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  • Moto India back in June confirmed that the Moto X Play will be updated to Nougat though no exact release date was announced. If some reports are to be believed then the Moto X Play has started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in the Brazil region.Notably, the company in June did not mention whether it will be rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat or straight away upgrade the Moto X Play to a higher (Android 7.1.1) version. To recall, the phone was launched back in 2015 in India at Rs. 18,499.Considering the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update has just shown up for select users in Brazil, we can expect it to take some time to reach Moto X Play units in India. Those who haven't received a notification for the update can head to Settings > About Phone > System updates to check for availability, and then if an update is available, download and install.The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was rolled out to users in December last year, and was touted as "an update to Nougat" by Google. It adds new ..

    Moto X Play Starts Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update: Report

    Moto India back in June confirmed that the Moto X Play will be updated to Nougat though no exact release date was announced. If some reports are to be believed then the Moto X Play has started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in the Brazil region.Notably, the company in June did not mention whether it will be rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat or straight away upgrade the Moto X Play to a higher (Android 7.1.1) version. To recall, the phone was launched back in 2015 in India at Rs. 18,499.Considering the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update has just shown up for select users in Brazil, we can expect it to take some time to reach Moto X Play units in India. Those who haven't received a notification for the update can head to Settings > About Phone > System updates to check for availability, and then if an update is available, download and install.The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update was rolled out to users in December last year, and was touted as "an update to Nougat" by Google. It adds new ..
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  • HMD Global's Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company's portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October.At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8's Oreo update. Nokiamob was the first to pick up the news. It's no surprise that Nokia devices have been lately receiving security updates on time, and the company has been focusing on delivering timely OS updates. At global launch, HMD Global's Sarvikas had promised Android O update for the Nokia 8.We should hear more on the update in the coming weeks. For those unaware, Android 8.0 Oreo brings in a lot of new features like picture in picture mode, notification channel feature, notification badges, Android instant apps, and much more.The Nokia 8 was launched in India earlier this week, and has been priced compet..

    Nokia 8 May Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update by October End: Report

    HMD Global's Nokia 8, the premium offering in the company's portfolio, is finally being announced in different markets. While announcing the Nokia 8 in Taiwan, a company manager reportedly revealed that the smartphone may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by end of October.At this moment, there are no specific dates or release schedule for the Nokia 8's Oreo update. Nokiamob was the first to pick up the news. It's no surprise that Nokia devices have been lately receiving security updates on time, and the company has been focusing on delivering timely OS updates. At global launch, HMD Global's Sarvikas had promised Android O update for the Nokia 8.We should hear more on the update in the coming weeks. For those unaware, Android 8.0 Oreo brings in a lot of new features like picture in picture mode, notification channel feature, notification badges, Android instant apps, and much more.The Nokia 8 was launched in India earlier this week, and has been priced compet..
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  • Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their way, the latter smartphone has now been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on a popular benchmark website.As per the Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 5 smartphone has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, as pointed out in a report by PhoneArena. If this listing is any indication, the company might have already started testing the update on its latest flagship within a closed-group beta.If we talk about the specifications on the OnePlus 5, the smartphone currently runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. The handset is available in two c..

    OnePlus 5 Spotted Running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench, Update Appears Imminent

    Earlier this month, some OnePlus 3 users in closed-beta received the Android 8.0 Oreo update and while the builds for OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 were said to be on their way, the latter smartphone has now been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo on a popular benchmark website.As per the Geekbench listing, the OnePlus 5 smartphone has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, as pointed out in a report by PhoneArena. If this listing is any indication, the company might have already started testing the update on its latest flagship within a closed-group beta.If we talk about the specifications on the OnePlus 5, the smartphone currently runs OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is a dual-SIM dual-standby smartphone with support for Nano-SIM cards. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display supporting sRGB and DCI-P3 colour standards, and is protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 5. The OnePlus 5 is powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor. The handset is available in two c..
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  • Just like every other month, Google has now released the monthly security update for the month of October as well. The over-the-air (OTA) rollout of October monthly security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices, which are supported by the search giant itself, has already been started and should show up soon on the devices. Further, the California-based company has also made the factory images and full OTA zip files for the update available for instant update.While the notification will show up on the Pixel and Nexus devices automatically, Android 8.0 Oreo users can choose to manually trigger the update by heading to Settings > System > System update. Users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat can also head to system settings and find the option to check for system update. The update build number for the Pixel or Pixel XL handsets in Canada or Project Fi is OPR1.170623.027, while that for other units of the smartphones it is OPR3.170623.008.The Pixel C has the update build number as OPR1.170623.027, ..

