OnePlus rolls out new OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 3 and 3T, here is what's new

The OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that address many of the issues reported by users. Either it’s the Open Beta ring or the closed beta channel, OnePlus pushes new updates for these smartphones almost on a weekly basis.

The new OxygenOS Open beta 20/11 for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, respectively, are now available for download to everyone who enrolled in the Open Beta program. These updates bring the same changes, so here is what you get if you own the OnePlus 3 or 3T.

First of all, several optimizations have been added such as the battery …


T-Mobile rolls out June security update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Just like every other month, U.S. carrier T-Mobile has teamed up with Samsung to provide customers with a new security update to make sure their smartphones are safe from any possible exploits. Google recently released the July security patch for its Nexus and Pixel devices, but Nokia 6 was among the first smartphones to receive the update.

Now, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting June security patch at T-Mobile, an update that many other smartphones have already received it. The good news is the carrier is adding a few small tweaks into the mix that are …

AT&T rolls out Galaxy S7 update that adds June security patch, Knox and Messaging fixes

While many handset makers are already pushing updates that contain the newest July security patch, U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T are rolling out the last month security update.

AT&T has just confirmed that a new update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7. Aside from the June security patch, the update brings a couple of fixes and improvements that are meant to further enhance users experience and phone’s performance.

Although not many details about the update have been published by AT&T, the carrier did say what changes Galaxy S7 owners …

Asus rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat for ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M)

We start the week with another Android Nougat update for an Asus device. In the last few weeks, Asus delivered several updates for its ZenFone smartphones, but this time we’re going to talk about one of the company’s tablets, the ZenPad 3S 10.

The tablet introduced last summer is now eligible for an Android 7.0 Nougat, Asus confirmed recently. The update is available for the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet, which is known as Asus ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M).

Aside from bringing all the juicy stuff included in Android 7.0 Nougat, the update addresses some issues …

Facebook rolls out Find Wi-Fi feature everywhere in the world

Last year, Facebook launched a new feature called Find Wi-Fi on iPhone and Android, but it was only made available in a handful of countries. The new functionality would allow Facebook users who are traveling to find Wi-Fi hotspots nearby.

Well, starting today, Facebook announced that it’s expanding the availability of Find Wi-Fi globally on both the Android and iOS platforms. Users who receive the feature on their smartphones will be able to locate available Wi-Fi hotspots that have been shared by businesses with Facebook from their Page.

In order to find …

Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG K8 V

LG and Verizon have teamed up to bring Android 7.0 Nougat to another mid-range smartphone, the K8 V. The handset made its debut at the Big Red last year, but it still ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

Today, Verizon announced that software update VS50020a will bring all LG K8 V smartphones up to date. The carrier also mentioned the update contains a newer security patch, but it’s not yet clear which one is it.

Verizon’s support page confirms some of the major improvements and new features included in the update such as multi-window support, new themes, a new version of …

Verizon rolls out new Android 7.1.2 Nougat update for its Pixel phones

Google released Android 7.1.2 Nougat factory images and OTA files for the Nexus and Pixel devices, but the update won’t be available for other Android OEMs for a while. Moreover, Google included the April security patch in the update, thus being the first to provide it to its customers.

Verizon’s Pixel smartphones received the update as well, but the US carrier is rolling out another one that brings a couple if improvements on top of those released by Google.

The update is available for both Pixel and Pixel XL at Verizon, but it won’t change the Android version, …

Sprint rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

The Galaxy Note 5 is not the only Samsung smartphone that’s getting Android 7.0 Nougat at Sprint these days. Many customers who bought the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ claim they have successfully captured the update as well.

Just like the Note 5 update, this is a fairly sizeable update that weighs in at 1.45GB, so make sure you have enough free storage left before attempting to upgrade. Sprint is pushing this OTA (over the air) in stages, so if it’s not yet available on your Galaxy S6 edge+, then you should try again later.

Aside from the usual changes included in Android 7.0 Nougat, …

BlackBerry rolls out major update for its Android smartphones

BlackBerry recently announced a new update for all its present and upcoming Android smartphones would soon be available for download. The update is meant to improve some of the productivity features these handsets have pre-loaded inside.

The Canadian company completely overhauled the Productivity Tab’s interface so that it’s more user-friendly and easier to use. In addition, the update brings a new Quick Triage function that is meant for items in the Hub and new Quick Actions for entries in Contacts, including Phone, Text and Email.

Keep in mind that the …

eBay rolls out major update to its Android and iOS mobile apps

If you’re an avid seller and use eBay on a daily basis to list your items that you want to get rid of, then you’ll be pleased to know that the mobile app has just received an important update that makes it easier to sell stuff on the virtual store.

According to eBay, the update is available for both Android and iOS devices, as each version of the app comes with features that are native to these mobile platforms.

Basically, this means that depending on what mobile device you’re using, you will find various improvements, especially to the ease of listing items …