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Galaxy Note5 gets Android Nougat update in Turkey, should spread to other markets soon

Today Samsung has started rolling out the update to Android Nougat for Galaxy Note5 units sold in Turkey. This follows similar rollouts for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, which have commenced earlier this month. The presence of Nougat on Note5 units in the wild in Turkey means that you should expect the update to hit other markets very soon. Samsung's rollouts usually go country by country, but once they start in a region they go out pretty quickly. As you can see from the screenshot to the left, the Nougat update comes over-the-air as a 1.3GB download. The firmware version for the new...



Nokia 6 (2018) will be unveiled this Friday

Save the date - the Nokia 6 (2018) is coming on January 5! We originally heard about a January 19 event, so either it was pulled up or HMD is planing two rapid-fire events. Anyway, there's no need to wait until Friday, TENAA already posted the spoilers. The new Nokia 6 will keep the old-school 16:9 screen aspect ratio. However, the fingerprint reader moved to the back, below the 16MP (single) camera. The "3" means "in 3 days", the text at the bottom says "The new Nokia 6" The Nokia 6 (2018) is also getting a tangible upgrade in processing power - Snapdragon 630. Okay, it doesn't...



Deals: Samsung Galaxy Note9 down to €700, Note8 to €474

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 hasn't been on the market that long (less than a month, in fact), but we already have the first price drop - eBay France is selling New condition units at €700. The Galaxy Note8 does not have a 4,000mAh battery or stereo speakers, but is still a flagship device. Cheaper too, at €474 (Exynos model, 64GB storage). There's also a Galaxy S9 for €490 (dual SIM) and Galaxy S9+ at €560. You can find a lot more offers over here, including the Pocophone F1 for €300. Via (in French) window._epn = {campaign:5338110667};



AT&T rolls out Android 8.0 Oreo for the LG V30

AT&T is now distributing the update to Android 8.0 Oreo to the LG V30 units it has sold. This follows the Oreo release for Samsung's Galaxy Note8 yesterday, and thus the carrier has covered both Korean companies' respective flagships from last fall. The update for the V30 also features the latest security fixes. After installing it you'll have the March 1, 2018 security patch level. The new software version is H93120c. Oreo went out to V30 units in South Korea last year, and in the meantime we've seen both Verizon and Sprint update theirs. Of the Big Four US carriers, T-Mobile is now...



Deal: brand new T-Mobile iPhone 8 for $499.99, 8 Plus just $599.99 at Costco

A few days ago Apple started selling refurbished iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus units, starting at $499 and $599, respectively. That's a good deal, but what if you want a brand new device instead? Well, you're in luck if you're a Costco member and don't mind having T-Mobile as your carrier. The retailer is offering the iPhone 8 for $499.99 and the iPhone 8 Plus for $599.99, and again, these are new and never used. The offer is valid until November 15, but you will need to activate them on T-Mobile with qualifying service in order to get those prices. Although Apple would like people...