Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta, here's is what's changed

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are one step closer to getting the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, as Samsung has just released another beta build that addresses lots of issues present in the previous builds.

There don’t seem to be any features added or removed in the fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, you’ll find below a long list of bugs that should be addressed in this update:

Profile sharing won’t enable and keeps saying check network;Home screen does not fit screen properly;Phone restarting while using the camera;Smart view …


Moto Z2 Force starts getting Android 8.0 Oreo update at T-Mobile

T-Mobile is the second major US carrier that pushes out an Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Force. Motorola’s flagship received a similar update at Verizon last week, so AT&T and Sprint may follow soon.

T-Mobile has yet to confirm the update on its support website, but we do know for sure the update contains the December security patch. According to a screenshot posted on XDA Forum, if you own the T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force, then you should be looking for an update with build number OCX27.

The update is likely to be available for a small percentage of T-Mobile customers at …

Nokia 2 to be updated directly to Android 8.1 Oreo

HMD Global plans to update all its Nokia-branded smartphones to Android Oreo, the Finnish company confirmed a while ago. In fact, Nokia 8 has already received the update, while Nokia 5 and 6 are now going through the beta testing.

Although they are aimed at the entry-level segment Nokia 2 and 3 will be updated to Android Oreo as well. Despite the fact that both pack hardware that in theory might not run Android OS as smooth as a mid-range smartphone, thanks to Android Go, at least one of these devices will have no issues with Oreo.

According to HMD’s Juho …

OnePlus teases the first Android Oreo open beta for the OnePlus 5T

Ironically, the 5T, the newest smartphone launched by OnePlus doesn’t have Android Oreo, yet, the OnePlus 3, 3T and 5 have already been updated to the latest version of the OS.

However, OnePlus confirmed soon after the 5T made it to market that the smartphone will eventually get Android Oreo. Moreover, the company said last month that it’s already working on the update and it will soon make it available through its closed beta and open beta programs.

Today, OnePlus Germany posted an intriguing message on Twitter saying that an Android Oreo beta build should …

Android Oreo beta brings fast charging to Xiaomi Mi A1

It’s always great when a software update adds a feature that makes your handset so much better. That is the case with the Xiaomi Mi A1. The Android Oreo closed beta that Xiaomi has the phone running on, apparently adds a fast charging feature that was not available with the version of the phone that launched with Android Nougat on board. One user, after installing the Android Oreo beta on his Mi A1, discovered that it takes only 92 minutes for the battery to go from 0% to 100%. Before the update, it took more than two-hours to do the same thing. One note of interest. This was accomplished using …

LG V30 gets stable Android 8.0 Oreo update rolling out on its home turf

It took about three weeks for LG to start seeding the Android 8.0 Oreo beta to the global version of the V30, after it launched the beta in South Korea, so hopefully that’s how long it will take for the final stable Oreo version that is rolling out in Korea as we speak, to get to the US shores as well.
LG said it has listened to more than 500 Oreo beta users who have been enlisted to probe the update before it hits the handset as a finalized build, and has implemented their suggestions. “We will provide a differentiated user experience with stable and …

Bummer, the Note 8 and S8 Oreo update won't bring Treble support

The new features that Android 8.0 Oreo brings aren’t overwhelming, but one of them is of particular note – Project Treble. It is Google’s final push to remedy slow Android updates by separating the basic, core Android framework, from the manufacturer image, and allow it to be updated much faster than before. 

There are a few Project Treble phones currently on the market, including Huawei’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, but, unfortunately, Samsung’s ultrapopular Galaxy S8 or Note 8, won’t be one of those after their respective Oreo updates, it seems. 
An …

OneDrive updated with improved Android Oreo support, including notifications enhancements

Although Microsoft’s OneDrive service had some issue in the last couple of weeks, the Redmond-based company had time to add a few new features to the Android app.

Now, OneDrive version 5.2 does not seem to have been uploaded to the Google Play Store yet, or it’s not available everywhere for the time being. However, we do know for sure the new version comes with improved Android Oreo support.

Basically, starting with the new version, OneDrive for Android will feature full support for Android Notification Channels, which will allow users to take control over …

OnePlus 5 starts getting OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo

After two Android Oreo beta builds, OnePlus has finally released the final version of the update for OnePlus 5 owners. Although we thought there won’t be any major update releases from any major handset maker, it looks like Chinese companies continue to work throughout the holiday seasons (since they don’t celebrate Christmas).

So, if you’re running a OnePlus 5 as your daily driver, you’ll be pleased to know OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo is now being pushed out to units all over the world.

According to OnePlus, the update contains some Launcher …

ZTE Axon 7 expected to receive Android 8.0 Oreo in April 2018

ZTE confirmed earlier this week it will provide Axon 7 owners with an Android 8.0 Oreo update at some point in the future. The Chinese company has already stopped Axon 7 production, which made us believe the high-end smartphone won’t be getting any major Android OS updates going forward.

ZTE’s announcement is a nice surprise for those who spent a small fortune to purchase the company’s flagship. Now, as far as the exact release date of the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update, ZTE Germany made some comments on the matter.

Apparently, Android 8.0 Oreo for ZTE …