Tag Archive: Update


Google Photos update simplifies sharing, launches new automatic creations

It’s now even easier to share from Google Photos to anyone, no matter what.

Google Photos already does a great job letting you share photos, videos and albums, but with its latest app update things are getting even simpler. Now when selecting photos to share, you can bypass the idea of sharing to a specific app and just send to specific people instead — the share sheet will now just have a “To:” field where you  [Read More…]

Action Launcher’s September update brings rumored Pixel phone features

It’s September, which means another update to Chris Lacy’s excellent Action Launcher, our favorite third-party launcher.

This month, Action Launcher offers a set of features that are rumored to be coming to the upcoming Pixel phones when they are expected to launch next month. Many of the improvements, such as swiping up from the dock to reveal All Apps, have been built through leaks and off-hand experiences.

The full change log is below:

Integration of Nexus Launcher’s rumored All  [Read More…]

Google’s September security update has three patch levels

Google has broken the security patches down even further to make it easier for manufacturers.

For more than a year now, Google has been addressing security on Android through monthly updates. These updates are provided to Google’s partners 30 days before being released to Nexus, Pixel, and Android One hardware in hopes that all of Android can be more secure every month. Despite these efforts, many Android phones still lack regular security updates. September 6th marks  [Read More…]

Samsung will continue Gear S2 and S2 Classic sales, update with latest software

Keeping old models will fill out the wearable lineup.

When the Gear S3 Frontier and Classic are released later this year, they won’t be taking store shelf space away from the Gear S2 — all four watches will sit together along with the Gear Fit 2 as important components of Samsung’s wearable ecosystem. Going a step further, the Gear S2 models will also be receiving an update by the end of the year with all of  [Read More…]

[UPDATE] U.S. Cellular announces new Shared Connect pricing plans

U.S. Cellular updated its Shared Connect pricing plans. The new update gives more value to customers by adding more gigabyte allotments: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 24GB. Data For Everyone! Customers who choose a 16GB plan or higher get unlimited calling and texting to Canada and Mexico. Every Shared Connect plan comes with unlimited talk

HTC’s A9 15-day update pledge goes out the window

Travel back to October 2015, when the HTC A9 was shiny and new. Amid the controversy about the price and availability — too much and too little — or how it was just a copy of the iPhone that was just a copy of the HTC M9, there was a small glowing nugget of sunshine. A promise of software updates within 15 days of Google’s official phones.

Did you hear that? The Unlocked A9  [Read More…]

SwiftKey says sync errors fixed in latest update

The now Microsoft-owned keyboard app for Android is still going through some growing pains.

SwiftKey had an issue arise in July with some users getting the predictions of other people, including names and email addresses. Today, SwiftKey has pushed out an update claiming the “sync service is fixed.”

SwiftKey disabled a number of syncing and prediction features in late July while they worked to fix the issue. While some features appear to be working again with  [Read More…]

How to manually update your Nexus

Get the latest version of Android on your Nexus on your own terms.

Nexus, the line of Android phones and tablets developed in partnership between Google and various hardware manufacturers, is a program that helps developers to get their hands on a 100% stock Android experience. It can help to develop applications for the platform quicker and easier than using a device with a manufacturer skin onboard, and that’s a good thing.

But Nexuses aren’t just  [Read More…]

Google announces Android 7.0 update for these Nexus devices

Google on Monday announced that the final, consumer-ready version of Android 7.0 Nougat is ready for public consumption. According to Google, the final release will begin rolling out to select Android devices over the coming weeks. Among the models expected to see the 7.0 Nougat update are the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus

First major Nougat update coming soon, new Developer Preview landing this fall

Android is moving ‘into a new regular maintenance schedule over the coming quarters.’

Now that Android 7.0 Nougat has been released we’re starting to hear the first details on what’s next for Google’s OS. In a post on the Android Developers blog, Engineering VP Dave Burke lays out what’s next for Nougat.

We’re moving Nougat into a new regular maintenance schedule over the coming quarters. In fact, we’ve already started work on the first Nougat  [Read More…]