Tag Archive: Rolling


First impressions are rolling in from the Mario Kart Tour beta

Prepare for micro-transactions and stamina bars to slow you down in your Mario Kart

Mario Kart is one of Nintendo’s strongest franchise with titles available for nearly every Nintendo console and handheld released in the past two decades and over 100 million copies sold — but Nintendo is eyeing a much larger potential audience by bringing Mario Kart to mobile phones.

When Mario Kart Tour was first announced more than a year ago, the online reactions were a mixed  [Read More…]

One UI update rolling out to Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport

The update includes battery optimizations and outdoor swim tracking.

What you need to know The One UI update is rolling out to the Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, and Gear Sport. The update includes a refreshed UI with new settings and features. New battery optimizations should help your watch last longer.

We first got a glimpse of Samsung’s One UI on wearables with the launch of the Galaxy Watch Active. Now, the One UI update is rolling out  [Read More…]

New Google Assistant design rolling out to limited users

The new dark transparent design is rolling out in a limited A/B test.

What you need to know Google is doing a limited A/B test of a new design for Google Assistant on phones. It’s been seen on Pixel and OnePlus phones with version 9.84.10.21 of the Google app. We don’t know if this will become the default in the future or not.

Google appears to be testing a new design for Google Assistant with users reporting  [Read More…]

AR navigation in Google Maps is rolling out to Pixel phones

AR navigation is rolling out for walking directions in Google Maps Previously saw this feature previewed at last year’s I/O keynote Feature will be available on Google Pixel phones starting today

Google wants to change the way you use Google Maps on a Pixel, by using the phone’s camera and augmented reality to overlay directions and other relevant travel information when you use walking directions. It was something they announced at last year’s Google I/O, and more recently  [Read More…]

Verizon begins rolling out its 5G network in Chicago and Minneapolis

Do you have the need for speed? If so, then you’ll be happy to hear that Verizon is currently rolling out 5G connectivity a week ahead of schedule. Typical speeds are expected to be 450Mbps with peak speeds of up to 1Gbps. That makes 5G up 10 times faster than traditional LTE networks. Unfortunately, 5G speeds are limited to Chicago and Minneapolis at the moment — and only if you have the Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod  [Read More…]

Stable Android 9.0 Pie update rolling out to ASUS ZenFone 5Z globally

The ZenFone 5Z is getting a generous dose of Pie.

ASUS has kicked off the rollout of stable Android 9.0 Pie update for the ZenFone 5Z. The update is going out globally, with ASUS noting that it should be available to all 5Z users over the coming weeks.

ASUS pared back ZenUI’s customizations in recent years, with the interface now in line with pure Android. The update should being all the new features in Pie, including app  [Read More…]

Stable Android 9.0 Pie update is now rolling out to POCO F1

The POCO F1 is now receiving the stable Pie update.

POCO F1 picked up the MIUI 10 update back in November, but that particular build was still based on Oreo. Xiaomi is now rolling out the stable Android 9.0 Pie release to the device, with users in India and UK getting the update. The OTA update comes in at 1.6GB and includes the latest version of MIUI (10.1.3.0 PEJMIFI), the November security patch, and a host of  [Read More…]

Android 9 Pie beta with One UI is rolling out to some unlocked Note 9s

Note 9 users can get a taste of Samsung’s upcoming interface redesign.

If you own a Galaxy Note 9 and you’ve been envious of your S9-touting friends who have been running the Samsung One UI beta, then today’s your day; Note 9 users in Germany, India, and the United States can start downloading the beta today.

To receive the firmware update, you’ll need to have registered for the beta program through the Samsung+ app on an unlocked  [Read More…]

December 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel devices

Latest patch addresses the Pixel 3 RAM management issues, along with some general improvements for all Pixel devices.

Google is rolling out the last batch of security updates for 2018. Officially announced on December 3, the latest security patch delivers general security patches for some remote and local flaws affecting all Android devices, and also includes a number of updates and fixes specifically targeting Pixel devices.

Google said it would address RAM management issues on the Pixel  [Read More…]

Freedom Mobile is rolling out RCS support for Android Messages

You’ll need to be running Android 5.0 or later with Android Messages v3.6 or newer.

Since iMessage won’t be coming to Android anytime soon, Google’s been hard at work to build up its own version of the popular messaging service using RCS technology and its excellent Android Messages app. On Thursday, October 11, Freedom Mobile announced that it’s now rolling out RCS features for its subscribers.

If you’re on Freedom Mobile and use Android Messages, this means  [Read More…]