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  • Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone. In fact, as is the case with the previous versions of world’s most popular mobile software, it will take a few weeks, or even months, before Android 8.0 gains a foothold in the market. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to be kept abreast of when your smartphone gets Android Oreo. While a few companies have taken the initiative to announce their rollout plans for Android 8.0, there are many more that remain tightlipped. If you're wondering whether your phone is getting the update, we have compiled a list of smartphones that are getting Android Oreo. Read on to check if yours makes the cut.Android Oreo: 8 New Features You Need to Definitely Check OutAndroid 8.0 Oreo update for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus PlayerAndroid O updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with the Pixel C tablet from 2015 are avai..

    Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Schedules for Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, and Other Phones

    Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on your phone. In fact, as is the case with the previous versions of world’s most popular mobile software, it will take a few weeks, or even months, before Android 8.0 gains a foothold in the market. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t want to be kept abreast of when your smartphone gets Android Oreo. While a few companies have taken the initiative to announce their rollout plans for Android 8.0, there are many more that remain tightlipped. If you're wondering whether your phone is getting the update, we have compiled a list of smartphones that are getting Android Oreo. Read on to check if yours makes the cut.Android Oreo: 8 New Features You Need to Definitely Check OutAndroid 8.0 Oreo update for Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, 6P, Nexus PlayerAndroid O updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, along with the Pixel C tablet from 2015 are avai..
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  • Yu Mobiles, wholly owned subsidiary of Micromax Informatics, on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Yu Yureka Black smartphone. To recall, Yu Yureka Black runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and at the handset's launch, the company promised the update to Android Nougat.In order to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on Yu Yureka Black, users need to head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and then download and install the latest update. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in general brings features such as app shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard image insertion, new emojis, and more.To recall, Yu Yureka Black was launched in India at Rs. 8,999 back in June. The smartphone sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Yu Yureka Black is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset comes with 32GB of bui..

    Yu Yureka Black Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

    Yu Mobiles, wholly owned subsidiary of Micromax Informatics, on Wednesday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Yu Yureka Black smartphone. To recall, Yu Yureka Black runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and at the handset's launch, the company promised the update to Android Nougat.In order to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on Yu Yureka Black, users need to head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update and then download and install the latest update. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in general brings features such as app shortcuts, support for circular app icons, keyboard image insertion, new emojis, and more.To recall, Yu Yureka Black was launched in India at Rs. 8,999 back in June. The smartphone sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display covered with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Yu Yureka Black is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. The handset comes with 32GB of bui..
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  • Google revealed earlier this week that the upcoming version of its Android platform will be called 'Android Oreo' and HTC has already confirmed some of its handsets that will be getting the update. Unsurprisingly, the company's current flagship model - the U11 - makes the list but other than that, HTC has confirmed that HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also be getting the Oreo treatment.In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HTC USA replied to a user query by saying, "We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon." While it seems like a positive move from the company to already announce that it will be providing the Android Oreo update to its smartphones, we will have to wait and see how long it actually takes to deliver on its promise after the upcoming version of Android is officially launched.Recently, the company also added ability to record 1080p resolution at 60fps and support fo..

    HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, HTC 10 Confirmed to Get Android Oreo Update

    Google revealed earlier this week that the upcoming version of its Android platform will be called 'Android Oreo' and HTC has already confirmed some of its handsets that will be getting the update. Unsurprisingly, the company's current flagship model - the U11 - makes the list but other than that, HTC has confirmed that HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will also be getting the Oreo treatment.In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HTC USA replied to a user query by saying, "We're excited to bring Android Oreo to HTC U11, HTC U Ultra, and HTC 10 owners worldwide! Details & additional devices to be announced soon." While it seems like a positive move from the company to already announce that it will be providing the Android Oreo update to its smartphones, we will have to wait and see how long it actually takes to deliver on its promise after the upcoming version of Android is officially launched.Recently, the company also added ability to record 1080p resolution at 60fps and support fo..
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  • OnePlus has now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update to its OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones and it brings about much-awaited touch latency improvements to the smartphones. Apart from this, the update also brings along battery optimisations and Android security patch for the month of August as well. Notably, if users have not updated Google Hangouts, it will be automatically removed with the update.To recall, the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphone users started reporting the touch latency issues with the smartphones last year itself. With the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update, the company says that it has enhanced the system fluidity, brought about battery optimisations, and updated the Android security patch updated to August. Apart from these changes, the company also claims to have fixed several bugs regarding the platform with latest update. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Carl Pei said, "Saw some confusion about this: OxygenOS 4.1.7 for 3/3T does indeed come with touch latency improvements."OnePlus say..

