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.

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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 …

Samsung updates the old Galaxy Tab A 9.7 directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is the only two-year-old Samsung device that’s been updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. All other smartphones and/or tablets receive Android 7.0 Nougat updates and few are likely to get more Android OS updates.

We reported back in July that there’s a high chance Samsung will provide Galaxy Tab A 9.7 owners with an Android Nougat update, but no ETA was available at that time. Well, it looks like Samsung has already kicked off the roll-out of the update in many European countries.

For the time being, Galaxy Tab A 9.7 users confirmed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update …

US Cellular rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab E

After Galaxy Tab A 9.7, another Samsung tablet is getting updated directly to Android 7.1.1 Nougat – the Galaxy Tab E. However, unlike the former which was launched back in 2015, latter made its debut on the market last year.

Samsung has already updated the Galaxy Tab E to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but we didn’t expect the South Korean company to continue to provide users with additional major OS updates.

Well, it looks like US Cellular is the first carrier in the US to provide the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E. The update is meant for …

Verizon starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9

Good news for HTC One M9 owners in the United States, as the two-year-old smartphone is now getting its second major Android OS update. The device that made its debut at Verizon with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board is being updated to Nougat over the next few days.

Verizon confirmed on its support website that HTC One M9 is eligible for Android 7.0 Nougat, an update that brings quite a lot of new features and improvements. Also, the carrier announced the update includes the latest Android security updates and bug fixes.

To recap, Android Nougat brings multi-window …

ZTE's new Tempo X for Boost is the most affordable Nougat phone with removable battery

Following up on the affordable Tempo phone it released last year, the second largest non-contract smartphone supplier in the US – ZTE – is now launching the upgraded Tempo X. The screen has grown to 5 inches this time, from 4.5″ in the Tempo, but the X is still a very manageable compact handset.

“Everything you need at a price you can afford” is ZTE’s moto for the X, which made us look at the surprisingly low $79.99 price. Needless to say, you only get the basics at this tag – a quad-core chipset, 5 MP camera on the rear and 2 MP camera up front, a gig of RAM and 8 …

Nougat reaches 15.8% of Android devices worldwide

Another month, another Android usage statistics breakdown from Google. As usual, the data for this breakdown was collected over the course of one week and is based on visits to Google Play.
While Android 7.0 Nougat is steadily climbing in adoption rates, in contrast to ancient Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich, which are on their way out of the list, Oreo is nowhere to be seen. Since it’s the latest iteration of Android, and it isn’t available on that many devices yet, Oreo’s distribution numbers are not yet registered in the list. For Android 8.0 to not make a dent …

Archos intros two new ruggedized Android Nougat smartphones and a tablet


French company Archos showcased three new mobile devices at IFA 2017 early this month. Two Android smartphones and a tablet will be launched on the market this fall, all three within the €280 price mark.

Besides the fact that they’re shipped with Android Nougat on board, all three devices are aimed at outdoor use, thus they have various certifications for water and dust proof.

Archos Sense 47X is the cheapest of the three and will be available for purchase for €199. As the name suggests, the phone has a 4.7-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. The phone packs a 1.3GHz quad-core …