AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Samsung Galaxy S8

AT&T is the last major US carrier to update Samsung’s last year flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, to Android 8.0 Oreo. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have already pushed the update earlier this month, so AT&T customers are the last to get the same treatment.

Although AT&T has yet to update the Galaxy S8 and S8+ support pages, it appears that many redditors have already installed Oreo on their smartphones. Speaking of the update, if you’re an AT&T customer, you’ll need to make sure you have enough storage since you’ll have to download around 1.55GB.

Apparently, the update …

Sony kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus and XA1 Ultra

Sony has just started to deploy the Android Oreo update for a couple of Xperia smartphones: Xperia XA1, XA1 Plus, and XA1 Ultra. All three devices are now eligible for the update, but it might take a few weeks to reach all devices since this is a staged rollout.

Although we don’t know much about what other changes have been included in the update aside from the usual Android Oreo improvements, we do know for sure that it includes the February security patch.

Sony has yet to confirm the rollout, but we don’t think that will happen. Still, some Xperia XA1 users report they have successfully …

AT&T kicks off Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the Moto Z2 Force

Surely, AT&T is not the last major carrier in the United States that releases the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z2 Force. However, Verizon and T-Mobile have already pushed out Oreo to the Moto Z2 Force back in December, which leaves Sprint to sort it out somehow.

The phone’s support page on AT&T’s website has been updated to confirm the rollout began on February 20. According to the information published by the carrier, the update should weigh in at around 335MB and contains the January security patch.

It’s kind of strange that AT&T reports the Oreo update file is so …

T-Mobile says its LAA rollout brought 5-10x increase in network speeds

We launched LAA in 4Q 17 and have seen material impacts in speed performance – increasing speeds 5-10X— Neville (@NevilleRay) February 8, 2018 
T-Mobile introduced Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) as part of its LTE Advanced Pro network upgrades in the previous quarter, and is already picking the fruits of those labors, it seems. LAA uses carrier aggregation to bind together unlicensed 5GHz spectrum with LTE in the licensed band, enlarging the data pipe significantly.
Verizon and AT&T are also stepping up their LAA efforts, and plan to roll …

Xiaomi resumes Android Oreo for Mi A1 roll-out, here's what's fixed

Xiaomi’s Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 was a bit rushed, which is why many users have experienced issues with some of the phone’s features, including battery drainage, GPS icon, fingerprint sensor, audio quality and many more.

Given the negative feedback received, Xiaomi pulled the update last week and promised to resume the roll-out after it patches the issues. It appears that it didn’t take too long for Xiaomi to fix all the problems in the first build, as the Chinese company confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Mi A1 once again.

If …

Apple to unify iOS and macOS apps to form one single market? New unified apps could rollout in 2018

Selecting and using apps from the Mac App Store does not offer Mac users the same experience that iOS users have when they use apps from the Apple App Store. In an attempt to change this, Apple is believed to be working on a way to present new unified apps that will work on both iOS and MacOS flavored devices. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans say that  the company will come up with a way to allow developers to design a single app that will work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac. This could happen starting as soon as next year.

Developers currently have to work on two different versions …

Oreo rollout for Android Wear devices begins today, here's what's new

Google has been on a roll over the past week. After releasing the December security patch, Android Oreo 8.1, Android Oreo Go, and Chrome 63, the tech giant has now announced the rollout of Android Oreo for wearable devices. 

The update is perhaps smaller than some would have expected, but it does bring a few changes on board. Here’s the complete list of new features: 
Vibration settings for notifications – Normal, Long, and DoubleTouch lock feature allows users to disable touch-to-wake functionality. Useful …

Motorola resumes roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition in the US

If you’re still running a Moto X Pure Edition as your daily driver and haven’t received the Android 7.0 Nougat update yet, you’ll be pleased to know Motorola started a broader roll-out several days ago.

Back in September, Motorola kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition in the United States, but due to a bug that caused the phone’s screen to turn black after the upgrade, it was quickly pulled.

Fast forward two months and the roll-out has been resumed as reported by many Moto X Pure Edition users on Reddit. Aside from the usual new features and improvements, …

Apple iOS 11 update has reached 52% of devices, roll-out slower than before

Apple has already rolled out iOS 11 to 52% of devices, while 38% remain on iOS 10, and 10% still run on earlier versions, according to information that Apple itself revealed regarding App Store development.
This is marks a slowdown in the update pace for iOS. Last year, Apple’s roll-out of iOS 10 went as follows:
60% of devices as of end October, 201676% of devices in early January, 201787% of devices in August, 2017
Overall, iOS 11 has been a bumpy ride, especially for owners of older devices. …

MIUI 9 is starting its global rollout today to some Xiaomi devices, here's a schedule for all the rest

The newest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI software is starting its slow, gradual rollout to a hefty bevy of the company’s Android devices. Interestingly, even the Xiaomi Mi 2 released in 2012 is getting a taste of the new software, which is quite the impressive feat and truly a proof that China’s giant is rather committed to continued software support for its devices.
MIUI 9 is introducing a hefty amount of features. including split-screen multitasking, redesigned bundling notifications and quick replies (coming later with a subsequent software update), new animated …