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Android P Confirmed for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T

Back at Google I/O 2018 (8 May), Google announced Android P Beta for a bunch of non-pixel Smartphones including the recently announced OnePlus 6. And keeping the promise, OnePlus released Android P Beta for the OnePlus 6  just after its launch (16 May).

OnePlus posted on its forum regarding the Android P Beta for the OnePlus 6 and also revealed its plans for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T.

"We're excited to announce we've been working closely with Google to give OnePlus 6 users early access to Android P Beta, shortly after launch. OnePlus devices are some of the most developer-friendly phones on the market. We look forward to seeing how app developers and other early adopters in our community will take advantage of this beta to create even better software experiences.

Since day one, we've been committed to working with our community to build the best software possible. We've come a long way thanks to the passion and dedication of the whole OnePlus community. Your feedback has helped our team push out some of the industry's fastest software updates. OxygenOS continues to evolve at an incredible pace, thanks to you.

Over 135,000 of our users signed up to review the OnePlus 6 early via The Lab. With the OnePlus 6 device in their hands, they'll be among the first in our community to be able to download the Android P Build. (OnePlus 5/5T friends, we'll have something nice lined up for you later this year.) In the meantime, if you'd like to read more about the latest Android release, feel free to visit OnePlus Dev Preview. We'll continue to work closely with Google in the coming days, so stay tuned!"

Google is announcing the final version of Android P later this year, and as OnePlus said that they've something nice (Android P Software Update) for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T planned for later this year. 

OnePlus has already confirmed that Android 8.1 Oreo would be the last Android update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. We'll let you know once we get more information regarding Android P for OnePlus devices, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto G5s Plus Official Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way

[Update: Looks Fake (Device Name: Moto GS5 Plus) | Also OP at Moto G5s Plus Brazil Facebook group deleted his post.

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto G5s Plus Smartphone. The company is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto G5s Plus users. If you own a Moto G5s Plus in Brazil you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.

"We are happy to tell you that your Moto G5s Plus will receive the Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software update soon. Here are a few tips we have prepared for new version of the software"

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto G5s Plus would also feature the latest May 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5s Plus by the end of this month or early June.

After the rollout of Android Oreo for the Moto G5s Plus, Motorola is expected to release the same for the Moto G5s, Moto G5 Plus, and the Moto G5. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Moto G5s Plus Brazil Group Facebook (Deleted)

Motorola is announcing the Moto Z3 Play Early June

Motorola Brazil confirmed via Press Invites that they are indeed going to announce new Motorola Smartphones on June 6. Motorola will be announcing the Moto Z3 Play, as the smartphone recently got certified via different certification websites. Moreover, they've already revealed the Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto E5 Series back in April.

In terms of specifications, the Moto Z3 Play will be powered with Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4/6GB RAM. It would have a 5.46" FHD+  (2160 x 1080) Max Vision Display, and 3000mAh battery. It will be available in Black, Deep Indigo and Gold Color Options.

As far as the Cameras are concerned,  the Z3 Play is expected to sport 12+12MP rear sensors and 8MP selfie shooter. Just like the Moto G6 Plus, it would feature Portrait mode, Black and White mode, Wide angle Selfie, Blackground Editor, and other cool goodies.

Are you excited for the 2018 Moto Z Phones? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update

Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update
The recently announced Moto G6 Plus is now receiving its first software update with April 2018 Security Patch.

If you own a Moto G6 Plus in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for April 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPW27.113-45.

Note that the Moto G6 Plus still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.


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Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update




The Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally receiving its stable Oreo update

The Redmi Note 5 Pro is finally receiving its full, stable Oreo update in India and few other countries where the device is available. The device had beta Oreo updates leaked out as far back as early March but a number of setbacks have seen users stuck waiting for the full update till now.

Users of the Redmi Note 5 Pro can finally rest easy, however, as Xiaomi says the software (V9.5.6.0.OEIMIFA) is currently being pushed in phases, so you may need to wait a little.

The update is one to Android 8.1, which is impressive, seeing as most other OEMs are still pushing Android 8.0. The update, also packaged as an upgrade to MIUI 9, brings Full Screen Gestures, Speed and Battery Improvement.

Read: MIUI 9 Android 8.1 Oreo For Redmi Note 5 Pro [Screenshots]

You can check our Full Review of Redmi Note 5 Pro Android 8.1 Oreo update right on YouTube

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Essential Phone

Android P Beta available for non-Pixel devices including Nokia 7 Plus OnePlus 6, Essential Phone
Google just released new Android P Build (Developer Preview 2) with exciting new features, and also announced a huge expansion of the Android Beta program. The company is now allowing non-Google devices to be a part of the beta program.

You'll be able to install the latest Android P DP2 on OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Essential, Sony, Vivo, and Oppo Smartphones. Specifically, the phones are:
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Vivo X21UD
  • Vivo X21
  • Essential Phone
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • OnePlus 6
In case you want to Install it on above mentioned devices, you can do it via downloading files and flashing them manually via adb. You can follow the link below and grab the instructions from OEMs to get Android P.

