OnePlus halts Android 10 rollout for OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7

Only a couple of weeks after Google rolled out the latest Android 10 to its Pixel lineup, OnePlus released the update for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users in the form of OxygenOS 10. Combining Android 10‘s goodness with OnePlus’ subtle creativity, OxygenOS 10 was meant to be an instant success. Sadly, the reality has been far from it.

As soon as the update hit the shelves, users started reporting a plethora of bugs, claiming most of them were brought into OnePlus’ notice during the initial rounds of beta testing. Many infuriated users also called OnePlus a fraud for shipping off an open beta build in the name of a stable release.

The company took its time to assess the complaints and decide how to take care of the matter at hand. After days of consideration, the Chinese OEM has decided to halt the Android 10 (OxygenOS 10) rollout for the time being and prepare a hotfix version to take care of the reported bugs.

OnePlus is working tirelessly on the hotfix, we’re sure, but the company is yet to announce a tentative rollout date. However, considering how prompt OnePlus usually is with updates, we expect the hotfix to go live within the next couple of weeks.

AT&T, T-Mobile Galaxy S9 get September update with Night mode in tow

Two of the United States’ leading telecom companies, T-Mobile and AT&T, have released updates for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Apart from bringing the September security patch, the updates also bring the highly-anticipated Night mode for the camera.

Both AT&T and T-Mobile haven’t been the fastest when it comes to software updates, and it’s has taken them an awful lot of time to release the Night mode. Samsung’s Night mode isn’t as polished as Google’s Night Sight, but it still is one of the best night camera modes out there.

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Despite being separate updates, of course, the packages are nearly identical, as they both bundle in the September 2019 security patch and the Night mode for the camera. We don’t, yet, have the software version for the AT&T update, but know that the T-Mobile package carries version G960USQU6CSI2 and G965USQU6CSI2 for the S9 and S9 Plus respectively.

Samsung has already confirmed the Android 10-based One UI 2 beta for the Galaxy S10 family and could start rolling out in the coming weeks. As we know, the S9 duo has slipped down the pecking order, meaning that users would have to wait a bit longer to have a taste of Android 10.

Galaxy Note 10 to get One UI 2 Android 10 beta update on Oct 21

We were expecting Samsung to hand us Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 sets today but it looks like that ain’t happening. However, we may have a date set for the release of Android 10 update — under One UI 2 beta program, yes — for another Samsung flagship in the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.

According to a screenshot shared by a user with Sammobile, a Samsung customer rep is seen telling the user that the company plans to release the One UI 2 beta update based on Android 10 on October 21 for the two Note 10 sets. We think Samsung will exclude the Note 10 5G handset from the initial Android 10 rollout and will bring the Android 10 update for the 5G variants later on.

Even though the customer reps aren’t as reliable as we would want, the date also seemingly matches the general prediction for the Android 10 release for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ sets, especially considering the company’s trend of releasing the One UI beta update for the Note series a few weeks after making it available for the Galaxy S handset, just like Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 last year.

The One UI 2 update will bring all the goodies from the Android 10 update like Dark mode, improved Gestures Navigation, better Sharing Menu, Live Caption, Bubbles, better permissions management, Accent Colors and Themes, and more. While, Samsung will also add a few features of its own the One UI, like a native screen recorder, new Quick Settings menu, etc. Find the list of One UI 2 features here.

OnePlus 6 and 6T Android 10 Open Beta to release this month [OxygenOS 10]

The OxygenOS 10 update based on Android 10 is now available for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, but even the beta version of the update is yet to be available for the OnePlus 6 and 6T users. That surely has a lot of users waiting desperately for OxygenOS 10 update.

Good news then, that OnePlus realized what users are feeling and shared a timeline of the Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Not only that, they also spilled some beans on Android 10 release for the OnePlus 5 and 5T, too.

On the forum post, the company announced that they plan to release the Android 10 beta update under the Open Beta channel for the OnePlus 6 series handsets in October itself.

LG Stylo 5 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: September patch released by Verizon

Released in June 2019, the LG Stylo 5 is one of LG’s more budget-friendly offerings. The device doesn’t pack jaw-dropping features but has a few tricks up its sleeve, making it a phone worth considering.

