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Android 8.0 Oreo rolling out to unlocked HTC U11 on November 27

The unlocked HTC U11 will receive its Android 8.0 Oreo update on Monday, November 27, according to HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter. This news comes just two weeks after the U11 in Taiwan started receiving its Android 8 update.

By now you’re probably aware what new features will arrive with the Android Oreo update. In case you need a refresher, you can check out our full 8.0 review right here.

So far, there aren’t too many other Android phones running Oreo. According to the latest Android version distribution numbers, Oreo is only installed on .3% of all Android devices. All of Google’s Pixel phones are running Oreo, as are the OnePlus 3/3T and Nokia 8. There are also Oreo beta programs in place for a handful of other devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG V30Essential Phone, and OnePlus 5, so we should see that .3% jump up quite a bit over the next couple months.

But what about HTC’s other devices? Back in August the company announced that the HTC U Ultra and HTC 10 will be updated to Oreo, though we don’t have any more details at this time.

If you own an unlocked U11, be sure to leave a comment when you receive your update. We’ll let you know when the update begins rolling out.

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Google rolling out high priority email notifications to some Inbox users

Some users of Google’s popular Inbox email client are getting a new, and much requested, feature to play with. They are reporting that a new option is available in the app’s settings, which allows Inbox to only send out notifications for incoming emails that are considered to be high priority.

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As first reported by Android Police, the setting for this new feature can be turned on or off by the user. What is not yet known is how Inbox will “know” which of your emails are considered to be high priority and which are not. Since this feature has just been spotted by a limited number of Inbox users, it’s more than possible that the high notification setting may not be quite ready for prime time.  It’s also not known if this is a true app update for download, or one that is available via a server-side update.

Hopefully Google will make an official announcement on this new Inbox feature, along with how it works, very soon. In the meantime, if you use Inbox a lot, have you personally spotted this new high notification setting? If so, do you think it will be a useful feature, depending on how well it identifies emails as being truly high priority? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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Honor 8 Nougat update with EMUI 5.0 starts rolling out globally

The Honor 8, the phone that attempts to wrestle the title of “slipperiest fingerprint magnet” from the Galaxy S7, received the Nougat update in Japan last week. Now, the update is shipping internationally as well. Phone Arena reports several readers have submitted screenshots of the update, indicating a hefty 2.27 GB file size.

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According to Huawei Japan, the update includes not just the usual Android Nougat features you’d expect but also some additional stability, power management and security improvements. Furthermore, the update to EMUI 5.0 brings Huawei’s machine learning tech with it. It promises to deliver some of the Mate 9‘s “born fast, stay fast” characteristics to the Honor 8. That, and an app drawer option.

You can wait for the Nougat update to arrive via OTA or manually update your Honor 8 with the HiCare app. As with all update rollouts, it may take a while to arrive on your device. If you want to catch a sneak peek of what to expect from EMUI 5.0, take a look at our EMUI 5.0 review on the Mate 9.

Do you like the look of EMUI 5.0 or do you prefer the older Honor interface?

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Verizon begins rolling out Marshmallow for its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Here’s some good news for Big Red Galaxy S6 owners. Verizon has announced that it will begin rolling out its Android Marshmallow update for its branded Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones today.

As I’m sure you’re already aware, the update packs in a slew of new core Android features. The list includes Doze power management, Google Now on Tap contextual search, and greater control to grant and deny app permissions. Samsung has also packed the “latest security patches” into the update, so that presumably means the March fixes, along with some miscellaneous performance optimizations.

As for Samsung’s half of the update, there’s the new look TouchWiz user interface complete with tweaks and improvements, such as the revamped notification panel. There’s also the new web browser with ad-block support. Not forgetting that the Galaxy S6 Edge is now updated with the much more functional edge panel, which can now be used to create shortcuts for a ton of apps and other useful features.

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As with all carrier roll outs, the update will be making its way out across the country in waves. Although you can always try to manually download the update via a tap (or many) of the software update button under Settings > About device. The update will begin rolling out today, April 1st, so keep an eye out for that notification.

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Lollipop is rolling out to the AT&T LG G2 today

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Not more than a few hours ago, we told you that T-Mobile’s LG G2 was beginning to see Lollipop. Whether it’s a coincidence or not, AT&T has also started pushing out the Lollipop update to its version of the G2. The update, which will bring your software version up to D80020y, weighs in at 721MB.

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop will bring a number of notable changes, both aesthetic and under the hood. Once you update your device, you’ll notice a cleaned up notification panel, new Settings menu and updated Lollipop-style softkeys to coincide with the other enhancements Google’s Material Design brings to the table. A bevy of performance enhancements are also present in the update, including the switch to the Android Runtime (ART), and new security features like Smart Lock. Among others, you’ll also see a new Priority Notifications mode and actionable lock screen notifications. AT&T also says the following applications will be removed along with the update: Browser Bar, Famigo, AT&T Code Scanner and Beats Music.

This update is just beginning to roll out today, so it might be a few days until you see it come to your phone. If you’d like to check manually, you can do so by heading to System settings>General>About phone>Software information>Check now. Be sure to let us know in the comment section when you get the update!

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Android 5.0 Lollipop now rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy Note 4

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If you’re a Galaxy Note 4 owner on Verizon, you’re in for a treat. Big Red is now pushing out Android 5.0 Lollipop, carrying build number N910VVRU1BOAF.

As is the case with most other Samsung devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop will bring a slew of awesome aesthetic enhancements and some under-the-hood changes. For starters, the UI will be updated to fit in with Google’s Material Design guidelines including some brighter colors and more fluid animations. Unfortunately the majority of the visual changes you’ll see won’t be as prominent as on a device running a vanilla build of Android, but they will definitely add a few nice touches to the UI. The Note 4 will also receive the Smart Lock security feature, priority notifications, notification interaction on the lock screen and much more.

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Verizon is also bringing Advanced Calling 1.0 to the Note 4, which is essentially VoLTE, or Voice Over LTE. Advanced Calling 1.0 allows for the ability to make HD voice calls, 2-way video calls and 6-way conference calls. You can now toy with all of these changes by heading to the Advanced Calling menu in your phone’s Settings.

There are a few other nice additions that Lollipop will bring, so if you own a Note 4, take a look at the PDF that’s linked below. If you’d like to check for the update manually, head to Settings>About phone>Software updates>Check for updates. Since the update is just beginning to roll out today, it might take a few days for your device to get the OTA.

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Google I/O 2015 registration begins (update: invites rolling out)

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Update (3/23): Google has now started sending out invites to those that were randomly selected from the list of Google I/O attendee hopefuls that registered between March 17th and the 19th. If you signed up for a chance to attend, you might want to check your associated email account, just in case.

Interested in attending Google I/O 2015 on May 28th through the 29th? Now is your chance to sign up for your chance, as registration has begun! You’ll have between now and 5PM PST on March 19th to register. After that date, Google will select randomly from all folks who attempted to register. In other words, there’s not really any rush, as this isn’t a first come, first serve affair.

Remember, even if you are chosen to attend, you will still have to pay to get in. No exact pricing on tickets at this point, though last year it cost $ 900 for general admission and $ 300 for academic admission.

Last year was a pretty big year for Google I/O, giving us our first look at what would eventually become Android Lollipop, as well as plenty of news on Android Wear, Auto and Android TV. What will this year’s event bring to the table? Another Android update? New Google hardware? It’s hard to say for sure what to expect so early into the game, but whatever it is, we can’t wait!

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