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XDA Basics: How to Check and Update the iOS Version on your iPhone

Whether you love Apple or hate it, it's hard to deny that Apple has the best update policy in the smartphone ecosystem. Users not only buy a good iPhone, but they also buy into years of software update support without needing to think about it. And that is exactly what happens, as many users simply...

Xiaomi 11T series will be Xiaomi’s first phones with 3 years of OS updates

Following in Samsung and OnePlus' footsteps, Xiaomi has now announced that it will offer three years of OS upgrades and four years of security patches for its upcoming Xiaomi 11T series. The company made this announcement just days ahead of a launch event, where it will unveil the Xiaomi 11T and the Xiaomi 11T Pro. Talking...

Germany wants smartphone makers to offer 7 years of software updates

Apple is gearing up to roll out iOS 15 later this year. The company plans to roll it out to several of its devices, going all the way back to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. This will make Apple the only smartphone OEM to offer seven years of software updates to its devices....

Latest Moto 360 now receiving major Wear OS H-MR2 update

Motorola gave up on designing smartwatches years ago, but the Moto 360 product line lives on. eBuyNow released a new Moto 360-branded watch in January of 2020, which used Google's Wear OS operating system with few changes. There's now some good news for anyone with a newer Moto 360 watch — it's finally getting the...

US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 now getting Android Oreo update

Samsung is now rolling out Android Oreo to the US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. It has been just over a year since Android Oreo's launch, and with Android P on the horizon, it's really, really late. Carriers have had the update for a long while now, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 got the update...

Samsung Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) receiving Android Oreo with Dolby Atmos support

As we begin the second half of 2018, it's Samsung who is still working on bringing last year's big Android update to their latest devices. The South Korean conglomerate released the Galaxy A8 2018 and the Galaxy A8+ 2018 back in January of this year. The devices were launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat but are...

How to immediately get OxygenOS updates for the OnePlus 6/5T/5/3T/3

One of the most annoying parts of over-the-air (OTA) updates is waiting for the update to be delivered on your device. This varies wildly from device to device, and many factors take part while checking if you're eligible: your carrier, your OEM, your current Android version, and your actual geographical location/IP, just to name a...

LG G7 ThinQ update brings 4K @ 60fps video recording

When you buy a high-end flagship smartphone these days you kind of expect it to have all the top of the line features that are available from its competition. While there are some features that are exclusive to some OEMs there are some basic features that should be available to everyone as long as the...

US unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 gets FM Radio support in latest update

Depending on where you live, you may or may not be surprised that most modern smartphones come with the ability to listen to FM radio. This is one of those features that have become a must-have in select markets around the world, but that isn't the case for the United States. As more people move...

Third Batch of MIUI 9 Global and China Beta ROMs Released for Remaining Xiaomi Devices

Back in July, Xiaomi officially announced the latest version of its custom skin, MIUI 9, along with the Mi 5X, the first smartphone to come running this new software out-of-the-box. The company has already released a full list of devices that will be getting the jump to MIUI 9. While the stable release of MIUI 9...