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TCL is starting an invitation-only Oreo beta for the KEYone

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The BlackBerry KEYone launched a year ago with Android Nougat, and today it still runs Android Nougat. Oh sure, there have been regular security patches over the months, but the lack of an OS update after more than six months of Oreo availability is embarrassing. TCL is taking the first step toward making the OTA happen, though. There's an Oreo beta for the KEYone, but you need an invite.

If you're still using the KEYone and are itching for Oreo, you can sign up for the new Blackberry beta program hosted by Centercode.

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TCL is starting an invitation-only Oreo beta for the KEYone was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

HTC U12+ update with smoother video auto zoom and more rolling out in Taiwan, coming soon to US and Europe

Friday, July 13th, 2018

HTC isn't doing particularly well these days, and the few people out there who purchased a U12+ likely weren't too pleased with the last bit of news about their devices announced: 'CryptoKitties.' Luckily, HTC is releasing an update for the U12+, starting with the Taiwanese dual-SIM model and coming soon to US and European versions.

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HTC U12+ update with smoother video auto zoom and more rolling out in Taiwan, coming soon to US and Europe was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

T-Mobile keeps jumping the gun on premature Galaxy flagship updates, most recently with the S9/S9+

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Most of us get pretty excited when we see a new update announced for our phones. But for Samsung Galaxy flagship owners on T-Mobile, that excitement is often short-lived. John Legere and co. are beginning to build a track record for prematurely announcing updates that aren't available, primarily for Galaxy phones.

The issue first began to present itself in late April, when T-Mobile had already halted the Note8's 8.0 Oreo update for around three weeks.

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T-Mobile keeps jumping the gun on premature Galaxy flagship updates, most recently with the S9/S9+ was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Downloads, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

Friday, July 6th, 2018

OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature that makes it into the Open Betas will be deemed fit for stable release, they give us an advance look at the company's intentions, if nothing else.

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[Update: Downloads, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Rolling out, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature that makes it into the Open Betas will be deemed fit for stable release, they give us an advance look at the company's intentions, if nothing else. Today OnePlus has released a new pair of Open Betas for the OnePlus  5 and 5T, and the changes are quite substantial, including "Supported [sic] for Project Treble."

The full changelogs for Open Beta 13 (OP5) and Open Beta 11 (OP5T) are just below:

System

  • A brand new user interface
  • Supported accent color (Settings - Display - Customization)
  • Supported for Project Treble

Launcher

  • Improved search tags in the app drawer
  • Added "New installs" category tag in the app drawer
  • Improved app list for hidden space and toolbox

Phone

  • Optimized logic for the contacts page

Weather

  • Brand new design with improved user experience
  • All forecasts integrated under a single interface leading to a fully immersive experience

OnePlus has issued a noteworthy warning about migration paths for this update as well:

Note: as this build supports project treble If you are not running open beta 12 for OnePlus 5 and open beta 10 OnePlus 5T make sure you flash this builds before updating, if not you should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build.

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[Update: Rolling out, screenshots] OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

OnePlus' OxygenOS Open Betas give us an illuminating glimpse into the company's future software plans. Although it's possible that not every feature that makes it into the Open Betas will be deemed fit for stable release, they give us an advance look at the company's intentions, if nothing else. Today OnePlus has released a new pair of Open Betas for the OnePlus  5 and 5T, and the changes are quite substantial, including "Supported [sic] for Project Treble."

The full changelogs for Open Beta 13 (OP5) and Open Beta 11 (OP5T) are just below:

System

  • A brand new user interface
  • Supported accent color (Settings - Display - Customization)
  • Supported for Project Treble

Launcher

  • Improved search tags in the app drawer
  • Added "New installs" category tag in the app drawer
  • Improved app list for hidden space and toolbox

Phone

  • Optimized logic for the contacts page

Weather

  • Brand new design with improved user experience
  • All forecasts integrated under a single interface leading to a fully immersive experience

OnePlus has issued a noteworthy warning about migration paths for this update as well:

Note: as this build supports project treble If you are not running open beta 12 for OnePlus 5 and open beta 10 OnePlus 5T make sure you flash this builds before updating, if not you should clear all data and cache from recovery before flashing the latest build.

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OxygenOS Open Beta 13 and 11 for OnePlus 5 and 5T will bring Treble support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Verizon Moto Z Play

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

The original Moto Z Play was released in 2016, and originally shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. An update to Android 7.0 started rolling out in March 2017, and a 7.1.1 update came in June. The unlocked US model received 8.0 Oreo in May of this year, but only now is the Verizon model (also known as Moto Z DROID Edition) being updated.

The Oreo update has a software version of 'ODN27.76-12-30-2', and has all the new features you would expect from Android 8.0.

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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to Verizon Moto Z Play was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Essential releases latest P Beta and July security patches same day as Google

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Essential may have given up on its next smartphone, but it hasn't given up on the one it has. Updates have been delivered with Pixel-level timeliness. Case in point: The Essential's updated Android P beta is rolling out today, a mere hour or so after Google. Monthly security updates for July are also rolling out. And, you guessed it, Google only just pushed those patches out, too. 

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Essential releases latest P Beta and July security patches same day as Google was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

July security bulletins, OTAs, and factory images for Pixel and Nexus devices posted

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Another month, another set of security updates. At the same time that Google is rolling out DP4 for Android P, the monthly security patches for existing Pixel and Nexus devices is also landing, with both full OTA images and factory images being posted. Interested in what's changed?

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July security bulletins, OTAs, and factory images for Pixel and Nexus devices posted was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update, but it might wipe your SMS history

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

We're big fans of the Android One-powered Xiaomi Mi A1 here at AP. Its combination of a handsome design, top-of-the-line software, great performance, and solid battery life makes it one of the best budget phones out there (even if it's not officially sold in the US). The phone received Android 8.0 Oreo just before 2018 kicked off, but it's taken until now for 8.1 Oreo to roll out. Unfortunately, it might wipe your entire SMS history.

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Xiaomi Mi A1 now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update, but it might wipe your SMS history was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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