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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Gets a New Cumulative Update

9cd46_windows-10-redstone-4-hero Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Gets a New Cumulative Update

Windows 10 is getting the December Patch Tuesday update today. Microsoft has released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build 16299.125 with the latest cumulative update KB4054517 which includes the usual security patches and bug fixes. Last month’s Patch Tuesday fixed an interesting Start Menu bug, but this month’s update isn’t anything too interesting.

The only notable change in this month’s Patch Tuesday is the removal of the Edge button from Internet Explorer. Microsoft no longer shows a button to open Edge besides the New Tab button on Internet Explorer, and that’s an interesting change, to say the least.

9cd46_windows-10-redstone-4-hero Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Gets a New Cumulative Update

Here’s the changelog:

  • Updates Internet Explorer’s default visibility for the button that launches Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses issue where Windows Defender Device Guard and Application Control block some applications from running, even in Audit-Only Enforcement Mode.
  • Addresses issue to reset PLC bit on U0/U3 transitions.
  • Addresses issue with personalized Bluetooth devices that don’t support bonding.
  • Addresses issue where the touch keyboard doesn’t support the standard layout for 88 languages.
  • Addresses issue where the touch keyboard for a third-party Input Method Editor (IME) has no IME ON/OFF key.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Addresses issue where, when using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the user can’t copy or clone virtual machines (VM). The error message is “0x80070057- Invalid parameter”. This issue affects the VMM UI and PowerShell scripts used for VM cloning and copying.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Server.

The new Windows 10 update is available right now from Windows Update, and your PC should update automatically as long as you have auto updates enabled — which, by the way, you should never disable.

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Honor CEO Confirms Android Oreo Update for the Honor 8 & Honor 8 Pro, Explains why Honor 7X Launched with Nougat

Just recently, the Chinese variant of the Honor 8 Pro, the Honor V9, received a beta upgrade to Android Oreo alongside EMUI 8. Honor brought Project Treble support along to the device, which makes porting AOSP-based Android Oreo ROMs much easier for developers. Users who own the Honor 8 Pro can upgrade to the Android 8.0 Oreo beta after rebranding their phones unofficially through services such as FunkyHuawei, but it seems that won’t be necessary for much longer. The company’s CEO George Zhao, in an interview with technology site mondo, confirmed that both the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Pro will be receiving the upgrade to Android Oreo.

The Honor 8 Pro receiving the upgrade is not surprising news, because as mentioned before the Chinese variant has already received a beta upgrade that runs perfectly fine on the western version of the device, although after some unofficial software rebranding. EMUI 8 is a fairly incremental upgrade in terms of user-facing features, but all of the 8.0 specific goodies such as the Autofill Framework and picture-in-picture mode make it an update to look forward to. It remains to be seen if software support will continue past Android Oreo for the Honor 8 considering it launched with Android Marshmallow, but the Honor 8 Pro launched this year with Android Nougat on board so we hope software support extends past Oreo.

The interview also touches upon why the Honor 7X launched with Android Nougat instead of Android Oreo. Zhao stated in the interview that the Honor 7X launched with Android Nougat simply because Android Oreo was not ready yet when the device went into mass production. What’s more, apparently the Honor 7X will be receiving the upgrade to Android Oreo very soon. There is currently no time period given for the Android Oreo release on any other devices yet, however.


Source: Mondo
Via: The Android Soul

HTC posts RUU for unlocked U11 life’s Android 8.0 Oreo update

It took a little longer than usual, but HTC has just posted the RUU for the U11 life’s Android 8.0 update. The U11’s RUU was released just three days after its Oreo update was pushed, but the U11 life had to wait nearly two weeks. In any case, it’s now here and ready for you to download.

The update carries version number 2.15.617.2 and comes in at around 1.9GB, about the same as the U11’s RUU. Be aware that flashing it will result in your phone getting wiped, so you’ll have to set everything up all over again. If you’re on a custom ROM, though, you probably knew that would have to happen anyway.

Want to download it? You can do so via this link right here (a download will automatically start if you click it). If you’re somewhat of a rookie, you can hit the source link below and peruse the instructions.

HTC posts RUU for unlocked U11 life’s Android 8.0 Oreo update

It took a little longer than usual, but HTC has just posted the RUU for the U11 life’s Android 8.0 update. The U11’s RUU was released just three days after its Oreo update was pushed, but the U11 life had to wait nearly two weeks. In any case, it’s now here and ready for you to download.

