Today in Android: LG G6, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Get Oreo on T-Mobile and More
The LG G6 Oreo update saga is nearly complete, as the update has been rolled out by most carriers in the US. Today, T-Mobile has finally gotten around to pushing Oreo to the LG G6. The update carries build H87220a number and includes the Oreo system update as well as various unnamed bug fixes. To prevent network congestion, T-Mobile set the updates on a scheduled daily limit, so you might have to wait a few days before you get it.
T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update
Most US models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have received their Android 8.0 Oreo updates by now starting with AT&T and followed by Verizon and Sprint. It’s now the T-Mobile versions’ turn, leaving the US unlocked model as the only major American S7 that hasn’t received Oreo yet. The update began rolling out last night and includes the standard Oreo features such as Autofill, picture-in-picture, notification dots and some Samsung-specific changes such as Dual Messenger and high-contrast keyboard options. The update weighs in at around 1.75GB and comes with the April security patch. It also presumably comes with the RCS Universal Profile that was announced earlier.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite & Huawei P10 Lite receiving Oreo update
The Huawei Mate 10 Lite and the Huawei P10 Lite are both receiving an update to Android 8.0 Oreo, according to XDA Developers (via HuaweiBlog.de). Both devices will receive the latest version of EMUI8 which comes with its own set of additional features. EMUI is Huawei’s Android fork that’s found across most Huawei and Honor devices. The update weighs in at a colossal 2.5GB, and the build number for the P10 Lite is WAS-LX1A 126.96.36.1992 (C432) and RNE-L01 188.8.131.520 (C432) for the Mate 10 Lite. Here’s the complete changelog (it’s been through Google Translate a few times):
- EMUI 8.0 doesn’t just include Android 8.0, but it also includes many great features and enhancements that make your device more intuitive, faster, and safer. We recommend updating now.
- Smart Features: With quick access, you can initiate common operations from any screen. New additions to the home screen provide quick access to the most commonly used app features. Simply hold down on an app’s icon to display its shortcut menu.
- Faster: AI-based optimizations provide greater stability, speed, and fluidity. The system also starts faster and is smoother to use.
- Safer: Benefit from the improved system, privacy, and data protection thanks to system security updates and PrivateSpace.
- “Smart Tips” recommends faster and smarter ways to operate your phone.
You can now sync the career details of your LinkedIn contacts to your address book.
- The settings menu has been redesigned to be even clearer and more intuitive.
- A recycle bin has been added to the gallery where deleted photos are stored for up to 30 days. Unintentionally deleted photos can be easily restored.
- Phone Manager has been simplified and managing your device is now even easier. Cleansing takes less time and thorough cleansing is now even more thorough.
- Your device can now connect to two Bluetooth devices at once (for example, headphones and car).
The update is currently rolling out in Germany and should be rolled out globally soon.
Huawei P20, Huawei Mate 10, and some other devices will start getting software updates once every two months
There is no doubt that Huawei makes excellent phones across all price points. However, their software game is a bit lacklustre, with several devices having to wait months for a security patch. To remedy the situation, Huawei announced that they would be introducing software updates every two months for many of their smartphones. These updates will include not only new features and bug fixes, but the latest security patches as well. Here is the list of devices.
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei nova3e
- Huawei nova 2lite
- Huawei nova 2i.
The company has announced that the first software updates will arrive before the end of July for the above handsets. As a bonus, some of the devices will also get support for face unlock.