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Will my phone get the Android Oreo update?

Will my phone get the Android Oreo update?

This week's Android Oreo update was announced ready for some smartphones now and a bunch in coming weeks. Today we've got a list of devices that'll certainly get the Android 8.0 Oreo update as well as a few mentions of devices that'll more-than-likely get the update. This list begins with the most obvious members of the Android family: Google's own Pixel and Nexus.

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What is new in Android Oreo : Part 2

What is new in Android Oreo : Part 2

Android Oreo's new features are abundant, and make for an Android update that's well worth the effort. Along with the update comes the very clear message from Google about their Pixel devices: Google Pixel is the smartphone to have if you want to have the latest and greatest features from the mothership. Today we're running down a set of new Android 8.0 Oreo features that we didn't cover in yesterday's part 1.

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Android 8.0 Oreo: 10 cream-filled features

Android 8.0 Oreo: 10 cream-filled features

Today's release of Android 8.0 Oreo includes a generous helping of new features for devices of many sorts. Today we're running down 10 of the most delicious-looking features for smartphones that'll get the Oreo update first. This includes some of the most basic (but important) modifications - like extended battery life, and game-changing - like Ambient Screen.

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How to download the Android 8.0 Oreo update now

How to download the Android 8.0 Oreo update now

Today users will be able to download Android Oreo from the source - Google - and its developer program. To make this happen, users will need one of a variety of relatively new smartphones unless they're willing to go above and beyond the average process and hack their phone. Today we're beginning with the basic process that's available to any average user.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to remove several OS features

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to remove several OS features

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 will be released in the coming weeks, and Microsoft promises it will include new features not only for creatives, but improvements to accessibility, security, and UI as well. Unfortunately, there are several existing features of the operating system that will be getting removed or deprecated with the update. Most of them are aging and no longer being developed, or they're being folded into other tools and applications.

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New Windows 10 preview build features UI, Edge improvements

New Windows 10 preview build features UI, Edge improvements

Users in Microsoft's Windows Insider program have received a nice big update this week, focusing on features and improvements expected to be released with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in September. Known as build 16237, the update includes lots of smaller tweaks and fixes, including input and task manager changes, but the big focus is on Windows Shell and the Microsoft Edge browser.

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New Mac public beta update live: macOS High Sierra in effect

New Mac public beta update live: macOS High Sierra in effect

Today the macOS High Sierra public beta has been released to the public - just days after the public beta for iOS 11. This newest version of the desktop operating system from Apple includes all the bells and whistles - or at least most of them - spoken about during Apple's special event on the subject. A warning before anyone goes any further - this is, again, a BETA release, which means it might not be entirely stable.

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Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 source code leaked, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft is dealing with a significant Windows 10 security headache this weekend, as the company has confirmed that a portion of the operating system's source code was in fact posted online. Shared on the online repository site BetaArchive earlier this week, Microsoft has said that the code is genuine and comes from the Shared Source Kit, which is shared with the company's trusted partners.

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In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

If you're a member of Microsoft's Windows Insiders program and you installed a new build on Thursday evening, you'll want to pay attention to this: the company has revealed that an internal build of Windows 10 (16212) still in development was accidentally released to users for both PC and mobile devices. Fortunately Microsoft was quick to catch the error and only a small number of people downloaded the updates, however, the mobile build is leaving devices in a bricked state.

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Beyond Android: Our first look at Google Fuchsia

Beyond Android: Our first look at Google Fuchsia

Today we're having our first look at the project code-named Google Fuchsia - a mobile OS that departs from Android and Chrome. While Google's Chrome OS and Android OS were both based on Linux, Fuchsia is not. Fuchsia OS is based on Google's own "Magenta" microkernel, not to be confused with the Google AI music project of the same name. Fuchsia is all about speed, performance, and beauty.

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Windows 10 Cloud specs leak alongside details of Chromebook rival

Windows 10 Cloud specs leak alongside details of Chromebook rival

Microsoft's upcoming May 2nd event is only a few weeks away, and while we already know it will focus on education, new information has emerged that hints we'll finally see the debut of Windows 10 Cloud, a scaled-back version of the operating system designed to compete with Chrome OS on low-spec hardware. Among the new details are a list of minimum specs for Windows 10 Cloud, revealing how such devices running the OS would compare to Google’s Chromebooks.

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Windows Vista is officially dead

Windows Vista is officially dead

More than 10 years after it first launched, Microsoft has officially ended support for Windows Vista. Today is the final day for Windows Vista extended support, which means that the divisive operating system is well and truly dead. This move from Microsoft comes nearly five years to the day after mainstream support for Vista ended.

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