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.
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Last year, Google said that it will roll out monthly security updates to Nexus phones and tablets for three years from their respective launch dates, and platform updates for “at least two years.” The search giant is now listing concrete timelines for when support will end for each Nexus phone and tablet, including the Nexus 6P and 5X:
Device No guaranteed Android version updates after Nexus 5X September 2017 Nexus 6P September 2017 Nexus 9 October [Read More…]
Verizon is now pushing out a set of updates to both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Both updates bring the phones up to date with the latest Android security patches from Google.
The current software update gives you the most up to date Android™ security patch on your device.
Once installed, you should find your Galaxy Note 5 or S6 edge+’s security patch level in current with the latest June update. [Read More…]
T-Mobile has just announced the sixth update to its Binge On program, and now has more than 90 streaming providers on its streaming service. New streaming providers include Azubu, Dailymotion Games, Eyegroove, PBS, PBS Kids and gaming streams like League of Legends and Hearthstone. In addition, video providers include a broader range of video categories:
Twitter today updated its Android app, giving it a big refresh and aligning it more with Google’s Material Design practices. New Features Tab bar at the top of the screen with swipe functionality so you can quickly move between your Home timeline, Notifications, Direct Messages, and more Navigation menu that slides out from the side
Google has revealed that some Chromebooks with Chrome OS v49 currently have a “critical bug” in their firmware updater, and the company has paused automatic updates for those devices until the issue is fixed.
The bug was first revealed in a post on the Chromium bug tracker stated:
There is a critical bug in the firmware updater that we are actively investigating which may impact few devices during an auto update: Lenovo N22 11.6, Acer Chromebook [Read More…]
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…]