Tag Archive: Updates

Unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv will now have updates handled directly by BlackBerry

A changing of the guard — for the better.

Good news for folks who bought an unlocked AT&T branded BlackBerry Priv: updates for your phone will now be handled by BlackBerry directly and bypass any AT&T slow lane silliness.

As CrackBerry reports, this new policy starts today (October 17, 2016) and will be in place for an imminent update headed to unlocked Priv phones.

It’s important to note that this only applies to AT&T-branded phones that  [Read More…]

Verizon solemnly promises timely updates for Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Android enthusiasts welcomed the Google’s new pair of Pixel phones with open arms, but did not take too well to the news that apart from the unlocked versions, the handsets will be available exclusively under Verizon in the United States. Big Red doesn’t have a great track record of providing timely updates for its smartphones,

Verizon clarifies stance on Pixel updates, claims simultaneous OTA rollouts

A change of course, and a reason to still be hesitant.

Understanding how Verizon planned to handle the launch of Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL, we laid down a stance that you should strongly consider buying your Pixel elsewhere — even if you planned to use it on Verizon. Since then, Verizon has clarified the situation, offering a statement to Android Central that makes things a bit less dire: it now claims that software updates will launch for  [Read More…]

Get in on Google’s Chromecast ‘Preview Program’ for early access to updates

Want to be the first to see new Google Cast features? Of course you do.

Google announced a new “Preview Program” for all versions of the Chromecast that lets those of us who are eager to see new features in on the latest software updates before they’re broadly released. While this explicitly isn’t a “beta” program that will give you potentially unstable updates, it will give you access to the latest Google Cast features before everyone else.

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The sad state of Android updates in India

Think manufacturers are slow to roll out updates in the U.S.? The situation is far worse in India.

Android has a 97% market share in the smartphone segment in India. There are over 1,000 models that run the operating system in the country, with prices ranging from $ 30 all the way to $ 1,000. Over 50 new handsets are introduced into the market every month, and it is not uncommon to see phones debuting with  [Read More…]

Slow updates are hurting Android as an app platform, and Google Play

Everyone wants better support for the phones we’re buying, and not getting it is holding Android itself back.

Here’s a simple truth we all probably know in the back of our minds — you don’t need to get a new version of Android because not much will seem different. The home screen or app drawer may have a tweak or two, and there will be one feature we would like to have, but the apps we  [Read More…]

Complain all you want about the OnePlus 3, at least it’s getting updates

OnePlus 3 software updates are fixing things and breaking other things. But that’s OK.

I’ve been witness to a maelstrom of frustration and invective over the weekend as OnePlus rolled out yet another fix for its OxygenOS software for the OnePlus 3.

OxygenOS version 3.2.4 began trickling out in small waves over the weekend, with promises to fix a few of the OnePlus 3’s nagging issues — many of which were introduced in previous updates. That’s  [Read More…]

Android 7.0: What are seamless updates and how do they work?

Seamless updates can keep your phone up-to-date without the headache of waiting and the downtime. But how do they work and what the heck are they?

One of the coolest features Google showed off at Google I/O 2016 that will be part of Android 7.0 Nougat are seamless updates. While it’s not going to be flashy or have much to show on the user-facing side, the details on how it’s done are interesting, and actually so  [Read More…]

New updates to Inbox by Gmail

Inbox by Gmail has always made its mission to help you wade through all of your emails and to-do lists. Today Google is adding more integrations to Inbox to make it even more efficient. Trello + GitHub Two new integrations are Trello – a project management app, and GitHub – a platform for software collaboration.

Pokémon Go updates: Everything you need to know

There’s a new Pokemon Go update. Here’s what you need to know!

Pokémon Go updates aren’t common, but they are a big deal. Here’s what you need to know about each major one!

Update, August 8: Added information about version 0.33.0 with new Sightings feature, and more!.


Version 0.33.0 – August 8, 2016

This version introduces a number of new features, including the ability to rename  [Read More…]