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First generation Nokia 6 starts receiving Oreo

Two weeks ago HMD Global announced the arrival of Android Oreo for Nokia 6 (2018) and promised an upgrade to the first-gen Nokia 6. The time has come and the original phone has started receiving the latest Android version. Nokia 6 Oreo screenshots The upgrade is 1659 MB in size. It brings refreshed Settings UI, enhanced power saving and background activity manager. HMD also tuned the low-light camera output. The update is hitting both the Chinese TA-1000 and the Global TA-1003 versions, so start checking that notification area for the prompt. Thanks for the tip, Sampath...



Facebook Messenger app update brings back messages as its top feature

Facebook has just updated its messaging app. Starting today, Messenger will sort your conversations in tabs instead of having them in a confusing list. At the top of the homescreen, there is a tab called Messages where all one-to-one conversations are listed. The second tab is called Active and you can see if someone is online or when they were last online on Messenger, while the third tab is called Groups - this is the place for all the group chats. On the bottom of the app you will find tabs for the homescreen and calls, positioned left from the camera shutter for Stories....



Galaxy Note 5 launch will reportedly take place alongside Galaxy S6 edge Plus

Samsung has traditionally released new Galaxy Note handsets at IFA in Berlin every September but this time around the company might take a break from tradition. Recent reports suggest that it’s going to push the launch to August instead due to below par sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and because an earlier launch will give it more of a head start against the new iPhones which are due this September. There is however the slight issue of another device that’s already expected to be released next month. (more…)

Motorola Moto G4 Play finally gets Nougat update

Motorola launched a trio of G4-branded phones last year, including the G4, G4 Plus, and G4 Play. While the first two got Nougat last year, the G4 Play wasn't lucky enough. Initially, the company said the update will arrive in June, but it's only now starting its rollout. The update brings along Android Nougat version 7.1.1 and also bumps the Android security level to November. There's no information on the reason behind such a huge delay, but it's good to see the update arriving nonetheless. Via



Samsung Galaxy A9 Star photographed by Taiwan’s wireless authority

If the credibility of Samsung Galaxy A9 Star leaks was under question, here are some photos from the Taiwanese wireless authority NCC. Unlike its US counterpart, it publishes a lot of photos of the device. Unlike TENAA, it doesn't give away much in terms of specs. Samsung Galaxy A9 Star (photos by NCC) Still, a photo is worth a thousand words, right? We can see the Infinity Display on the front (6.28" Super AMOLED with 1080p+ resolution, according to rumors). And we can see the dual cameras on the back. Samsung Galaxy A9 Star (photos by NCC) Plus, there's a USB-C...