Tag Archive: Update


U.S. carriers could begin Galaxy S7 Nougat update in early Feb

Nougat could hit GS7 units in the U.S. as early as February 8.

For millions of U.S. Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, the alluring scent of Android 7.0 Nougat has been wafting through the window like a basket of freshly-baked cookies (sorry, so hungry) for a few weeks now — ever since the company released a beta version for a few (hundred) thousand people.

Canadians have also been looking forward to the same thing  [Read More…]

News Republic app update adds “Made for Samsung” features for Galaxy devices

If you ever owned a HTC device you are probably familiar with the News Republic app, which is the official partner of HTC BlinkFeed. The app’s mission is to offer access to full articles from thousands of news sources in different languages, to users who are always on the go. Well this week the company

Samsung details phones that are next in line to receive the Nougat update

Six phones and two tablets will pick up the Nougat update over the coming months.

Following the Nougat rollout for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Samsung has now revealed the list of phones that will receive the update next. Here’s the list of phones (and tablets) that will pick up the Nougat update in the first half of 2017:

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 edge Galaxy S6 edge+ Galaxy Note 5 Galaxy Tab A with S  [Read More…]

Nintendo’s next mobile game lands on Android Feb 2 [update]

They’ll figure it out eventually, right?

Update: A tweet from Nintendo’s main Twitter account has clarified that Fire Emblem will launch for both Android and iOS on the quoted date of February 2. Hooray!

Original story: Nintendo is following quickly behind the launch of Super Mario Run with another mobile title from its coveted IP. Instead of focusing on turning a popular game into a weird, single-hand mobile spin, we’re getting a strategy game backed by  [Read More…]

OxygenOS 4.0.2 OTA update now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

The latest OxygenOS update has bug fixes and stability improvements.

OnePlus delivered the OxygenOS 4.0 update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T on December 31, and has since rolled out a hotfix 4.0.1 update. The company is now issuing the OxygenOS 4.0.2 update to both the OnePlus 3 and 3T with stability improvements and bug fixes, including additional APN settings, and fixes for Play Store downloads and the proximity sensor.

The 4.0.2 update is still based  [Read More…]

Google+ update adds new comment moderation, brings back events

Hey, Google+ is still a thing!

The pace of updates to Google+ has dwindled over the last year, but in a reminder that the platform is very much still alive Google has rolled out three solid updates. The changes, which will come via app and web updates in the next couple of weeks, center around handling comments, seeing more in your feed and bringing back events to the community.

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OnePlus confirms Nougat update uses proper kernel, will remove debug tools that caused confusion

After some confusion, OnePlus says there’s nothing to worry about in its kernel.

A few tidbits of information swirled yesterday about the Nougat update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T in regards to what kernel it was using. Looking at logs, some users had found messages indicating that the OxygenOS 4.0.1 build was using a debug kernel in what would otherwise be completely release-level software. With a debug kernel, unknowing consumers would be vulnerable to various attacks, as there  [Read More…]

Nougat update starts rolling out to the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium

Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium pick up Nougat.

After rolling out Nougat to the Xperia X, Xperia XZ, and the Xperia X Performance, Sony is now bringing the update to the Xperia Z5 family. As noted by Xperia Blog, the Android 7.0 update is now rolling out to the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium, and will make its way shortly to the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 Tablet.

The 1.3GB update increments  [Read More…]

Original NVIDIA Shield Android TV now receiving essential Nougat update

The 2015 Shield TV is getting a big update.

The original NVIDIA Shield Android TV is receiving its Shield Experience 5.0 update as we speak, bringing it to par with the updated (and improved) 2017 model.

But because 2015 version of the set-top box share largely the same internals as the new one, NVIDIA has boosted its functionality through an update to Android TV based on Nougat.

These are the major improvements:

Amazon Video in 4K HDR  [Read More…]

HTC One A9 gets its Nougat update

Good news for a phone that desperate needs some.

Owners of the strange, better-than-we-thought-but-worse-than-we-hoped 2015 “flagship,” the HTC One A9, will begin receiving Android 7.0 through an OTA update beginning late January 16.

The update is being aimed at owners of the unlocked version, according to HTC’s Mo Versi; it’s unclear when the Sprint model, T-Mobile and AT&T models will get the same treatment.

HTC One A9 Unlocked Owners! We have received technical  [Read More…]