Yesterday Samsung finally started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to Galaxy Note8 units sold unlocked in the US, and today it’s done the same for the unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+. The new software arrives as a 1.3GB download, so maybe grab it via Wi-Fi. After applying it your S8 will be on build number G950U1UEU2CRB9, while the S8+ gets G955U1UEU2CRB9. Both will be running Samsung Experience 9.0 of course. The security patch level will be March 1, 2018. There are many new things in this update aside from the change in Android version. These have been detailed by the Korean company…
After much anticipation, LineageOS 15.1 (based on Android 8.1) was announced last month. Only a handful of devices had official 15.1 builds at the start, but over time, more have been moved up to Oreo. The Nexus Player, OnePlus One, and Oppo Find 7 were recently added to the roster – and now three more devices are coming.
[Update: Now available] LineageOS 15.1 Oreo arrives on the OnePlus 2, Pixel C, and Nexus 6; two more devices get 14.1 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Unlocked Android phones typically receive faster updates, as they are not subject to carrier update testing. Despite this, unlocked Samsung phones in the US are almost always updated after the carrier models, and this time is no exception.
Android 8.0 Oreo is finally rolling out to the unlocked Note8 – after the Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile versions already received the update. The OTA is roughly 1.1GB in size, and should be identical to the other Note8 Oreo updates (minus the carrier bloatware).
Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to US unlocked Galaxy Note8 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Now that all of the last year’s Samsung flagships have started receiving Oreo, the South Korean company seems to have shifted its focus to the next batch of devices that will get the update. The batch will likely include the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy A5 (2017), and Galaxy A3 (2017), as all of these devices has been spotted on the website of WiFi Alliance with Android 8.0 on board. A WiFi certification usually indicates the update roll out preparation is in last stages. While there’s currently no official information on exactly when the update will arrive, leaks and rumors so far…
Recently Samsung promised that the Note8 units sold in the US would be graced with the Oreo update “in the coming weeks”, and it has since started to deliver. So far, devices sold by AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint have already tasted the new treat, and starting today the unlocked model is joining in the fun. People who purchased the Note8 in unlocked form in the States are receiving the update notification, which you can check out in all its glory in the screenshots below – they also contain the lengthy changelog. Unlocked US Galaxy Note8 Android Oreo update…
HMD Global introduced its budget Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in India last week at Rs. 5,499, here we have the unboxing and first impressions of the smartphone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xek_kzd-gBs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXFCDIx3pq4 Box Contents Nokia 1 smartphone in Dark Blue color Nokia WH-108 headset 2-pin charger (5V-1A) Micro USB Cable User manual and warranty information The Nokia 1 has a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M SoC with 1GB RAM. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition that comes with a range of Go Edition apps optimized for the phone offering a smooth experience. It has a 2-megapixel camera on the front. It has a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back. The phone has a polycarbonate back cover which has a smooth finish. There is a Nokia brand in the middle and the loudspeaker grill is present on the bottom part of the back. The body feels cheap, but you can’t expect much for the price. The phone also comes with Xpress On covers in packs of Azure and Grey or Yellow and Pink that are sold separately at an MRP of Rs. 450. Under the back cover there is a 2150mAh battery. There are also two nano SIM slots along with a microSD card slot that …
After AT&T, T-Mobile has started rolling out the Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active units on its network. The update arrives as version G892USQU1BRC4 and weighs in at around 1,302 MB. The magenta carrier’s official website reveals the update includes some bug fixes and software stability improvements, in addition to the usual Oreo goodies. The roll out started March 29, so it shouldn’t be long before you get the update (in case you haven’t already). Source
With OnePlus 5T going out of stock in North America and company officially started talking more about the upcoming flagship and how it will have a top notch like iPhone X, it is very clear that OnePlus is on the verge of launching its next flagship in the coming few weeks. Today according to the WiFi certification, we know that the flagship will indeed be called as OnePlus 6. The WiFi certification listing revealed that the phone would go with the name OnePlus 6 and has model number ONEPLUS A6003. The date of certification is April 2, 2018, i.e. today. In addition to the name, the certification confirms that the phone will run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Oxygen OS 5.1.0 on top and supports WCN3990 dual-band 802.11ac, which confirms Snapdragon 845 SoC for the phone. Furthermore, the phone is said feature a 6.28-inch Full HD+ optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top, a top-notch, 90% screen-to body ratio, 6GB and 8GB RAM with 64GB/128GB storage variants. It will have a vertical dual-rear camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a different build material; probably bamboo back going by the recently leaked image. Source | Via
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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Samsung recently promised to speed up its Oreo rollout, and it appears to be doing just that. After pushing Oreo out to several more Note 8 and GS8 variants, the time has come for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S8 Active to get a taste of Oreo. The update was approved on March 29th, but it seems to have only started hitting phones in the last day or so.
The latest update comes with baseband version number G892USQU1BRC4.
T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is getting the Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.