For Android 7.0 Nougat – Nexus 5 Users Look Past Google

Maybe users of the Nexus 4 should worry, not those on the Nexus 5. Google has officially left its 2013 flagship out of its list for the Android 7.0 Nougat update, but that doesn’t mean that the device would need to be stuck on Marshmallow. Since the Nexus 5, along with all those before and Read more about For Android 7.0 Nougat – Nexus 5 Users Look Past Google[…]

Android 7.0 Arrives Before OnePlus X Gets Marshmallow

It has been taking so long for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to arrive for the once promising premium mid-range OnePlus X that the complete version of Android 7.0 Nougat has officially landed in the Android market. At the rate OnePlus is going with its discontinued device, it won’t live to see Android 7.0 Nougat. It is Read more about Android 7.0 Arrives Before OnePlus X Gets Marshmallow[…]

OnePlus 3 Update Makes Users Forget Nougat!

Many owners of the OnePlus 3 know more or less what they’re getting themselves into. For about $400, there’s not going to be much in the way of reliable official updates, but those who are in it for robust developer support would have a lot to expect. Instead of worrying about when or whether Android Read more about OnePlus 3 Update Makes Users Forget Nougat![…]

Google Could Delay Nougat For Nexus 6P

Android 7.0 Nougat was rumored to arrive for the Nexus 6P today, and whether or not that happens remains to be seen. But according to Vodafone in Australia, it’s probably not going to go through as an issue has been discovered while testing the update with the flagship. Unfortunately, the specific issue hasn’t been specified; Read more about Google Could Delay Nougat For Nexus 6P[…]

Google Nexus 5X: It’ll Be Over Soon

Astute consumers know that many times, the latest device isn’t necessarily the best choice. Look at Sony after the Xperia Z3, for instance. Similarly, the latest deals aren’t necessarily the best as well. This applies for those waiting patiently to get the Nexus 5X on the cheap. There is no better time to put down Read more about Google Nexus 5X: It’ll Be Over Soon[…]

Google Nexus 5X, 6P For Nougat – Only Days Away!

Before the current Google Nexus 5X and 6P step aside for the entry of the HTC Nexus Marlin and Sailfish, they would be receiving the latest system update, Android 7.0 Nougat. And it looks like the release date of the new version is already confirmed. Canadian carrier Telus has put up an update schedule for Read more about Google Nexus 5X, 6P For Nougat – Only Days Away![…]

Sony Could Beat HTC 10, Moto Z To Android 7.0

How quickly each OEM upgrades to the latest Android version after its release have started to matter a lot to more smartphone users, to the extent that it would inform each brand’s competitive edge in an increasingly ruthless mobile market. For Android 7.0 Nougat, which is expected to be released in October (some sources say Read more about Sony Could Beat HTC 10, Moto Z To Android 7.0[…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Promises Nougat Before 2017

The great thing about Samsung recently is how responsive it has been to the complaints of consumers and its user base. Besides making the right upgrades the Samsung Galaxy S7, it has also gotten a lot better in software support. It has bounced back well after the fiasco involving the release of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Read more about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Promises Nougat Before 2017[…]

Samsung Galaxy S6: Much Faster For Android 7.0 Nougat

Just because the newer flagship is superior in many ways, doesn’t mean that users of the Samsung Galaxy S6 would continue to be left behind, especially in terms of receiving Android version and security updates. Well, things have turned around for Samsung. Alongside Sony, the world’s number one phone producer and seller was the last Read more about Samsung Galaxy S6: Much Faster For Android 7.0 Nougat[…]

Google Nexus 5 Meets Its End – Like Nexus 5X

Beginning from the HTC Nexus flagships this year, Google would no longer be making upper mid-range devices for its stock Android smartphone program anymore. The Nexus 5X would be the last model from the Mountain View giant to sport such specs for its generation. All the Nexus smartphones before the 5X also follow the ‘competitive Read more about Google Nexus 5 Meets Its End – Like Nexus 5X[…]

Google Fixes Nexus 5 Woes – But Not Nougat

If the problem comes from Google, then it’s Google’s responsibility to fix it. The July security patch that was sent out for the Android ecosystem has been found to be particularly problematic for the Nexus 5 as numerous issues related to volume were found. There have been users who installed a custom kernel which fixed Read more about Google Fixes Nexus 5 Woes – But Not Nougat[…]

Google Nexus 6: No More After Nougat?

