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 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…]
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…]
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…]
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
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 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 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…]
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…]