Note that the OnePlus 6 will get the Android P beta firmware on May 16, the same day the phone is launched.

Moto Z2 Play Gets Oreo Update in Brazil (Updated: India Too!)

Following the Moto Z, and Moto Z Play units picking up Android 8.0 Oreo Software, the update is now live for the Moto Z2 Play.

We've seen the update coming through Moto Z2 Play in Brazil (RETBR) and India (RETIN). It weighs around 1GB and features April 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.0 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

The stable build is rolling out as OPS27.76-12-25 for the Moto Z2 Play. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

Android P Booted on Motorola Moto Z

After seeing last month's Android P DP1 for Pixel Smartphones that revealed what Google is backing, the developers have been busy getting their takes ready. Developer erfanoabdi has come up with Android P Port for the Motorola Moto Z.

Erfanoabdi has successfully booted up Android 9.0 P Developer Preview on the Moto Z thanks to unofficial Project Treble compatibility. The developer has also shared images showing the  Interface and About Phone Settings section.

He used his script “Capire Le Treble” which allows him to flash a device-specific system image on different devices without a /vendor partition to flash modified Android P DP1 Image from Google Pixel XL (Marlin) onto his Moto Z which was running Official LineageOS 15.1.


XDA notes that Camera, WiFi, Radio and few other things are not working as of now. However, the developer managed to get Moto Mods working. 

There's no information when Android P Port will be available for Moto Z users.



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Moto X4 Picks Up Android 8.1 Oreo in the US

The Moto X4 Android One is now getting Official Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update in the United States (RETUS). Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto X4 also brings the latest April 1st 2018 Security Patch.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for Android One Moto X4 comes with build no. OPW28.1 and weighs in at around 992.5MB. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

There's no information when Motorola is going to push Android 8.1 Oreo to the Standard Moto X4(s). We'll let you know once it is available for other variants, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G5 Plus/ Moto G5 April 2018 Security Patch Update Info

Moto G5 Plus/ Moto G5 April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
Motorola is now rolling out April 2018 Security Patch for the Moto G5 Plus Smartphones.

The April 2018 security update release notes are also live for the Moto G5 Plus. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through April 1st, 2018.

We've seen the update coming through Moto G5 Plus in Europe (RETEU). The stable build is rolling out as NPNS25.137-93-10.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

April Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5 April Security Patch Release Info

We haven't seen any sign of the April 2018 Security Patch update for the Moto G5.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding March Security Patch update for the Moto G5. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info

Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
Motorola is now rolling out April 2018 Security Patch for the Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus Smartphones.

The April 2018 security update release notes are also live for both the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through April 1st, 2018.

We've seen the update coming through Moto G5s in Brazil (RETBR), and Moto G5s Plus in India (RETIN) and Europe (RETEU). The stable build is rolling out as NPPS26.102-49-8 for the Moto G5s, and NPPS26.116-61-8 for the G5s Plus.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

April Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto G5s Plus | Moto G5s

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding April 2018 Security Patch update for the Moto G5s Plus/Moto G5s. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
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Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
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Xiaomi is working on Android One Smartphone, Confirms Xiaomi CEO

Xiaomi is working on Android One Smartphone, Confirms Xiaomi CEO
Back in July 2017, Xiaomi announced the Mi 5X for China and rebrandend it as Mi A1 (Android One) for the global markets, which was made official in September 2017 during an event in India. Both the Smartphones received praise from critics and consumers alike for its software (Stock Android), and camera performance.

In case you don't know, the Mi A1 is a part of Google’s Android One program which runs stock Android and will receive consistent software updates for a longer period than other smartphones by OEMs that are not a part of the Android One program.

Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jen revealed that the company has plans to make more Smartphones powered by Google's Android One. Moreover, they are planning to launch an Android One device under the popular Redmi series.

“Yes, we plan to have more Android One devices. Some of our users in India seem to like stock Android, and we are willing to bring in more devices with Android One including the Redmi series.”

Recently announced Mi 6X is expected to arrive as Mi A1 (2018) in other markets with Android One. Thoughts?

Moto X4 Picks Up April 2018 Security Patch in Brazil

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch
The Moto X4 Regular variant is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for April 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.2.2.

Note that the Moto X4 still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.


Also Read: Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Screenshots Reddit (u/pertilee


Xiaomi Mi 6X Smartphone Hands On Images!

Xiaomi today announced the Mi 6X Smartphone in China. It comes with a FullScreen Display, Snapdragon 660, and Dual Rear shooters with AI.

Here’s a fresh set of Xiaomi's Mi X6 hands-on photos that comes to you courtesy Chinese Media Sohu.

The Mi 6X features a 5.99" FHD+ display with an 18:9 Screen to body ratio, however, you still get huge chin and top. The rear Antenna Cutouts is what differenciate the Mi 6X from its look alike Redmi Note 5 Pro.
As per the specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 6X features a Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU paired with 4/6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB Interal storage, 3010mAh with QC 3.0 through USB C, Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5, 12+20-megapixel rear camera, and a 20-megapixel front facing camera.
Let me be perfectly clear, Xiaomi plans to sell the Mi 6X in the China only and there's no indication if or when it will come to other regions.

