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.
T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to Android 8.0 Oreo. The update is around 1.5GB in size and bumps the GS8 to version G950USQU2CRB9, while the GS8+ is being upgraded to version G955USQU2CRB9.
Owners of the T-Mobile-flavored Galaxy S8 and S8+ can expect Oreo upgrades like autofill, picture-in-picture, and notification dots. Samsung is also adding its own new features with Samsung Experience 9.0, like new clock styles for the lock screen and Always On Display, Edge screen improvements, and the addition of Game Launcher in Samsung DeX for a full-screen gaming experience. The security patch level of this update is February 1, 2018.
These updates should continue rolling out over the air in the coming days. T-Mobile Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners can also check for their update manually by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
Apple is giving the logo for its MFi program a refresh, offering manufacturers 90 days three new designs to work with, reports ChargerLab.
Launched in 2005, the MFi Program is a licensing scheme for third-party manufacturers to ensure that their accessories are compatible with Apple’s various products. Companies have to go through testing to adhere to Apple’s standards, and can use a logo to advertise that their products can work with iPods, iPhones, and iPads.
Apple is changing up that single logo for a trio of new ones. The new design ditches the tiny iPod, iPhone, and iPad illustrations in favor of the Apple logo, and introduces three specific logos: one for the iPhone, one for the iPhone and iPad,…
Today, Snap Inc. announced an additional update to Friends and Discovery pages that should help make it easier for users to navigate between stories and chats.
On the Friends section of Snapchat, users will be able to cycle through tabs related to active stories, group chats, and “all” content. The Discovery section’s tabs will focus on separating publishers, creators, and the community. Snapchat said tabs will be launching fairly soon on iOS, and Android will follow in the coming weeks.
In addition to tabs, today Snapchat users will have many more GIF sticker options to choose from thanks to full support from GIPHY. Snapchat has partnered with GIPHY and greatly expanded its library of GIF stickers that users can discover and place into a story. Previously, the only GIF stickers available in Snapchat were in-house designed stickers that launched late in 2017.
Users can tap the sticker icon, type in the search field, and a new GIPHY section in results will showcase GIF stickers related to the search query. Like other stickers, GIF stickers can be scaled, rotated, pinned to a video story, and more than one can be added to a snap. Snapchat’s GIPHY support launches one month after Instagram announced a similar wide-scale support for GIF stickers in its own version of stories.
Those who’ve relied on their TomTom navigation devices for years could be at risk of not having the latest maps on their mobile unit unless they upgrade to the latest hardware, the company warned.
TomTom announced Monday it would stop supporting several navigation devices because a variety of their older systems, “do not have sufficient resources to run the newest maps and software available,” the company said in a post. The Verge has reached out to several automakers — some in Europe — that have partnered with TomTom, but has not yet heard back.
Users who have unsupported devices will not receive software updates, according to TomTom, and will lose subscription access once the current plan runs out.
Meanwhile, the LG G5 is being updated with the November 6, 2017 Android security patches and the AppFlash app. This app lives to the left of your home screen and makes app, movie, music, and restaurant recommendations.
These updates are all rolling out over the air, which means you should see your phone’s update in the coming days if you haven’t already. You can also check for an update manually by going into the Settings app and then the About Phone menu.
One day after Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ received software updates, several more Samsung devices are being updated by T-Mobile. T-Mobile says that it’s releasing updates for the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 edge today. The Galaxy Note 8 is getting the December 2017 Android security patches alongside a video conferencing update, a DIGITS update, and other improvements. The update is version N950USQU2BQLA and is 315.85MB. The Galaxy S8 … [read full article]
Three months ago, ASUS promised to update the ZenFone 3 product line to ZenUI 4.0: a trimmed down, more minimal version of the company’s software. They started with the ZenFone 3 Zoom at the same time as that announcement, and just recently the ZenFone 4 Max got it. Three months later, its forebear the ZenFone 3 Max is able to join the fun. The update will be rolling out over the next week.
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