Verizon rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG G6

It looks like Verizon is the first US carrier to roll out the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG G6. Unfortunately, Verizon hasn’t yet updated the phone’s support page, so it’s unclear what security patch the update contains.

However, we do know this is a pretty sizable update, as it weighs in at around 1.9GB, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to download it. Thanks to a screenshot, we also know some of the changes confirmed to be part of the update: Picture In Picture, Notifications Visual Cleanup, and Notifications Badges.

Since Verizon has just …

Microsoft updates the mobile Edge browser for iOS (UPDATE: Android version, too)

For those iOS users who would rather use Microsoft Edge than Safari on their Apple iPhone and iPad devices, an update is now available. Taking the mobile version of Edge to version 42.1, the changelist includes an improved Hub design, the usual performance enhancements, and a way to display shortcut keys on an iPad. To do the latter, simply press the command key on a keyboard attached to an iOS powered tablet, and the available shortcut keys will appear on the screen.
With the Edge app on your phone or tablet (there is also a version for Android), you can browse on …

Nokia 8 to receive the long overdue Pro Camera update soon

HMD’s Nokia 8 is far from being a perfect flagship, but some of the phone’s flaws could be addressed by the Finnish company very easily via software updates. One such issue is the lack of a Pro mode, as well as some new features and improvements that come with the new camera app included in the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 plus.

HMD Global has been talking about the so-called Pro Camera update for a few months now and promised to bring it to its older Nokia devices at some point. Nokia 8 is one of the phones that will certainly benefit from the Pro Camera update, so if you’ve been waiting …

Samsung resumes rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung kicked off the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge not many weeks ago, but a few days ago the South Korean company announced it has put deployment of the update on hold due to some issues.

Apparently, a number of Galaxy S7/S7 edge devices (international version) have rebooted unexpectedly soon after people updated them to Android 8.0 Oreo. Well, it looks like after investigating the issue, Samsung managed to find the cause and even patch it.

Earlier today, Samsung confirmed it has resumed the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Oreo update rollout, so if you …

Sony halts update that replaces Siri with Google Assistant on two headsets

Sony has temporarily stopped an update that was being sent to its WH-1000XM2 and WI-1000X headphones. The update, to version 2.0.0 of the headphones’ firmware, includes support for Google Assistant and the improvement of “general performance issues.” On the Sony Support website, the company wrote “We apologize for the inconvenience, but the release of this software update has been delayed. We are working on the issue and will release the update as soon as possible.”
Since both headphones didn’t come with Google Assistant out of the box, the pair do not feature dedicated …

BlackBerry DTEK 50, DTEK 60 both receive the May Android security update, but there are some issues

Both the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 have received the May Android security update, dated the fifth of this month. Some owners of the two devices have been complaining about verification issues that have prevented them from downloading and installing the update. As pointed out by one DTEK60 owner, it seems to be a case of hit or miss as far as the update is concerned.

Other manufacturers might not be so concerned with having the latest Android security update available for their handsets, but BlackBerry licenses its software to companies like TCL’s BlackBerry Mobile …

Verizon to offer the RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone (UPDATE: AT&T too)

UPDATE: AT&T confirmed as well that it will sell the RED Hydrogen One “later this summer.” On the plus side, AT&T also offers consumers the chance to get a first look at the holographic smartphone through a demo at AT&T SHAPE at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, on June 2-3.
Verizon has just announced it will carry the RED Hydrogen One, world’s first holographic smartphone. In addition to the new smartphone, the company behind the smartphone will launch the HYDROGEN network, an exclusive network of channels with 4-View …

(UPDATE: It's official) OnePlus 6 Avengers Limited Edition shown off entirely in new render

UPDATE: The OnePlus 6 Avengers Infinity War Edition is now official, with the Chinese OEM officially unveiling it earlier today in India. The device will ship with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, and pricing starts at $660. In regards to a release date, however, OnePlus is yet to confirm any dates.

The upcoming OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition has leaked out in official renders. Despite the OnePlus 6 being officially unveiled in London earlier today, the popular Chinese brand still has one other product up its sleeves, the limited-edition Avengers variant …

Microsoft Launcher update adds new gesture option, home screen improvements

You didn’t think that Microsoft will stop delivering new updates to its Android launcher for a month, did you? Although it doesn’t bring major changes to the mix, the latest Microsoft Launcher update does add a few tweaks that will certainly improve the user experience.

So, if you’re using Microsoft Launcher on a regular basis, you’ll notice there’s a new update available for download via Google Play Store. You can find the most important changes that made it in this version of Microsoft Launcher below:

Improved Home screen import logicSort your apps alphabetically in foldersDisplay …

U.S. Cellular starts pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

It looks like U.S. Cellular is among the last carriers in the United States to release Android 8.0 Oreo updates for Samsung’s last year flagships, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. If you’ve purchased either of the two smartphones from U.S. Cellular, then you have two options through which to upgrade your phone.

You can either wait to be notified when the OTA update is available for download, or you can get it via Samsung Kies. The main benefits of the Android 8.0 Oreo, Picture-in-Picture, Autofill, improved notification system, are included in the update offered by U.S. Cellular.

For the tech-savvy, …