Tag Archive: Updates


The Google Home Preview Program will give you first crack at updates

Google Home joins the Chromecast on its Preview Program update channel.

According to the Google Home help pages, the Preview Program is an update channel for the Chromecast and Google Home that gives you early access to device firmware updates. The Chromecast has been on this channel since September 2016, but the addition of Google Home is a new development.

Google also stresses that this isn’t beta software and should be the close to any final releases.

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Top 10 Android app updates this week: Starbucks, Newton Mail

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…]

HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0 with future updates

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were the first devices to launch with Bluetooth 5.0, and so should have the HTC U11. Unfortunately, the phone made a debut with Bluetooth 4.2 onboard. Luckily, it seems that HTC is prepping an update that will upgrade the U11 flagship to the latest Bluetooth standard. According to […]

The state of Android updates in India: Nougat edition

The update situation has gotten much better in India, but there are a few notable holdouts.

Android continues to dominate in India, commanding a market share in excess of 97%. With India now the second-largest smartphone market in the world, that means a lot of phones running Android.

However, most of those devices aren’t on the latest version of Android, with manufacturers unwilling to commit engineering resources to continually update their products. For what it’s worth, the  [Read More…]

Latest Google Play Store version brings in-line changelogs to app updates

What’s in an app update?

It’s an honest question sometimes, and before installing something that might bring features you don’t want, you’d like to see them listed in the changelog. Well, now instead of having to click away from the Updates page in Google Play Store, you can check changelogs just by tapping an arrow next to the updating app’s name to see them.

This comes with the update to Google Play Store 8.0, which is  [Read More…]

How to use Alexa for sports updates

Alexa can make sure you always know the score of the big games!

If you’re a sports fan, then it can be difficult at times to keep track of the score for all of your favorite teams. With Alexa, you can program in your favorite teams and get updates by simply asking her for sports updates. You can add multiple teams too, so you’ll never miss a score again.

We’ve got all the details here!

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How to use Alexa for traffic updates

Nobody wants to get stuck in traffic, and Alexa can help.

Traffic is the bane of existence for anyone who’s ever been late to a meeting because of gridlock. While you can use your phone, the radio, or the internet to check on traffic before heading out of the house, you can also ask Alexa. She’ll let you know what your commute looks like; all you need to do is let her know where you’re going.

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OnePlus’ CEO comments on the future of Android updates for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Sit down, strap in, sip on your covfefe and prepare yourself for some major OnePlus news! Alright, maybe it’s not the biggest news ever. We’d love to be confirming the specs for the OnePlus 5 in this article, but alas, that is not to be. But, fans of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T rejoice! We’re […]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Kodi, Google Photos

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’s new Project Treble could mean fast Android updates for everyone

If you are not the owner of a Nexus or a Pixel device, then you probably stuck waiting for updates months on end after Google officially rolls out a new build. But as you’d expect, the search giant is well aware or the state of things and not particularly happy with the situation. But starting […]