Google’s Pixel 6 Could Come With 5 Years Of Software Updates
One of the downsides to Android phones are the software updates. This is because it really depends on the manufacturer of your phone and how often and how long they plan to support it, so one person’s experience will be different from another. However, the good news is that if you plan on getting Google’s Pixel 6 phones, you could be in for a treat.
Newer OnePlus Smartphones Will Now Receive 3 Major Android Updates
Typically handset manufacturers guarantee at least 2 years of major Android updates, and anything beyond that is at the company’s discretion. However, the good news for OnePlus customers is that it looks like moving forwards, the company will be changing their update schedule and extend it to 3 years for the company’s flagship phones.
Vivo Promises Three Years Of Android Updates For Its Flagships
The problem with Android phones is that usually after two years, it’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not your phone will be receiving future updates. Sometimes you get lucky and your phone is updated for three years, sometimes you don’t, so it’s really a mixed bag, but Vivo wants to reassure their customers moving forwards.
Android 12 Developer Preview Has Been Released
As per tradition, Google has released the developer preview for its upcoming Android 12 update. Android 12 represents the next major update to the Android operating system and the release of the developer preview should help clue us in as to some of the potential upcoming features of the operating system.
OnePlus Nord N10, N100 Will Only Get One Major Android Update
As some of you might have heard, OnePlus will be bringing a different version of the OnePlus Nord to the US markets in the form of the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100. This isn’t too surprising as region-variants of phones do happen from time to time, but what’s surprising is OnePlus’ take on Android updates.
Android 11 Is Here! Rolling Out To Pixel Phones
If you’ve been looking forward to the changes and improvements and new features of Android 11, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google has since officially released the latest update to their Android operating system. Naturally, the update is expected to find its way to Google’s Pixel handsets first, but hopefully it won’t take too long before it rolls out to other devices.
These Samsung Phones Will Receive Extended Android Support
When it comes to major Android updates, most smartphone manufacturers typically offer 2 years. Some might even offer less, and every now and then you might get a manufacturer who may surprise users with an additional year. However, Samsung is hoping to take the guesswork out of it.
Android Q Developer Preview 5 Released For OnePlus 7, 7 Pro
According to recent reports, OnePlus is said to be planning on releasing the Android 10 update to its smartphones on the same day as Google, which apparently will be today. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but in the meantime, OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners who are interested in the update can check out the developer preview.
Canadian Carrier Claims Android 10 Will Be Released September 3
Google has yet to officially confirm when Android 10 will be released. We expect that it should be soon as the company usually tries to tie it in with the launch of their Pixel phones, but according to Canadian carrier Rogers, it seems that the update could actually launch a lot earlier than expected.
Razer Phone Android Pie Update To Arrive Soon
The first Razer Phone was very well received as it was a proper gaming phone with a unique 120Hz screen. The company’s software support for this device has left a lot to be desired, though. It’s still on Android Oreo and even the security patch is a year old. The company has now said that the Razer Phone Android Pie update is going to be out soon.
Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone
While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with […]
Huawei To Debut EMUI 10 In August
Now that Huawei is (sort of) allowed to do business with US companies again, this means that in terms of smartphone operating systems, the company should be allowed to use Google Play services moving forwards. However, there is also the question of its own operating system, and what this change means for it.
Huawei Reassures That Existing Phones Will Be Updated To Android Q
With Huawei being hit with a trade ban with US companies, one of the implications is how it might affect its smartphones. We have heard that the company could be considering building its own OS or using Sailfish, but what about existing smartphones? Google has confirmed that existing devices will continue to be supported, but we’re sure that these changes has probably demoralized Huawei quite a bit.
Xiaomi Android Q Beta Test Schedule Confirmed
Several OEMs are working with Google to test out the Android Q beta on select devices and Xiaomi wants to get in on the action as well. The company has confirmed its beta roadmap for Android Q. A total of 11 devices from the Chinese company will take part in the Android Q beta test before Google’s latest and greatest Android OS iteration is rolled out for these devices.
LG V40 ThinQ Android Pie Update Rolling Out On AT&T
LG V40 users on AT&T have something to be excited about today. The carrier has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for the device, finally. The device didn’t ship with Android Pie out of the box when it first arrived. That limitation has finally been addressed today with the release of Android Pie.
OnePlus Confirms Android Q Will Come To Some Older Handsets
One of the things about Android is that beyond the two-year mark, there are no longer guarantees that your phones will receive the latest Android updates. This is understandable as Android manufacturers would prefer to focus their resources and efforts on their newer phones, although it is a bummer for those who’d rather hold onto their phones for longer periods of time.
HTC U11, U11+ And U12+ To Get Pie Update Starting This Month
There are several HTC smartphones out there that are compatible with Android 9.0 Pie and yet they haven’t received the update. The Taiwanese company has now provided some clarity on the matter and confirmed that the HTC U11, U11+, and the HTC U12+ will be receiving their much-awaited Android 9 Pie update starting this month.
Android Q Will Automatically Switch Between Dark And Light Mode
According to reports, it has been revealed that the upcoming Android Q will finally be introducing a system-wide dark mode. Now according to a report from Android Police, it seems that a feature in the Android Q beta has been activated in which users will now be able to schedule when dark mode turns on or off.
Latest LineageOS Release Will Bring Android 9.0 To Older Devices
As much as many of us would like to have the latest and greatest smartphone technology, the increasing cost of smartphones these days means that even upgrading every other year is still a bit too pricey to do so. This means that there are many out there who are probably holding onto much older devices.
Razer Phone 2 Android 9 Pie Update Rolling Out Now
The Razer Phone 2 came with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box even though it was launched a couple of months after Android 9 Pie had been released. Many would have expected the device to come with the latest iteration of Google’s Android operating system but it did not. Razer later confirmed that this device would get Pie towards the end of February and it has followed through on […]