Android Nougat dominated the news this week, as the software came first to Google’s line of Nexus phones. Yet there were some other updates worth paying attention to, such as AT&T expanding the Wi-Fi calling lineup and a minor bump to the OnePlus 3.
Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the ecosystem, including phones and tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android Wear smartwatches, and Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs and gaping security holes.
Android Nougat: By now you’re probably scored the update to Nougat if you have a Nexus 6P, 5X, 6, 9, or Pixel C. It could take several weeks to fully spread, so don't freak out if you haven't seen the update on your device just yet. If you’d prefer to flash the software yourself you can grab the factory images directly from Google.
LG V10: AT&T has slowly been rolling out its Wi-Fi calling feature to Android phones after it was an iPhone exclusive. First it came to the LG G4, then to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Now you can get it if you have an LG V10. Look for an AT&T update to bring the feature to you.
OnePlus 3: There’s a “community build” of OxygenOS 3.5 for the OnePlus 3. It’s essentially a beta update, meant for those who want to test the latest features before a more polished version goes live. According to OnePlus, you’ll get user interface improvements, updates to the camera, and more “robust settings.”
MyAT&T app: At long last, you can use your fingerprint to login to the official AT&T app in order to check on your data usage, payment status, and other details. Once you grab the update, you’ll see a pop-up notice the next time you launch the app asking if you’d like to enable the feature.