Huawei says Android Nougat w/ EMUI 5.0 will hit Honor 6X in March

When the Honor 6X was unveiled at CES, we were disappointed to see that it would be shipping with a much older version of the company’s Android skin — EMUI 4.1. Although the 6X is a budget handset, it was unfortunate to hear that a phone launched in 2017 would reach customers running Marshmallow. Today, Honor has confirmed that it will begin rolling out the EMUI 5.0/Nougat update to the Honor 6X in March…

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Nougat isn’t coming to the unlocked Moto Z until Feb, Moto Z Play in March

Verizon started rolling out Android Nougat to their Moto Z and Z Force handsets back in November. This fit with a statement given by a Motorola spokesperson which said that the entire line would be updated in Q4 of 2016.

The issue now is that the unlocked variants of the handset — sold directly from Moto themselves — have yet to receive any sort of update. A new statement from the Lenovo-owned company says that these updates should be coming soon…

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Super Mario Run is finally making its way to Android on March 23

Nintendo has finally announced that Super Mario Run will arrive on the Play Store on March 23. This has been a long time coming for Android users, since Nintendo released the game on iOS back in December. Previously, Nintendo confirmed that Super Mario Run would arrive on the Play Store in March without giving specifics…

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LG G6 will allegedly release March 10th, Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 21st

‘Release season’ kicks off this weekend with the announcement of the LG G6 at MWC, but that’s not the only major flagship set to make waves in the coming weeks. Not too long after, Samsung will be debuting the Galaxy S8 at an event in New York City. However, that doesn’t tell us when these phones will hit the market. Luckily, those dates may have been revealed…

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This week’s top stories: Pixel 2 rumors, Best Android phones [March], Google Home, Galaxy S8 leaks, Assistant, Hangouts & more

In this week’s top stories: Pixel 2 rumors, Best Android phones [March], Google Home and Assistant, the latest Galaxy S8 leaks, our Samsung Chromebook Plus review, and much more.  more…

Google’s March security OTA update also has Nexus 5X performance and stability fixes

Update: It looks like the update also has a new “Cool color temperature” toggle for using cooler display colors.

I wrote my thoughts on the Nexus 5X all the way back in November, and the gist of it was this: the Nexus 5X is great, but its performance just leaves a lot to be desired — especially for a phone with such better-than-average specs. People familiar with its development told me that there was a lot of internal strife regarding the Nexus 5X and its performance issues, but it seems that drama has finally resulted in some good. The March security update that was issued yesterday packs some extra goodies for Nexus 5X owners…

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Google announces plans to open-source Google Earth Enterprise in March

Google Earth Enterprise was originally released over 10 years ago, allowing businesses to build and hosts private versions of Earth and Maps. Back in 2015, however, Google announced that it was shuttering the service come March 2017.

The company today slightly revised those plans, saying that it would open-source all of the core Google Earth Enterprise tools.

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