    OnePlus 3, 3T Now Receiving OxygenOS 4.1.7 Update With Touch Latency, Battery Improvements

    OnePlus has now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update to its OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones and it brings about much-awaited touch latency improvements to the smartphones. Apart from this, the update also brings along battery optimisations and Android security patch for the month of August as well. Notably, if users have not updated Google Hangouts, it will be automatically removed with the update.To recall, the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphone users started reporting the touch latency issues with the smartphones last year itself. With the OxygenOS 4.1.7 update, the company says that it has enhanced the system fluidity, brought about battery optimisations, and updated the Android security patch updated to August. Apart from these changes, the company also claims to have fixed several bugs regarding the platform with latest update. In a tweet posted on Tuesday, Carl Pei said, "Saw some confusion about this: OxygenOS 4.1.7 for 3/3T does indeed come with touch latency improvements."OnePlus say..
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  • For background on this, check out the preview I posted here NZ sees 2016/17 operating surplus before gains, losses NZ$+3.706 bln (budget forecast $+1.621 bln)

    New Zealand – pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) out now

    For background on this, check out the preview I posted here NZ sees 2016/17 operating surplus before gains, losses NZ$+3.706 bln (budget forecast $+1.621 bln)
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  • Heads up, quadcopter fans: All DJI Spark drones will require a software update in order to function after September 1st, 2017. Shenzhen-based DJI claims the mandatory update fixes some flight control issues the Spark has been battling, and that this is simply a generous heads-up to owners in order to avoid confusion once the aforementioned deadline hits. To others, however, this is yet another example of DJI retaining a little too much control over their products even after customers have paid to buy them.Just recently, the Pentagon ordered a ban on all DJI-produced equipment from being used by the U.S. Army, due to cyber-vulnerability concerns. This prompted the company to develop (or rather, rush through something they had already been working on) an offline mode to assuage those fears. Even before all of this, DJI was the target of hackers and hobbyists altering the firmware and bypassing any implemented restrictions. The company has certainly had its fair share of controversy, a..

    Update Your DJI Spark Before September 1 or It Won’t Fly Anymore

    Heads up, quadcopter fans: All DJI Spark drones will require a software update in order to function after September 1st, 2017. Shenzhen-based DJI claims the mandatory update fixes some flight control issues the Spark has been battling, and that this is simply a generous heads-up to owners in order to avoid confusion once the aforementioned deadline hits. To others, however, this is yet another example of DJI retaining a little too much control over their products even after customers have paid to buy them.Just recently, the Pentagon ordered a ban on all DJI-produced equipment from being used by the U.S. Army, due to cyber-vulnerability concerns. This prompted the company to develop (or rather, rush through something they had already been working on) an offline mode to assuage those fears. Even before all of this, DJI was the target of hackers and hobbyists altering the firmware and bypassing any implemented restrictions. The company has certainly had its fair share of controversy, a..
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  • Soon after revealing the name for Android O, Google has released factory system images of the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for compatible devices. The OTA update has also started to roll out, but it's likely to be phased, and is first arriving for Android beta program users. Also, as is the case with initial rollouts, things aren't going as smoothly as one would expect from Google.Some initial installers reported (courtesy Android Police) that the OTA update was failing to install on their devices, showing an 'installation error'. Pixel XL users running developer preview 4 are particularly facing this issue, and Google temporarily even pulled Pixel and Pixel XL OTA updates to fix this issue. Pixel users running Nougat, and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users on the beta program have received the update, and could install them without any hiccups. However, Google was quick to respond and resolve the issue, with Android head Dave Burke claiming it was a signing issue..

    Android 8.0 Oreo System Images Released, OTA Update Rollout Starts for Beta Program Users

    Soon after revealing the name for Android O, Google has released factory system images of the much awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for compatible devices. The OTA update has also started to roll out, but it's likely to be phased, and is first arriving for Android beta program users. Also, as is the case with initial rollouts, things aren't going as smoothly as one would expect from Google.Some initial installers reported (courtesy Android Police) that the OTA update was failing to install on their devices, showing an 'installation error'. Pixel XL users running developer preview 4 are particularly facing this issue, and Google temporarily even pulled Pixel and Pixel XL OTA updates to fix this issue. Pixel users running Nougat, and Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users on the beta program have received the update, and could install them without any hiccups. However, Google was quick to respond and resolve the issue, with Android head Dave Burke claiming it was a signing issue..
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  • Microsoft’s trend of aggressively pushing its updates onto Windows users is now common knowledge. The company tried to tone it down a bit in the recent past, but has now announced that all Windows 10 first version users must update to the latest version as soon as possible. Of course, this time, it's reason to push the updates is much more noble - user safety. To help users make this transition, Microsoft will send out notifications to users of the first version of Windows 10, recommending they install the Windows 10 Creators Update, as it’s the end of service for the first version.End of service means that users with Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security patches - part of the monthly 'quality' updates issued by the company - in the future. Microsoft wants everyone to get onto the latest version as it also brings bunch of security fixes with each update, helping PCs and laptops get more secure and less prone to malware attacks.If Microsoft notices tha..

