Before its official release date, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 for T-Mobile is getting a software update. It’s actually a substantial one, too. T-Mobile is preparing the year’s most popular device for showtime on Friday despite a number of customers receiving their phones early. The software update rolling out tonight is merely to ensure everything is set for when the masses begin using the Galaxy S8 in the United States.
Twitter is a massive platform with smartphone adoption reaching 3.8 billion at the end of 2016. With millions of active users daily, and the ever increasing amount of multimedia being shared across the web and app versions, Twitter can easily consume more data than you may want. Just announced to save the day comes Twitter Lite, which is a version of the mobile web experience that promises to reduce data usage by up to 70%. Let’s see what’s new.
The Axon 7 Mini will soon get a major software update. Before that happens, ZTE needs help. Recruiting is going on now for a selected team that will preview Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the phone prior to its public release.
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are impressive devices, but there’s one thing little disappointing about the software at least for now. They’re currently running an outdated version of Android. Every unit we used at the Unpacked event in New York City was based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Despite what you may be thinking, that’s actually behind what Google offers its partners.
It’s not all bad news. Samsung plans on getting right to work on implementing a software update.
It won’t be too long until you’re looking at Android O on your phone or tablet. Google shared its tentative schedule for the new version’s milestones, and it put the final release in the third quarter of 2017. Up until then, the Android O Developer Preview will see at least three updates. It’s all to ensure Android O is ready for the platform’s massive number of users.
Maybe you shouldn’t put Android O on your phone or tablet today. After all, its current state is strictly meant for developers. You could end up with a useless device if you take the plunge and try Android O early on. So let’s just give you its first official wallpaper.
There still aren’t many phones with Android 7.0 Nougat, but the ZTE Axon 7 is one of them. And it’s now one of the very first phones to be running an even more recent version. ZTE announced that Android 7.1.1 is rolling out now to devices in the United States.