Tag Archive: Update


Next Google Pixel update adds raise-to-wake, double-tap-to-wake

So far, only Pixel owners in Canada are seeing the mid-month update to build NPF26J.

It’s been just a few weeks since the Google Pixel November security update started rolling out, but already we’re seeing a new build hitting some handsets, with the second update apparently hitting Pixel owners in Canada first.

Pixel owners in TELUS, Bell and Public Mobile are reporting on Reddit that they’re receiving the update to build NPF26J, which weighs in 261MB. The biggest user-facing  [Read More…]

Google Pixel learns two new, helpful tricks in latest update

The Google Pixel is getting even smarter and more user friendly thanks to a new software update.  According to reports popping up on Reddit, Pixel owners who subscribe to service on Bell, Public Mobile, and TELUS the update (NPF26J) brings about two new “Moves” for the handset. Weighing in at around 261MB, the build gives users

Sprint LG G5 is receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

Not so long ago we told you that the Android 7.0 update started rolling out for users in South Korea. Back then we told you it might be a while before the new build made its way to owners of the LG G5 in the States. Well it seems that Android 7.0 Nougat is finally

Moto Z getting Daydream support with Nougat update starting this week

Nougat is starting to roll out to the Moto Z this week!

It appears the rumors were true: the Moto Z and Moto Z Force on Verizon are the first of the company’s newest phones to receive updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, and with it, the first non-Google phones to receive support for Daydream VR.

According to Motorola, the Nougat update will begin rolling out “this week” to Moto Z and Moto Z Play on Verizon, with other  [Read More…]

Google Play Music’s latest update is two steps forward, one step back

Last week, Google Play Music took its first step towards a long, long overdue overhaul.

The recent Google Play Music update changes only one element of the UI: the home page. Before the update, it was a mix of Recents and Recommendations. Now, Listen Now is entirely recommendations, with only a Recents button in the top right corner to remind you that Play Music is anything but AI-made radio stations… until you switch to Downloaded. Then,  [Read More…]

Verizon Moto Z and Z Force reportedly receiving Nougat update

Good news for people who love sweet updates.

Verizon subscribers will be the world’s first Moto Z users to experience Android 7.0 Nougat, according to several Reddit users reportedly receiving the long-awaited update.

The two phones shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow back in July with Moto’s light touch applied to its stock Android veneer. The Nougat update brings the standard fare of features to the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. According to  [Read More…]

Google Play Music update adds machine learning and a fresh new look

Context awareness and AI smarts could help Google find more music that you’ll love.

Google has just announced the biggest overhaul of its Play Music streaming service in years. On the face of it, Play Music has moved beyond the card-centric design of old, and now shows an interface built around album art, bright colors and vector graphics. Instead of shaded squares, graphics now expand to fill the entire window. (And there’s a lot less orange going on, too.)

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Euro HTC 10 rumored for Nougat update in the next month

Late November or early December launch, according to tipster.

This one’s firmly a rumor for the moment, but it comes via a usually reliable source. Twitter’s @LlabTooFeR, who has a solid track record with HTC leaks, says the European variant of the HTC 10, is looking like it’ll get Android 7.0 Nougat around the end of November, or early December.

That’s broadly in line with the Q4 2016 window given by HTC for unlocked models. As always, carrier variants  [Read More…]

Snapchat update brings AR effects to your everyday life

Augmented reality is officially marketable.

Snapchat’s latest update introduces a new feature called World Lenses. They do exactly what it sounds like: Turn the world you see through the viewfinder into an entirely different scene.

You can activate World Lenses by flipping to the rear-facing camera and simply tapping on the view ahead. There are seven to choose from in addition to the standard set that’s typically accessible with the front-facing camera, so you can  [Read More…]

LG G5 getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in South Korea

Holding on to a LG G5? Well if that’s the case, then you’ll be happy to hear that LG has announced it has started the roll out of the Android 7.0 Nougat for the LG G5 in South Korea. It’s quite a big deal for LG, who managed to be the first device maker to