Motorola Moto Z starts getting Android 7.1.1 update

Motorola has started pushing out a new update to its Moto Z smartphone. Currently hitting units in Hong Kong and Indonesia, the update brings along Android Nougat version 7.1.1.

The update also includes Duo video calling app as well as Android security fixes for July. Given the roll out has just begun, it might take time for the update notification to pop up on your handset’s screen.

 

New update hitting Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge

Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Arriving as build number G920FXXS5EQF9 and G925FXXS5EQF9, respectively, it’s a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of June.

While a detailed changelog isn’t available, the update is also said to include some system-related enhancements as well as some bug fixes. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship duo also got the June security patch.

 

Sony Xperia X, Xperia X Compact gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat and June security patch update

 

Sony starts rolling out the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. Both the smartphones were originally announced with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, however, in November last year, Sony started pushing out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the handsets. And now with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS onboard, both Xperia X and Xperia X Compact users will get a range of new features and updates.

Well, along with the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact  devices will also receive June Android security patch update. This is confirmed by Xperia blog. The blog post mentions, “Sony Mobile is rolling a new Nougat update for Xperia X and Xperia X Compact owners that moves them from Android 7.0 to 7.1.1.”Sony Xperia X

Also Read: Sony to focus on flagship Xperia phones, Xperia X and X Compact to be axed

Furthermore, according to Xperia Blog, the new Android Nougat update for Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Compact will come via a new build number 34.3.A.0.194. However, there is no mention if the software update will be rolled out globally, or only to select markets. With the new Android Nougat OS update, Sony will bring a number of features to both Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Compact device.

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App shortcut, support for circular app icons, fingerprint swipe down gesture, keyboard image insertion, night light, new emojis, split screen mode, quick notification, doze mode and a lot more feature will come to the Xperia devices with Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Sony is probably rolling out the Nougat update eventually. While some users who have already received the software upgrade have complained about a few features being missing. One user said, “7.1.1’s best feature is app shortcuts and Xperia home doesn’t even support it”, while the another one said, “The Cons: After updating it, I found out that Sony doesn’t even provide the new clock widget for the lock screen! This is so called ‘their pathetic marketing”.

Also Read: Sony Xperia XZ Premium 4K HDR phone with Motion Eye camera launched at Rs 59,990

Some users also said that with the new update, Sony brings New Smart Stamina Mode and Xperia Actions features on the Xperia devices.

Sony recently launched the Xperia XZ Premium with 4K HDR phone with Motion Eye camera. This premium smartphone is launched at Rs 59,990. Xperia XZ Premium is the follow-up to last year’s Xperia X Performance, and succeeds 2015’s Xperia Z5 Premium. The smartphone comes with 19-megapixel Motion Eye camera system on the rear which is further coupled with phase detection and laser autofocus features. The Xperia device sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based Xperia UI. The device is further powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is further expandable by up to 256GB via a microSD card and is backed by a 3,230mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8+ Reportedly Receiving Firmware Update, Includes June Security Patch

 

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  • New firmware update for Galaxy S8+ said to be rolling out now
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  • The update includes June security update

Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update to its Galaxy S8+ smartphone in select markets. The new firmware update also brings June Android security patch that was recently released by Google.

Sammobile reports that the new update is now available in India apart from the European market. Samsung Galaxy S8+ users should start receiving the over-the-air notification for the update. As usual, users can also manually check for the update via Settings > About Phone > System Update. The update reportedly comes with software build G955FXXU1AQF7/ G955FOXM1AQF7/ G955FXXU1AQF7 which will differ depending on the region, and is about 450MB in size.

The firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Review) brings minor changes to navigation bar where icons will be added to the left-hand side of the navigation bar, which will now offer more room to users without the bar blocking it. The number of available background colours in navigation bar has been changed as well, and after the update, the background colour will be set to the default colour. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ update changeling also confirms that the update will improve quality of panorama images from Camera. As announced by Google, earlier this month, the June Android security update, which is included in the new firmware update, resolves around 100 issues.Samsung Galaxy S8+ Reportedly Receiving Firmware Update, Includes June Security Patch

Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy S8 had earlier received a firmware upgrade that included a fix for the red tint display issue that many users had reported.

Last week, Samsung made the Galaxy S8+ variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage available to buy in India. Priced at Rs. 74,900, the variant went on sale via Flipkart.

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A7 (2016) getting new update

A new update has started hitting the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A7 (2016). Weighing in at just under 40MB and currently hitting units in India, it’s a security update that brings Android fixes for the month of June.

Given the size, it’s reasonable to assume that no major feature is included the in the update, although the change-log does say that a “critical security vulnerability” has been patched.

Given that it’s an OTA roll out, it might take some time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for it by heading to your handset’s Settings menu.

 

Windows 10 Creators Update FAQ: Everything you need to know

More than five months after its grand unveiling last October, the Windows 10 Creators Update is finally here—and the wait was worth it.

Following in the footsteps of last August’s sweeping Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the Creators Update tweaks and tunes the core Windows 10 experience while heaping on a pile of handy all-new features. While PCWorld’s comprehensive Windows 10 Creators Update review contains detailed impressions of Microsoft’s refreshed operating system, here’s a higher-level look at what you need to know about the Creators Update.

