• Essential rolls out Android Oreo 8.1 Beta, February security updates

    7 days ago - By MobileSyrup

    Essential Phones have started receiving an Android Oreo 8.1 beta update. According to a February 14th, 2018 tweet, Essential has started rolling out the Oreo 8.1 beta, which will also include February's security patches, as well as dynamic calendar and clock icons, and a beta fix for “slow-scrolling jitter.” Users can sign up for the Essential Phone's developer updates by navigating to the Essential website.
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  • Leaked renders reveal entry-level Nokia 1 with Android Go and Nokia 7+ toting Android One

    Leaked renders reveal entry-level Nokia 1 with Android Go and Nokia 7+ toting Android One

    7 days ago - By Talk Android

    Since HMD Global announced it was bringing the Nokia brand back to life and unveiled a bunch of new phones, culminating with the flagship Nokia 8, we've been waiting to see what the second act would bring during MWC 2018. Thanks to a certain well-known leak artist, Evan Blass, we have a sneak-peak at the...
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  • Samsung halts Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8 due to ‘unexpected' restarts

    Samsung halts Android Oreo rollout on Galaxy S8 due to ‘unexpected' restarts

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    Samsung started rolling out Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 at the beginning of the week, but then just hours later, it seemed to have stopped. Now Samsung is revealing why: it was causing some phones to randomly reboot, according to a statement given to SamMobile. Samsung says it hopes to roll out a fixed version of the update “as quickly as possible.”
    SamMobile first reported that the update had been pulled on Monday, saying that it heard Samsung was already at work on a new version of the update. At the time, though, it wasn't clear what had gone wrong. Samsung now says the problem...
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  • Essential Delivering Security Patch to Essential Phone

    Essential Delivering Security Patch to Essential Phone

    7 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Essential Products is pushing Android 8.1 Oreo to its PH-1 Essential Phone with bug and other fixes aboard. Essential says the update includes the February security patches from Google, dynamic calendar and clock icons, a fix for the slow-scrolling jitter issue, and more. Essential is calling the 8.1 release a beta. It is free to download over the air. The company recently delivered significant updates to the phone's camera.
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  • Random Reboots Halted Samsung Galaxy S8's Android 8.0 Rollout

    7 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Samsung stopped the rollout of its first stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus due to random reboots affecting some devices after installing the update, the South Korean phone maker said Thursday in a statement provided to SamMobile. The official clarification from the company proves previous theories that the release of the software has been halted due to a major bug, though Samsung insists the issue only appeared in “a limited number of cases.” The Seoul-based tech giant is now in the process of investigating the matter and apparently still hasn't managed...
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  • What do you think about Samsung stopping the Galaxy S8's Oreo update?

    What do you think about Samsung stopping the Galaxy S8's Oreo update?

    7 days ago - By Android Central

    Fix those bugs!
    Just in time for Valentine's Day, Samsung gave us a rather unpleasant treat by stopping its rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8. Some users in countries like Germany, France, Poland, and others were able to successfully download and use the new software, but for everyone else, they're at the mercy of Samsung until it decides to push out a new build.
    Samsung didn't specifically say why the current Oreo update was pulled, but it's assumed there was a bug the company deemed big enough to stop its distribution.
    A few of our forum users shared their thoughts about this...
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  • Oreo 8.1 Beta begins rolling out to Essential Phone via OTA with slow-scrolling fix

    7 days ago - By Talk Android

    It's a couple of weeks since Essential announced it was skipping Android 8.0 Oreo due to ‘stability issues' and would instead concentrate its efforts on Oreo 8.1 where it hoped these ‘issues' would be solved. The smartphone maker said at the time that it hoped to begin rolling out an Oreo 8.1 beta to the...
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