Newly Androidified Nokia is Already Bagging Oreos for the Nokia 8

Nokia has only recently been in the Android game (now under the tutelage of HMD Global) following a long stint with Windows OS, but they are taking software updates seriously. Following the Nokia 6, a decent mid-ranger, the flagship Nokia 8 started shipping in the UK this month with 7.1.1 Nougat. HMD’s Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, recently posted a tweet confirming that they are already hard at work readying Android Oreo for the Nokia 8, strongly hinting at a release sometime this year.

Android Oreo is Coming to the Essential Phone by Year’s End

The launch of Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone has been anything but smooth, with several issues plaguing the company since its May debut. Following multiple shipping delays, a major email security gaffe and less than stellar customer service, the PH-1 (as it’s called) is finally in the hands of consumers. While shipping issues continue to linger, such as Amazon changing dates many times until settling on a one to two month window, software updates have been the phone’s saving grace. They’ve been plentiful and genuinely helpful, fixing many of the camera’s shortcomings, increasing software stability and keeping security patches up to date. September’s security update is already onboard.

Factory images with September’s Security Patch now available for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google has confirmed that it will indeed be launching the Pixel 2 on October 4, and we at TalkAndroid can hardly wait. In the meantime, if you own a Pixel or eligible Nexus device running Android 8.0 Oreo, you know what time of the month this is, it’s when you get the latest Security Patch on your handset as well as any other firmware tweaks. While security patches aren’t usually terribly exciting, the September update has the added bonus of fixing the BlueBorne flaw that affects a couple of billion Android devices. 

Samsung pushes out firmware update for Galaxy Note 8 with camera improvements and security patches

The Galaxy Note 8 was officially announced last month at an Unpacked event held in New York, with preorders going live on August 24th. With the official release date of September 15th coming up in just a couple of days time, Samsung is rolling out a day one update for the Galaxy Note 8 that includes some optimizations and improvements.

BlackBerry confirms the KEYone will get an Oreo update at an unspecified date

Everybody suspected it, and Google finally confirmed on Monday night that Android 8.0 would indeed be named after the Oreo biscuit. The search giant then posted a list of its partners that would have Oreo flavored hardware before the end of 2017. One name that was originally missing from the list was BlackBerry, although the company has since confirmed that its KEYone handset will receive some Oreo goodness. 

OxygenOS 4.5.7 update for OnePlus 5 brings EIS for 4K video, bug fixes and more

Since the launch of the OnePlus 5 in June, OnePlus has done a sterling job of issuing software updates for the handsets, as shown by the speed in which the company pushed out an update to fix the bug that caused some handsets to reboot when dialing 911. Today’s OxygenOS 4.5.7 update for the OnePlus 5 includes OnePlus’ new Slate font, EIS for 4K video recording, plus bug fixes and optimizations.

Upcoming HTC U11 update brings Bluetooth 5.0, August Security Patch, and sRGB Screen Mode

There’s plenty to love and hate about the HTC U11, its Edge Sense feature will always divide fans opinions, but it’s always good to see a handset becoming all that it can be. Yesterday we reported that HTC was preparing to enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the handset via a software update, additional details of which have emerged today.