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  • Nokia 7 Plus review: the best phone of 2018 thus far

    Hot take: flagship smartphones are boring. The only innovation that's sweeping across this segment lies in the marketing material. But just a few rungs lower on the device ladder, the smartphones playing a supporting role and not carrying the weight of public brand perception on their shoulders -- are the most exciting Jostling for position, manufacturers try desperately to undercut one another on price in the upper mid-range segment, while adding almost as many creature comforts you'll find on flagships. For instance, the Nokia 7 Plus. In many ways, the 7 Plus is much the company's large-screen flagship as it is...

  • Android Oreo: has your phone received it? [Updates]

    Android Oreo has been pushed out a while back, appearing out of the box on the Pixel 2 and Huawei Mate 10. But when will other brands deliver the update? We'll be periodically updating this page as brands roll out Oreo. Note: We'll be updating this article as brands reveal Oreo plans and as major phones receive the update. Asus Earlier this year, the company revealed that it would be "gradually" rolling out updates to compatible phones until the end of the first half of 2018. No word if the green button has been pushed yet, signalling the start of the rollout. As for compatible...

  • Android Oreo: Update comes to Galaxy S8

    Android users generally have to wait a while to get the latest update, with Samsung being no exception. Fortunately, it seems like the firm has given the green light for Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 (review) and S8+. According to SamMobile, the update is currently hitting users in Germany, first targeting beta testers before delivery to everyone else. The publication adds that availability comes two weeks after beta testing ended. So what's new then? The Korean firm recently showed off an infographic to beta testers, highlighting the Samsung-specific additions and tweaks. We have a customisable keyboard toolbar (the area just...

  • That was quick: Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets Oreo update

    Sony's Xperia XZ Premium (review) wasn't perfect by any measure, but it's certainly one of the more exciting smartphones launched this year. Now, the Japanese company has announced that it's launching the Oreo update (Android 8.0) for the handset. So what should you expect? For starters, the device will be getting the 3D scanning tool, first seen on the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact. "It lets you scan your face, head, food or any object, rendering it as a 3D avatar or free-form image in less than 60 seconds, and makes it easy to share on social media with friends or 3D...

  • Android Oreo official: 7 smaller (but cool) features you should know

    Google decided to use yesterday's Eclipse across North America to reveal Android O's name, and yes, it's going to be called Android Oreo. We already know about the big features, such as Project Treble for streamlined updates, notification dots, picture in picture mode and autofilling login details. But here are a few more features Google has listed alongside the Oreo name. 60+ new emoji One of the biggest user-facing changes is the "fully redesigned" emoji library, giving them all a welcome facelift in the process. But Google didn't stop there though, confirming that it's added over 60 new emoji characters to the platform,...

  • Android O to be called Oreo? Leaks say yes

    It's about time for Google to give a proper, confectionary-themed name to its Android O update, isn't it? The company will be holding an event later today, but the name has already surfaced: Android Oreo. Yep, according to a Google leak via Android Police and serial tipster Evan Blass, Google will be taking the KitKat route by teaming up with a real brand. The news first came via Blass on Twitter, calling it an "iterative" upgrade. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's an iterative mobile platform version upgrade! pic.twitter.com/izDHLXEJgh — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 20, 2017 This was then followed up more...