The update carries version number 2.15.617.2 and comes in at around 1.9GB, about the same as the U11’s RUU. Be aware that flashing it will result in your phone getting wiped, so you’ll have to set everything up all over again. If you’re on a custom ROM, though, you probably knew that would have to happen anyway.

Want to download it? You can do so via this link right here (a download will automatically start if you click it). If you’re somewhat of a rookie, you can hit the source link below and peruse the instructions.

HTC posts RUU for unlocked U11 life’s Android 8.0 Oreo update

It took a little longer than usual, but HTC has just posted the RUU for the U11 life’s Android 8.0 update. The U11’s RUU was released just three days after its Oreo update was pushed, but the U11 life had to wait nearly two weeks. In any case, it’s now here and ready for you to download.

The update carries version number 2.15.617.2 and comes in at around 1.9GB, about the same as the U11’s RUU. Be aware that flashing it will result in your phone getting wiped, so you’ll have to set everything up all over again. If you’re on a custom ROM, though, you probably knew that would have to happen anyway.

Want to download it? You can do so via this link right here (a download will automatically start if you click it). If you’re somewhat of a rookie, you can hit the source link below and peruse the instructions.

Android Wear Oreo update: Google reveals which watches will receive it

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Google announced the rollout of Android Oreo for Android Wear towards the end of last week. While not as significant an update as Android Wear 2.0 was, the new Oreo software will nonetheless bring some useful tweaks, including a Touch Lock — supposed to help in wet conditions — notification channels, battery improvements, and adjustable vibration strength (you can read about what else is included in the update here).

Over the weekend, Google revealed the list of Android Wear devices set to receive the update on its Android Wear help page (via Android Police), though we don’t know when individual watches will receive it. We’ll be tracking the progress of the Android Wear Oreo update deployment in the coming weeks and months in this article and you can find out what we know so far below.

Which smartwatches will get the Android Oreo update?

According to Google, these are the smartwatches due to receive Android Oreo:

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart (WSD-F20)
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (WSD-F10)
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Gc Connect
  • Guess Connect
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • LG Watch Style
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S E
  • Movado Connect
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • ZTE Quartz

Which smartwatches already have Android Oreo?

The Android Oreo update has already rolled out to a handful of smartwatches, and these are:

  • Fossil Q Venture
  • LG Watch Sport
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit

Note that the update for the devices listed above may have only recently started rolling out and not all devices may have received it.

Which smartwatches won’t get the Android Oreo update?

There are a number of popular watches that weren’t on the Google list which we’ve outlined below. These watches may still receive certain updates through the Google Play Store, but the software will remain on a previous version (such as Android Nougat).

  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • LG G Watch R
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE (including ATT and Verizon versions)
  • Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen.)
  • Motorola Moto 360 Sport

That’s all we have right now but we’ll bring you more information on the latest Android Wear updates as we get it.

Next: Best Android Wear watches

Android Wear Oreo update: Google reveals which watches will receive it

d108a_huawei-watch-2-review-aa-11-of-18-840x560 Android Wear Oreo update: Google reveals which watches will receive it

Google announced the rollout of Android Oreo for Android Wear towards the end of last week. While not as significant an update as Android Wear 2.0 was, the new Oreo software will nonetheless bring some useful tweaks, including a Touch Lock — supposed to help in wet conditions — notification channels, battery improvements, and adjustable vibration strength (you can read about what else is included in the update here).

Over the weekend, Google revealed the list of Android Wear devices set to receive the update on its Android Wear help page (via Android Police), though we don’t know when individual watches will receive it. We’ll be tracking the progress of the Android Wear Oreo update deployment in the coming weeks and months in this article and you can find out what we know so far below.

Which smartwatches will get the Android Oreo update?

According to Google, these are the smartwatches due to receive Android Oreo:

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart (WSD-F20)
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (WSD-F10)
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Gc Connect
  • Guess Connect
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • LG Watch Style
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S E
  • Movado Connect
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • ZTE Quartz

Which smartwatches already have Android Oreo?

The Android Oreo update has already rolled out to a handful of smartwatches, and these are:

  • Fossil Q Venture
  • LG Watch Sport
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit

Note that the update for the devices listed above may have only recently started rolling out and not all devices may have received it.

