Android Oreo

Android Oreo 8.1 users can now see the speed of a WiFi hotspot before connecting

Google may be facing low adoption rates with Android Oreo but that hasn't stopped them from rolling out exciting new features for the mobile OS. This …

Wi-Fi

Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus To Feature Fast Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are launching at Mobile World Congress next month. We already know many of the specifications on the two …

Samsung

Telstra transmission network hits 400Gbps

Telstra, Ericsson, and Ciena have announced attaining speeds of 400Gbps across the telco's transmission network using 61.5GHz spectrum in …

Technology

Android 8.1’s new speed labels rate public WiFi networks before you connect

Have you ever looked at the public WiFi options in your phone settings and wished you could see what sort of speed you could expect to experience …

Wi-Fi

Android will now tell you the speed of a Wi-Fi network, and what you can do on it, before you connect

The latest update to Android Oreo starts rolling out today on select devices.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are the big …

Wi-Fi

Hate slow public WiFi? Google has got your back with Android 8.1 Oreo

No more giving away your personal details for nothing.<p>Android users who want to make the most of free public WiFi will now be protected from joining …

Wi-Fi

Honor 8 to get EMUI 8.0 features ported but not EMUI 8.0 / Oreo itself, other Honor devices slated to receive Oreo update listed

Huawei's been releasing Oreo betas for several of its phones, but we still haven't heard much about updates for Honor devices. Now Huawei has …

Android News

M1 snags 20K additional mobile subs ahead of TPG network launch

While losing 25,000 prepaid mobile customers across 2017, M1 gained 45,000 post-paid customers, although it is expecting competition to grow once …

Mobile

Re-Review: A few months later, the Essential Phone finally nails down the essentials

Earlier this year I reviewed the Essential Phone, the first product to come from Andy Rubin’s startup of the same name. At the time, it was a $700 device trying to compete directly with the rest of Android’s flagships in one of the most memorable years in quite some time. There were a lot of great …

Gear & Gadgets

AI-powered smartphones and the features that will make you want to buy them

• <b>Many devices makers made a push to introduce artificial intelligence as a highlight feature on smartphones in 2017.</b>• <b><br>Companies have begun creating special hardware and software dedicated to AI functionality.</b>• <b><br>Most AI features appear to be centered around imaging and photography, power efficiency and</b> …

Mobile Technology

The Android Oreo Beta on the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 Greatly Improves Low Light Camera Performance

Plenty of phones suffer have lackluster camera quality, particularly those in low- and mid-range markets like HMD Global’s Nokia 5 and the Nokia 6. …

Mobile Technology

Phones to Expect at Mobile World Congress 2018

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile phone show of the year, and PCMag is going to be there in force. Here's what we expect to see.<p>PCMag …

Mobile Technology

Nokia 8 gets Android 8.1 Oreo beta

Just a couple months after the Nokia 8 got a public build of Android 8.0, HMD Global is already releasing a beta for 8.1.<p>In the world of Android OEMs …

Mobile Technology

BlueStacks releases the first Android gaming platform to run Android Nougat

While many consumers in the smartphone market are looking at new devices running Android Oreo or hoping their existing devices get an update to the …

Android Nougat

Huawei P9, P9 Plus and P9 Lite update tracker (Update: Camera and Gallery improvements)

Update (01/23/2018): Huawei is rolling out a new update for the Huawei P9 (international variant) that brings with it a couple of notable improvements to the phone’s photography suite.<p>The updated build (EVA-L19C185B393) adds Moving Picture mode which lets users take dynamic photos in the Camera …

Mobile Technology

Android Oreo Now Tells You Wi-Fi Speed Before You Connect

Public Wi-Fi networks are convenient, but that convenience often comes with questionable data speeds. The worst part is, there’s really no way of …

Wi-Fi

[Update: Rolling out] Google finally preparing a fix for Nexus Player remote sleep bug from last November

• Update 1: 2018/01/23 11:53am PST In a<p>Since late last November, Nexus Player owners have had the frustrating experience of erratic behavior from the …

Google

ZTE to skip Axon 8, go for Axon 9 this year

ZTE’s CEO, Cheng Lixin, made some news at the launch of the foldable Axon M smartphone in the company’s native China last week by announcing that the …

Technology

FCC approves mysterious Sony Xperia device without headset jack, release expected soon

A mysterious Sony Xperia device without a headset jack has been approved by the US Federal Communications Commission.<p>It appears like major smartphone …

Tablets

LG G6 has Android 8.0 Oreo update coming in Europe ‘within the first half’ of 2018

LG’s mobile division has been wasting money for several years now, with no turnaround in sight, despite more strategy revisions, creative experiments …

Mobile Technology

Android can now tell you how fast Wi-Fi networks are before you join them

This Android 8.1 trick will help you decide if an open network is worth connecting to<p>Some of the cool, more subtle features of Android 8.1 are still rolling out weeks after the first significant update to Oreo was released. For instance, today Google announced that Oreo will now display the speed …

Wi-Fi

Android Oreo now shows WiFi network speeds before you connect

Ever hop on a WiFi hotspot to save mobile data or boost speed, only to find out that it's so slow that you might as well have stayed on cellular access? If you're using Android 8.1 Oreo, that shouldn't be a problem going forward. After several weeks of teasing, Google is rolling out a feature that …

Wi-Fi

You’re playing with fire if you sideload Essential Phone updates with the included cable

• Essential confirmed the USB Type-C cable included with the Essential Phone is not spec-compliant.<br>• The included cable has given some folks headaches when sideloading or flashing software.<br>• People are advised to pick up spec-compliant cables from other manufacturers.<p>From bi-weekly (now monthly) Reddit …

USB Type-C

Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) specifications revealed by GFXBench listing

Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) specifications leaked by GFXBench listing<p>The Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) has been spotted on GFXBench and Geekbench’s listings. …

Samsung

Stock Android-like Axon 7 Oreo update now in testing in the US

• The Axon 7 has been spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo in the US.<br>• It appears that the interface provides the stock Android-like experience users were expecting.<br>• The full software rollout is planned for this April.<p>The Axon 7 is one of the most highly regarded devices the company has ever made. While we …

Technology

Android 8.0 Oreo will roll out to Sprint HTC U11 on Monday

HTC has some big news for anyone that owns a U11, at least on Sprint. HTC has received technical certification for the latest software update from …

Technology

Here's another sign that Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 will be here soon

If you're the owner of a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus then you're no doubt wondering exactly when your Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade is coming down the …

Samsung

Skyline allows you to turn any location into your phone’s background

Looking for a unique new wallpaper for your Android smartphone? The new Skyline app may be just what you need. This app allows users to turn their …

Apps

Motorola releases Oreo kernel source code for Moto X4

Those of you familiar with the GPL will know that manufacturers are required to post any modifications they make to the Android kernel. Motorola does …

Technology

Nokia 9 Plus Flagship Leaks -8GB RAM-iPhone X Plus 2018 Killer

A few weeks ago, the Nokia 9 Plus flagship was reported to be ready to hit the CES 2018. Unfortunately, Nokia delayed the announcement of this <b>iPhone</b> …

Mobile Technology