Tag Archive: Update


How to update the software on your Huawei phone

Updating any phone is hugely important. Software updates bring improved security, new features, and sometimes even a complete visual overhaul through new Android platform versions. Everyone likes getting updates, and often your phone will notify you of them automatically. On Huawei phones, the process for updating is as simple as it is on most Android devices, with one or two caveats. Here’s how to handle updates on your Huawei or Honor device.

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LG G7 ThinQ all set to receive stable Android 9.0 Pie update

LG is kicking off 2019 by rolling out the Pie update to the G7 ThinQ.

LG rolled out an Android 9.0 Pie beta to G7 ThinQ owners in its home market, but there has been little news on when customers outside of Korea would receive the update. That changes today, as the manufacturer has detailed that the stable Pie update will commence rolling out globally from this week.

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Facebook Portal update adds web browser, games, and manual camera controls

The update is rolling out to users now!

Facebook’s Portal is a surprisingly solid entry in the smart display market, and today, a new update is rolling out that adds a lot of new features for both video calling and video content.

Starting first with the content side of things, you can now access ABC News and CNN as additional news sources, in addition to CNN brand Great Big Story that offers “a library of compelling human  [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…]

Shield TV gets Amazon Music and 5.1 audio for YouTube with latest update

Google Assistant is also now available in three new countries.

Whether you’ve owned an NVIDIA Shield TV for a while now or are thinking about picking one up as a Christmas present (Pst, it’s on sale for just $ 142 right now) everyone’s favorite Android TV box is about to get even better thanks to the new SHIELD Software Experience 7.2 that’s rolling out to users now.

One of the biggest things included with this update is  [Read More…]

The Pixel-exclusive ‘Sounds’ app is now fully functional with v2.0 update

Who says ringtones can’t be cool?

Earlier this month, a mysterious “Sounds” app appeared on the Google Play Store as a new way for finding and selecting ringtones on your Pixel phone. Unfortunately, it didn’t really do anything. Now, with the update to v2.0 that’s rolling out, Sounds finally works!

Sounds 2.0 is rolling out to the Play Store now, and once you grab the update, you’ll want to go to Settings -> Sound -> Phone ringtone.  [Read More…]

New Android Auto update expands messaging and media features

Google this week unveiled a new series of features for Android Auto to make it easier to view messages or search for music, books and podcasts while you’re on the move. As always Google says the new features add more convenience without sacrificing safety.

First off, the media library in Android Auto has a new look and layout with larger images for the album art, so you can easily identify what you songs you want to hear.

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Google Assistant gets a big update in time for Christmas

In anticipation of the Christmas celebrations, Google has updated its Google Assistant with a bunch of useful features that will hopefully make the holiday experience more entertaining.

Perhaps the most notable one is “visual lyrics”. Users will be able to view and learn the words of their favorite Christmas songs on the Google Home Hub’s screen or on any other smart display device they might have around the house. Just say: “Hey Google, play ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ on Google Play  [Read More…]

Android Auto update improves media browsing, adds MMS and RCS group chat

Simplify your listening and messaging experience while driving.

Android Auto is already powerful, but its latest update brings improvements to two its most-used features: media browsing and messaging.

On the media front, Android Auto is creating a new “browse” experience that immediately surfaces content as soon as you select an app. You’ll be immediately presented with large touch targets to jump right into playlists, artists or podcasts, and with one tap can sort alphabetically to get what you want  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets big 5.0 update with Windows Timeline support

It’s Time for Timeline.

Microsoft Launcher’s big update to version 5.0 is now rolling out to everyone on Android, coming a little over a month after first launching for beta testers. This update brings several added tweaks and features, but the biggest addition by far is Windows Timeline integration.

Timeline support has been a long time coming, with Microsoft promising its eventual release earlier this year. Now, when you’re signed into the same Microsoft account on your  [Read More…]