Samsung has apparently halted the rollout of the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

After a long beta testing period, Samsung finally sent out the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ last week. Since then the new version has only managed to reach a handful of markets, such as Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland. Today a report claims that the company has unexpectedly stopped the rollout. Samsung has pulled the firmware files for the two smartphones from its servers, so you can no longer grab them in any way. This obviously won’t affect you if you’ve already updated your device, but if you weren’t that lucky it’s… – Latest articles

Apple apparently shifting more MacBook orders to Foxconn with no plans for a major update in 2018

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In a report from DigiTimes alleging Apple is sending more of its MacBook Pro orders to assembly partner Foxconn, it is also suggests Apple is not planning a major update to the notebook line in 2018 at all, though the claim does not completely discount potential changes to the line altogether.
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Google Assistant is now on Android Auto, because apparently it wasn’t before

According to an announcement made by Google at CES, the company’s Google Assistant is now on Android Auto. If you’re a bit confused by this, that’s understandable. Apparently, the previous implementation was just a simpler voice search. Now that things have been upgraded to the full Google Assistant experience, you’ll have a wider range of functions and tools available behind the wheel. 

At first, this announcement didn’t make a lot of sense, as you’ve been able to “OK Google” your way about Android Auto for quite some time.

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Apparently, even Obama wanted to kill net neutrality

Last week saw one of the darkest days for the internet, as the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal Title II regulations, which includes net neutrality guidelines that keep ISPs from blocking or throttling web traffic as they please. As part of its effort to overturn those rules, the agency had to seek comments from the public – and it received 22 million from across the country. Unsurprisingly, a lot of them that were in support of killing net neutrality were fake – and if that wasn’t enough, there’s also one with former US President Obama’s name on…

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Google is apparently shipping some Pixel 2 XLs without an operating system

Google’s new Pixel 2 XL has been beset by a host of problems since release, ranging from possible issues of screen burn in to a weird clicking noise to failing a quality control test to shipping with empty packaging for a non-existent pair of wired Pixel Buds.

But even so, it’s a little surprising to hear that some Google Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting that their new phones have shown up missing an operating system, via AndroidPolice.

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As seen in the image above, the afflicted phones report being unable to find a valid operating system. Visiting the provided link doesn’t really help, either, as it doesn’t list this error message as an issue.

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