November security patch should get technical approval today and roll out immediately to U.S. unlocked A9s.
Update: According to HTC’s Mo Versi on Twitter, the OTA update containing the November security updates, along with improvements to the camera and battery, is indeed going out tonight. Happy updating!
Original Story: When HTC unveiled the One A9 a month ago today, the company’s America president, Jason Mackenzie, promised that the unlocked U.S. version of phone would receive future [Read More…]
Tired of your pedometer simply counting your steps? With Google’s latest update to Google Fit, it will now recognize all of your activities: from cardio to strength training, what you eat plus how you rest, and coaches you every step of the way. I can actually confirm this, as my own Google Fit app knew I had been more active recently and asked me to increase my daily goal, which I begrudgingly did. But after one day with the new goal, I already achieved [Read More…]
Update: — Good news! Google has reached out to let us know that Tasker is back in Google Play and all is well. Their official statement:
We can confirm that Tasker is available again on Google Play. We worked very closely with the developer to resolve the situation and ensure that the app was in compliance with our policies.
The original story is below.
Tasker has unfortunately vanished from the Google Play Store. Should you not have [Read More…]
When a new version of Android is released, talk immediately shifts to when (and if) it will be released for individual models of phones and tablets. Since Google doesn’t distribute Android the way other companies — like Apple or Microsoft or BlackBerry do — and instead provides the code to build it, a lot depends on the folks who made your phone and how much time and money they want to spend on updating it. Which in [Read More…]
Everybody loves YouTube, especially little kids, thanks to the YouTube Kids app launched back in February. YouTube have recently announced it will introduce new features for both their kid viewers and their parents, making it easier for the whole family to enjoy their favorite videos.
YouTube Kids now supports casting, so that videos on the app can now also be watched on the big screen including Chromecast, Apple TV, gaming consoles and smart TVs. The update also introduces guest-curated playlists, [Read More…]
Motorola has been in the communications game for awhile. From radios to cell phones, there is probably no form of communication Motorola hasn’t delved into. This includes Bluetooth earpieces, which they’ve been making since they became popular. With their recent focus on design and ease of use for their consumer products, the Moto Hint was a natural extension for Motorola. The Moto Hint seeks to provide a minimal design while providing tons [Read More…]
Samsung has just sent out an update to its Samsung Pay app (to version 1.3.1716) for those currently using the service in beta, adding a few useful interface improvements. Notably, the app has received some visual polish, which lines up well with its expansion out of beta in less than a week on September 28.
If you happen to be using a Moto X 2014 Pure Edition, you may have an update waiting for you. It appears that Motorola has begun pushing out a patch for the Stagefright exploit, along with some minor bug fixes.
It’s certainly not the most exciting app in the world, but Google’s stock Clock app is getting an update that brings along some handy new features. Included in the latest update is a setting for gradually increasing volume for alarms and timers, interactive alarm notifications on Android Wear, and more.
If you were disappointed to hear that the promising HTC A9 (Aero) will end up being a modest midranger rather than beastly flagship, you may like today’s news a little better. It seems that HTC has a couple more smartphones up its sleeves for the Sept. 29th event.
The tip comes from an HTC-focused ROM developer on Twitter, @LlabTooFeR. Not much is shared, only that we should expect updates to two well-known HTC flagships: the Butterfly 3 and HTC One M9+.