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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei recently promised to bring the OnePlus 5T's facial unlock feature to the regular OnePlus 5, citing "popular demand" as the the reason why. Now a few days later, Pei has begun to make good on that promise by way of an OxygenOS beta update. This is separate from the original Android 8.0 Oreo update that was made available last week, as that one did not include the coveted feature. The facial recognition upgrade is the most notable bullet point in the release notes for the new beta, though it is not the only feature. There's also a new app shortcut on Launcher and optimizations... Read more...
Motorola announced a few months ago that it was planning to roll out the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, to several of its handsets. Making good on that promise, some Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile have received the over-the-air update, joining their Moto Z2 Force brethren on Verizon, who recently began receiving the tasty upgrade. A user on the XDA Developers forum uploaded a handful of screenshots showing the update. It is labeled as build number OCX27 and clocks in at nearly a 1GB (937.5MB, to be precise), so keep that in mind if you are on a data restriction... Read more...
Owners of the LG G6 are getting close to becoming part of an exclusive club of Android 8.0 Oreo users. While the G6 is still running Nougat, which shipped with the phone when it came out around nine months ago (March 2017), LG has made available an Oreo build in beta form in China. Typically when that happens, a final release is not far behind, and that should be the case here as well. The Android 8.0 Oreo beta software version is listed as V19A and available for several supported models, including the LGM-G600L, LGM-G600S, LGM-G600K, LGM-G600LR, LGM-G600SR, LGM-G600KR, LGM-G600LP, LGM-G600SP,... Read more...
Essential Phone owners are about to enter an elite club. The Essential team announced on Twitter that a beta version of Android 8.0, otherwise known as Oreo, is available to download and install, though only through side-loading. An over-the-air (OTA) update is not yet available, however the final Oreo release for Essential Phone will be delivered that way, presumably sometime soon. According to the release notes, biting into the beta Oreo release could result in increased battery drain when Bluetooth is enabled. Essential also warned that the beta build may break Android Auto functionality on... Read more...
We posted a fun project yesterday for those who found themselves with a bit of free time on their hands this weekend: installing the PIxel Launcher on any Android smartphone they choose (as long as it's up-to-date, of course). Now, we have stumbled on yet another cool smartphone project, although this one applies only to OnePlus 3 and 3T owners (sorry, everyone else!). Following a closed beta cycle, OnePlus has decided to let every 3 and 3T owner get in on the Android 8.0 Oreo action. Right now, this requires a bit of hands-on work, but as far as ROM-changing work goes on Android, you can't... Read more...
It has been about a month since Google released Android 8.0 Oreo and now the wait is on for Android device owners to receive the update. Unfortunately for Moto G4 owners, there is a cloud of uncertainty that hangs over their handset. This is despite Motorola's previous promise that the Moto G4 would see an upgrade to Oreo. Motorola made the promise when launching the Moto G4. At the time, Motorola advertised that "Moto Pure phones like the Moto G4 Plus will get upgraded to Android operating system versions N and O." At the very least, Motorola should be committed to rolling out an Android 8.0 Oreo... Read more...
OnePlus has been cranking out some very nice Android smartphones over the last few years, and in the process has wooed many users away from stalwarts in the Android ecosystem like Samsung. Wth Android 8.0 Oreo now available, many OnePlus users have been wondering when their beloved device might get the update. A new rumor is swirling that claims the closed beta group for the OnePlus 3 is now being seeded with the Oreo update. The update isn't coming in pure Oreo form mind you, it is an Android 8.0-based flavor of OxygenOS used by OnePlus. Before you get worried if you are using other OnePlus handsets,... Read more...
With each new major update for Android from Google, smartphone fans everywhere wonder if their beloved devices will get the update. Android fans know that just because Google releases the next flavor of Android, that doesn't mean their device will get the update right away or get the update at all. Manufacturers don't always update all their phones to the latest version of Android. If you own an Xperia smartphone you don't have to wonder any longer if Sony will be updating your device to Oreo. A full list of all smartphones that will be getting the Oreo update from Sony has been published.... Read more...
Well, that didn’t take long. Just moments after officially revealing Android 8.0 Oreo, system images are now available for download. This comes right after Google pushed the source code to AOSP. If you login to Google’s developer site, you will find system images for all hardware that currently supports Android 8.0 Oreo. In this case, device supports extends to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, the [oddball] Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL. Direct links to download the system images can be found below: Nexus 5XNexus 6PNexus PlayerPixel (Telstra, Rogers, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Project Fi)Pixel (other... Read more...
It’s that time of year again; time for Google to get the ball rolling for the next generation of its Android operating system. Around this time last year, we were introduced to Android N (which would later be called Nougat). Today, Google is releasing the first developer preview of Android O. Although Google hasn’t officially confirmed it, we’re hoping that the company goes with Android Oreo. As with any major Android release, there are a lot of little things going on under the hood that are meant to improve both performance and the user experience in everyday scenarios. Android O is no different.... Read more...
This year's Google I/O event is only about two months away, which in all likelihood means there is another major version of Android on the horizon (Google typically announces new Android builds each year at Google I/O). Ahead of its unveiling, there are some rumors floating around about Android O, or perhaps Android Oreo, as senior vice president of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer has teased on more than one occasion.According to rumor mill chatter, Android O is going to be a rather big update with several new and updated features. One of them is updated notifications. Google already did this with the... Read more...