AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S8

AT&T is the last major US carrier to update Samsung’s last year flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, to Android 8.0 Oreo. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have already pushed the update earlier this month, so AT&T customers are the last to get the same treatment.

Although AT&T has yet to update the Galaxy S8 and S8+ support pages, it appears that many redditors have already installed Oreo on their smartphones. Speaking of the update, if you’re an AT&T customer, you’ll need to make sure you have enough storage since you’ll have to download around 1.55GB.

Apparently, the update …

Sony kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra

Sony has just started to deploy the Android Oreo update for a couple of Xperia smartphones: Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra. All three devices are now eligible for the update, but it might take a few weeks to reach all devices since this is a staged rollout.

Although we don’t know much about what other changes have been included in the update aside from the usual Android Oreo improvements, we do know for sure that it includes the February security patch.

Sony has yet to confirm the rollout, but we don’t think that will happen. Still, some Xperia XA1 users report they have successfully …

AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Moto Z2 Force

Surely, AT&T is not the last major carrier in the United States that releases the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z2 Force. However, Verizon and T-Mobile have already pushed out Oreo to the Moto Z2 Force back in December, which leaves Sprint to sort it out somehow.

The phone’s support page on AT&T’s website has been updated to confirm the rollout began on February 20. According to the information published by the carrier, the update should weigh in at around 335MB and contains the January security patch.

It’s kind of strange that AT&T reports the Oreo update file is so …

Verizon's new prepaid plan kicks in, compare it to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint

*prepaid plan prices are after an auto-pay discount, where available
Verizon’s new prepaid plan option kicks in today, and Big Red is giving $50 bill credit if you port your number over, and activate it on a prepaid plan until April 17th. After the two-year cell phone contract is all but dead, and after the dust from the unlimited data plans battle has now settled, the next frontier in the cutthroat competition among the major US carriers is the prepaid market. More and more folks are seeing that value, and AT&T acknowledged that fact by rebranding …

Xiaomi kicks off Android Oreo beta program for the Mi Mix 2

After delivering the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Mi A1, Xiaomi now plans to release a similar update for the Mi Mix 2, the sequel to the phablet that changed the way smartphone makers design their products.

Xiaomi has just announced that it is now recruiting testers for its Android Oreo beta program for the Mi Mix 2. More importantly, the recruitment is made for the global version of the highly-anticipated update.

According to Xiaomi, Mi Mix 2 owners interested to participate in the beta program will be able to apply until the end of January …

Square Enix kicks off Final Fantasy sale (Android and iOS) with discounts of up to 60%

Japanese publisher and developer Square Enix is spreading the holiday cheer with a special mobile sale, offering up to 60% off many of its Final Fantasy titles and other RPG classics.

The sale is available in both App Store and Google Play Store and contains games like Romancing SaGa 2, Final Fantasy II, Adventures of Mana and Secret of Mana. Some of the game included in the sale are already discounted, while a few will be on sale starting December 26.

Romancing SaGa 2 – $14.99 (iOS)/$15.99 (Android) (was $17.99)Final Fantasy – $3.99 (was $7.99)Final Fantasy …

Huawei kicks off holiday sale on smartphones, tablets and wearables

Samsung, Motorola, Apple and other smartphone brands have already kicked off their sales, but there are a lot of other companies that want to sell you their goods at low price. Huawei has just announced that some of its smartphones, tablets, and wearables are no on sale in the United States.

If you’re looking for an Android smartphone, Huawei doesn’t offer you too many alternatives at this time, but there’s plenty to choose from if you want to buy a smartwatch. Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg are the main retailers that offer Huawei’s discounted devices.


Huawei …

Apple's Black Friday deals bonanza kicks off in Australia and New Zealand with gift cards of up to $160

Apple’s one-day Black Friday shopping bonanza has already kicked off in Australia and New Zealand, because, well, it’s already Friday there. The offers include free gift cards of up to A$210 in value (~$160) with the purchase of select products from Apple’s online store, as well as from Apple retail stores in both countries.

The following Apple gift cards are available in both Australia and New Zealand:
iPhone 7 / iPhone 6s / iPhone SE – A$70 ($53) gift cardiPad Pro, iPad Mini. iPad 9.7-inch – A$140 ($106) gift cardApple Watch …

Bose kicks off Black Friday sale on its online store and Amazon

If you’re looking for a cheap pair of headphones this is the best time of the year to find one. Many companies are running promotional deals during Black Friday, but some start their sales a week earlier.

Bose is now running a Black Friday sale on some of its popular headphones, which cover most price ranges. Bose’s products are on sale on its online store and at Amazon, and from what we can tell there are no price differences.

QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones – $329.95 (was $349.95);SoundSport wireless headphones – $129.95 (was $149.95);SoundSport Pulse …

HMD kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Nokia 8

HMD has just announced it will soon start a beta program for Android Oreo for Nokia 8. The so-called Nokia phones beta labs will allow those fans to test software updates before they are released to the masses.

The first smartphone that will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update is probably the Nokia 8 since HMD is about to start testing it. However, Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo as well, although that might not happen this year.

Our growing community of beta testers are the first to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. By testing the software ahead …