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From Store to Shelf: An In-Depth Capitulation of Why MSM8974 Devices Are Excluded from Nougat

Updated to reflect the either-or Vulkan or OpenGL ES 3.1 requirement for Android 7.0 Recently, there have been a lot of articles written about version updates, the interactions between vendor and chipset maker, and what this means for devices going forwards. Why has this come to rise this week? Well, it emerged this week given that the...

Weekly Debrief — The Note7, Nexus Sailfish, and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far — how it will look like, in whatcolors it will come in, what hardware will...

OxygenOS v3.2.2 Update Brings Host of Improvements to the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is amongst the very best that one can purchase right now -- an affordable flagship that does kill several other flagships at twice its price point, what more could you want? Well, there's always scope for improvements, and software is an area where the improvements can come in. The latest update to...

What’s New in Google Camera 4.1?

With Android developer preview 5, Google pushed the Camera 4.1 update. There are a few new things in this version but one important feature has been removed! New Settings Menu Google Camera 4.1 The new settings menu in 4.1 is a big improvement. All of your settings can now be found on one page. Google Camera 3.2 Previously, the settings...

Android N Officially Named Android Nougat

The upcoming Android N update has finally received its name unveiling, and as the statue was revealed and added to the collection, we found out the name is Android Nougat! What is a Nougat, exactly? From Wikipedia: Nougat is a family of confections made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, and macadamia nuts are common),...

OnePlus 3 Reviewers’ OTA Impressions: Better RAM Management and More Accurate Calibration is Just What the Doctor Ordered

OnePlus has rolled out a 3.1.4 Oxygen OS update to the OnePlus 3 in order to address a few of the issues that early reviewers pointed out. The update, however, is only available for reviewer units at the moment. We’ve received this 12MB patch on our OnePlus 3 for review, flashed it, and tested it for...

SlimRoms Launch Slim6, Marshmallow Now Available

SlimRoms have launched their latest major update, based on marshmallow 6.0.1. It is now available for download but, is still being developed so features are still being added. They assure us however that more features will be added along with more devices all the time. Current features include: DPI Changer SlimLauncher Root access If you want to...

Tasker: AutoApps Receive First Android N Update

Joaomgcd, creator of the AutoApps  suite of Tasker plugins has begun, readying them for the change in APIs Android N brings to the game. So far AutoNotification and AutoInput have received updates, however due to Google not allowing the publishing of Android N apps to the Play Store yet, you'll have to grab the APKs...

HTC Announced Devices to Receive Android N

Taking advantage of Google (Alphabet?) I/O HTC has announced which of their lineup will receive an N update after it has shipped to OEMs later this year. Although there is no timeline that they can share at this moment with the speed that Google is sending out N previews we hope that the update will...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...

TWRP 3.0.0 Has Been Released

TWRP 3.0.0 has now been released for all devices that are currently supported and comes packed full of new features and a completely new look. The TWRP team has also issued a warning that as this release brings some significant changes it is possible that some devices may not boot correctly or have display issues due...

LG G4 Marshmallow (officially) Hits US with Sprint Update

In October we saw LG begin the release of Android 6.0, codenamed marshmallow, for its global version of the G4. Since then it was widely expected that a US release would come soon, despite  little being officially known. Two weeks ago we got a hint that it was coming when an anonymous donation of a 6.0 build...