Nexus 6 Users Worried About Android 7.1

Android 7.0 Nougat has finally landed for the Nexus 6, and it’s the last major Android version that the device is eligible for as it is no longer guaranteed any more software updates past October 2016, according to Google’s Nexus support page. This goes for the Nexus 9 as well. The arrival of version 7.0 Read more about Nexus 6 Users Worried About Android 7.1[…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Short Run Has Ended

Unless users are content without the latest from Android, it makes more sense to move on to another device than stay with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Sure, it’s not that much less capable than the Note 5 and is certainly a safer option to the Note 7, but users should move on. Pretty soon, Read more about Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Short Run Has Ended[…]

Moto X Pure Shares Nexus 6 Support

Amidst all the buzz surrounding Google’s Pixel, Motorola recently published the names of its devices that will be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat. Going through the list shows that most of the devices released this year are on that list which includes the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Moto Z, Z Play, and Z Force. Read more about Moto X Pure Shares Nexus 6 Support[…]

Google Nexus 5: Loophole for Nougat Upgrade

Although it has been officially announced that the Nexus 5 will no longer be receiving Android upgrades, there is a way around it. In any case, users could simply install the Android 7.0 Nougat into their gadget by using the CyanogenMod CM14 custom ROM. Besides using the CM14, users could also opt for the BOKR Read more about Google Nexus 5: Loophole for Nougat Upgrade[…]

Google Brings Relief For Nexus 6 Users

After much delay, Nexus 6 is finally getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Initially, a few Nexus devices were not able to receive this particular update due to certain reported issues with the update. Google did not release an official statement regarding this delay in the update for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE, Read more about Google Brings Relief For Nexus 6 Users[…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Goodbye Android!

In terms of monthly security patches, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 remains fairly up-to-date as users are on the August security patch (in Europe), but once the Galaxy Note 7 starts taking off again as 2017 beckons, the Note 4 may fade out and join the Note 3 in obscurity. While it’s understandable that the Read more about Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Goodbye Android![…]

Samsung Galaxy S6: Surprise For Nougat?

It took Samsung almost half a year to begin seeding out Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which were its range-topping flagships at the time. It’s not a problem that’s unique to those devices, as previous flagships didn’t receive adequate support as well. Given Samsung’s reputation in this area, it Read more about Samsung Galaxy S6: Surprise For Nougat?[…]

Android 7.1 Nougat Could Skip Nexus 6

Google’s first maintenance update, Android 7.1 Nougat, is in the pipeline and would soon be released. Its arrival would likely be accompanied by the Andromeda OS which combines Android and Chrome OS. Meanwhile, Nexus 6 users are still stuck on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. While there are users who think that Android 7.0 Nougat hasn’t arrived Read more about Android 7.1 Nougat Could Skip Nexus 6[…]

Android 7.0 Nougat Finally Meets Samsung Galaxy S3

As long as there is demand, there would be custom ROMs for certain old but popular devices. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been around for more than four years, but there are enough of its users to compel developers to work on Android 7.0 Nougat for them. And sure enough, developers have obliged. The Nougat Read more about Android 7.0 Nougat Finally Meets Samsung Galaxy S3[…]

Google Nexus 5: Last Hope In Nexus 5X

Budget-conscious stock Android users would be dismayed to know that the Google Pixel would start at $650, with the larger but similarly potent Pixel XL expected to ask for another $100 more. Those using the Nexus 5 don’t have anywhere to go. Unless they’re content leaving their device vulnerable to virtual threats down the road, Read more about Google Nexus 5: Last Hope In Nexus 5X[…]

Google Nexus 5 Gains Another Nougat Choice

Officially, the Nexus 5 is no longer in the Android update loop, which is saddening but not unexpected. Nevertheless, users could always opt to move forward by installing Android 7.0 Nougat into the device via the CyanogenMod CM14 custom ROM instead of getting a new phone. Fortunately, CM14 isn’t the only option for them. The Read more about Google Nexus 5 Gains Another Nougat Choice[…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Scoffs At Pure Android 7.0 Nougat

A couple of years ago, it would have been reasonable to hate on Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and shower the minimal stock Android look with praise. Samsung made its launcher so cluttered that it made more sense to opt for Google’s Nexus devices instead. But the act of sneering at TouchWiz has become a tired meme. Read more about Samsung Galaxy S7 Scoffs At Pure Android 7.0 Nougat[…]

OnePlus X Finally Confirms Marshmallow ETA

For those who have not smashed or thrown away their OnePlus X out of frustration, good news has finally arrived – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is set to arrive soon. According to OnePlus, users can expect the software update to begin arriving next week. Seeing that OnePlus X users have been waiting to move up from Read more about OnePlus X Finally Confirms Marshmallow ETA[…]

Google Nexus 6: Farewell Android 7.1 Nougat?

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Google is already putting the hours into releasing Android 7.1 Nougat, as word of the maintenance release the pushes Nougat up from 7.0 had spread even before the first official launch of the latest Android version. The newer Nougat would come with the much anticipated Pixel Launcher that is Read more about Google Nexus 6: Farewell Android 7.1 Nougat?[…]

Google Nexus 5 Has Only Two Months Left

It’s time for users of the Nexus 5 to consider relegating their device to a backup, because it is reaching its end pretty soon. After being officially dropped from Android 7.0 Nougat, the 2013 stock Android would likely cease receiving security updates in November. That’s the deadline that Google has outlined for the Nexus 5. Read more about Google Nexus 5 Has Only Two Months Left[…]

Could Nougat Rescue Samsung Galaxy S6?

Samsung’s Exynos 7420 can’t claim superiority to the Snapdragon 810 because, much like Qualcomm’s processor, it has been responsible for the overheating issues that afflict Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which in turn leads to crappy battery life. Compounded by the fact that the Galaxy S6/Edge doesn’t come with expandable storage or a removable Read more about Could Nougat Rescue Samsung Galaxy S6?[…]

Google Hints Android-Chrome OS For Nexus 6

Google intends to emulate Apple’s success in offering an integrated iOS hardware and software experience, and the Mountain View giant doesn’t intend to take its sweet time. Besides placing Nexus under the Pixel umbrella, Android and Chrome OS is being merged as well. An official name has not been announced, but the codename for this Read more about Google Hints Android-Chrome OS For Nexus 6[…]

Sony Xperia Z5 Promises Earlier Nougat Update

Sony was the last major OEM to deliver Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to its users earlier this year, specifically those on the Sony Xperia Z5. Now that the company has downsized its US operations, it’s best for Sony users to lower their expectations even more for Android 7.0 Nougat. However, Sony isn’t doubting its ability to Read more about Sony Xperia Z5 Promises Earlier Nougat Update[…]