T-Mobile's Samsung Gear S3 is now getting the Tizen OS 3.0 update

Samsung began the roll-out of Tizen OS 3.0 update for the Gear S3 about two months ago, but then it halted it due to an issue with battery life. A few weeks later, the push out was resumed and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches all over the world started to receive the Value Pack once again.

However, T-Mobile customers had to wait a bit more for the update to arrive on their smartwatches, something that usually happens with carrier-bound devices.

Well, apparently, the wait is finally over as T-Mobile is now pushing Tizen OS 3.0 to the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic. …


Samsung reportedly working on a Chrome OS tablet with high-end CPU and camera

Samsung is reportedly hard at work on a new Surface-style, detachable tablet, codenamed “Nautilus”, which will be powered by Google’s Chrome OS. What’s more interesting, is that Samsung is apparently not aiming for the high-end, not holding back in the hardware department, even when it comes to the camera. That’s interesting, considering how Chromebooks have never had great cameras (not that anyone’s complaining).
According to Engadget, “Nautilus” will be powered by a 7th gen Intel Core CPU, much like the competition from Microsoft, and will also employ a Sony IMX258 …

FYI: WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 on December 31

WhatsApp announced last year that it will stop supporting some mobile platforms that don’t offer the kind of capabilities the company needs to expand the app’s features. The first to go away are BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 mobile platforms, so if you use a smartphone powered by either of the two operating systems, you’ll want to know WhatsApp will end support for them on December 31.

Although in the first announcement WhatsApp said the application will stop working on mobile platforms that are no longer supported, a more recent update suggests users will not …

Android Oreo Go is now available to developers: Lightweight OS catering to low-end devices

After releasing Android 8.1 Oreo to select devices today, Google also unleashed the lightweight Android Oreo Go that is tailored for the lowest-end Android devices that boast the humblest specs. Aimed at devices with the minuscule amount of either 512 or 1GB of RAM and rather limited native storage, Android Oreo Go comes with lightweight version of some rather popular Google apps, like YouTube, Maps, Google Assistant, Gmail, and others. 
However, Android Oreo Go is only available to developers and manufacturers at this point – eligible end-users will …

Samsung Gear S3 users complain about battery drain after Tizen 3.0 OS update

The highly-anticipated Tizen 3.0 update for Samsung Gear S3 was rolled out less than two weeks ago, but many smartwatch users are now complaining of various issues. The most important is related to the battery life of their wearable device, which apparently took a considerable hit after the update.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell if this is indeed a widespread issue or just a small percentage of Gear S3 users experimenting the battery drainage problems. Samsung has yet to respond to these complaints, but it will take some time until we would be able to confirm …

Palm Pre vs iPhone X: Qualcomm wants iPhones banned for misusing Palm OS interface patents

In a tit-for-tat move, Qualcomm responded to Apple’s patent counterclaim last week by adding Palm into the mix. So far, it has accused Apple of infringing on connectivity, power efficiency, and 3D imagery patents on the iPhone 7 to iPhone X models, but it just piled on a few interface ones for a good measure.

What’s Palm got to do with it, you ask? Its webOS now largely lives in smart TVs, as LG bought the rights to use it a while ago, albeit not the patents, and as a result its TV interface is one of the most user-friendly among big TV makers (we …

Google promises 3 years of OS and security updates for Pixel 2/XL

Google has officially committed to keeping the new Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL updated for the next 3 years, a solid commitment that outdoes all other Android phone makers. Yes, this includes both updates to the operating system and security updates.
One of the big downsides of owning most Android phones is software updates: even the big names like Samsung take months to update their phones and after the first major update, devices are often abandoned or take even longer for future operating system updates (they might still get security updates).

With …

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, …

Samsung Gear S3 to receive Tizen 3.0 OS update at some point

The newly introduced Samsung Gear Sport is the only smartwatch that will ship with Tizen 3.0 OS on board. All other Samsung smartwatches are powered by a previous version of Tizen, which makes the Gear Sport more appealing.

Still, Samsung fans who already purchased the Gear S3 will be pleased to know the South Korean company plans to provide them with a Tizen 3.0 OS update at some point in the future.

Reliable sources told AndroidPit that Samsung Gear S3 will receive the Tizen 3.0 OS update, but they failed to mention when exactly it will happen.

Releasing …

Sailfish OS 2.1.1 now available for all Jolla devices, here is what's new

Following the Sailfish X for Sony Xperia X announcement, Finnish company Jolla released another OS update for all devices powered by Sailfish operating system.

The new Sailfish OS 2.1.1 is now available for devices like the Jolla 1, Jolla C and Jolla tablet, so if you own one these Jolla devices, then you can go ahead and download it now.

Among the new features and improvements included in the update, Jolla mentions a new camera interface that provides direct access from the lock screen, Mobile Device Management (MDM) enablers aimed at business customers, …