    Microsoft Pushing Windows 10 Users to Install Creators Update to Stay Secure

    Microsoft’s trend of aggressively pushing its updates onto Windows users is now common knowledge. The company tried to tone it down a bit in the recent past, but has now announced that all Windows 10 first version users must update to the latest version as soon as possible. Of course, this time, it's reason to push the updates is much more noble - user safety. To help users make this transition, Microsoft will send out notifications to users of the first version of Windows 10, recommending they install the Windows 10 Creators Update, as it’s the end of service for the first version.End of service means that users with Windows 10 version 1507 will no longer receive security patches - part of the monthly 'quality' updates issued by the company - in the future. Microsoft wants everyone to get onto the latest version as it also brings bunch of security fixes with each update, helping PCs and laptops get more secure and less prone to malware attacks.If Microsoft notices tha..
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  • Microsoft announced its promising Timeline feature earlier this year, and claimed that it would arrive with the scheduled fall feature update. However, the company has now confirmed that the feature won’t be a part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and instead, be rolled out in early builds by the end of the year.This means that Timeline will see the light of day only in the next big Windows 10 update next year. Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore confirmed to The Verge that the feature won’t be a part of the fall update. “Timeline won't be in the Fall Creators Update. We're planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out,” he confirmed.For those unaware, Timeline is a feature that will offer a historical view of everything that you do across Windows 10 devices. Timeline will allow users to jump back in time with a visual timeline that displays what a user was doing previously on another Windows 10 device, and easily hop back into ..

    Windows 10 Timeline Feature Won’t Arrive With Fall Creators Update, Reveals Microsoft

    Microsoft announced its promising Timeline feature earlier this year, and claimed that it would arrive with the scheduled fall feature update. However, the company has now confirmed that the feature won’t be a part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, and instead, be rolled out in early builds by the end of the year.This means that Timeline will see the light of day only in the next big Windows 10 update next year. Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore confirmed to The Verge that the feature won’t be a part of the fall update. “Timeline won't be in the Fall Creators Update. We're planning for it to be in early insider builds shortly after Fall Creators Update is out,” he confirmed.For those unaware, Timeline is a feature that will offer a historical view of everything that you do across Windows 10 devices. Timeline will allow users to jump back in time with a visual timeline that displays what a user was doing previously on another Windows 10 device, and easily hop back into ..
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  • Asus on Thursday revealed its new ZenFone 4 series smartphones at an event in Taiwan. The company alongside also confirmed that the Android O update will be made available for the entire new ZenFone 4 models as well as last year's ZenFone 3.Marcel Campos, Head of Global Content Marketing at Asus confirmed the news while announcing the new ZenFone 4 series. He added that the Asus ZenFone 4 models which include ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Pro will be running ZenUI 4.0 out-of-the-box. The supported handsets will receive Android O update by the second half of 2018.Talking about what's new in ZenUI 4.0, the Taiwanese company claimed that it's the "lightest Android UI skin to date" from Asus. The company also said that ZenUI 4.0 overall improves performance of popular apps. ZenUI 4.0 will also feature less number of bloatware compared to ZenUI 3.5. From 35 preloaded apps, ZenUI 4.0 cuts down the number to 13 apps. Some of the new apps that ..

    Android O Update Promised for Entire Asus ZenFone 3, ZenFone 4 Series

    Asus on Thursday revealed its new ZenFone 4 series smartphones at an event in Taiwan. The company alongside also confirmed that the Android O update will be made available for the entire new ZenFone 4 models as well as last year's ZenFone 3.Marcel Campos, Head of Global Content Marketing at Asus confirmed the news while announcing the new ZenFone 4 series. He added that the Asus ZenFone 4 models which include ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone Selfie Pro, ZenFone 4, and ZenFone 4 Pro will be running ZenUI 4.0 out-of-the-box. The supported handsets will receive Android O update by the second half of 2018.Talking about what's new in ZenUI 4.0, the Taiwanese company claimed that it's the "lightest Android UI skin to date" from Asus. The company also said that ZenUI 4.0 overall improves performance of popular apps. ZenUI 4.0 will also feature less number of bloatware compared to ZenUI 3.5. From 35 preloaded apps, ZenUI 4.0 cuts down the number to 13 apps. Some of the new apps that ..
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