Will my smartwatch get Android Wear 2.0?
Now that we know Google will debut two new Android Wear-based smartwatches in early 2017, we also know which existing products will be updated to the new version.
Android Wear smartwatches that will be updated to AW 2.0 Huawei Watch Huawei Watch for ladies Moto 360 (2015) Moto 360 Sport LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE LG Watch Urbane LG G Watch R Polar M600 Casio Smart Outdoor [Read More…]
Wider EMUI 5.0 rollout will commence in the first quarter of 2017.
The Mate 9 is Huawei’s first device to offer EMUI 5.0 — based on Nougat — out of the box, and the company is now announcing when other phones will receive the update. EMUI 5.0 will be rolled out to the Huawei P9, Nova and Nova Plus, and others in the first quarter of 2017.
These are the phones eligible for EMUI 5.0:
The Gear Fit 2 gets even better at tracking your workouts.
Samsung is rolling out an update to the fitness-focused Gear Fit 2 that brings a slew of new features aimed at optimizing the tracking experience. There’s now an auto pause function that pauses activity tracking when it detects that you’ve stopped in the middle of a run or a workout. It automatically starts monitoring your activity once you resume, picking up from where it left [Read More…]
Google Photos is getting four big updates today: three ways to relive memories, and one quick way to fix certain photos. The first update lets you “rediscover old memories”. If you have a huge photo library filled with thousands of photos, sometimes Google’s intelligent search might not be enough. Rediscovering memories gives you a pleasant
Further reports of Note 7s catching fire or exploding continue to roll in. AT&T and T-Mobile have officially suspended sales of the Note 7 (again), and sources tell Android Central that Verizon has halted sales internally and will be announcing similar measures in the near future.
T-Mobile has also added its name to the chorus of companies ceasing Note 7 sales. CEO John Legere tweeted that “out of an abundance of caution for customers,” the company [Read More…]
Update 10/06/16: Both T-Mobile and AT&T have released details regarding the availability of the V20 . More details below. Announced at an event in San Francisco, the LG V20 is the second in LG’s V series of phones. Running Android 7 Nougat, the first non-Nexus phone to do so, the V20 offers up two front-facing displays. Specifications
While we were drooling over the Pixel and Pixel XL, Motorola published the list of phones that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Most phones announced this year are on the list — including the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, Moto Z, Z Play, and Z Force — as well as last year’s Moto X Pure Edition and X Play.
But as is becoming the case more and more often, there are a few notable omissions. [Read More…]
Tough luck Xperia Z3 owners.
Sony has published the list of devices that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, and right off the bat there’s a glaring omission. There’s no mention of phones in the Xperia C, Xperia M, or Xperia E lineups, which means that it is unlikely these devices will ever see the Nougat update. The Xperia Z3, which made its debut in September 2014, will also not be updated to the latest version of Android.
Jerry looks into his crystal ball and asks: Will your phone get an Android 7.0 update?
It’s time for a new version of Android, and that means I also get to make my yearly predictions about updates. Fun times!
Now, to be sure, unless a manufacturer has already committed to updating an existing phone, these are simply (mostly) educated guesses. We base them on a company’s track record, the capabilities of the phone itself, and the [Read More…]