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List of devices getting Android 8.0 Oreo

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With the release of the new Android update dubbed as 8.0 Oreo, the first thing that comes to the minds of device owners is, “Will I receive the update?”

Here is a list we were able to gather per brand to answer the question:

Updated: September 15, 2017

ASUS

During the launch of its the ZenFone 4 smartphones, ASUS officially announced that it’ll update its current devices to Android 8.0. Included in the roster is a whole bunch of last year’s ZenFone 3 series and the latest ZenFone 4 phones.

  • ZenFone 4
  • ZenFone 4 Pro
  • ZenFone 4 Max
  • ZenFone 4 Max Plus
  • ZenFone 4 Max Pro
  • ZenFone 4 Selfie
  • ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
  • ZenFone 3
  • ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • ZenFone 3 Laser
  • ZenFone 3 Max
  • ZenFone 3 Ultra
  • ZenFone 3 Zoom

BlackBerry

So far, BlackBerry has officially confirmed that its current flagship phone will get the update.

  • Keyone

Essential

Essential’s VP of Software announced through a Reddit AMA that their sole phone offering will get the update sometime in October or November 2017.

  • Essential Phone (PH-1)

Google

The first in line for the new update are the supported phones from Google. Both the Nexus and Pixel lines of phones will get the update as soon as possible.

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player

HTC

Through a tweet, the Taiwanese company has confirmed its flagship devices to have Android Oreo.

  • HTC U11
  • HTC U Ultra
  • HTC 10

Motorola

Motorola is known to give prompt updates, and Android Oreo is surely coming to their current phones. Thankfully, Motorola’s US arm confirmed the smartphones that’ll get the update, although there’s no definite time frame.

  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z Force DROID
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto G5S Plus
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5

Nokia

The new owners of Nokia, HMD Global, has promised to bring the latest updates quickly to its smartphones. Expect the update notification to chime in the coming months.

  • Nokia 8
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3

OnePlus

OnePlus is not only known for its beastly phones, but they also have timely updates to their small family of Androids. The current and last year’s flagships will get Android O soon.

  • OnePlus 5
  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3

Samsung

Samsung is yet to give out the official Android O update cards, but SamMobile (a dedicated news site for anything Samsung) gave out their estimates. No timeline yet, but the flagships will definitely get theirs first.

  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S7 Active
  • Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Galaxy Tab S3
  • Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Galaxy J7 Prime

Sony

Sony released their official list of smartphones getting the Android Oreo update. Their new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact devices already have Android Oreo out of the box.

  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra
  • Xperia Touch

This listing is not final; more manufacturers will announce their plans and leaks will find their way online. Stay tuned!

SEE ALSO: 5 Android O features you’ll absolutely want

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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10+ vs Galaxy S10E: What are the differences?

A decade of Galaxies

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Samsung has launched three new flagship phones: the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10E. With three new models to choose from, it might be difficult to choose which Galaxy S10 is the one for you.

To help with this, we took the liberty to show you the differences between the three. Which of the Galaxy S10 models will be your GadgetMatch?

Display

Starting with the screen, the three Galaxy S10 models sport Super AMOLED displays in different sizes. The Galaxy S10E is the smallest among the bunch with a 5.8-inch display. It’s followed by the regular Galaxy S10 with its 6.1-inch display and, of course, the Galaxy S10+ with its large 6.4-inch panel.

It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy S10E has a completely flat display, while the other two Galaxy S10 variants have the curved panels we’ve come to expect from Samsung.

All three models don’t sport a notch, but they do have holes on the upper-right corner for their front cameras. The Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 have a perfectly rounded hole-punch camera, while Galaxy S10+ has a pill-shaped cutout since it has two front-facing cameras.

Performance

Despite the size differences of the phones, all models are powered by a flagship processor. Depending on where you are, the Galaxy S10 family will sport either a Snapdragon 855 or an Exynos 9820.

Memory and storage configuration will also vary depending on the region. The lowest possible memory available is 6GB and it can go as high 12GB. As for storage, it starts at 128GB and will reach up to 1TB. The 12GB+1TB combo will be exclusively available for the Galaxy S10+.

Another significant difference between the Galaxy S10 phones is battery capacity. The Galaxy S10E has a modest 3100mAh battery, the Galaxy S10 owns a pretty standard 3400mAh battery, and the Galaxy S10+, being the biggest of the three, comes with a huge 4100mAh battery.

All three variants support fast charging using wired or wireless chargers. They can also do reverse wireless charging (which Samsung calls Wireless PowerShare) to charge other devices using the Qi wireless standard.

Lastly, both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ feature the new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader, which is definitely faster than any of the in-display fingerprint readers we’ve tried before. The Galaxy S10E has a more conventional side-mounted fingerprint reader that’s still accurate and fast, but not as advanced.

Cameras

The Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ are the first among the Galaxy S lineup to have triple rear cameras. The setup is composed of a main 12-megapixel Dual Pixel and Dual Aperture camera, a 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle, and a 12-megapixel telephoto with 2x optical zoom.

Since the Galaxy S10E is priced lower, it only has two of the three rear cameras of its more expensive siblings: the main Dual Pixel camera and the ultra wide-angle shooter.

The situation in the front is quite different, though. Both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10E have a single selfie camera, while the Galaxy S10+ gets an extra depth sensor for a more precise bokeh effect or Live Focus.

Pricing and colors

The cheapest model is the Galaxy S10E which starts at US$ 750. The regular Galaxy S10 will set you back US$ 900, while the bigger Galaxy S10+ is priced at US$ 1,000.

All three models will come in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green, and Prism Blue. In addition, the Galaxy S10E will be available in Canary Yellow, as well. The Galaxy S10+ also has premium Ceramic Black and Ceramic White variants, but these are only available for the high-tier configurations.

Colors option may vary per region, so not all colors will be available in all markets.

Get to know more about the latest Galaxy S10 series by watching our hands-on video:

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S10 Hands-on: A refinement of everything

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Instagram photo challenge with the Samsung Galaxy S10

Hands-on with all three versions!

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Samsung’s newest Galaxy S devices have just been announced and we’re blessed with three versions: The Samsung Galaxy S10e (small), the Galaxy S10 (big), and the Galaxy S10+ (big big!).

Each phone is equipped with a number of cameras so you know what that means: IG photo test!

In our Her GadgetMatch video, we check out what’s so cool about the new Samsung phones and test what the cameras can do. Spoiler: They do a lot!

In case you’re having trouble viewing, watch HERE.

SEE ALSO: Samsung’s new LED light cover is the phone case we’ve always wanted

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Hands-On

Does it live up to the hype?

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Infinity-O Display, five cameras, in-display fingerprint reader, next-generation wireless charging: these four features define Samsung’s new Galaxy S10.

When you take its features apart like this, it makes it seem like what we have is yet another underwhelming phone with no new groundbreaking feature. But to look at the S10 that way does the phone an injustice. It’s one that needs to be taken as a whole, not a sum of its parts.

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