Tag Archive: February


AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5 updated with February Android security patch

If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on AT&T, you’ll want to keep an eye out for a security update that’s rolling out to the smartphone now. According to AT&T’s support pages, the update just started rolling out to the carrier’s Galaxy Note 5, bringing along unnamed security and performance enhancements.

While AT&T’s release notes don’t specifically call it out, a screenshot posted by Android Central forum user Bpschoon81 shows that this latest update brings the  [Read More…]

Mobile Nations Community Update, February 2016

As February draws to a close, it’s time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update. Below we’re going to take a look at some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

February Android security patch now rolling out to Moto X Pure Edition

As we approach the end of February, Motorola has started rolling out a security update for the Moto X Pure Edition that includes the latest security patches from Google. Once updated, your Moto X Pure Edition should list your Android security patch level as February 1, 2016. According to Motorola, the update also includes a kernel update to address a security issue of moderate severity.

The update may take some time to land for everyone as the  [Read More…]

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 updated with February Android security patch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 on Verizon is now receiving an update containing the latest Android security patches. The update bumps the Galaxy Tab S2’s software up to version LMY47X.T817VVRS2APB2, and only includes the following, according to Verizon’s release notes:

The current software update gives you the most up to date Android™ security patch on your device.

According to Verizon’s update tracker page, the update just started rolling out today, so you may not see it right  [Read More…]

HTC Vive Consumer Edition to go up for preorder on February 29 for $799

Behold Virtual reality (VR) lovers: HTC today unveiled its Vive Consumer Edition at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. The complete VR kit, which includes two wireless VR controllers, room scale movement sensors, and a headset featuring an inbuilt camera and phone has been priced at $ 799.

The SteamVR-powered HTC Vive has been making waves since March last year, when the Taiwanese company revealed its plans to manufacture VR headsets in association with game publisher Valve. The $ 799 price tag may have come as a downer for  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 8 starts receiving its February security patch

The Huawei Mate 8 is now receiving its security patch for February. The update moves the Android security patch level to February 1, 2016, and addresses issues such as remote code execution, along with escalation issues, potential security bypasses, and more.

If you’re not seeing the update yet, you can grab it manually by going into Settings, then About phone, and checking for an update.

The Huawei Mate 8 will reportedly be making  [Read More…]

Honor 7 to receive Marshmallow OTA in the EU by end of February

Honor has shared details on the Marshmallow rollout for the Honor 7, stating that beta testers are now receiving the final OTA build. The finished Android 6.0 build will be made available to all users in the EU within the next two weeks:

Beta testers of Android 6 for Honor 7 started to receive the final version via OTA. All beta tester will receive the OTA update in stages.

— HonorEU (@HonorEU) February  [Read More…]

Honor Holly 2 Plus all set to go on sale in India from February 15

The budget Honor Holly 2 Plus is going to make its debut in India next week. The phone will go on sale on Amazon India and Flipkart at 12:00AM February 15, with a retail price of ₹8,499 ($ 125).

There isn’t a dearth of budget Android handsets in India, but Honor is looking to differentiate itself by offering a 4000mAh battery and a gamut of connectivity options, which include GSM (LTE) as well as CDMA. You  [Read More…]

Lenovo sells 180,000 units of the K4 Note in India, open sale from February 15

Lenovo India has announced that it crossed 1.1 million registrations for the K4 Note, with over 180,000 units sold thus far. The vendor is getting rid of the registration system from next week, stating that the phone will be available on open sale starting February 15. Lenovo is also offering a new Pearl White color option as well.

Available for ₹11,900 ($ 175), the K4 Note offers a 5.5-inch Full HD display, MediaTek’s MT6753 SoC, 3GB  [Read More…]

Google Store $50 Nexus 5X discount ends on February 12

Google has been offering a $ 50 discount on the Nexus 5X for a few weeks already, and now the company has announced that the discount will end on February 12. If you have been eyeing the Nexus 5X, and like to save some extra money, you will want to make your purchase prior to February 12, so you can take advantage of the sale.

With the discount, the 16GB version of the smartphone is priced  [Read More…]