Xiaomi Mi 6X will be available in Black, Blue, Red, Gold and Rose Gold color variants. It is priced at 1599 yuan for the 4GB RAM, 1799 yuan for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and 1999 yuan for 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

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Samsung Galaxy A6 Specs: Processor, Battery, Camera, Everything Else to Know

Samsung is all set to announce new Samsung Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus Smartphones under Galaxy A lineup. Both of these phones are't officially announced, but if you need that full list of leaked specs to see if the phone will meet your needs, we’ve got those details here.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 8.0 Oreo | Samsung Experience 9.0
Processor1.6 GHz Octa-core CPU
ChipsetSamsung Exynos 7870
GPUMali-T830
Body
Dimensions149.9 x 71.5 x 7.8 mm
Weight-
ColorsBlack, Blue, Gold
Dust/Water ResistanceNo
Display
Screen Size5.6-inch Super AMOLED
Aspect Ratio18.5:9
Resolution1080 x 2220
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal32/64GB
RAM3 GB
Camera
Primary16
Secondary16 + 16MP
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.2
NFCNo
SIM cardDual-SIM
USBMicro USB
Battery and Power
Type3000 mAh battery
Charging-
Status
AnnouncedNot announced yet
Price
USD-
INR-

HMD releases kernel sources for the Nokia 8, Nokia 6, and Nokia 1

HMD finally released the kernel source of its Nokia 8, Nokia 6 2017, and Nokia 1, allowing developers to start the development of custom ROMs for the device. 

HMD Officially does not permit the Nokia devices to be bootloader-unlocked. But there's an Unofficial way which can be found on XDA.

A developer at XDA has found a way of unlocking bootloaders on the Nokia 2, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 8. While testers have confirmed the fact that it does work, the methods involved may not be the safest.

The kernel sources are available in the tar.gz file extension. If you're interested in developing a custom ROM for Nokia devices, the go ahead to Nokia's Website and download the kernel sources and set it up in the Android Kitchen.

Motorola Moto G6 Official Specs and Price


Moto G6 Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 8.0 Oreo
Processor1.8 GHz Octa-core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 450
GPUAdreno 506
Body
Dimensions153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3 mm
Weight167 g
ColorsDeep Indigo, Blush, Silver, Black
Dust/Water Resistancep2i
Display
Screen Size5.7" Max Vision
ResolutionFHD+
ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Memory
Internal32GB / 64GB
RAM3GB / 4GB
Camera
Primary12MP+5MP f/1.8+ f/2.2 (1.4um) (EIS)
Secondary8MP f/2.2
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.2
NFCNo
SIM cardNano-SIM, Dual-SIM available in certain countries
USBUSB C
Battery and Power
Type3000 mAh battery
ChargingTurbo Charging
Status
AnnouncedApril 2018
Price
Brazilian RealR $ 1,299
Expected Indian Price13,999 INR

Motorola is Announcing the Moto G6 and Moto E5 Family, Watch the Event Live Here!

The Moto G6 and Moto E5  will be officially announced in India today during a live streamed event at 10:00 AM BRT. Motorola will show off the new 2018 Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and Moto E5 Smartphones, tell us the new features.

During this Livestream, we are sort of expecting to see the price of the new devices and Launch day offers. You can watch out the live event here:


In terms of specifications, the Moto G6 Plus will be powered with Snapdragon 630 SoC, 4/6GB RAM. It would have a 5.93" FHD+ Display, and 3250mAh battery. It will be available in Silver, Gold, White, Blue and Cyan Color Options.

The Moto G6 Play would feature a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 5.7" HD+ Display, 4000mAh battery 13MP Rear Camera, and Rear Facing Fingerprint Sensor, while the Moto G6 gets a 5.7" FHD Display, Snapdragon 450 CPU and 3,000mAh battery.

Which one would you buy? Let us know in the below comment section!


Moto Z Play Joins the Oreo Update Party

Moto Z Play Joins the Oreo Update Party
Following the Moto Z 2016 units picking up Android 8.0 Oreo Software, the update is now live for the Moto Z Play.

We've seen the update coming through Moto Z Play in India (RETIN), Other Asian markets (RETAPAC), China (RETCN), and few other countries. It weighs around 1150.3MB and features April 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.0 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

The stable build is rolling out as OPN27.76-12-22 for the Moto Z Play. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE. 

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

Screenshots (Thanks Yash)

 

Lenovo K8 Note (XT1902-3) is getting Android 8.0 Oreo

Lenovo K8 Note (XT1902-3) is getting Android 8.0 Oreo
If you own the Lenovo K8 Note, we some good news. The device is now getting its Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software Update. We've seen the update coming through Lenovo K8 Note (XT1902-3) in Philippines and it also features February 5, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.0 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Software improvements.

The stable build is rolling out as OMB27.43-20 for the Lenovo K8 XT1902-3. Lenovo's instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE. 


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Subscribe us on YouTube for Daily Android News, and Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Screenshots (Thanks Vivek Yadav)

    

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