PSA: Some users not receiving notifications after latest Android Messages update

Following a bug in the Google Clock app that rose to prominence last week, another first-party Google app is encountering a rather significant bug. Many have reported that the latest update to Android Messages does not alert users to incoming texts with notifications.

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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+: Android 7.1 Nougat update coming soon [Update]

Update 8/28/2017 — Yodafone has since updated the thread where this Update Weekly Recap was posted to say that the 7.1 listing was a typo for 7.0. The update is simply for security patches and bug fixes. Sorry, guys.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8/S8+ are two of the most notable smartphones of the year, but one thing that they’ve been lacking ever since their release is the latest version of Android. Thanks to an update from Vodafone Australia, it looks like the Android 7.1 update is right around the corner.

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Hands-on with Action Launcher’s huge June update [Video]

Action Launcher has always been a popular third-party launcher; in fact, I’ve been using it almost exclusively for years. Recently, developer Chris Lacy released the June update, a major overhaul that could make it an even bigger success. The update includes Android O stylization, improved shortcut menus, and more.

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Essential Phone is now available for purchase, company promises Nexus-esque update policy [Update]

After a couple of months of anticipation, Andy Rubin’s startup Essential is finally opening up orders for its first product, the Essential Phone. The unlocked, bezel-less device is now available from Essential and multiple retailers for 9.

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Android Marshmallow update for BlackBerry PRIV rolling out in late April/early May

During its fourth quarter earnings call this morning, John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, confirmed when we can expect Android Marshmallow to land on its first Google-powered smartphone. While many other manufacturers have already rolled out Android 6.0 to their customers, it seems BlackBerry PRIV owners will need to wait at least another month.

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Android O dev preview gets another OTA update, restores partial Android Pay functionality [Update]

Update: After several of our staff updated, it appears that Android Pay is fully working for some, but not all. Two of us previously had our credit and debit cards set up in the mobile wallet, and they appear to be working fine. But for one of us and the individual who didn’t previously have a card setup, the application won’t let them add their cards to the application.

Alongside the unveiling of several new features coming to Android O, Google announced that it would be pushing out the second build of the developer preview. This meant that the program was now in beta and people could enroll to have new beta builds sent to them via OTA updates. A day later and now Pixel and Nexus owners are receiving another update…

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