As expected, T-Mobile has begun updating its Galaxy Note 8 to Android Oreo. But that’s not the only Samsung device that T-Mo is currently updating. Several T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 owners began receiving their Android Oreo update overnight. The update is version N950USQU3CRC2 and is 1330.84MB in size. Included in this update are Oreo features like picture-in-picture, autofill, and notification dots and Samsung-specific improvements, too. The update also brings the March 1, 2018 Android security … [read full article]
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We have been seeing the trend of Lite apps for Play Store’s popular apps like Facebook Lite, Messenger Lite, Skype Lite, and Twitter Lite. Along with Lite apps, Google introduced its own set of Go Apps for phones with less than 1GB RAM for Android Go (Oreo Edition) phones. It already released YouTube Go, Maps Go, Gboard Go apps. However, sometimes it is hard to let users know about the existence of Lite apps with Play Store trending most popular apps first. However, Google is now fixing this as some users are now able to see a new message about lite apps. Google is now showing a message about the lite app’s existence of the given app along with the file size of the lite app with view button. Pressing ‘View’ takes you to the app listing. Obviously, this feature will only be available in markets where lite apps are officially available. Play Store is also listing the Go Apps as alternatives including the Lite apps. This surely is a nice move from Google to promote lite weight apps for users who are on the weak network. Source Fone Arena
PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is finally on mobile. After releasing on Windows in March of 2017 in early access beta form, with the 1.0 release along with the Xbox One release coming out in December, the game has now been released on iOS and Android worldwide after a brief period of China exclusivity. I tried it on six different devices to see what the mobile experience of the game is like. Before I begin with the review, here is a brief primer on the game. PUBG is what is now known as the battle royale style of game. While not the first game of this type, it’s the one that made it…
All four major US carriers have now rolled Android 8.0 Oreo out to the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but we hadn’t heard much about the often-forgotten third sibling, the Galaxy S8 Active. That changes now, as AT&T has become the first carrier to roll Oreo out to the rugged S8.
Software-wise, the S8 Active’s 1.2GB update should be bringing the same changes as its glass-backed brethren. That means regular Oreo stuff like picture-in-picture, autofill, and notification dots, as well as Samsung-exclusive changes such as Dual Messenger and App Pair.
The Razer Phone launched late last year with Android 7.1 Nougat, and owners may be wondering when they’ll get their Oreo update. Today Razer shed some light on its update plans.
Razer says that it plans to skip Android 8.0 and go straight to Android 8.1 on the Razer Phone. The update will launch in mid to late April.
If you don’t feel like waiting a month to get Oreo on your Razer Phone, you can try the update right now by flashing Razer’s Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview. Keep in mind that flashing this factory image will wipe all of the data on your Razer Phone and that, because this is pre-release software, the update will contain bugs.
Attention Razer Phone owners! We’re making the jump straight to Android 8.1 Oreo and we’re pleased to announce that the update will be coming to you mid to late April 2018.
Also of note is that the Android 8.1 Developer Preview may not contain all carrier-specific features like VoLTE, enhanced voicemail, and Wi-Fi Calling support. Finally, there will be no over the air (OTA) updates for the official Android 8.1 Oreo release. So if you flash this Developer Preview, you will have to also manually flash the official Android 8.1 release when it becomes available.
Some Razer Phone owners may be frustrated about waiting another month for their Oreo update, but at least then they’ll be on the absolute latest and greatest version of Android. It’s good to see Razer being transparent about its update plans and even offering a preview of its Android 8.1 update for developers and eager Razer Phone owners that don’t mind dealing with some bugs in exchange for getting to try their Oreo update early.
Android 8.0 Oreo is now arriving for the Verizon and Sprint versions of the Galaxy Note 8. PhoneDog readers Steve and Travis began getting their updates early this morning, and several Note 8 ownerson Reddit have received their updates as well.
The update to Android 8.0 Oreo brings with it new features like picture-in-picture, autofill, and notification dots. Also included is the March 1, 2018 Android security patch and some Samsung-specific improvements.
These updates are now rolling out over the air, so if you’ve got a Galaxy Note 8 on Verizon or Sprint, you should see it over the coming days. You can also check for it manually by going into your Settings app.
Now we wait to see when T-Mobile will push out its own Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update.
We’ve compiled a top 10 list of our favorite Android apps to hit the Play Store in March 2018. The apps highlighted in this video include PUBG Mobile, Sip Stories, Stories Diary, Jungle Monkey Run2 , Textto, Readably, Vimage, The Sims Mobile, Beacon, and Edge Action. Which app is your favorite?
ZTE’s Tempo Go runs Android Go, a version of Android Oreo that’s optimized for devices with 1GB of RAM or less. Android Go comes Google apps that are designed to used less memory and storage, including special versions of Google Maps and Gmail.
When it comes to hardware specs, the ZTE Tempo Go is packing a 5-inch 854×480 display, 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD card slot. Also included is a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 2,200mAh battery.
The ZTE Tempo Go is designed to be an affordable Android device for customers on a budget. Its features aren’t going to blow anyone’s hair back with raw performance, but for shoppers on a budget, the Tempo Go and its optimized Android Go software should be worth a look.