Which smartwatches won’t get the Android Oreo update?

There are a number of popular watches that weren’t on the Google list which we’ve outlined below. These watches may still receive certain updates through the Google Play Store, but the software will remain on a previous version (such as Android Nougat).

  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • LG G Watch R
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE (including ATT and Verizon versions)
  • Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen.)
  • Motorola Moto 360 Sport

That’s all we have right now but we’ll bring you more information on the latest Android Wear updates as we get it.

Next: Best Android Wear watches

Android Wear Oreo update: Google reveals which watches will receive it

d108a_huawei-watch-2-review-aa-11-of-18-840x560 Android Wear Oreo update: Google reveals which watches will receive it

Google announced the rollout of Android Oreo for Android Wear towards the end of last week. While not as significant an update as Android Wear 2.0 was, the new Oreo software will nonetheless bring some useful tweaks, including a Touch Lock — supposed to help in wet conditions — notification channels, battery improvements, and adjustable vibration strength (you can read about what else is included in the update here).

Over the weekend, Google revealed the list of Android Wear devices set to receive the update on its Android Wear help page (via Android Police), though we don’t know when individual watches will receive it. We’ll be tracking the progress of the Android Wear Oreo update deployment in the coming weeks and months in this article and you can find out what we know so far below.

Which smartwatches will get the Android Oreo update?

According to Google, these are the smartwatches due to receive Android Oreo:

  • Casio PRO TREK Smart (WSD-F20)
  • Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (WSD-F10)
  • Diesel Full Guard
  • Emporio Armani Connected
  • Fossil Q Control
  • Fossil Q Explorist
  • Fossil Q Founder 2.0
  • Fossil Q Marshal
  • Fossil Q Wander
  • Gc Connect
  • Guess Connect
  • Huawei Watch 2
  • Hugo BOSS BOSS Touch
  • LG Watch Style
  • Michael Kors Access Bradshaw
  • Michael Kors Access Dylan
  • Michael Kors Access Grayson
  • Misfit Vapor
  • Mobvoi Ticwatch S E
  • Movado Connect
  • Nixon Mission
  • Polar M600
  • Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45
  • Tommy Hilfiger 24/7 You
  • ZTE Quartz

Which smartwatches already have Android Oreo?

The Android Oreo update has already rolled out to a handful of smartwatches, and these are:

  • Fossil Q Venture
  • LG Watch Sport
  • Louis Vuitton Tambour
  • Michael Kors Sofie
  • Montblanc Summit

Note that the update for the devices listed above may have only recently started rolling out and not all devices may have received it.

Which smartwatches won’t get the Android Oreo update?

There are a number of popular watches that weren’t on the Google list which we’ve outlined below. These watches may still receive certain updates through the Google Play Store, but the software will remain on a previous version (such as Android Nougat).

  • Asus ZenWatch 2
  • Asus ZenWatch 3
  • Fossil Q Founder
  • Huawei Watch
  • Huawei Watch Ladies
  • LG G Watch R
  • LG Watch Urbane
  • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE (including ATT and Verizon versions)
  • Motorola Moto 360 (2nd Gen.)
  • Motorola Moto 360 Sport

That’s all we have right now but we’ll bring you more information on the latest Android Wear updates as we get it.

Next: Best Android Wear watches

Quick Hits: QB health update

QB health update
Buffalo’s quarterback depth chart took another hit on Sunday as Nate Peterman after a helmet-to-helmet hit went into the concussion protocol. Tyrod Taylor was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Colts as his knee injury did not recover in time to be active for the game. So where do things sit going into this week’s game against Miami?

“Tyrod has made progress over the last couple of days,” said head coach Sean McDermott. “That’ll be a day to day thing as we move forward into this week. Anything more than that right now would be premature. Nate is currently in the concussion protocol.”

McDermott did say that there was a chance this past Sunday that Taylor could play, but come the morning of the game his knee had not made enough progress rendering the quarterback unfit to play against the Colts.

In the event that Taylor doesn’t come around and Peterman remains in the concussion protocol, the Bills could be in a QB crisis situation similar to the one the Bills faced on Sunday, after Peterman left the game with his head injury. Joe Webb stepped in and TE Logan Thomas would be the backup.

But McDermott doesn’t get the sense it would go that far.

