Tag Archive: Updates


OxygenOS 4.1.0 updates the OnePlus 3 & 3T to Android 7.1.1 Nougat

The latest version of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T is officially rolling out. Along with it, we’re seeing the arrival of Android 7.1.1 Nougat and more.

Fossil’s Android Wear 2.0 updates now arriving for 3 models

Getting the latest software can help you love your smartwatch again.

Fossil hasn’t made too many splashes since it first had attention around its original Q Founder smartwatch release, but now it’s rolling out Android Wear 2.0 to its 3 compatible models. The second-gen Q Founder is getting the update, as are the Q Marshal and Q Wander.

Once updated, the three Fossil watches will work identically to the LG Watch Sport (minus the hardware differences,  [Read More…]

There’s reason to be skeptical of Samsung’s new ‘commitment’ to monthly security updates

A generic form response from Samsung’s ‘security team’ does not mean what you think it means.

Building on the frustration of the U.S. unlocked Galaxy S7 still not having Nougat while other models are updated, a story is swirling this week about Samsung Mobile Security saying in an email that it will “commit” to updates every month for unlocked phones. As great as it would be, there’s plenty of reason to be skeptical about the possibilities of Samsung flipping  [Read More…]

Samsung promises monthly security updates for unlocked Galaxy phones in the US

Once upon a time there was the Stagefright. Identified back in 2015, the vulnerability in Google’s Android operating system allowed hackers to access the system without owners being aware of it. In the wake of the discovery, big shot companies like Google, Samsung or Motorola solemnly promised to deliver monthly security updates, in order to […]

Nougat makes massive gains in February on back of Galaxy S7 updates

The release of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 series helped Nougat make its biggest-ever month-over-month gains in February.

There are millions of Android devices sold every month, and millions more updated. The composite tells a story of cycles and company strategies played out in the same way year over year.

This year, it’s the story of the Galaxy S7. The single most popular Android phone of 2016 (well, two most popular phones) began receiving its  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 updates will start rolling out in March, according to Fossil

Android Wear 2.0 is only a couple of weeks away.

While it’s true you could get your hands on the latest and greatest from Android Wear if you were willing to drop some money on a shiny new LG Watch Sport or Style, those still happy with their existing watch had some waiting to do. It has been clear for a while that a lot of Android Wear watches would be updated, but what wasn’t entirely clear was how  [Read More…]

WhatsApp’s new Status feature delivers video, photo updates

This week WhatsApp is turning 8, so as to celebrate the company has pushed out an update to improve the Status feature. For the time being the feat will be available only for users located in France and the Netherlands, but a global roll-out is expected to happen in the near future. Instagram introduced a […]

These watches will receive Android Wear 2.0 updates

Are you an owner of an Android Wear-powered smartwatch? Chances are good that you’ll see a software update that brings about a host of new features. With the new Android Wear 2.0 release being made available today, the updated platform is launching with a handful of wearables. However, just like we find with phones, the […]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: SoundCloud, Starbucks

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…]

Google just made Android app updates way smaller — again!

App updates are awesome. Burning mobile data to download them isn’t.

There aren’t many people who turn off automatic app updates as soon as they get a new phone, but many who do say the biggest reason is data usage. If you only have 4GB of data in a month, losing 200 megabytes every month to seemingly-constant Instagram and Facebook updates is a waste of bandwidth. At the same time, not updating apps means efforts made to improve your  [Read More…]