Tag Archive: receiving


Moto X Pure Edition now receiving its May security patch

Motorola is now pushing out the May security update to the Moto X Pure Edition. The phone has not received an update since around February, so while this isn’t the newest patch available, it is still great to see it get more secure. As for the release notes, Motorola only mentions the Android Security update, though it is likely that a few bugs have been squashed, or the performance of certain things will improve.

If you  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7, S7 edge now receiving July 1 security patch from Verizon

Verizon is now pushing the July 1 security update to both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. This month Google is offering two security patches, one dated July 1 and one dated July 5 which included a few extra things. While it would be nice to see Samsung pushing the July 5 update, it is still great to see the patches pushing out so quickly.

No other major changes are noted by Verizon, but it  [Read More…]

Galaxy S7, S7 edge now receiving July 1 security patch from T-Mobile

T-Mobile is now pushing the July 1 security update to both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. This time around, Google is offering two security patches, one dated July 1 and one dated July 5 which included a few extra things. While it would be nice to see Samsung pushing the July 5 update, it is still great to see the patches pushing out so quickly.

The update weighs in at  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 now receiving Marshmallow

T-Mobile is finally pushing out Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Weighing in at 1.5GB, the update brings a number of big new features to the phone. Right now, T-Mobile’s support site doesn’t show that the update is available, but there are a number of reports floating around that people are receiving the update over the air.

Marshmallow brings Doze, enhanced permission controls, some new design elements and more. If you have a Galaxy Note  [Read More…]

AT&T Galaxy S6 edge+, Note 5 now receiving Marshmallow update

AT&T has finally begun pushing the Marshmallow update out for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. The update brings Doze, enhanced permission controls, a slightly revamped user interface and more to both handsets. AT&T is the last major carrier in the U.S. to push out the update for these phones. The updates weigh in at around 1.4GB, so you will want to make sure that your phone is charged and you are on a strong Wi-Fi network.  [Read More…]

Here’s when your Nexus phone or tablet will stop receiving Android updates

Last year, Google said that it will roll out monthly security updates to Nexus phones and tablets for three years from their respective launch dates, and platform updates for “at least two years.” The search giant is now listing concrete timelines for when support will end for each Nexus phone and tablet, including the Nexus 6P and 5X:

Device No guaranteed Android version updates after Nexus 5X September 2017 Nexus 6P September 2017 Nexus 9 October  [Read More…]

LG G Pad X 10.1 on AT&T now receiving the Marshmallow update

AT&T’s LG G Pad X 10.1 has started receiving the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The OTA update — coming in at 869MB — increments the kernel version to 3.4.0, the build number to MRA58K, and the software version to V93020f.

The changelog lists the following additions:

Upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow AT&T Services updates AT&T Locker now 2.0 Keeper removed myAT&T is a full preloaded app (was weblink) Ready2Go replaced with Setup & Transfer Kindle removed  [Read More…]

YouTube Red subscribers receiving offer for free Chromecast

If you subscribed to YouTube Red, you’re in for a treat. Some subscribers have received an email from Google offering them a free Chromecast to reward them for their subscription, which is a great way to get more people to watch YouTube on the big screen.

Before you get excited, there is some bad news. This appears to only be for people who specifically signed up for YouTube Red, not for those who have Google Play Music All Access and  [Read More…]

Verizon Galaxy S5 now receiving its Marshmallow update

If you’re rocking the Galaxy S5 from Verizon, you may want to check your phone for an update. The carrier is now pushing out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update, which has a software version of MMB29M.G900VVRU2DPD1 this time around.

Following the update, you’ll be able to take advantage of Doze, the enhanced permission controls and much more.

Verizon notes that the update also includes:

This software update brings the latest Android™ Marshmallow OS along with Wi-Fi  [Read More…]

Google Messenger is your app of choice for receiving messages

In last week’s poll we asked how you use your phone for messaging. There are plenty of ways to message people using your phone, whether you prefer the default SMS app on your phone, or like to download a specific app. No matter what app you like to use, the only thing that matters is whether it works for you.

This was a seriously close contest. Google Messenger took first place with 20.22%  [Read More…]