Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

Hopefully, this isn’t some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.

However, while the name of the thread clearly states that the update is meant for the ZenFone 3 Max (model ZC553KL), the release notes mention another model: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL).

According to Asus, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update should take about one week to propagate to all smartphones, so those who do not receive the update right away …


New HydrogenOS beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T repairs lots of issues

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are the only smartphones that the Chinese company keeps updating in the last couple of months. Either you’re running HydrogenOS or OxygenOS, the updates are coming almost on a monthly basis on both devices.

The latest update is aimed at Chinese customers running HydrogenOS on their OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. The newest beta version of the ROM is all about fixing issues, and the changelog is similar in both cases.

If you’ve been following the long string the beta updates released by OnePlus, then you might want to know this is …

Netflix blocks rooted Android devices after latest update

It looks like the latest version of Netflix has blocked access to its Android app to all rooted/unlocked devices. However, if you already have the application installed on your rooted phone, you will still be able to use it without any issue.

Over the weekend, Netflix pushed a new update accompanied by a rather mysterious changelog that states the following: “version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements.”

Soon after the new version of Netflix was released, many Android users reported the application shows …

Verizon spreads Galaxy S8 update with fix for red tint display problem

Verizon is the latest carrier to issue an update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+’ ‘Red Tint’ display issue. Software version NRD90M.G950USQU1AQDF for the Galaxy S8 and NRD90M.G955USQU1AQDF for the Galaxy S8+ is now live and seeded over-the-air. In addition to providing adjustments for the display’s color temperature, the build improves device performance and fixes the “DQA keeps stopping” pop-up error on some phones.

To fix up your screen, install the update, then go to Settings > Display > Screen mode and tweak the color temperature until you like what you’re seeing. …

Facebook's latest update aims to reduce links to spammy websites filled with ads

The almighty Facebook announced plans to limit linking to low-quality websites that could be considered spammy or sensational. The social network claims the changes will be introduced based on the community’s feedback and will be rollout out starting today on all platforms.

Upon the arrival of the update, Facebook users should see fewer posts and ads in News Feed that link to these so-called “low-quality web page experiences.” The update is meant to help reduce the level of monetization of these spammy websites.

Facebook claims that it reviewed hundreds of …

Pokemon GO update adds new language support, small changes

Niantic, the team behind Pokemon GO smash it, is adding new feature and improvements to its game all the time. Even though most of these updates aren’t made official, they are noticeable for those who play it on a daily basis.

The newest Pokemon GO update that we know of brings one new feature and some tweaking that should enhance player’s overall gameplay experience. First off, Niantic announced Pokemon GO now supports Brazilian Portuguese language.

One other change implemented concerns the details showing your progress toward the next medal tier when tapping …

LG Stylo 2 V to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update at Verizon

One of the cheap mid-range Android smartphones available on Verizon, the LG Stylo 2 V is about to receive a major OS update in the coming days. Although the handset was released back in October with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board, LG decided to offer users the option to upgrade to Nougat.

Verizon has yet to confirm the information, but the source code for the Android 7.0 Nougat update has already been uploaded on the LG Open Source website.

The Stylo 2 V received quite a few updates in the past, but most of them added security patches that addressed various …

[Update: Not really] OnePlus discontinues the OnePlus 3T 128 GB

Update: OnePlus today changed its website to show that the 3T 128 GB is just “sold out,” not discontinued. Moreover, according to GSMArena, the company will continue to sell this variant of the phone, at least in some markets (it’s not clear if the US is included here).

As of this week, you can no longer buy a OnePlus 3T 128 GB. That’s because the handset is officially discontinued, as OnePlus’ website itself is showing.

Apparently, a OnePlus rep said that the company stopped selling the OnePlus 3T 128 GB for a good reason: being a …

Snapchat's latest update aims to reduce frustration, adds new features

The team behind the wildly popular Snapchat service has just announced a new update is now available to its users, which focuses on new features and improvements that are meant to further enhance usability.

First off, Snapchat suffered a couple of notable changes when it comes to the way users create and send snaps. The layout of the creative tools has been reorganized, while a new Magic Eraser has been added under the Scissor tool, along with a new setting to the timer, infinity.

According to developers, the update is supposed to give users who could not …

Huawei Watch finally getting the Android Wear 2.0 update

Huawei confirmed that its first smartwatch would be getting Android Wear 2.0 soon after the new version of the OS officially introduced by Google. However, due to a last minute issue, the update was delayed for quite a few smartwatches that were scheduled to receive the upgrade.

Early last month, Huawei announced that Google has fixed the said issue and that it will start rolling out the long-awaited Android Wear 2.0 update very soon. Well, for some reason, “soon” wasn’t that soon at all.

It took Huawei about a month to start delivering on its promise, and …