“The medical reports we’ve gotten to this point, which is still early, and going through our process, right now where we are in this week I feel confident with what we’ve got.”

That would seem to indicate that McDermott believes he’ll have one of his top two quarterbacks available for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

Coach McDermott also held to his stance last week that when healthy Taylor is the starter.

2 – Milano now a starter at LB
The snow didn’t seem to have an impact on Matt Milano’s game Sunday. He finished with a game-high 11 tackles to lead the Bills. The rookie linebacker also made a good number of plays in coverage to hold receivers from reaching the yard to gain for a first down.

Milano got 51 snaps in the game as he and Ramon Humber essentially exchanged playing time with the veteran linebacker only getting 20 snaps against the Colts. It was the most playing time Milano has seen since he filled in for an injured Humber and started against Tampa Bay and Oakland in back-to-back week. He got a season-high 52 snaps against the Raiders when he had a 40-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier confirmed that Milano is now the starter at the weakside linebacker spot.

“We inserted him in the starting lineup on Sunday,” Frazier said. “He did a terrific job. We plan on, barring anything happens this week in practice, he’s starting again against our next opponent, Miami.”

3 – Big Ben and Tomlin get tip of cap
Coach McDermott isn’t paying much attention to the AFC playoff race, but he did know that Baltimore losing to Pittsburgh on Sunday night was a help to Buffalo’s postseason aspirations. The Ravens 39-38 loss to the Steelers dropped them even with the Bills at 7-6 on the season.

“Yeah, I appreciate you Ben [Roethlisberger],” said McDermott in reference to Pittsburgh’s quarterback, who threw for over 500 yards and led the Steelers to a fourth-quarter comeback. “Mike Tomlin, former college teammate, appreciate the help.”

Tomlin and McDermott were teammates on William Mary’s football team.

[Update: Google Store and Walmart too] Google Home Max is now available for $399 at select retailers

Google made a big fuss about the Home Max when it announced it in October, but it didn’t launch the speaker then and promised it would be available in December. Well, December is almost halfway through and we’re starting to see the Home Max pop up on a couple of stores.

If you want the badass Google Home Max, your options now are Best Buy (chalk and charcoal) and Verizon (chalk only, charcoal is out of stock). Both let you add it to your cart and check out, with Best Buy offering free delivery by Monday December 18 or pick up in store around Wednesday 20 depending on your nearest store. The Google Store still says “join waitlist,” BH has “notify when available,” Newegg and Walmart don’t seem to have it listed, and Abt says it’s an authorized dealer and can’t sell it to you online but you can call and see if it’s available in store.

The price, as previously announced is $399. For that you get what is promised to be one of the best sounding speakers with dual 4.5″ woofers and custom 0.7″ tweeters that should give it 20x the power of a regular Google Home. (Oh boy!) The Max has Assistant and Chromecast built-in, Bluetooth, and 3.5mm input, and you can place it horizontally or vertically. If you’re interested, check the links above or below.

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Nokia 3 Gets December Android Security Patch Update

HMD Global has started rolling out the monthly software update for the Nokia 3. The Android update, which started rolling out last week, includes Google’s latest Android security patch update. Although this update is still based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the security patches offer an improved level of security for HMD’s budget Nokia 3 smartphone. Most high-end, flagship smartphones from other brands haven’t yet received the update for the month of December. The update has been released as part of HMD’s promise of offering monthly updates its smartphones.

Apart from the latest security patch, the December update also includes improved system stability along with a few enhancements to the user interface on the Nokia 3. The new update, available as OTA download, comes with a 345.4 MB file size and is being rolled out to users globally, including India.

We had reported, last week, that the Nokia 3 will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update directly and HMD is planning to skip Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the phone. The company also stated that it would release Oreo beta builds for the Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 soon.

 

 

The Nokia 3 is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) device that runs on stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone has a 5.0-inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. It is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

In the camera department, the Nokia 3 sports an 8-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash. On the front is another 8-megapixel sensor for selfies and video calling. The smartphone has an internal storage of 16GB, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

In terms of connectivity, the Nokia 3 has Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a gyroscope. It also has a 2630mAh non-removable battery under the hood.

These are all the Android Wear watches getting the Oreo update

Google has posted a list of all the Android Wear devices in line for the Android 8.0 Oreo update, both the smartwatches that have already had the upgrade and those that will get it at some point in the future.

