Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo

Although Asus planned to update the ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone 3 Laser to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of March, most of the updates were delayed for a few months.

In early April, an official statement issued by Asus said the Oreo update for the ZenFone 3 Zoom has been delayed due to certain issues that need to be fixed. It also said the company plans to release the update at the end of June, which was quite late.

Fortunately, Asus managed to fix those issues that prevented it from releasing the update as promised much faster, so if you own an Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom, chances are that …


Mobvoi Ticwatch E and S smartwatches are getting Android Oreo Wear OS updates

Since Google introduced its new platform for wearable devices, Wear OS, many smartwatch makers announced their customers they will provide the update at some point this year. The Mobvoi team said back in February that two of its smartwatches, the Ticwatch S and Tickwach E will be updated to Android Wear sometime during the month of March.

A month later, the company backtracked on its initial statement and said that due to unexpected circumstances, the Android Oreo Wear update for these smartwatches had to be delayed to the end of April.

In early May, Mobvoi finally confirmed that, …

Microsoft updates the mobile Edge browser for iOS (UPDATE: Android version, too)

For those iOS users who would rather use Microsoft Edge than Safari on their Apple iPhone and iPad devices, an update is now available. Taking the mobile version of Edge to version 42.1, the changelist includes an improved Hub design, the usual performance enhancements, and a way to display shortcut keys on an iPad. To do the latter, simply press the command key on a keyboard attached to an iOS powered tablet, and the available shortcut keys will appear on the screen.
With the Edge app on your phone or tablet (there is also a version for Android), you can browse on …

Google Voice gains option to record voicemail greetings on Android and iOS

It appears that a new update went live recently for both mobile versions of Google Voice, Android and iOS. Although the official changelogs don’t mention any new features, it looks like Google added the option to record voicemail greetings.

Up until now, Google Voice users had to go the web client if they wanted to record and manage voicemail greetings, but after the latest update, it’s possible to do all these actions directly on your Android and iOS device.

Since Google hasn’t yet updated the official changelog of the update, you may want to know that the …

Samsung resumes rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung kicked off the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge not many weeks ago, but a few days ago the South Korean company announced it has put deployment of the update on hold due to some issues.

Apparently, a number of Galaxy S7/S7 edge devices (international version) have rebooted unexpectedly soon after people updated them to Android 8.0 Oreo. Well, it looks like after investigating the issue, Samsung managed to find the cause and even patch it.

Earlier today, Samsung confirmed it has resumed the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo update rollout, so if you …

How to turn your old Android phone into a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker

Smart assistants are all the rage these days, and rightfully so – all of the major players on the market have either released a couple of these or revealed their plans to enter the smart assistant territory with a loud bang. The likes of Apple’s HomePod, Google’s Home, Max, mini, and most importantly, the wide range of Alexa-powered Amazon speakers quickly made the scene pretty congested.

But why bother buying a dedicated smart speaker when you can easily make yourself one, recycling an older Android device in the process?

Yes, we know you’re probably raising your eyebrows …

Fortnite for iOS gains customizable HUD, voice chat, Android version coming this summer

Fortnite is making tens of millions on mobile and the folks over at Epic Games haven’t even launched the game on the Android platform. Although developers said they plan to make it available in the Google Play Store when Fortnite was launched on iOS, they didn’t announce any time frames.

Today, in a blog post that details all the changes that have just been added to the iOS game, Epic Games confirmed that Fortnite is coming to Android “this summer.” The studio said that when they’ll have more information to share about the release, they will make it public immediately.

As far as the …

Deal: RPG classic Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition for Android is 80% off

Based on Dungeons & Dragons ruleset, one of the most popular cRPG (computer role-playing game) franchises of all time, Baldur’s Gate was relaunched several years ago after developer Overhaul Games, a division of Beamdog, added higher resolution and widescreen modes to enhance gameplay.

The enhanced version of the second game in the series, Baldur’s Gate II is now on sale in the Google Play Store, but only for a limited time. The game is usually available for purchase for $10, but for the next week or so, RPG fans can get it for just $2, which is a great price considering the amount of …

BlackBerry DTEK 50, DTEK 60 both receive the May Android security update, but there are some issues

Both the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 have received the May Android security update, dated the fifth of this month. Some owners of the two devices have been complaining about verification issues that have prevented them from downloading and installing the update. As pointed out by one DTEK60 owner, it seems to be a case of hit or miss as far as the update is concerned.

Other manufacturers might not be so concerned with having the latest Android security update available for their handsets, but BlackBerry licenses its software to companies like TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile …

Download Steam Link beta and start playing your PC games on an Android device

Valve announced last week it will soon allow Android and iOS users to play their library of PC games on their mobile devices. Obviously, we’re talking about streaming your games from the PC/Mac to a smartphone, not actually running them from the Android or iOS device.

That can be achieved starting today by download the Steam Link beta app, which is now available for free via Google Play Store. If you’re an iPhone user, you’ll have to wait a while longer for the app to arrive in the App Store.

But how exactly does this work and how can you play your PC games from your couch on a smaller …