Tag Archives: update

Xiaomi Mi A1 Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Update Needs Testers, Says Company

HIGHLIGHTS All Mi A1 users are eligible to apply for the program Active users on the MIUI Global Forum will be selected for testing Xiaomi warns that this will not be a stable build Xiaomi is now inviting applications from beta testers for the Android 8.0 Oreo update that will roll out soon on the Xiaomi Mi A1. The announcement, posted on the official MIUI website, ... Read More »

OnePlus Downplays Backdoor Issue on Testing App, Says OTA Update Will Remove Root Access

OnePlus received fresh criticism from experts as well as users of the OnePlus 3, 3T, and 5 for leaving behind a testing app that could leave a backdoor, allowing root access to be gained without unlocking the phone. The Chinese company has finally come out and defended its move. OnePlus has downplayed the root access exploit, and said even this access ... Read More »

Xiaomi MIUI 9 to Be Last Update for 6 Smartphones as Software Support Ends

HIGHLIGHTS MIUI Global Beta ROM 7.11 to be last beta version MIUI 9 ROM to be available for dated devices starting December The new move comes following the global rollout of MIUI 9 After supporting its dated hardware with fresh software builds for a while, Xiaomi says it is now suspending MIUI updates for six of its popular devices. The list of ... Read More »

HTC U11 Starts Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo Update, Beginning With Taiwan

HIGHLIGHTS HTC U11 gets Android Oreo update The update officially rolling out in Taiwan Global units likely to follow in few weeks Taiwanese handset maker HTC had promised Android Oreo update for its flagship, the U11, earlier this year. The company has started rolling out the update to HTC U11 units though it seems to be limited to Taiwan units. The update ... Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will add helpful privacy setting tweaks

Privacy concerns have plagued Windows 10 since its launch. It’s no surprise: The operating system is designed to ensnare you in Microsoft’s services, and you can’t stop it from sending Microsoft basic telemetry data about your device. But Microsoft has been working hard to assuage the concerns, and on Wednesday it announced enhanced privacy settings coming in October’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This spring’s Windows ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) starts getting Nougat update

Shortly after doing it for the Galaxy A7 (2017), Samsung has now started pushing out the Nougat update to the Galaxy A5 (2017). Weighing in at around 1.3GB, the update is currently hitting units in Russia. As for changes included, the list is similar to the one for Galaxy A7 (2017), meaning things like refreshed UI, quick setting buttons, and multi window experience are ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android Nougat Update Confirmed for India Model

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 was left off the list of smartphones getting the MIUI 9 build based on Android 7.0 Nougat when the list was released earlier this month. Now, however, a Flipkart teaser has confirmed the popular smartphone – which was also the highest selling smartphone in India the past quarter – is getting Android Nougat. The Flipkart page for the Big Xiaomi Redmi Note ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 Emergency Call Issue to Be Fixed via Software Update [Now Rolling Out]

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus confirms software update for OnePlus 5 The update will aim to fix emergency calling issue Users earlier reported their phone reboots when they dial 911 Several OnePlus 5 users recently reported a bug that prevented them from making emergency calls. According to the users, the OnePlus 5 smartphone rebooted every time an emergency number was dialled. OnePlus had earlier said ... Read More »

New update hitting unlocked HTC 10 in US

HTC has started pushing out a new update to its 10 smartphone in the United Sates. Hitting unlocked units, it’s a security update that arrives as version 2.50.617.2 and weighs in at around 277MB. @LlabTooFeR HTC 10 USA unlocked july update pic.twitter.com/0wi7rNAQ0t — Akif (@Akif_Karaca) July 12, 2017 It’s not exactly clear which month’s security update it is – the tweet clearly says July, but ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) update in India brings Pay Mini support

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone in India. Weighing in at around 135MB, the update carries a firmware version of J710FXXU3AQF6, and brings a handful of changes. The key upgrade is the added support for Pay Mini, which is a stripped down version of the company’s mobile payments service Samsung Pay. Android security fixes ... Read More »