Microsoft Edge update adds support for Android 8.0 Oreo adaptive icons, more

Great news for Android users who’ve decided to give Microsoft’s Edge browser a chance, as the developers have just released a new update that further improves user experience. Although it’s been designed for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is meant to offer users a continuous browsing experience across their devices.

Basically, you can start browsing on your Windows 10 PC and then continue from where you left off on your Android smartphone while on the move. You can even sync your favorites and reading lists across your devices.

And with the latest update, Microsoft promises a new reading …


T-Mobile will update its Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy Tab E to Android 8 Oreo

T-Mobile recently revealed that it’s going to update two of
its affordable Samsung devices to Android 8 Oreo: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, and Samsung
Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (both launched last year with Android 7 Nougat on board). This is
newsworthy because cheap phones and tablets are often neglected when it comes
to new software updates. The Galaxy J7 Prime and Tab E are joining a bunch of
high-end Samsung phones in the waiting line for Oreo, including the Galaxy Note
8, plus all Galaxy S8 and S7 models available on T-Mobile (or course, we
already knew that these would be updated to Oreo). At …

Huawei to roll out EMUI 8.0 based on Oreo to Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8 Lite, Honor 9i and Honor 7X

Huawei has just announced the launch of its new EMUI 8.0 user interface, which is based on Android Oreo. The new UI already comes pre-loaded on the Honor View 10 and the upcoming Honor 9 Lite.

However, a handful of other smartphones will receive EMUI 8.0 via OTA update, including the Honor 8 Pro, Honor 8 Lite, Honor 9i, and Honor 7X, Huawei recently confirmed.

Huawei has decided to jump from EMUI 5.1 to 8.0 to avoid any confusions related to the version of Android which is based upon. EMUI 8.0 brings lots of new features and improvements in addition to what’s …

Xiaomi pulls Android 8.0 Oreo update for Mi A1 due to performance issues

The last day of 2017 brought a nice gift for Xiaomi customers using a Mi A1 smartphone, as the handset maker started pushing out the promised Android 8.0 Oreo update. Unfortunately, the update seems to have been rushed to meet the deadline announced by Xiaomi a while ago.

Now, Xiaomi announced that due to the many issues experienced by Mi A1 owners who updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, they are putting the roll-out on hold until they fix these bugs.

It appears that Xiaomi Mi A1 users reported many problems after the update, including issues with the camera, dialer …

Unlocked HTC 10 finally starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

HTC is one of the companies that still delivers major Android OS update despite its financial difficulties. Most of the company’s flagship smartphones launched last year have already been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, so now it’s time for HTC to focus on slightly older devices.

It looks like HTC has picked the 2016 flagship to be the next handset to receive the highly-anticipated update. If you own an unlocked HTC 10 bought in the US, you should tap the “Check now” button and see if your smartphone is eligible for an Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Keep in mind …

Samsung rolling out what is possibly the last Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo beta update, see what's new

Samsung is rolling out a new Android Oreo beta build for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This could possibly be the last test patch before we see the official arrival of Android 8.0 for Sammie’s 2017 flagship pair, as the beta program is scheduled to end on January 15.
Weighing in at about 594MB, the update carries a build number of ZRA5. The latest beta version introduces a new security patch (likely the January one), and a barrage of bug fixes. You can see the entire changelog below.
The patch is currently live in India, …

Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U11 starts arriving in EMEA region

After apologizing for delaying the release of Android 8.0 Oreo for the U11 in Europe, HTC is finally addressing the concerns of those who bought the company’s flagship by finally pushing out the update.

Apparently, HTC has already kicked off the roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo for HTC U11 in the EMEA region, which includes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This is a fairly sizeable update (1.31GB), so make sure you have enough free storage and that your phone’s battery is charged.

Not many details about the contents of the update are offered, aside from the fact that it includes all …

OxygenOS 5.0/Android 8.0 Oreo update resumes for OnePlus 5

OnePlus offered a nice Christmas gift to OnePlus 5 owners last year, but little did we know that the OxygenOS 5.0 based on Android Oreo would be pulled only days later. The culprit? A bug that would cause issues with third-party camera application.

Apparently, issues with some European carriers have been blamed for halting the roll-out of the update as well. A few days ago, OnePlus announced that it’s already working on OxygenOS 5.0.1, which is supposed to contain fixes for the bugs mentioned earlier.

Today, OnePlus confirmed it has issued a small fix for …

Surprisingly, Nokia 6 2nd Generation gets Android 8.0 Oreo at first boot

We already know HMD Global is pretty fast when it comes to software update, but we didn’t think it’s that fast. A few days ago, the Finnish company added a new device to its portfolio of smartphones available in China, the Nokia 6 2nd Generation (or Nokia 6 2018).

The official specs sheet that was published when the phone was announced mentions the Nokia 6 2nd Generation ships with Android Nougat on board. However, HMD said the phone will get an Android 8.0 Oreo update soon after launch.

Even though Nokia 6 2nd Generation does ship with Nougat on board, the smartphone is getting the …

First Android Oreo beta arrives for Honor 8 Pro

Last month, Honor confirmed some its high-end smartphones will receive Android Oreo updates very soon. However, as many other smartphone companies do, Honor is going to test Oreo before rolling it out to its devices.

Honor has already debuted an Android Oreo beta program for the Honor 8 Pro, and the first result is a beta version of the highly-anticipated update. If you own an Honor 8 Pro and have already enrolled in the beta, you’ll be getting the first Android Oreo build very soon.

Although an official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 8 Pro should have been released by the …