Top of the list is the Fossil Q Venture and the LG Watch Sport, while devices from the likes of Fossil, Misfit, Casio, Huawei and TAG Heuer make up the rest of it. If you want to know when your update will appear, Google says, contact the watch manufacturer.

Missing out are smartwatches such as the Moto 360 and the Asus ZenWatch 2. These wearables will stay on Android 7.0 Nougat, though they will still receive bug fixes and security updates and so on for the foreseeable future.

Keep me updated

The Oreo update for smartwatches doesn’t bring a huge list of new features: you get improved battery life, customization options for the vibration function,  and support for a few extra languages, for instance.

It’s certainly not an upgrade of the magnitude of Android Wear 3.0, which we might see roll out next year – basically your smartwatch is just going to run a little more smoothly and perhaps need recharging a little less often.

Android Wear as a whole has had a quiet year in terms of both new hardware and software updates, despite the (delayed) roll out of Android Wear 2.0, so let’s hope Google has some big plans for 2018 for taking on the Apple Watch.

Via Android Police

Next Windows 10 update to make scrolling great again in Microsoft Edge browser

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Microsoft has announced that the company will finally address an annoying bug in Windows 10’s default web browser. Microsoft posted a blog to confirm that the Edge browser has a “Scroll Jank’ bug and the fix is coming soon with the next Windows 10 update, while it will be fixed in the upcoming Windows 10 preview build.

Scroll jank is a bug where the frames take too long for a browser to respond when there is scrolling or animations on the screen. Microsoft Edge will soon offer a jank free scrolling experience with the next Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 4.

Back in 2016, Microsoft in a support page admitted that Edge has a bug where “it does not fire wheel events when scrolling using the 2-finger scroll gesture on a Precision Touchpad”.

The company has now revealed that Microsoft Edge 17 will support Precision Touch Pad (PTP) Pointer Events this will fire Pointer Events with a pointerType of ‘touch’ in response to PTP gestures.

“Microsoft Edge also utilizes PTPs to enable back/forward swipe and to enhance users’ scrolling experience via off-thread (aka independent) scrolling. Since PTP input is processed differently by the input stack in Windows 10, we wanted to ensure that we took advantage of this and that we gave users a scrolling experience that felt as natural as their experience with touchscreens everywhere on the web. However, the web has traditionally had a bit of a design flaw when it comes to scrolling, in the form of scroll jank — that ‘glitchy’ feeling that the page is stuck, and not keeping up with your finger while you’re scrolling,” Microsoft Program Manager, Scott Low explains the bug in a blog post.

Microsoft will address the Edge browser’s Scroll Jank bug with the next Windows 10 release, codenamed Redstone 4. You will be able to try out PTP Pointer Events in Microsoft Edge starting with next Windows Insider release, on any site, Bing Maps, for example.


New Google Home Mini update 1.29 restores top tap functionality …

The Google Home Mini is a super-affordable way to get Google Assistant in your life, but Google was forced to hobble the device shortly after launch because a sticky touch sensor caused Artem’s Mini to record everything he said. Part of that functionality is now coming back with a small tweak. Instead of tapping the top of the device, you’ll be able to long-press the side.

When we reported the original defect to Google, the company investigated the issue and determined a small number of Home Minis had a touch sensor that triggered on its own, thus causing inadvertent recording. Normally, you’d needed to long-press the top of the device to initiate listening. Defective units couldn’t tell legitimate presses apart from “phantom presses,” so Google opted to disable the touch activation feature completely. The single tap functions, which would normally start and pause music, snooze alarms, and end phone calls, were disabled as well.

Some of that lost functionality will now come back with the addition of the side press. You will once again be able to play/pause music, end phone calls, and silence alarms without speaking to the device. This will come with a firmware update to v1.30 v1.29 (Update: Google gave us the wrong version at first—the right one is 1.29), which is rolling out today. However, it’ll start in the preview firmware channel. You can join that from the Home app settings if you want the touch control back ASAP.


Clarification

The added functionality won’t let you trigger voice input—only the commands that used to be controlled by single taps. So, single taps on the top are now side long presses. Top long presses are still disabled.

Samsung Galaxy S8 gets refreshed design as Android 8.0 Oreo update release nears

If we take a look at last year’s Galaxy S7, most users in the UK began receiving the update in March.

