New Sony Xperia XZ Premium update fixes camera sensor issues, adds November security patch

The Xperia XZ Premium is the first Sony smartphone to have received the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but other devices are expected to follow soon. However, the update contained a fix for a known camera issue that brought another problem with the camera.

Although it addressed the Xperia XZ Premium camera distortion issues, Android 8.0 Oreo broke the camera sensor’s functionality, which meant that the RGBC-IR and ToF (Laser AF) features were not working within the parameters.

In other words, most of the pictures captured with the Xperia XZ Premium were blurry …


Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL software update fixes voice call clicking, adds saturated display mode

A new software update for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is out now, and aside from bringing a fix for the Wi-Fi-related Krack vulnerability, it’s also aiming to mend the devices’ audio and display problems.

As a refresher, numerous reports about clicking and cracking in the earpiece during voice calls and OLED display burn-in have marred the launch of Google’s latest flagships. Oh, and let’s not forget that some devices are shipping sans an operating system out of the box.

In particular, a new toggle in the display settings menu allows users to choose …

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with 70 new emoji and several bug fixes

Today, the very day after Apple released iOS 11.2 containing SiriKit for HomePod developers, the company released iOS 11.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update brings back the 3D Touch multitasking app switcher, a fix for the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit, improved support for braille devices, a fix that takes care of some issues that the Apple Watch had with data hand off, and most important of all, 70 new emoji.

The update to iOS 11.1 weighs in at 311.3 MB and still AWOL are Apple Pay Cash and AirPlay 2. The former allows users to make or receive peer-to-peer payments in iMessage. The …

OnePlus 5 receiving OxygenOS 4.5.11 update, fixes YouTube video lag and 4G+ issues

OnePlus 3 and 3T are not the only ones getting monthly updates, as the Chinese company is taking care of its newest flagship smartphone as well, the OnePlus 5.

Although it wasn’t officially announced, a new OxygenOS 4.5.11 update is now being pushed to OnePlus 5 devices. Many users have already captured the update and shared information about what’s bringing into the mix.

At first glance, this is a bug fixing update that addresses some issues OnePlus 5 owners reported about in the last couple of months. The most important one is supposed to fix a problem …

iOS 11 beta 5 is out: Tons of bug fixes, 32-bit apps officially get phased out

iOS Developer Preview beta 5 is now out, bringing a host of small incremental changes to the current state of the operating system that will most likely make it to the final release of iOS 11, though nothing’s written in stone – with probably one beta to go before iOS 11 goes public, we’re likely in for some further changes to Apple’s latest software.
Gimmicky changes like icon changes aside, the big news here is that iOS 11 Beta 5 now officially ditches 32-bit app support, which will be one of the highlights of the upcoming software release from Apple. If …

Latest Pokemon GO update fixes iPhone 6 crashes, brings back Team Instinct's leader

Niantic, the US company behind Pokemon GO smash hit, had a terrible week last month. But, since a real-life event shouldn’t stop the development process, Niantic announced that a new update is now available for Pokemon GO players.

Although the update doesn’t bring any new features into the mix, it focuses on some weird issues that Pokemon GO players have experienced lately. One of the hilarious bugs affecting the game for a while involves Spark, the leader of Pokemon GO’s Team Instinct.

For some reason, Spark disappeared from the game’s Appraisal tool and …

LG G3 gets 2G/3G data roaming fixes at T-Mobile, three years after release

Here is what perseverance may mean to some people. It appears that T-Mobile and LG continue to support the G3, the South Korean company’s main flagship launched back in June 2014.

Unfortunately, it’s not the elusive Android 7.0 Nougat update that many LG G3 owners have expected. Still, it’s nice to know that companies like LG continue to support their products even after they become nearly obsolete.

The new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update software version D85130g is now being pushed to LG G3 units at T-Mobile. As the title says, the update is supposed to …

AT&T rolls out Galaxy S7 update that adds June security patch, Knox and Messaging fixes

While many handset makers are already pushing updates that contain the newest July security patch, U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T are rolling out the last month security update.

AT&T has just confirmed that a new update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7. Aside from the June security patch, the update brings a couple of fixes and improvements that are meant to further enhance users experience and phone’s performance.

Although not many details about the update have been published by AT&T, the carrier did say what changes Galaxy S7 owners …

OnePlus 2 is getting OxygenOS 3.5.9 update that fixes a pesky VoLTE bug

By now it’s clear that OnePlus 2 will never be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, despite the fact that its hardware would probably run the new OS pretty smoothly.

OnePlus confirmed not long ago that it will discontinue support for the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2, which automatically means that there will never be an Android Nougat update for either of the two smartphones.

However, it looks like the Chinese company had one more thing to offer to its fans who bought the OnePlus 2. If you are one of those customers, then you’ll be happy to know OnePlus has just released …

Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T is all about bug fixes

One would think that having an important announcement such as the launch of a flagship smartphone in just a few days, will prevent OnePlus from focusing on any other activities that will consume resource of any kind.

When it comes to software updates for its high-end OnePlus 3 and 3T, the Chinese company is almost relentless. We reported earlier this week about an important update that was released by OnePlus, and now it looks like another one is making its way to both smartphones.

However, unlike the previous update that brought a couple of new features …