HTC One (M8) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile

In an unexpected turn of events, T-Mobile announced it has finished testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the HTC One (M8), and the update should now be available for download.

We’re quite surprised to see that a three-year-old phone is still getting a major software update such as Android 7.0 Nougat. If this isn’t truly a mistake made by T-Mobile, it’s remarkable that HTC has decided to continue to support its One (M8), a smartphone that was launched back in March 2014.

It’s worth noting that T-Mobile and a few other carriers in the United States pushed Android …


The Alcatel A30 is a $99 Android Nougat phone (or just $59 with Amazon ads)

Besides adding the Motorola Moto G5 Plus to its Prime Exclusive offer, Amazon today also started taking pre-orders for the Alcatel A30, a brand new smartphone that costs less than $100 and will be released on April 19.

Amazon Prime members can purchase the handset for just $59.99, but they’ll get Amazon offers and ads on the home screen. If you want to buy the Alcatel A30 without Amazon ads, you’ll have to pay $99.99 – that’s still not a bad price for what the device has to offer.

Running Android 7 Nougat, the Alcatel A30 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered …

Alcatel Idol 5S spotted again with 5.2-inch FHD display, Android 7.0 Nougat

Alcatel usually has a strong presence at Mobile World Congress, but this year, TCL, the Chinese company that owns the brand, did not announce anything impressive other than the BlackBerry-branded KeyOne smartphone.

Perhaps TCL has so many projects underway that there’s no time to launch them all at once, or maybe it’s a strategic decision to allow some time between new devices.

However, we do know for sure that TCL is likely to announce a brand new mid-range smartphone very soon, the Alcatel Idol 5S. We’ve talked about it back in February when the handset was spotted at Geekbench, …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) leaked specs include Exynos 7870 CPU, Android 7.0 Nougat

Two Galaxy J smartphones are about to make their debut in the United States very soon, the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), but we’ve just learned that a third might be coming, too.

We first got wind of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) back in February, when the smartphone was spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance with model number SM-J530FM/DS. The only information about the phone was the fact that it was running Android 6.0 Marshmallow at that time.

Today, the phone appeared again, but this time we’ve been blessed with slightly more information about its specs. A new Samsung …

Google releases an Android Nougat 7.1.2 beta 2 update, Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gestures

Google today started rolling out an Android 7.1.2 beta 2 software update to select devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player.

To be clear, this new Nougat update (build number NPG47I) is only reaching folks enrolled in the Android Beta Program, since it’s a beta. Nevertheless, a stable, final release of Android 7.1.2 should be available to everyone in the near future, possibly in a few weeks’ time. Google previously mentioned that this would be an “incremental maintenance release focused on refinements”, including “bug fixes and optimizations, …

Google downgrades Nexus 6 phones to Android 7.0 Nougat

For some reason, Google has decided that the Nexus 6 should be downgraded to a previous OS version after it recently brought the phone to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

There’s a huge thread up on reddit where Nexus 6 owners say Google has pushed a new Android 7.0 Nougat update on their phones. As some of you probably know, Google had to delay the release of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Nexus 6.

Unfortunately, when Android 7.1.1 arrived on the Nexus 6, it also brought some bugs, which have been consequently addressed in the recent March security patch. However, the latest update broke another …

LG Stylo 3 brings Android 7.0 Nougat to Boost and Virgin Mobile for less than $200

LG Stylo 3 was officially unveiled back in December and made its first public appearance at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January, where it was showcased alongside the new K series mid-range smartphones.

Today, Sprint announced the LG Stylo 3 is available for purchase at Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile for just $179.99 (plus tax). Customers don’t need to sign up for a long-term contract, but they can choose one of Boost or Virgin Mobile’s unlimited plans.

Judging by the specs list, the LG Stylo 3 offers more bang for the buck than most smartphones …

The LG K8 2017 is US Cellular's first cheap Android Nougat phone

US Cellular recently started selling the LG K8 2017, a very affordable handset that comes to replace the K8 2016.

Previously released via T-Mobile and MetroPCS under the name LG Aristo, the LG K8 2017 can be purchased from US Cellular for just $49.99 on prepay (after a $100 online discount), or for $5 per month over 30 months. As you’d imagine, this is not exactly a powerful smartphone, but, at this price level, you shouldn’t expect it to be anyway.

The K8 2017 sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and runs Android 7 Nougat out of the box, being US Cellular’s second Nougat …

Two Asus ZenFone 3 models are getting Android 7.0 Nougat updates

Asus has already started to push Android 7.0 Nougat to one of its high-end smartphones, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, but its mid-range devices didn’t get too much attention until now.

At least two mid-range ZenFone 3 smartphones are now eligible for Nougat updates, specifically the ZE520KL and ZE552KL variants. The Taiwanese company confirmed the unlocked versions of these two handsets would be getting Android 7.0 Nougat updates starting today.

The updates are pushed OTA, and the rollout should be completed in about one week. Those who own either of the two ZenFone …

AT&T starts seeding Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Android 7.0 Nougat continues to hit various smartphones in the United States five months after its official release. Today is a good day for those who decided to go for either Verizon’s Moto Droid Z Play or AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, as both smartphones are now eligible for the Nougat update.

AT&T recently updated the support page of the Galaxy S7 Active to reflect the new change. Starting March 7, the carrier has begun pushing Android 7.0 Nougat to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, rugged smartphone that’s been released back in June 2016.

If you own the AT&T Galaxy …