Tag Archive: Pushing


Recording your Galaxy S20 screen is as easy as pushing a button

I’m sure you’ve had this experience before. Your mom (or grandpa, or friend) has called you up because they can’t figure out how to do a thing on their Galaxy phone. So you spend the next hour frustratingly trying to understand their problem and explaining how to fix it, but it doesn’t work. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just show them how to do it for themselves? With the screen recorder function on your Samsung Galaxy  [Read More…]

Verizon’s 5G network is already pushing speeds of nearly 600Mbps

Customers in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis can get 600 Mbps or higher with a Moto Z3 and its 5G Moto Mod.

Verizon was slated to unveil its 5G UWB (Ultra WideBand) service in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis the week of April 8, but it has jumped the gun and the service is live in the two locales right now. According to Verizon, users should see download speeds of 450 Mbit/s with peak speeds of “nearly”  [Read More…]

Google might face a $2.82 billion fine for pushing its services on Android

The European Commission is behind this.

When you get a new Android phone, you probably don’t think too much about the Google Search widget on your home screen, Chrome being set as the default browser, or all of Google’s big apps pre-installed out of the box. However, the European Commission certainly has and is planning on fining Google billions of dollars for these actions.

According to a report this week from The Wall Street Journal, it’s expected  [Read More…]

Facebook is pushing back its smart speaker following privacy concerns

This is probably for the best.

Between May 1 and 2 this year, Facebook will host its annual F8 Developer Conference in San Jose, California. This year’s event was supposed to be where Facebook would introduce the world to its first smart speaker, but these plans have apparently been scrapped.

According to sources that spoke with Bloomberg, Facebook will not announce its speaker this May as a result of the recent controversy that’s popped up regarding Facebook’s  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Pixel pushing

Some last-minute thoughts on Google’s big hardware event.

Besides two very obvious things that are definitely coming, it’s difficult to know exactly how hyped to get about Google’s October 4 event. Sure, new Pixel phones are on the way. As I’ve already said, Google needs to show us not just two great phones — that’s table stakes — but also why two great new phones matters, and more broadly why Google can become a tier-one hardware  [Read More…]

Which Canadian carrier is the best at pushing Android updates?

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.

If you want the fastest and most transparent  [Read More…]

T-Mobile now pushing Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv

T-Mobile is now pushing the Marshmallow update out for BlackBerry Priv owners. The update has been available for unlocked Priv’s for some time, but it is great to see T-Mobile sending it out to its customers. With Marshmallow, you’ll have the enhanced permission controls, Doze, adaptable storage and much more.

From T-Mobile’s support page:

Beginning June 13, the BlackBerry PRIV receives a software update to Android version 6.0.1/build AAE153. This update provides features and improvements: Android Marshmallow  [Read More…]

Verizon now pushing Marshmallow for Galaxy S6 edge+, small update for Note 5

If you have a Galaxy S6 edge+ on Verizon, you’ll want to check your phone for an update as the carrier is now pushing Marshmallow out. In addition, Verizon is pushing a small update out for the Note 5 to address some connectivity issues. The Galaxy S6 edge+ update brings a number of big changes, some of which include:

This software update brings the latest Android Marshmallow OS along with improvements to Live broadcast and Edge panel,  [Read More…]

AT&T is now pushing March security patch to BlackBerry Priv

The unlocked BlackBerry Priv has already received its monthly security patch for March, and now AT&T is pushing its update. We’ve seen the carrier variants get the updates anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks after the unlocked version, and this one is on the later end. The update originally pushed out on March 7, which is two weeks ago. With this, you’ll have the latest Android security patches from Google on your Priv.

If you haven’t  [Read More…]

Verizon is pushing a security update to the Galaxy S7, S7 edge

Verizon is joining AT&T and T-Mobile in pushing out the first security update to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on its network. The carrier only notes bringing the phone up to date with the most recent security patch in its changelog. From Verizon’s update page:

The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patch on your device.

If you haven’t already received the update notification, you can check manually for  [Read More…]