Blast from the past: Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat for Motorola DROID MAXX 2

The DROID MAXX 2 is a rather old smartphone having been introduced in the US in late 2015. At the time Verizon launched the device, it was running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the carrier updated the DROID MAXX 2 to Marshmallow back in 2016.

Although it hasn’t been three full years since the DROID MAXX 2 made its debut on the market, we’re kind of surprised to see that Verizon and Motorola are still supporting the smartphone. Today, Big Red confirmed the handset launched in October 2015 is now getting an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Along with Nougat, Motorola included the December security …


Alcatel 3C officially introduced with 6-inch HD+ display, Android Nougat

TCL confirmed earlier this month it will unveil new smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February. The Chinese company hinted to three new smartphone lineups: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1.

Three smartphones have been mentioned by TCL in the announcement, each belonging to one of the Alcatel series to be introduced next month: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 1X.

Today, TCL launched yet another Android smartphone, the cheap Alcatel 3C, its first handset to feature an 18:9 display. The Alcatel 3C was introduced in Italy and is likely to go on sale in other European …

Android 7.1.1 Nougat starts rolling out to Moto G4 Play after a 6-month delay

It looks like Motorola has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Play. The last major OS update the smartphone will receive is now available for download to unlocked Moto G4 Play units around the world.

Unlike the Moto G4 and G4 Plus that got a similar update last year, Moto G4 Play owners had to wait several more months to get the benefits of Android Nougat. Some of you might remember that Motorola started to push Android Nougat to the Moto G4 Play back in June, but for some reason, the update was only available to a small percentage of users.

Fast …

Motorola resumes roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition in the US

If you’re still running a Moto X Pure Edition as your daily driver and haven’t received the Android 7.0 Nougat update yet, you’ll be pleased to know Motorola started a broader roll-out several days ago.

Back in September, Motorola kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition in the United States, but due to a bug that caused the phone’s screen to turn black after the upgrade, it was quickly pulled.

Fast forward two months and the roll-out has been resumed as reported by many Moto X Pure Edition users on Reddit. Aside from the usual new features and improvements, …

T-Mobile begins Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout for the original Samsung Galaxy J7

The original Galaxy J7 is the latest Samsung smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android Nougat update at T-Mobile. The US carrier has already published the changelog of the update, but there isn’t anything interesting mentioned there.

Although T-Mobile claims the Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update, the smartphone is being upgraded directly to Android 7.1.1. A security patch is included in the update as well, but we can’t say for sure whether it’s the one released by Google in September or October.

We can definitely say that you …

Android 7.1.1 Nougat rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Samsung had been spreading Nougat love for quite some time now, as many Galaxy smartphones and tablets have already received software updates this year. The next on the list seems to be the Galaxy J5 (2016), an entry-level smartphone that made its debut on the market last year in April.

Although theoretically, the Galaxy J5 (2016) qualifies for another major Android update like Oreo, it’s unlikely the smartphone will get it anytime soon (or at all).

In any case, for the time being, the update is available in select European markets, but it will slowly make …

AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

Surprisingly, AT&T and Samsung have decided that the Galaxy J3 (2016) should be updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Why is that surprising? Well, Samsung launched the mid-range smartphone back in January 2016, so in just a few months the device will celebrate two years since market release.

Well, starting this week, AT&T customers who own the Galaxy J3 (2016) can update their smartphones to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The carrier confirmed that it has started the roll-out on October 11, so give it a few days to show up on your smartphone.

Aside from the new …

Android 7.0 Nougat hits HTC Desire 530 at Verizon

HTC has quietly started to push the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Desire 530 now available at Verizon. Launched on the market last year, the HTC Desire 520 wasn’t supposed to be updated to Nougat since it’s rather a budget-friendly smartphone.

Surprisingly, HTC confirmed recently the Verizon Desire 530 is now eligible for an Android 7.0 Nougat upgrade. It even published a very short changelog that contains some of the most important new features and improvements included in the update.

According to HTC, besides Android 7.0 Nougat, the update adds the August …

Amazon announces Fire OS 6 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Amazon has just announced its new Fire OS 6, which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The new version of the OS runs on the Amazon Fire TV Gen 3, but previous Fire TV devices (Fire TV Stick Gen 1 and 2, Fire TV Gen 1 and 2, and Fire TV Edition) will remain on Fire OS 5, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Unfortunately, the company confirmed that at this time, the previous Fire TV models will not be updated to the new Fire OS 6. There’s no mention of the Fire tablets though. Now that we’ve clarified that, let’s see what new features Fire OS 6 is supposed to bring.

Well, …

Motorola starts rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto X Play

It looks like Motorola has just started to push the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Moto X Play. The US-based company confirmed back in June that the mid-range smartphone will be updated to Nougat, but it did not offer details on the exact release date.

Even now we still don’t know when the update will arrive in certain countries, but at least some Moto X Play owners managed to upgrade their phones. For the time being, the only reports that confirm Motorola have kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto X Play come from Brazil.

The update contains one of the newest …