Tag Archive: Rolling


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…]

Fortnite Android Beta begins rolling out for supported Android devices

Well, that didn’t last long. After a rumored 30-day exclusivity period and a confirmed “few day exclusive” comment from Samsung, the Fortnite Android Beta has officially begun rolling out for Android devices. I just got my invite to download on my OnePlus a couple hours ago, confirmed by two Scott and Andrew on their respective devices.

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WhatsApp’s group voice and video calling feature is rolling out to everyone

WhatsApp’s group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously.

WhatsApp announced earlier this year that it would roll out group calling for both video and voice calls, and the feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. Group calling supports four people simultaneously, and to initiate a call, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one voice or video call and select the “add participants” button from the top right corner.

WhatsApp saw  [Read More…]

July 2018 security patch now rolling out for Pixel and Nexus devices

The Pixel 2 and 2 XL get improved Wi-Fi performance with this patch.

Another month, another security patch. On July 2, Google officially started pushing out the July 2018 Android security patch for its Pixel and Nexus devices.

Both the factory images and OTA files are live right now, meaning you can already flash the patch to your phone if you don’t feel like waiting for the over-the-air update to hit your phone.

This patch level officially  [Read More…]

WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard is officially rolling out to replace the 14-year-old WPA2

The new standard wants to make your Wi-Fi network more secure than it’s ever been.

As our mobile world progresses with new phones, smart home gadgets, and more, it’s becoming even more critical that our online presence is as safe and secure as can be. To ensure things stay that way, the Wi-Fi Alliance is now certifying products that support the new WPA3 standard.

WPA3 is officially replacing WPA2, and considering that WPA2 was first released in  [Read More…]

Google Maps’ major redesign is now rolling out to all users

There are also new features for finding the perfect taco place 🌮

Back at Google I/O this past May, Google announced a lot of big changes for Google Maps — including a refreshed user interface and a heap of shiny features. Today, all of that is rolling out to everyone around the globe.

You’ll know you’ve received the update as soon as you open the app. Upon opening Maps, you’ll be placed on a completely rethought Explore  [Read More…]

Microsoft News now official, rolling out to everyone on iOS and Android

Meet the refreshed platform powering all of Microsoft’s news services across devices.

Microsoft today unveiled its latest news venture, appropriately under the banner of Microsoft News. The refreshed platform, Microsoft says, will power all of its news content across its news apps on Android and iOS, as well as MSN on the web and the News app on Windows 10.

Microsoft has been telegraphing this refresh for a while. The first major step came when the MSN  [Read More…]