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HMD confirms Nokia 6, 5 and 3 will get Android O

The Nokia 6 and friends were sold on the promise that the company will take Android updates seriously. Sticking to that promise, HMD Global has officially confirmed that the 6, 5 and 3 will be updated to Android O. Presumably this extends to other devices that may launch soon. Google is still tinkering with Android O, it is slated to launch sometime the third quarter of this year. And then it will take some time for HMD to port the new OS over to its phones - the company did not commit to any time frames. The hope is that the mostly pure implementation of Android that the Nokias use...



New The Sims mobile game hits Android and iOS

Electronic Arts has launched the life-simulation game that everyone loves onto mobile devices. The Sims Mobile is based on the PC version of The Sims 4, and includes all the favorite features like creating your character, building your dream house and maintaining a career, family and social status. The game is now available in Brazil and should roll out globally soon. The game is expected to keep its free-to-play model, and a video teaser suggests an additional social option where you can play with your friends and become BFFs inside the game. The Sims Mobile isn't the first...



Google confirms Android 8.1 beta installation issue has been fixed

The Android 8.1 beta update started rolling out late last week. Shortly after the roll out began, user reports started pouring in that the update is failing to install. Well, the good news is that the problem is now fixed. The confirmation came in the form of a forum post by a Google employee Orrin. To give you a quick recap of the issue, users said as they attempted to install the OTA update, the phone rebooted and got to the Google logo (this happened multiple times), following which it rebooted back to 8.0. The system then displayed a notification saying "Couldn't install system...



The Oppo R17 Pro will be called RX17 Pro in Europe, arrives in three weeks

The Oppo R17 Pro was announced in late August, but it's yet to reach stores. It will finally launch in China on November 1 and in Europe on November 6. For one reason or another Oppo decided that the phone will have a different name in Europe - the Oppo RX17 Pro. Whether the vanilla Oppo R17 will launch as the RX17 is unclear, some claim that it will be the RX17 Neo instead. To be clear, we're talking about a simple name change, the specs will be identical. Oppo R17 Pro - or as it will be called in Europe, RX17 Pro Anyway, the R17 Pro will cost CNY 4,300 in China, which is...



Samsung is reportedly working on its own GPU for Exynos chipsets

Going by job listings on LinkedIn, Samsung has decided to build an in-house GPU. The company reportedly sniffed around AMD and Nvidia as potential GPU suppliers, but nothing came of it. Now it may follow in the footsteps of Apple and have design the second major component of a chipset in-house. A California-based design team is pulling talent from Qualcomm, AMD and Nvidia to design alternative graphics cores to ARM's Mali, which Samsung is using in its Exynos chips. Samsung will aims to build flagship GPUs but will start from the more affordable segment so that it can gain...