T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ will be updated to Android Nougat next week

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is about to get an official update to Android 7 Nougat – not long after the smartphone received a similar update on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

T-Mobile Project Manager Des Smith confirmed on Twitter that Android Nougat should be rolled out to the Galaxy S6 edge+ starting “early next week.” Just like it happened in the case of the S6 edge+ from other carriers, the update will likely bring Android 7.0, not 7.1 to the handset. Even so, this is a major (and sizeable) update that T-Mobile S6 edge+ owners have been impatiently waiting …

Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime lands at T-Mobile and MetroPCS as a cheap Nougat phone

T-Mobile and MetroPCS this week released a new and affordable Android smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J3 Prime.

The J3 Prime appears to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched earlier this year via Sprint and its prepaid brands). However, the handset offered by T-Mobile and MetroPCS has a couple of advantages over Sprint’s J3 Emerge: it’s cheaper, and runs Android 7 Nougat (instead of Android Marshmallow).

If you’re buying the Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime from T-Mobile, you can get it for $150 outright, or $6 per month (for $24 months) and $6 upfront. At MetroPCS, the new phone …

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite with Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon for €329

An affordable duo of Huawei-branded Android tablets was silently introduced in Europe last week, the MediaPad T3 slates. They are now available for purchase for prices starting at €129, a good deal for those looking for their first Android tablet.

However, the MediaPad T3 tablets won’t be the only ones to make their debut on the market this year, as Huawei is readying yet another Android slate.

Not quite the sequel to the MediaPad M3, a Lite version of the tablet recently made a stop at Wi-Fi Alliance where it was granted certification by the regulatory commission.

Huawei …

Verizon starts seeding Android 7.0 Nougat for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Verizon is the next carrier in the United States to provide the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners. Although the Big Red has yet to make it official, some users have already captured the update on their phones.

Until Verizon won’t release the proper documentation for this update, we can’t confirm what security patch the update contains. The good news is the Android 7.0 Nougat update does include “security updates,” it’s just we don’t know yet if it’s the March or April patch.

According to the official changelog, the update also contains …

US Cellular starts pushing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

US Cellular is one of the last carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

It’s been several months since Samsung kicked off the Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, but there are still places where the update hasn’t arrived yet.

Earlier this week, US Cellular has started to push the Nougat update to the Samsung SM-G930R4 and SM-G935R4, which are the model numbers for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

The update is quite large at nearly 1.5GB, so make sure you have enough storage before …

Leaked info suggests Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) packs Exynos chipset and runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the lesser-featured Galaxy J series smartphone the South Korean company plans to launch this year. We’ve already seen the Galaxy J7 (2017) going on sale in the United States under various names, while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just been granted FCC’s approval and is likely to make its debut very soon.

The entry-level Galaxy J3 (2017) doesn’t pack any fancy features that would make it stand out from other handsets in the same price range. However, it looks like Samsung has decided to include Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The smartphone that goes by model number …

Lenovo confirms Android 7.0 Nougat global rollout for Moto G4 Play starts in June

The Moto G4 series is the next to get Android 7.0 Nougat update if we are to believe the latest reports. The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were the first to receive the update at the end of last year, but only in India.

Last month, Motorola pushed the update to the Moto G4 Plus in the United States. However, there’s one more Moto G4 smartphone that hasn’t been upgraded to Nougat yet.

The Moto G4 Play seems to be the last of the Moto G4 series to get the update. Lenovo recently confirmed the smartphone won’t receive any Android 7.0 Nougat updates until June.

On the bright side, …

Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2 is Cricket's new cheap Android Nougat phone

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ aren’t the only new Samsung smartphones released in the US today. If the S8 series is too expensive for you, Cricket Wireless has another handset that you may want to check out: the Samsung Galaxy Amp Prime 2.

Obviously succeeding the original Galaxy Amp Prime from 2016, the Amp Prime 2 seems to be a rebranded Galaxy J3 Emerge (launched by Sprint and its prepay brands earlier this year). Fortunately, unlike the J3 Emerge, the Galaxy Amp Prime 2 runs Android 7 Nougat, not Android 6 Marshmallow, out of the box.

Sporting a 5-inch 720p display, the Samsung …

Moto Z Play to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, though Motorola doesn't know when

Last month, Motorola diligently brought the Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update included an enhanced version of Doze Mode to help extend battery life, in addition to multi-window capabilities, customized quick settings menu, and a “clear all” button to close all open apps with a single tap – among many other fixes and improvements contained in Nougat.

Android 7.0 isn’t the end of the road for the Moto Z Play, however. Chatting with customer support, an XDA forums user asked when the Z Play is getting Android 7.1.1. The Motorola representative confirmed that an update is in …

OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with several fixes and improvements

OnePlus has published Android 7.1.1 Nougat updates to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Since this is a point release, there aren’t any major new features, but a whole lot of improvements have been included to make up for that.

Obviously, there should be a general performance increase after installing the update, given the bugfixes and improved connectivity. So fire away at that update button and get your OnePlus up to speed! Unless it’s the OnePlus 2 or OP X. The company isn’t saying anything on the matter of upgrading these two to Nougat, and it’s kind of making people angry.

Here’s …