Motorola’s excellent track record with updating devices fell by the wayside as it became part of Lenovo and started releasing more device variants than anyone can keep track of each year. Nothing is better proof of that than the Moto G4 Play’s situation. The device, which was released on September of 2016, has been stuck on Marshmallow 6.0.1 for months and months as owners gave up on even getting an update.
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When all the phones are getting Android 8.0 (Oreo), Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) update for the Moto G4 Play smartphone staring from Brazil. It was launched back in 2016 running Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), but it did not get the Android 7.0 update and is directly being updated to 7.1.1, months after the soak test. Other Moto G4 series phones are still running on Android 7.0. The Android 7.1 update brings new emoji that reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world, app shortcuts that can be launched directly from home screen in apps like Twitter, Google Messenger, Google Maps by simply long pressing the app icon. It also brings several bug fixes and improvements. The company confirmed Nougat update for the phone back in October 2016, which will be the last update for it since only the Moto G4 Plus and the G5 series of phones are eligible for the Oreo update. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA update has the Build number NPI26.48-36, is 644MB in size and includes Android security patch for November, 2017. It should roll out globally soon. If you are on Android Marshmallow with September security patch, you can grab the OTA zip file from here and flash …
Next week we’ll finally see the grand unveiling of the OnePlus 5T, a smartphone that just can’t keep itself from being in the news every single day. Today a test run by someone with a prototype has surfaced in the Geekbench database, and this gives us some new information about the device, and confirms some old rumors. First off, the OnePlus 5T will have the model number A5010, emulating the naming scheme from last year when the OnePlus 3 was A3000 and the 3T was A3010 (the 5 is A5000 as you’d expect). Next up, it’s still sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is no surprise…
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Back in 2015, Motorola released the Moto X Play, a 5.5″ phone with a massive 3,630mAh battery. In the United States, the phone was called the DROID Maxx 2, and was a Verizon exclusive. Over the past month, Android 7.1.1 has slowly been rolling out to the X Play in some regions, with the phone previously running Android 5.0. An update is planned for the Maxx 2, but it hasn’t been released yet.
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Sony’s one-of-a-kind Xperia Touch projector running Android is getting a software update. Launched on Android 7.0 in Europe this summer and in the US recently, the device is now being treated to the 7.1.1 version of Google’s OS. It’s a lot more than an incremental update, however – neat features are being added too. Most importantly, the Xperia Touch now gets gesture controls when in wall mode. The input method advertised in early demos didn’t make it to the commercial product, and we did miss it when we reviewed the Touch. Well, it’s now coming with the update. On top of that, you’ll now…
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