This was mainly due to Samsung releasing the update but the networks then taking their time to test it before pushing it out to consumers.

Speaking to Express.co.uk earlier in the year an EE spokesperson revealed: “Like the majority of UK networks, we’re working with Samsung and hope to have an approved nougat O/S file to roll out to our Galaxy S7 customers shortly.” 

The same is likely to happen with Oreo as Samsung will have to complete their checks before it then being made available to the networks.

So, if your an S8 or S8+ owner don’t expect to see an update before the Christmas.

In fact, with the Galaxy S9 expected to be revealed in February, this looks like the most realistic time for Samsung to push out an operating system upgrade to all of its users.

Always Connected PCs to get new features with Windows 10 Redstone 4 update

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Windows 10 on ARM is a new project developed by Microsoft with Qualcomm and the project brings the full version of Windows 10 operating system to the ARM-powered chipset (Snapdragon 835). Always-Connected PCs also supports emulation of traditional Win32 applications.

Now that Microsoft and Qualcomm finally kept their due promise, Windows 10 on ARM project ready but its actual OS implementation is still in works. Microsoft, Qualcomm, and their partners already showcased Windows 10 on ARM but the devices won’t be available until spring. It simply means that Microsoft is still not done with its OS functionality that will ship with the announced ARM devices. Both the company and their partners have strategically taken this decision as next Windows update will be available in the springtime.

There will be some features in next Windows update that will come exclusively to Always Connected PCs. Not all the Insiders will be able to test these features as the features will be exclusive to Always Connected PCs. Surface Pro LTE advanced model is however available to business customers, it still lacks some features that will be enabled with the next version of Windows 10, codenamed Redstone 4.

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According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, “As part of Redstone 4, Microsoft also will be piloting an Enterprise eSIM feature. Via this feature, enterprises will be able to bulk-purchase cellular subscriptions from mobile operators and use mobile device management services like Microsoft’s Intune, to provision the connectivity automatically.”

There is a lot of under the hood improvements that need to be done to make the Windows 10 on ARM a successful project or at least gain some traction with its first implementation.


Google Home Mini regains touch controls with v1.30 update

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Asus ZenFone 4 to Receive Android Oreo Update This Month

Asus’s ZenFone 4 is powered by the company’s ZenUI skin on top of Android 7.1 Nougat. Asus confirmed that an Oreo-based update would rollout to the ZenFone 3 and the ZenFone 4 series in the first half of 2018, but now, we’re finally receiving more precise information. According to Green1_ASUS, a moderator in the ZenTalk forums, the ZenFone 4 (with the model number ZE554KL) is expected to receive Android Oreo in December.

When the update hits devices, it’ll bring more than just Oreo. Asus said that it’s cutting back on bloatware, and that the new version of ZenUI has 16 pre-installed apps compared to the old version’s 35.

The ZenFone 4 series, for those who don’t recall, launched in 2017. The highest-end model is the ZenFone 4 Pro, a flagship device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip, 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, and a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display.

The ZenFone 4 (ZE554KL) was the mid-range smartphone in the company’s portfolio — it’s got a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, a Snapdragon 630 or Snapdragon 660 SoC (depending on the variant), and 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of storage. It has a dual-sensor rear camera comprising a 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4 micron pixels and a f/1.8 aperture, and a 8MP sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens. The front-facing camera is 8MP, and the battery size is 3,300mAh.

The ZenFone 4 was launched in the US on October 31, but it has yet to roll out to major markets such as as India.

At one time, Asus wasn’t a brand known for its smartphones. That changed in 2014, when the Taiwan-based smartphone maker (OEM) released the first few handsets in its ZenFone series: The ZenFone 4, the ZenFone 5 and the ZenFone 6. The following year, Asus replaced the aging ZenFone lineup with the second-generation ZenFone 2 series. ButAsus’ momentum slowed in 2016 after one of its principal supplers, Intel, exited the smartphone chip business. Asus was forced to turn to Qualcomm, and the prices of its smartphones went up as a result, and resultingly, the ZenFone 3 series didn’t follow in the footsteps of its predecessors when it came to popularity.

But Asus has seen something of a resurgence with the ZenFone 4. And with any luck, Android Oreo will propel it to even greater heights.


Source: Asus ZenTalk Forums




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