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.
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 They’re currently running an outdated version of Android.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 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.
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.