    October Android Security Update Released for Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

    Just like every other month, Google has now released the monthly security update for the month of October as well. The over-the-air (OTA) rollout of October monthly security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices, which are supported by the search giant itself, has already been started and should show up soon on the devices. Further, the California-based company has also made the factory images and full OTA zip files for the update available for instant update.While the notification will show up on the Pixel and Nexus devices automatically, Android 8.0 Oreo users can choose to manually trigger the update by heading to Settings > System > System update. Users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat can also head to system settings and find the option to check for system update. The update build number for the Pixel or Pixel XL handsets in Canada or Project Fi is OPR1.170623.027, while that for other units of the smartphones it is OPR3.170623.008.The Pixel C has the update build number as OPR1.170623.027, ..
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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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  • If you have recently updated your iOS device with the company's latest iOS 11 update and think that it has resulted in degraded battery life performance, we have news for you. While every other update usually ends up with people complaining about battery life, a new study has gathered data from a large subset of around 50,000 users, and suggested that the problem is widespread with the iOS 11 update.Researchers from Wandera security firm, as mentioned earlier, gathered the data from a subset of 50,000 moderate to heavy iPhone and iPad users. In comparison with the battery life performance delivered on iOS 10, it was found that the battery life on iOS 11 degraded at a much faster rate. While it took the iOS 10 device 240 minutes to fully discharge from 100 percent battery, its iOS 11 counterpart managed to discharge fully in just 96 minutes."Battery drain is a common iOS problem that usually pops up immediately after a major iOS upgrade release. This is partly due to Spotlight re..

    iOS 11 Update Causing Battery Drain for Some Users: Report

    If you have recently updated your iOS device with the company's latest iOS 11 update and think that it has resulted in degraded battery life performance, we have news for you. While every other update usually ends up with people complaining about battery life, a new study has gathered data from a large subset of around 50,000 users, and suggested that the problem is widespread with the iOS 11 update.Researchers from Wandera security firm, as mentioned earlier, gathered the data from a subset of 50,000 moderate to heavy iPhone and iPad users. In comparison with the battery life performance delivered on iOS 10, it was found that the battery life on iOS 11 degraded at a much faster rate. While it took the iOS 10 device 240 minutes to fully discharge from 100 percent battery, its iOS 11 counterpart managed to discharge fully in just 96 minutes."Battery drain is a common iOS problem that usually pops up immediately after a major iOS upgrade release. This is partly due to Spotlight re..
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  • OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users have started receiving the OxygenOS 4.5.0 update, which brings a number of improvements including some OnePlus 5 features like Lift up display, Gaming Do Not Disturb mode, network speed in status bar, and scheduled night mode among others. It's good to see that these previous generation smartphones have not been forgotten, though there are still quite a few differences. The OTA update is now rolling out in an 'incremental' manner to users, where a few users will start receiving it from Tuesday while a broader rollout will occur in a few days.On its forum, OnePlus has released a changelog of all the features that have arrived with the OxygenOS 4.5.0 update on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. While the changelog does mention the new features, the update size has not been given in the forum. However, according to Android Police that managed to get the update, the update size is 197MB. If you wish to root the device and load the factory image, the si..

    OnePlus 3, 3T Now Receiving OxygenOS 4.5.0 Update With OnePlus 5 Features and More

    OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users have started receiving the OxygenOS 4.5.0 update, which brings a number of improvements including some OnePlus 5 features like Lift up display, Gaming Do Not Disturb mode, network speed in status bar, and scheduled night mode among others. It's good to see that these previous generation smartphones have not been forgotten, though there are still quite a few differences. The OTA update is now rolling out in an 'incremental' manner to users, where a few users will start receiving it from Tuesday while a broader rollout will occur in a few days.On its forum, OnePlus has released a changelog of all the features that have arrived with the OxygenOS 4.5.0 update on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. While the changelog does mention the new features, the update size has not been given in the forum. However, according to Android Police that managed to get the update, the update size is 197MB. If you wish to root the device and load the factory image, the si..
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  • Earlier this month, HMD Global confirmed that all of its Nokia Android smartphones will receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update, but the company didn't share the release timeline for the update at the time. Now, the company has announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be making its way to the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones before the end of this year.In an interview with GadgetGaul, Mark Trundle, HMD Global's General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia regions, confirmed that the the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones will be getting their respective Android 8.0 Oreo update "before the end of the year". This doesn't only come as good news but should also impart confidence to customers in the brand, as the company did promise regular updates to its new Android smartphone.To recall, HMD Global especially pointed out that Nokia 3, the cheapest out of the aforementioned handsets, will also be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. Considering the s..

    Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Update Before the End of 2017: HMD Global

    Earlier this month, HMD Global confirmed that all of its Nokia Android smartphones will receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update, but the company didn't share the release timeline for the update at the time. Now, the company has announced that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be making its way to the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones before the end of this year.In an interview with GadgetGaul, Mark Trundle, HMD Global's General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia regions, confirmed that the the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6 smartphones will be getting their respective Android 8.0 Oreo update "before the end of the year". This doesn't only come as good news but should also impart confidence to customers in the brand, as the company did promise regular updates to its new Android smartphone.To recall, HMD Global especially pointed out that Nokia 3, the cheapest out of the aforementioned handsets, will also be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. Considering the s..
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