Welcome to Top Android News, our daily running feed of the most important news from the wonderful world of Android. Throughout the day, we’ll be updating this post with the latest coverage from your favorite sources — so be sure to keep checking back.
1o:00 (EDT) | Motorola has today taken the wraps off two new budget-friendly smartphones, the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus. Both handsets sport a Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, while the former has a 5-inch display and the latter has a 5.5-inch panel.
11:35 (EDT) | A new report published by iNews24 claims that the upcoming refurbished variant of the Galaxy Note 7, which has been dubbed the Galaxy Note FE, will come anodized in the same colors — Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium — as its predecessor when it’s released next month.
13:10 (EDT) | You can now pre-order Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium, in the United States from Amazon and Best Buy. The device is priced at $799.99 and packs a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 CPU and a 19MP rear-facing camera.
14:20 (EDT) | Essential’s revealed that its first smartphone, the Essential Phone, will be available on-contract exclusively through Sprint. However, if you want to use the handset with a different carrier, you can pick up the unlocked variant for $699 from the firm’s website.
15:40 (EDT) | It’s confirmed: The OnePlus 2 won’t receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. This news will likely frustrate many owners, seeing as the handset is just shy of being two years old, and most manufacturers support their smartphones for at least two major firmware upgrades. We’re disappointed, OnePlus.