Samsung has started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. For now, the update is only live in Germany and only for those S8 owners who were a part of the beta program. S8 owners who did not take part in the beta program will start receiving the OTA update after 24 hours.
Owners of the Original Google Pixel Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Google over Microphone Issues
The Google Pixel was launched as a replacement to the Nexus lineup of smartphones. The company promised a high-end vanilla Android smartphone combined with a premium price tag. The lineup, however, has been plagued with a few issues since the first model arrived. A few customers of the first generation Pixel are now filing a class action lawsuit against Google for shipping units of the handset despite allegedly having knowledge of the faulty microphone on board the device.
When Google had first revealed that the Pixel 2 shipped with its custom-designed Pixel Visual Core, it was believed by many that the Google Camera app would take advantage of it once the core was activated through a future software update.
Google has Android TV in its efforts to take over the living room, as well as its lineup of Google Home speakers, but there is still room to expand.
Over the last few days, there were rumors of OnePlus working on the OnePlus X2, its successor to the OnePlus X — a budget mid-range Android smartphone. Rumors pointed to the OnePlus X2 coming with a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 16MP front camera with face unlock.
Back in 2016, Amazon officially launched the Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones program, which saw some smartphones getting a significant discount from the standard price tag because there were lock screen advertisements and offers installed on the handset.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to have a lot going for it, with potential customers building their own wishlists for what the upcoming flagship smartphone has to offer.
Google unveiled the Pixel Visual Core co-processor in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones last October, which uses an HDR+ algorithm and machine learning to try and boost image quality.
Xiaomi has sent out invites to the Indian media for a media event to be held on February 14. The teaser image accompanying the invite carries the number 5 which likely hints at the company unveiling the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus at the event.
At the end of this month, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus — its flagship handsets for 2018. Riding high on the success of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 from last year, Samsung seems to be following an ‘S’ upgrade style this year. Leaks point to the Galaxy S9 looking largely the same as its predecessor but packing major under the hood changes.