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Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to the LG G5 on T-Mobile and Verizon

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Android 9 Pie has already arrived on a few phones, but many other devices are still waiting on promised Oreo updates. The LG G6 was updated to Android 8.0 earlier this year, and the company also promised upgrades for the V20 and G5. Oreo is now rolling out to the T-Mobile and Verizon variants of the LG G5, according to multiple user reports.

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The OTA update includes everything that Oreo introduced, including Picture-in-Picture mode, notification channels, and improved battery optimization.

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Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to the LG G5 on T-Mobile and Verizon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OxygenOS 9.0 brings Pie to the OnePlus 6, includes UI changes, battery improvements, and more

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Not long after the first Open Beta, OnePlus is pushing out Android 9 Pie to its latest flagship on the stable channel. This means that it gets the latest UI changes, battery improvements, as well as some other OxygenOS stuff like accent color customization and Gaming Mode 3.0.

This is exciting news for OnePlus 6 owners, so let's take a look at what this update has to offer:

  • Updated system to Android 9.0 Pie
    • Brand new UI for Android Pie
    • New adaptive battery support
    • New Android Pie gesture navigation
    • Updated Android security patch to 2018.9
    • Other new features and system improvements
  • Do Not Disturb mode
    • New Do Not Disturb (DND) mode with adjustable settings
  • New Gaming mode 3.0
    • Added text notification mode
    • Added notification for 3rd party calls
  • Accent color
    • Supported accent color customization

You'll notice that the OxygenOS version number jumped quite a bit.

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OxygenOS 9.0 brings Pie to the OnePlus 6, includes UI changes, battery improvements, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Verizon’s LG V20 finally gets its Oreo update

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

While many of us are using Android 9 Pie or at least looking forward to an update in the not too distant future, some LG V20 owners have been simply hoping for an Oreo update. Both AT&T and Sprint have already gotten the job done. Today, Verizon customers with LG's last removable battery flagship are getting the much-anticipated OTA.

Verizon was good enough to provide a detailed changelog, which you can see below.

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Verizon's LG V20 finally gets its Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Galaxy S8 too] Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Note8 update with AR Emoji, Super Slow-Mo video

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note8, you may soon have a bit less envy for those who own the latest-and-greatest Note9. A recent update for last year's Note device brings AR Emoji and Super Slow-Mo video capabilities to the camera, along with the September security patch.

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[Update: Galaxy S8 too] Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Note8 update with AR Emoji, Super Slow-Mo video was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Note8 update with AR Emoji, Super Slow-Mo video

Monday, September 17th, 2018

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note8, you may soon have a bit less envy for those who own the latest-and-greatest Note9. A recent update for last year's Note device brings AR Emoji and Super Slow-Mo video capabilities to the camera, along with the September security patch. It's worth noting that as of now, this update seems to have rolled out to only some Note8 phones running on the Exynos 8895 chipset.

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Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Note8 update with AR Emoji, Super Slow-Mo video was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6 Open Beta 3 brings new Assistant launch method, Switch improvements, and more

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

OnePlus is pushing out Open Beta updates for its latest flagship quickly. The phone is already on its third version (we skipped the last one since it was rather boring), this time with more improvements across the board, plus some new features. OnePlus Switch is getting some refinements, Parallel Apps is expanding to include more options, and there's even an option to launch Assistant (or other voice assistant) by holding the power button for half a second.

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OnePlus 6 Open Beta 3 brings new Assistant launch method, Switch improvements, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nvidia Shield TV Software Experience 7.1 adds in-game voice chat support, several GeForce Now improvements, and more

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Nvidia's Shield TV is perhaps one of the best supported devices in recent memory. The original unit from 2015 and its refreshed sibling from 2017 are both getting another software update, starting today. Shield TV Software Experience 7.1 has an impressive changelog, full of new stuff and improvements.

Here's a quick rundown of what Nvidia says is included with Software Experience 7.1:

  • In-game voice chat support – for communicating in top GeForce NOW games like Fortnite – with headsets connected to the 3.5mm headset jack on SHIELD controllers
  • Improved keyboard and mouse support in GeForce NOW
  • Smoother, more accurate mouse movements
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Keyboard and Mouse games row
  • More day-and-date releases including Monster Hunter World and F1 2018
  • The upcoming release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • NVIDIA SHIELD TV companion app with a virtual keyboard and mouse that makes entering user names, email addresses and password simple
  • The triumphant return of NVIDIA Share features (Broadcast to Twitch, recording and screenshots)
  • 120Hz modes for supported TVs and monitors
  • Quick settings for power off, restart and sleep

Nvidia Share is returning!

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Nvidia Shield TV Software Experience 7.1 adds in-game voice chat support, several GeForce Now improvements, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 6’s first Open Beta brings Android 9 Pie and other features

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

What a way to celebrate Labor Day. The first Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 is now available! Notably, this update brings the phone up to Android 9 Pie and, along with all of the changes in the latest OS version, it adds some new features, too. This being the initial release, there are some bugs to be expected, but let's take a look through the changelog first.

  • Update system to Android 9.0 Pie
    • Brand new UI for Android P
    • New Android P gesture navigation
    • Other new features and system improvements
  • Integrated OnePlus customization features
    • Supported accent color customization
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
    • New Gaming Mode 3.0
      • Added text notification mode
      • Added notification for 3rd party calls

So, that's all pretty self-explanatory.

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OnePlus 6's first Open Beta brings Android 9 Pie and other features was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus 5/5T get front camera portrait mode, OxygenOS app improvements, and much more in latest Open Betas

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

OnePlus is trucking along with Open Beta releases for the 5 and 5T. Unlike the last version, which was fairly minor, this one has a lot going on. Now, most of it is background/under the hood stuff, like optimizations and improvements. As usual, the changelog is below — let's take a look.

System
  • Added Toast message source for Toast messages sent by background apps
  • Added description about sleep standby optimization when the function is turned on for the first time
  • Optimized background power consumption control
  • Fixed call recording issue in India
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.8
Camera
  • Added portrait mode for the front camera
Gaming mode 3.0
  • Added call suspension notification
  • Added text notification mode
  • UI and interaction optimization
Weather
  • Hourly weather forecast
  • 8 units of meteorological data including precipitation probability and Perceived temperature
  • Improved weather data accuracy
Note
  • New OxygenOS UI
  • Optimized process for sharing notes as an image
OnePlus Switch
  • UI optimization

Okay, so a major addition is portrait mode for the front-facing camera.

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OnePlus 5/5T get front camera portrait mode, OxygenOS app improvements, and much more in latest Open Betas was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

AT&T LG V20 gets Android 8.0 Oreo update OTA

Friday, August 24th, 2018

The LG V20 is nearly two years old now, but the Korean company hasn't forgotten about it. After the G6, it was next in line to get its Oreo update, and true to form, the Sprint version received its OTA at the end of July. Now, it's the AT&T variant's turn to get its own taste of Oreo.

According to the AT&T support page, the OTA was released yesterday, August 23.

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AT&T LG V20 gets Android 8.0 Oreo update OTA was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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