Tag Archive: Updates


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!.

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Version 0.33.0 – August 8, 2016

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

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Runkeeper, Twitter

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…]

Verizon rolls out small updates to the LG G5 and V10

Verizon has started rolling out a fresh set of updates to both the LG G5 and LG V10, bringing along some slight tweaks to both. For the G5, Verizon says that this update, which brings the software up to version VS98713A, adds the option to use an app drawer on the home screen.

As for the V10, the changes are much more on the minor side of things. The software version for the V10 after this update  [Read More…]

Which Canadian carrier is the best at pushing Android updates?

Avoid all of these issues by buying a Nexus. But if you don’t want to, here’s some advice.

I get asked this question a lot: Which carrier updates its Android devices the fastest? It’s not an easy one to answer, since there are so many factors. But thanks to data from the carriers themselves, we can finally come to some sort of a consensus on the matter.

If you want the fastest and most transparent  [Read More…]