OnePlus upgrades OxygenOS 4.1 to Android 7.1.1 for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

There are not many devices on the market yet that have made the step up to Android 7.1.1. OnePlus can now claim two of them after they announced the official upgrade to their OxygenOS 4.1 to incorporate the latest build of Android. The devices getting the update include the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T. That will be a nice added bonus for buyers interested in the special OnePlus 3T Colette Edition that will drop next week in France.

No love for tablets as Google skips them with Assistant

If you have an Android smartphone running either Nougat or Marshmallow, the odds are pretty good that you may already have access to the Google Assistant. This comes after Google started rolling the AI feature out to devices earlier this month. Unfortunately, it looks like one group of device owners is being left out in the cold as Android tablets are not receiving the Assistant and future access appears to be doubtful as well.

For a limited time get a free Google Home with your LG G6

The upcoming LG G6 is the South Korean company’s return to simplicity after last year’s not-so-successful attempt at modularity with the G5. With a focus on just making a great phone, paired with a larger 18:9 display that covers almost the entire face of the device, the G6 looks to be one of the phones to beat for 2017. Now for a limited time, early adopters of the LG G6 will also score a Google Home smart speaker free with their order.

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“Taimen” codename suggests Google may release a larger, third phone

We have started hearing some quiet rumblings about what may be in store for Google’s sequels to the Pixel phones. Nothing is really known except that Google plans to keep the Pixel 2 (or whatever it will be called) in the premium tier and all signs indicate they will continue with two models of different screen sizes. However, an interesting bit of information is just coming out that indicates a third and even larger phone could come from the Mountain View company this year as well.

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Codenames hooked while fishing for Pixel 2 devices?

Google has already revealed they plan to release new premium smartphones later this year as the successor devices to the Pixel and Pixel XL. Not much else is known about how Google may equip these devices, but Internet sleuths are hard at work trying to find clues and leaked information. The latest comes to us via the Android Open Source Project Gerrit and is combined with some knowledge from an inside source pointing to the codenames for the Pixel 2 devices.

Samsung to bring monthly updates to unlocked Galaxy phones

Fragmentation is word too often associated with the Android ecosystem and arguably one of the biggest issues plaguing Google and its hardware partners. Delays not only in operating system updates, but also with crucial security patches can quickly make what felt like a shiny new flagship device feel outdated and left behind. Now there is some good news at least for owners of unlocked Samsung Galaxy phones as the South Korean company will now commit to monthly updates on those devices.

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New images reveal Samsung Galaxy S8 launcher and icons

As we inch closer to the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 we expect more bits of information about what Samsung has planned to continue to trickle out in the form of leaks and rumors. The latest is a set of images that claim to show the overall look of the Galaxy S8 launcher and app icons. Samsung’s user interface, including the launcher, has been panned and praised throughout the years as it moved from TouchWiz to Nature UX. The latest version, rolling out with Android 7.0 Nougat, is called Samsung Experience and the Galaxy S8 appears to continue on that path.