Tag Archive: Pushes

Google pushes Android Q’s controversial Scoped Storage enforcement to 2020

Scoped Storage requires new permissions and has been pushed back till Android R to give developers more time.

One of Android Q‘s key focuses so far has been privacy, bringing a big change to how apps access a phone’s file system. In the most recent beta, Google implemented Scoped Storage, an important tenet of that privacy push, and it was immediately met with negative feedback and controversy.

Scoped Storage has good intentions: it’s meant to allow apps  [Read More…]

Starbucks 5.0 app pushes out on Android after bug-fixing delay

Even Starbucks’ developers need some caffeine before they push out a major update.

Starbucks is probably one of the most-used apps on many a coffee-user’s phone. They use it to order coffee on their way to work, on their way back from lunch, on their way to afternoon cafe, and any other time the ever-insatiable itch for caffeine needs to be scratched, or whenever users need to check their status and points in the Starbucks Rewards program. An update  [Read More…]

Google’s Flutter pushes forward with its first Release Preview

On June 20, the team behind Flutter announced that its development platform was officially exiting the beta stage it entered in February and moving into Release Preview 1.

Flutter is a mobile UI framework that aims to help developers make high-quality apps that work on both Android and iOS as easily and seamlessly as possible. There was a sizable showcase for Flutter during Google I/O in May, and since then, the Flutter team says it’s seen a 50% increase  [Read More…]

Google pushes RCS forward by rebranding Messenger to Android Messages

Google wants its messaging app to be the default texting platform in the age of RCS.

Google Messenger has picked up an update that renames the app to Android Messages. The core functionality is still the same, and barring the name change, the update doesn’t bring any new features to the messaging app. However, the app will now be installed on default on handsets from over 20 phone makers as Google pushes ahead with RCS.

The  [Read More…]

AT&T pushes Marshmallow update to BlackBerry Priv

AT&T is now rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the BlackBerry Priv. While the update has been available to unlocked Priv’s for a while now, and even hit the T-Mobile variant in mid-June, it’s good to see it landing for the AT&T model.

From AT&T:

Effective July 13, 2016, AT&T released a software update for the PRIV™ by BlackBerry® (STV100-1). You can download the update via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). A Wi-Fi connection is required.

Once  [Read More…]

Verizon pushes June security patch update to Samsung Galaxy Note 4

If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon, you may want to check for an update. The carrier has just begun pushing out an over-the-air update to the phone, bringing it up to date with the June Android security patch.

From Verizon:

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

Once updated, your Note 4 should be up to software version MMB29M.N910VVRU2CPF3 with the latest security  [Read More…]

Verizon pushes June security patch update to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Verizon is now pushing out a fresh update to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, bring both phones up to date with the latest security patches from Google.

From Verizon:

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

Once the update is installed, you should find that your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge’s security patch level is current with the latest June updates. For more on  [Read More…]

Verizon pushes small security update to the original Droid Turbo

Droid Turbo owners, you’ve got a fresh update on its way courtesy of Verizon. If you, like everyone else, were hoping to finally secure some Marshmallow sweetness, however, you’ll want to prepare for disappointment. The latest update simply includes improvements to call performance, along with the “latest” Android security patches, Verizon says.

While up-to-date security is nothing to scoff at, this update certainly won’t please those who have been waiting what feels like ages for a taste  [Read More…]

AT&T pushes May security patch to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

AT&T has begun pushing an update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users that brings the smartphones up to date with the latest May security patch. While AT&T doesn’t yet appear to have updated its website with the details of the updates, a number of users on our forums report having received the update on both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the update contains much else. However, it is impressive  [Read More…]

Sprint pushes Marshmallow to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and S5 Sport

Sprint has started pushing out a pair of new Marshmallow updates, this time bringing Android 6.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S5 Sport.

For Note Edge users, Sprint notes that the latest OTA update will also include a bump up to the latest security patches from Samsung and Google, as well as miscellaneous bug fixes. The Galaxy S5 Sport update, on the other hand, simply moves the handset up to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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