There are only four Google Nexus devices that are eligible for guaranteed Android 7.0 Nougat updates, as Nexus 5 would be going no further than Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It wasn’t announced officially by Google, but by trusted tipster Evan Blass a number of days ago. According to the list of ‘expiry’ dates outlined for the Read more about Google Nexus 6: No More After Nougat?[…]

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nexus 5: Need A Reliable Backup?

Handsets aren’t exactly getting stronger and tougher with every new release in the market. In fact, there are many examples of newer devices being more fragile and complicated than their predecessors. For some folks, this necessitates getting backup devices in case their Galaxy S7 faceplants and stops working or they accidentally broke it when attempting Read more about Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nexus 5: Need A Reliable Backup?[…]

Samsung Galaxy S6: Wrong For Stock Android

The frustration was palpable from Samsung Galaxy S6 users. While rival brands like HTC and LG were all pushing ahead to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the flagship was left behind on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop until the second quarter of this year. The fact that security updates were not arriving on time also worried and bothered many Read more about Samsung Galaxy S6: Wrong For Stock Android[…]

Would Android 7.0 Fix Nexus 5X, 6P Camera?

The latest developer preview for Android N has brought back manual exposure controls for the Google Camera app on the Nexus 5X and 6P, two devices that get first dibs on any new releases for the Android ecosystem. That’s great, but users aren’t satisfied. They want more, specifically functions like manual focus and RAW mode. Read more about Would Android 7.0 Fix Nexus 5X, 6P Camera?[…]

Google HTC Nexus Previews New Stock Android Look

If the idea of ditching TouchWiz, HTC Sense, or LG UX for the stock Android experience wasn’t appealing enough before, perhaps Google could finally change your mind with the new launcher for its HTC Nexus Marlin and Sailfish. The change wasn’t announced by Google, but it appears that the folks at Android Police have got Read more about Google HTC Nexus Previews New Stock Android Look[…]

Google Says Goodbye To Nexus 5 Users Soon

When Google released the schedule outlining the different cut-off points for guaranteed Android version updates for the different Nexus devices, the rule is that each device has a two-year expiry from its launch in the Play Store. It has been stressed and highlighted that the cut-off point only means no guarantee for updates, not confirmation Read more about Google Says Goodbye To Nexus 5 Users Soon[…]

Moto Z Force Droid: Not Really That Secure

If you’re the clumsy type, then Motorola offers an attractive new option in the form of the Moto Z Droid Force, strong enough to withstand all sorts of physical abuse through its ShatterShield display and rock solid build. While it may be secure against external elements, it is less so than its peers from other Read more about Moto Z Force Droid: Not Really That Secure[…]

Samsung Galaxy S7: How Long Before Nougat?

Save for users in South Korea, those on the Samsung Galaxy S6 weren’t particularly satisfied with how things went on the software side of their device. Because battery life was an issue, they were eager for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to arrive ASAP. That of course didn’t happen, as users had to wait until the end Read more about Samsung Galaxy S7: How Long Before Nougat?[…]

OnePlus 3: Official Android 7.0 – Don’t Bother

Price aside, one fantastic reason to purchase the OnePlus 3 is its active community. As a near-stock Android device, support from developers would be the one thing to be happy about. Users can totally forget about getting official Android updates from OnePlus. That’s because, from the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2, the company has proven Read more about OnePlus 3: Official Android 7.0 – Don’t Bother[…]