stability fixes have been implemented too, along with Bluetooth 5.0 certification and improved performance …

The Razer Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.1 Oreo in April

Razer announced what we already knew: the Razer Phone will be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo. More importantly, the company confirmed when exactly customers who bought the gaming phone can expect to receive the highly-anticipated update. Well, it appears that the update will be available in about a month from now.

Attention Razer Phone owners! We’re making the jump straight to Android 8.1 Oreo and we’re pleased to announce that the update will be coming to you mid to late April 2018.