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Non-Android One Moto X4 starts receiving Oreo update in the US

Motorola pushed Oreo update to Moto X4 last month - both the Android One version and the standard model got the system update. According to support specialist from Lenovo forums, the new Android should be already be hitting retail units in the US that are not part of the Android One program. The deployment to retail Moto X4 units may have started, but owners should be patient. According to the Senior MotoAgent, OTA updates depend on model, country, and carrier. Still, keep an eye on your notification area in case the update prompt appears. Source

Google outs Android security update for March, factory images and OTAs are up

It's that time of the month again, namely the first Monday. And that's when Google normally releases the details about the latest Android security update. Things are no different today, with the company making the revised security bulletin available for those eager to dive into the minutiae of all the patches that make up the March security update. Additionally, factory images and OTA zip files incorporating the new fixes are up for grabs for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. The respective build numbers are NOF27B for the Pixel and Pixel XL (except for Rogers customers, who should...

Facebook Messenger Lite crosses 100 million Play Store installs

The Facebook Messenger Lite app for Android - which was unveiled by the company back in October last year - has hit a new milestone. Its Google Play listing now reveals it has scored over 100 million installs. The app was built with an aim to operate with as little resources as possible (especially data). So in line with the focus, it was made available in a handful of developing countries first, before expanding globally. In October this year, the app officially arrived in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. Source

Huawei Y7 Prime arrives in India as Holly 4 Plus

Back in June this year, Huawei unveiled the Y7 Prime smartphone. Now, the company has brought the same device to India, although under a different moniker: Holly 4 Plus. Like the Y7 Prime, the Holly 4 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC, and sports a 5.5-inch, HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The handset features a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 153.6 x 76.4 x 8.35mm and weighing in at 165g, the phone runs Android Nougat out of the box. A 4,000mAh battery is there to keep the lights on. The handset also features a rear-mounted...

Facebook’s new Memories feature puts all your memories in one place

Facebook has launched a new feature dubbed Memories. It lets you access all memories/moments/life events that you shared on the social network from a single place. The company says there can be several sections on your Memories page, including On This Day, Friends Made On This Day, Recaps of Memories, and Memories You May Have Missed. This new feature can be accessed through the Memories bookmark sitting on the left of your News Feed on PC, or through the "more" tab on the bottom right of your mobile app. "You can also access Memories through notifications, through messages that...