Tag Archive: Updates


Verizon rolls out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Verizon Wireless has begun rolling out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Both updates offer a few new features along with improvements and bug fixes.

Both updates for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have the same version number of MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPD2. Here’s what’s included:

Fixes Google Play Store app update and download errors Resolves Visual Voice Mail access issues Google “Search” is now available in Settings menu You can now answer  [Read More…]

AT&T HTC One M8 and One M9 Marshmallow updates will begin rolling out on May 12

AT&T is finally going to begin pushing Marshmallow to both the HTC One M8 and HTC One M9 on May 12. This comes after some long delays in getting the update finalized, but either way it is great to see it will be hitting phones shortly. Mo Versi, the VP of Product Management at HTC, made the announcement on Twitter.

HTC One (M8 & M9) AT&T owners! Thank you for your patience. Marshmallow OS  [Read More…]

FTC and FCC to both study security updates in the mobile industry

Security has been a sore spot for Android since its inception. With so many manufacturers making Android devices with their own customizations, it became impossible for Google to control updates. Instead, it has been up to the manufacturers to update devices.

With new exploits constantly being found and security being a hot topic, both the FTC and FCC launched separate inquiries into the security update practices in the mobile industry. The FTC is looking into Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft,  [Read More…]

FTC, FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have embarked on a joint fact-finding mission of sorts to better understand how security is handled by mobile device manufacturers. As part of the joint inquiry, the FTC notes that it has issued orders to eight companies to gauge how each issues security updates. In all, the FTC’s probe includes Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, and Samsung.

While the FTC has opted to reach out  [Read More…]

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge updates fix power and volume button bugs

T-Mobile is rolling out updates for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Both updates fix an issue with the phones’ power and volume buttons, along with some other “system improvements”.

The T-Mobile support pages for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge show that the download sizes for both phones will be 164.61 MB. As usual with these kinds of over-the-air updates, it may take a few days for them to reach your  [Read More…]

Marshmallow updates for the AT&T HTC One M8 and M9 get delayed

HTC M8 and HTC M9 owners on AT&T will have to wait a bit longer to get their promised software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

HTC’s Mo Versi posted the news on the delay via his Twitter account:

HTC One M8 & M9 AT&T owners – there’s been a slight delay on M OS. We’re in lab but looking at approval within the next couple weeks.

— Mo Versi (@moversi) April 29, 2016

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Roku updates popular Streaming Stick with faster processor, dual-band Wi-Fi

Roku has announced that its Streaming Stick, the company’s Chromecast and Fire TV competitor, has received a significant hardware and software upgrade.

Now available for pre-order for $ 49.99 USD ($ 59.99 CAD), the Roku Streaming Stick boasts a quad-core processor that the company claims is eight times faster than its predecessor, along with dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi for connecting more quickly, or more further away, to home wireless networks.

The Streaming Stick, like the Chromecast, plugs into  [Read More…]

Verizon updates LG G3 and G4 with March security patch

Verizon is now pushing out a fresh set of updates to the LG G3 and LG G4, bringing along the latest Android Platform Security patch and more. Once updated, Verizon LG G3 and G4 owners should find their Android security patch version to be current with the March 1 patches. Verizon’s patch notes for both the G3 and G4 also indicate the smartphones should respond faster when waking up from a sleep state:

This update provides faster  [Read More…]

Microsoft can teach Android makers a thing or two about updates

Microsoft just updated a slew of Windows phones to the latest version. Even low-end and older models.

Microsoft has begun rolling out the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to a long list of phones. I’m not a Windows fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I am a mobile tech fan so I’m interested. I jumped over to Windows Central to check out the news about the rollout, to see which devices were getting it and  [Read More…]

Security updates now rolling out to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Just a week after launch, T-Mobile has pushed out a new security update to both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Though the updates don’t contain the March Android security patch, T-Mobile’s patch notes for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge seem to indicate general security improvements are tagging along. From the update notes:

The security of your device has been improved. A software update can include, but is not limited to: Device stability improvements,  [Read More…]