Samsung's Galaxy A5 (2017) is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat


It looks like Samsung is slowly beginning to roll out Android Nougat to the 2017 version of its notable Galaxy A5 mid-ranger. The update is reportedly rolling out in Russia as we speak, but it’s quite likely that rollout to other regions is also underway. Thus, if you own a Galaxy A5 (2017), it’s worth heading to Settings -> Software update and manually checking if the update is available for you. 

Aside from the latest openly available version of Android, the update also brings a slightly refreshed interface, a redesigned Multi Window multitasking feature that feels …


Official: No Android 7.0 Nougat updates for Lenovo's Phab2 series

It looks like Lenovo is done with updates for the Phab2 series, even though some of the smartphones were launched less than a year ago. For some reason, the Chinese company has decided that the Phab2 Pro, the first widely-available Tango-enable smartphone, is not worth the trouble and should remain on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Along with the Phab2 Pro, four other smartphones will not receive any other major Android OS updates: Lenovo Phab, Phab Plus, Phab2, and Phab2 Plus. The first two will remain on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the other two will not be updated …

T-Mobile announces Revvl, its own super-cheap Android Nougat phone

Putting a definitive end to rumors and speculations, T-Mobile just announced the Revvl – a new affordable smartphone for consumers who “want a boatload of features without spending a boatload.” While the handset is simply called Revvl (not Revvl T1, as previously believed), T-Mobile makes it clear that this is just the first phone of the Revvl series, although it doesn’t say when new models will be unveiled.

As reported earlier today, the T-Mobile Revvl will go on sale tomorrow, August 10, both online and in “participating stores.” The smartphone will be available …

Android 7.0 Nougat update rolling out to Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

It’s been about a month since we reported the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) might soon get the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update. The smartphone was certified at Wi-Alliance back in July, and the listing revealed it runs a new version of the OS.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) was launched in January with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board, even though Google had released Nougat for several months already.

It looks like Samsung is determined to fix that as Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out to Galaxy A7 (2017). SamMobile reports the update is now available in Thailand, but this is just …

Surprisingly, AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for ZTE Maven 2

The sequel to the popular, low-end ZTE Maven is now getting a major Android update. ZTE Maven 2 was launched at AT&T earlier this year and was offered as a prepaid smartphone to customers looking for such a device.

Surprisingly, this $40 smartphone is now getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update if AT&T did not make a mistake when it confirmed the information on the phone’s support page.

Because not many have heard about the ZTE Maven 2, let’s just say that it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and just 1GB of RAM.

If you own the ZTE Maven …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) starts receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

After months of waiting, the cheapest smartphone in the Galaxy A (2017) series is finally getting Android 7.0 Nougat update. Back in May, Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) was spotted at GFXBench running a new version of Android, but it took the South Korean company more than two months to actually start pushing the update.

If you happen to live in Russia, then you’ll be among the first to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Actually, the rollout began on July 26, so many Galaxy A3 (2017) users should have already received the update.

Keep …

Nokia 3 confirmed to receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat by August's end

Since HMD Global unveiled its first Nokia-branded smartphones, the Finnish company promised to deliver timely Android OS updates for at least 1 and a half years after the handsets make their debut on the market.

The Finnish startup reiterated that aspect a few times over the last couple of months, and today confirmed it again. One of the three Android smartphones launched by HMD recently, the Nokia 3 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

However, HMD’s chief product officer, Juho Sarvikas confirmed recently the Nokia 3 is on track to receive an even newer …

The 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 might be updated to Android Nougat soon

Can you believe the Samsung is going to provide a major Android OS update for a device that’s been launched on the market more than two years ago? That might be the case with the Galaxy Tab A 9.7, which has just been spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat.

The slate was officially unveiled back in March 2015 and made it to market two months later. Samsung even released an Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Galaxy Tab A 9.7, which we thought it would be the last the tablet will get before EOL (end of life) status.

The good news is Samsung has just registered the …

Asus ZenFone 4 Pro poses for pictures, reveals dual cameras with 2x zoom, Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Asus has been having some trouble bringing its ZenFone 4 series to the market: last we heard, the new series (ZenFone 4 Max notwithstanding) was said to be released in August, which is a 4 months delay. Despite that, we haven’t actually seen any major leaks of the four yet unannounced devices — until now.

Italian website DDay.it has recently posted what appear to be real-life photos of the ZenFone 4 Pro, which show a couple of very interesting facts about the device. Firstly, just as Asus itself has been teasing, the device comes with a dual rear-facing …

Android O vs Android Nougat: A visual comparison

Expected to arrive in early-to-mid August, Android O is just around the corner, when it will most certainly roll out to all compatible devices, with the Pixel and Pixel XL first in line. Tons of neat new features will be making an appearance on deck, with the most important and actually useful ones being under-the-hood improvements – as is tradition! We’ve neatly summarized most of these for you right here, but there’s much more to the upcoming Android O release than under-the-hood features alone…
One of the not that important, but still relevant areas in which …