How do I get it?

Just sit tight! The Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out to the general public on April 11 via the standard Windows Update process, just like every other Windows 10 update. There’s no way for home users to opt out of the upgrade.

That doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll receive it today, however; the Anniversary Update took about four months to propagate to 80 percent of Windows 10 users. Microsoft prioritizes newer PCs with optimal specs for Windows 10 first. If you’re the impatient type, you can manually kick off the Creators Update installation by using Microsoft’s Update Assistant. (Warning: Clicking that link will download an executable file for the Update Assistant to your PC.)

So what’s the big deal?

Microsoft releases two major Windows 10 updates each year, and the Creators Update is the first of those.

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With a little practice, the Creators Update’s Paint 3D app can be used to construct fun 3D scenes like this one.

It includes some helpful quality-of-life changes, such as a high-level privacy dashboard, an easier setup process, and usability tweaks to various settings and features throughout the operating system. The Creators Update also packs in new goodies, the most notable being the Paint 3D app, native video game-streaming, a Game Mode that improves gaming performance, and Edge support for native ebooks and 4K Netflix streams. And, oh yeah! Themes are back and better than ever.

Seriously, there’s a lot of stuff in the new-look Windows 10. Check out PCWorld’s roundup of the Creators Update’s best new features for much, much more.

 

LG G4, V10 to Reportedly Receive Android 7.0 Nougat Update This Year

 

South Korean electronics major LG will update two of its smartphone models – the G4 and V10 – with the latest operating system (OS).

LG plans to offer the upgrade of the OS with Android 7.0 for the V10 in the second half of this year and for the G4 in the third quarter, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

The schedule applies to phones sold in South Korea, with consumers abroad to be notified of a separate schedule later.LG G4, V10 to Reportedly Receive Android 7.0 Nougat Update This Year

The G4, which debuted in April 2015, had its OS updated twice. The V10 was released in October the year and also has had two OS updates. But LG had announced plans to discontinue updates, saying the phones are not optimised with the latest version.

Kicking off an era of premium smartphones with the unique 18:9 screen aspect ratio, LG introduced the G6 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year in Barcelona, Spain that features a bold new display format complemented by a cinematic viewing experience.

The device has Google Assistant built-in, empowering users to get quick answers, manage everyday tasks, enjoy the best music and videos and search G6 more efficiently than ever.

HTC One (M8) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile

 

In an unexpected turn of events, T-Mobile announced it has finished testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the HTC One (M8), and the update should now be available for download.

We’re quite surprised to see that a three-year-old phone is still getting a major software update such as Android 7.0 Nougat. If this isn’t truly a mistake made by T-Mobile, it’s remarkable that HTC has decided to continue to support its One (M8), a smartphone that was launched back in March 2014.HTC One (M8) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at T-Mobile

It’s worth noting that T-Mobile and a few other carriers in the United States pushed Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the One (M8) about a year ago. On March 24, 2017, T-Mobile updated its online support page to inform HTC One (M8) owners that they can download Android 7.0 Nougat.

Unfortunately, we don’t have additional evidence on the matter, so if you’re one of T-Mobile’s customers who’s still owning the HTC One (M8) let us know in the comments if you’ve already received the update.

Still, with all the efforts that HTC has put into keeping its most popular flagships up to date software-wise, we don’t think there will be another major update for the One (M8) after this one.

Nokia 6 Reportedly Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

 

As promised by HMD Global previously at MWC, the company’s first Nokia-branded smartphone, Nokia 6 is reportedly getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat via an over-the-air (OTA) update. In addition, it also brings a bunch of new features to Nokia 6, along with latest April 2017 Android security patch.

According to The Android Soul, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update has begun rolling out to Nokia 6, which is currently available only in China. The update is 369MB in size and bears a build name ’00CN_3_170′. With the arrival of latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat version, features like shortcut support on home screen, new and updated emojis will be supported on Nokia 6.Nokia 6 Reportedly Receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update

Additionally, Nokia has made some specific changes to the UI while retaining the stock Android experience. The Nokia-6 specific features include a power saving mode, background management, along with dual SIM-dual standby support on 4G and 3G networks. Also, the update adds new Nokia USB drivers and other preloaded apps have also been updated. As we mentioned, Google’s Android Security patch for April 2017 is also included in the update that will bring many bug fixes and system enhancements.

To recall, HMD Global, the Finland-based company that is now making smartphones under Nokia branding, revealed that it will launch Nokia 6 globally while announcing its other devices – Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3310 (2017). The company also made it clear that there will be fast and regular updates reaching all its smartphones. All of the devices are also reportedly claimed to reach Indian market with ‘Made in India’ markings.

New update hitting unlocked HTC 10 in US

HTC has started pushing out a new update to its 10 smartphone in the United Sates. Hitting unlocked units, it’s a security update that arrives as version 2.50.617.2 and weighs in at around 277MB.

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It’s not exactly clear which month’s security update it is – the tweet clearly says July, but in the comments that follow, users report June update. Also, there’s no information on what other changes are included.Image result for New update hitting unlocked HTC 10 in US

Have you received the update? Share any changes you found with the rest of us in the comments section below.