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Motorola Moto Z2 Force on AT&T gets Oreo update

AT&T has started pushing out a new update to Motorola Moto Z2 Force units on its network. Weighing in at 334MB and arriving as build number OCX27.109-47, it's a major update that brings along Android Oreo. As clear from the above screenshot, the Android security patch level now stands at December 1, although the carrier's official website says it should be January 1. It's been just a couple of days since the roll out began, so you'll have to be patient in case you haven't received the update notification yet. Source | Via



Google to launch a mid-range Pixel phone in India

The Indian smartphone market keeps growing and evolving with every new day and Google has taken notice. According to at least four senior industry executives, the Alphabet company is planning to make an aggressive move in India that will include a new mid-range smartphone, a new Pixel phone by Diwali and the launch of Pixelbook soon. Google is also expected to spend a lot on marketing for its consumer products, with plans to take on rivals as Apple, Samsung and Amazon. Trade meets took place in Malaysia, the US and the UK, where even some Indian retailers took part. According to one...



Xiaomi’s founder posts official renders of the Mi Max 3 ahead of launch

Just yesterday, another retail box of the Mi Max 3 leaked online with an extensive confirmation of the phone's key specs. Now, two days before the official launch, Xiaomi's founder, Bin Lin, shared a ton of revealing images of the device. Mi Max 3 all colors The renders are here to give us a bit more detail about the already known design from the previous leaks and also reveal some or all of the color options. Mi Max 3 in gold On the front, we have the huge 6.9-inch IPS display with rather thick bezels - it's a budget phablet after all - but fortunately the notch...



Verizon to bundle Apple TV 4K or YouTube TV subscription to future 5G broadband service

Today, Verizon announced the first few markets that will get the carrier's future 5G in-home broadband service including Indianapolis, Houston, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Verizon says it will deploy the service to these four markets this year. As part of the service, Verizon will offer each customer a free Apple TV 4K and will bundle YouTube TV as part of the internet service. We still don't know what Verizon plans to charge for such service. This bundle makes it very attractive for those who've been on the fence about cord-cutting and provides the streaming alternative to a...



Essential Smartphone update brings October security patch and notch settings

Essential Smartphone, which received the Android 9.0 Pie update the similar day it was unveiled, has now received a fresh improve with the October security patch. Interestingly, the fresh for the phone started rolling out minutes whenever Google introduced the exact same for its own devices. Apart in the October security patch, the fresh update Additionally brings back the notch settings, what enables users to hide the notch on top of the present. The notch options, which allows customisation of app uses the notch area disappeared whenever the update in Android 8.1 Oreo to Android 9.0 Pie, after Google unveiled new notch logic. The reintroduced notch settings allows users to set their default notch preference for all apps from 3 options — “Controlled by application,” “Always use notch area,” or “Never use notch area.” The October patches fixes a “critical vulnerability” that may allow a remote attacker few pretty high-level access. Essential is doing something that with no one most phone manufacturer has been able to do — advertising Android updates on the exactly day it will become unveiled. Recently, the company established that it’ll Additionally provide the upcoming major Android improve as well, i.e. Android Q, for the Essential Cameraphone PH-1. It’s noteworthy that the company has stopped the development cpu of its Essential Telephone successor because of to the poor profits of the company’s initial cameraphone. While it has promised Android Q update, the company’s future is still uncertain.