Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Asus ZenPad Z10

The Asus ZenPad Z10 tablet made its debut at Verizon late last year, probably to some success since the carrier was very interested in offering customers who bought it the possibility to update it to a newer version of Android.

Long story short, Verizon is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for Asus ZenPad Z10. The update is pushed OTA (over the air) in stages and can be captured either via Wi-Fi connection or Verizon’s mobile network.

Aside from the usual new features and improvements included in Android 7.0 Nougat such as multi-window mode, improved settings …


Sprint rolls out CallingPLUS, new messaging features to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are definitely great smartphones if you measure them against any other Android handset launched this year. But they’re even better since many retailers and carriers are already discounting them like crazy a few weeks ahead of the Galaxy Note 8’s big reveal.

All carriers in the United States offer Samsung’s flagship smartphones, but if you’ve bought the Sprint version, then you’re eligible for a new update that brings a handful of new features and improvements.

For starters, the update brings a new security patch, although Sprint doesn’t …

YouTube for Android rolls out speed controls for video playback on some devices

One of the special features that YouTube reserves for its desktop version only is speed controls: being able to speed up or slow down a video is especially useful for those trying to learn moves from videos, or just looking for those tiny details that are not easily noticeable.
Now, YouTube seems to be mulling adding speed controls to its mobile application. 9to5Google has noticed the option to select video speed on YouTube for Android, version 12.29.57, but the option is not yet available to everyone out there (we don’t have it yet).
The …

New OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta rolls out: parallel apps, double finger slide support, and other features introduced

Despite not being the latest OnePlus models out on the market anymore, the OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that fix issues and/or introduce new software features on a regular basis.

Today, new Open Beta patches have been made available for the two 2016 high-end models. The updates carry different names (OxygenOS Open Beta 21 for the OP 3 and 21 for the OP 3T), but the changes included are basically identical. Still, there’s a lot of new stuff on board, so let’s take a look at the entire patch log:
1. New addition:
Parallel …

Surprisingly, AT&T rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for ZTE Maven 2

The sequel to the popular, low-end ZTE Maven is now getting a major Android update. ZTE Maven 2 was launched at AT&T earlier this year and was offered as a prepaid smartphone to customers looking for such a device.

Surprisingly, this $40 smartphone is now getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update if AT&T did not make a mistake when it confirmed the information on the phone’s support page.

Because not many have heard about the ZTE Maven 2, let’s just say that it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor and just 1GB of RAM.

If you own the ZTE Maven …

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 …