Tag Archive: Updates


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…]

How to access stock Android’s hidden UI settings [and Android N updates]

All Android enthusiasts love stock Android. There’s just something really special about the real Android experience. That said, it isn’t perfect. There are some functionalities that should be there that aren’t.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Pre-orders, shipment orders, and legal orders.

HTC’s long-awaited Vive VR headset is now available for pre-order and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is now shipping to pre-order customers. Amazon expanded their Alexa virtual assistant to the portable Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker and the compact Echo Dot (which you can amusingly only order through an Echo voice command). And BlackBerry’s Android-powered Priv finally launched on Verizon.

Apple’s ongoing legal back-and-forth with the FBI got a little more interesting,  [Read More…]

GMC, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Buick roll out Android Auto updates for several 2016 models

Android Auto

A number of General Motors brands, including GMC, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Buick, are expanding the availability of Android Auto in many of their 2016 models. GMC and Buick are keeping the update to only a few models, while Cadillac and Chevrolet are engaging in a wider rollout.

GMC is bringing Android Auto to the 2016 Canyon, Sierra and Yukon models equipped with an Intellilink system with an 8-inch display.  [Read More…]

Google updates its Play Developer Policy Center making it easier to find policies and more

Google has updated its Play Developer Policy Center to make things a bit more transparent for developers. Along with a Material Design-inspired refresh, Google is making it easier for developers to find relevant policies and more. Based on feedback from the community, Google was able to identify pain points for developers, and make some changes that make things easier on them. The company outlines the key changes as:

Thematic organization of policies, so it is easier for  [Read More…]

FCC updates proposal to #UnlockTheBox

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal that would let users get their cable through more devices than the standard cable box issued by your telecom provider. This means

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