LG’s Stylo lineup has been quite popular in recent years, thanks to the sweet stylus it comes with. And while that’s undoubtedly its main USP, there are a few other factors to consider as well. The device packs a big display, a respectable camera, and a decent battery — a combination you can’t ignore.

In this section, however, we’ll talk about the important software updates, which allow your device to operate at its best throughout its lifespan. Regular security updates, major bug fixes, highly-anticipated Android 10 release, and everything in between — you’ll find every bit of info on your LG Stylo 5 on this page. Now, without further ado, let’s get to it.

Samsung announces One UI 2 beta for S10 lineup in the US [Update: Europe too!]

After weeks of speculation, Samsung made its Android 10 update when it announced the One UI 2 for Korea yesterday. Thankfully, we now have the details of One UI 2 beta program for the US too as Samsung US announced the update on its forums today.

As expected, the Galaxy S10 lineup — S10, S10e, and S10 Plus — will get the update ahead of any other Samsung device, including the Note 10 duo. Eligible Galaxy S10 handsets in the include S10e, S10, and S10+ at T-Mobile, Sprint and the unlocked handsets (in the US only). Yes, the S10 5G is left out for now but given the limited no of users of the device, it’s understandable.

Last year, the South Korean OEM released Android 9 Pie-based One UI beta in November, marking the company’s fastest rollout in ages. This year, Samsung is determined to beat the record they set in 2018, aiming to roll out the beta at least a month early.

OnePlus 7T in the US will be a T-Mobile exclusive and arrives on October 18

OnePlus launched OnePlus 7T late last month in the Indian market but the phone has yet to reach the US market. But today, we now know for sure when the OnePlus 7T will be available in the US, and where, and at what price.

T-Mobile has announced that the OnePlus 7T will be their exclusive sell, and they plan to make the handset available on October 18, both via their website and retail stores.

The T-Mobile’s OnePlus 7T will be available for $25/month for 24 months on the carrier’s no-interest Equipment Installment plan, the carrier announced. If you want an unlocked variant, it will cost you $599.99 upfront, but you will be able to use it on Verizon too. Given T-Mobile had stopped selling the OnePlus 7 Pro, we expected as much.

The OnePlus 7T will also support T-Mobile’s 600 MHz band, which is great for T-Mobile faithful. You may recall that OnePlus 7T sports some of the top-of-the-line hardware including Snapdragon 855, 6.55-inch 1080p 90Hz full-screen AMOLED display, 16MP front-facing camera with a triple rear camera setup of 48MP main sensor, 16MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens. And it comes with Android 10!

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T gets new update rolling out, includes August security patch

A new software update is now available as an OTA for the OnePlus 6T users at T-Mobile. If you were expecting anything like Android 10, we won’t blame you given the extraordinary pace at with OnePlus is ro1lling out updates in 2019, but hey, even the OnePlus 7 Pro at T-Mobile is yet to receive Android 10 yet.

Further, even the Global units of OnePlus 6T are to receive the Android 10 beta update, let alone the stable build, so we can lay it down pretty surely that Android 10 for OnePlus 6T is at least a few months away.

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So, all you get with today’s new update, dubbed A6013_34_190814, is an updated Google Maps app and August 2019 security patch. Yes, we would have liked the October patch to be part of the update too, after all, it’s already available for Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Note 9, even though the company is known for rolling out updates slowly. Speaking of which, Samsung announced the Android 10 beta program today as part of their One UI 2 update.

Android 9 Pie update for T-Mobile V30 is now available

Good news for the T-Mobile LG V30 users! After a long wait, even more than for the Verizon and AT&T users in the US, let alone their global counterparts, the Android Pie update is finally rolling out for them. Arriving as software version H93230d, the OTA’s size is about 1.8GB.

While the V30 users in Europe received Android Pie before anyone in the US, albeit after a long delay, the wait for T-Mobile V30 was agonizingly painful as even after a huge delay, they had to witness the Pie update roll out first for the Verizon and Sprint users who got the update on September 13 and October 1 respectively.

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Anyway, the Pie update is now available for the T-Mobile V30 users too. It’s hitting the devices as an OTA as we speak, but if you want to grab the update yourself right away, you can also force download it using LG’s PC companion software called LG