Tag Archive: Updates


Top 10 Android app updates this week: Polaris Office, Duolingo

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make  [Read More…]

The sad state of Android updates in India: Oreo edition

India’s leading smartphone manufacturers are doing a terrible job when it comes to updates.

The Indian handset market is vastly different from other countries, and that’s largely due to the unique challenges that exist in the region. A smartphone is often the primary gateway for tens of millions of users — most of whom are making their way online for the first time. As such, phones that are sold in India tend to feature large batteries that  [Read More…]

The May 2018 Security Patch is here and updates will soon follow

Factory images are ready now if you’re not the waiting type.

The May 2018 Android Security Bulletin is here and that means updates are in the making. They aren’t the “pretty” kind of updates, which can seem disappointing to some, but they are the important kind that keep your phone working as it should and protected against online shenanigans.

There isn’t a “showcase” bug in this month’s patch, which is good news for everyone except people who  [Read More…]

LG opens Software Upgrade Center, aims to make slow updates a thing of the past

LG has opened a new Software Update Center in Seoul, with the express purpose of speeding up the delivery of software updates to its smartphones.

The post LG opens Software Upgrade Center, aims to make slow updates a thing of the past appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Sony confirms its flagship phones receive two years of software updates

Mid-range and entry-level phones are left to Sony’s discretion, however.

When buying a new Android phone, one of the things to keep in mind is how fast or slow certain manufacturers release software updates for existing hardware. Google’s Pixel line is the current go-to if you want the fastest updates possible, whereas companies like Samsung can be agonizingly slow in this regard.

Sony’s always done a pretty good job at pushing out software updates in a speedy  [Read More…]

The unbearable slowness of Samsung’s updates

Samsung controls the fate of updates for millions of Android users around the world. So why is it still so slow?

Every year around this time, as I prepare for another onslaught of Samsung leaks, rumors, and eventual reveals and reviews, I try to take a look back at the company’s update track record — and I’m always disappointed.

Just this week, Samsung announced that its extended and relatively exclusive Oreo beta is ending, which means that  [Read More…]

Ultra Mobile updates entry-level plan, offers 500MB of 4G LTE data for $19

Mobile virtual network operators or MVNOs for short are smaller carriers that rent space on larger networks. They come in all shape and sizes, and often offer unique value propositions. One such example is Ultra Mobile, which has been around since 2012. The carrier uses T-Mobile’s networks and focuses on offering low-cost plans for those […]

How to “check for updates” on your Android device

Updating your Android can be a painful experience that requires a lot of patience, depending on the device you own and the carrier you’re with. Customarily when a new version of Android starts rolling out, it doesn’t hit every device at the same time – it depends a lot on your location. The process can […]

Blackberry stops updates for the PRIV

Just as Blackberry promised, the company has stopped issuing updates for the Blackberry PRIV right on the 24-month mark. The Blackberry PRIV was launched in 2015 where the company promised to release updates to patch security vulnerabilities for 24 months. That period has now expired and right on the dot Blackberry are cutting support for […]

Consumers favor software updates over buying new phones, report suggests

Is the new annual flagship smartphone worth your hard-earned money, or is your older phone worth a second look? According to a new report coming out of the New York Post, it seems customers these days prefer getting a software update packed with new features, rather than invest towards a new phone. The rising trend […]