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Sprint HTC 10 RUU file for the Android 8.0 Oreo update is live

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Back in February, HTC claimed that it had released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC 10 Sprint, but when we checked, no one had received it yet. It wasn't until a couple of weeks later that users started getting it, but if for some reason your device didn't get the OTA, you can now finally install it manually.

HTC has uploaded the RUU file for the Oreo update to the Sprint HTC 10, software version 3.18.651.3.

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Sprint HTC 10 RUU file for the Android 8.0 Oreo update is live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OxygenOS 5.1.0 based on Android 8.1 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T

Monday, April 16th, 2018

After a brief one-month beta period, OnePlus has now begun rolling out the latest stable version of OxygenOS 5.1.0 to OnePlus 5 and 5T devices. The version is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and includes April's updated security patch.

The complete changelog from OnePlus is shown below.

System

Updated system to Android 8.1 Oreo

Updated Android security patch to 2018-04

Added full-screen gesture support (Only 5T)

Gaming mode

Added new optimizations in gaming mode including power saving and pausing adaptive brightness

Added network boost - network priority for gaming App in the foreground

Launcher

Added category tags in the search section of the app drawer

Auto name folders based on category

As with most device updates, the OTA will begin rolling out gradually beginning today and will reach a broader audience as the days progress.

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OxygenOS 5.1.0 based on Android 8.1 begins rolling out to OnePlus 5 and 5T was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Your phone’s Android security patches may not be as up to date as you think

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

You consider yourself a responsible smartphone user. You go out of your way to keep your data safe, protecting your handset with a strong passcode, paying close attention to the permissions you grant apps, and making sure that your phone is always running the latest security updates available to it. At least, you think your phone is patched against the most recent security exploits, but is it really? A new report suggests that's likely not the case, claiming that many phones are missing at least one, and sometimes ten or more security patches.

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Your phone's Android security patches may not be as up to date as you think was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to the Verizon HTC 10

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

HTC might not have seen the greatest sales from the HTC 10 when it launched back in 2016, but you have to hand it to HTC for maintaining support. The HTC 10 went from Marshmallow, to Nougat, and now to Oreo. The Verizon variant is the latest variant to get the update, but it might take some time to hit all devices.

The OTA update (v 3.18.605.13) has all the usual Oreo features including picture-in-picture video, notification dots, and autofill providers.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to the Verizon HTC 10 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

LG promises faster updates with new Software Upgrade Center

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Timely software updates are all the rage these days. From security and stability to new features, there's always a marketable reason to prefer a rapid upgrade cycle. Plenty of OEMs like Samsung and LG have committed to frequent updates, and now the latter company is stepping things up, reiterating its commitment to consumers with a new "Software Upgrade Center" office in South Korea. 

The new center is a literal, physical entity located in Magok-dong in western Seoul, and it's meant to drive future development and research for LG's software updates.

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LG promises faster updates with new Software Upgrade Center was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OnePlus posts new Open Beta builds after removing them during domain change

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

OnePlus is good enough to provide beta versions of OxygenOS for most of its phones, but those downloads vanished yesterday. We wondered at first if there was a bug, but OnePlus claimed the removal was just because it switched to the oneplus.com domain. Now, the betas are back, but the builds are newer.

You can once again get the latest OxygenOS beta builds (based on Oreo) for the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T.

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OnePlus posts new Open Beta builds after removing them during domain change was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Sprint too] Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Essential didn't find much success selling a $700 smartphone, but it's doing better selling that same phone for $500 or less. The Essential Phone has improved with software updates, and it's currently running Android 8.1 Oreo. The company isn't taking too much time to pat itself on the back after getting Oreo out the door.

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[Update: Sprint too] Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Essential didn't find much success selling a $700 smartphone, but it's doing better selling that same phone for $500 or less. The Essential Phone has improved with software updates, and it's currently running Android 8.1 Oreo. The company isn't taking too much time to pat itself on the back after getting Oreo out the door. There's already another build with the latest patches and new Bluetooth features.

Here's the changelog for build OPM1.180104.141 for the Essential Phone.

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Essential rolls out new Oreo 8.1 build with Bluetooth 5.0, April patches, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 is rolling out to US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The carrier unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting Android 8.0 Oreo today. Samsung promised all S8, S8+, and Note 8 devices would receive an Oreo update by mid-April, and they seem to be delivering. S8 and S8+ devices on Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T were all updated in March, and the unlocked Note 8 got the update yesterday.

Reports have been coming in from our readers that their own devices have received the update.

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Android 8.0 is rolling out to US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to US unlocked Galaxy Note8

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Unlocked Android phones typically receive faster updates, as they are not subject to carrier update testing. Despite this, unlocked Samsung phones in the US are almost always updated after the carrier models, and this time is no exception.

Android 8.0 Oreo is finally rolling out to the unlocked Note8 - after the Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile versions already received the update. The OTA is roughly 1.1GB in size, and should be identical to the other Note8 Oreo updates (minus the carrier bloatware).

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to US unlocked Galaxy Note8 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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