Tag Archive: RollOut


Wink backpedals on its monthly subscription rollout

Wink announced that it was moving to a subscription-only model earlier this month, but customer backlash forced them to consider.

What you need to know Wink has delayed its plans to move all customers to a paid plan by May 13, 2020. The company had planned to end its free-service and move to a $ 4.99 plan, announcing this with only a week’s notice. It was subsequently met with backlash on its social media pages are users  [Read More…]

Google details Assistant’s new Ambient Mode ahead of imminent rollout

The Assistant’s Ambient Mode feature was first showcased by Google at IFA 2019 in September.

What you need to know Google has shown off the Assistant’s new Ambient Mode feature for Android smartphones in a new video. Ambient Mode will be activated when your Android device is plugged into a charger. The feature is expected to begin rolling out next week and will be available on select Android devices from Sony, Nokia, Xiaomi, and Lenovo.

Google had  [Read More…]

Android Q Beta 5 OTA rollout paused because of an installation issue

Android Q Beta 4 was also paused soon after it began rolling out.

What you need to know Google has temporarily paused the OTA rollout of Android Q Beta 5 after discovering an issue related to installing updates. It is currently investigating the issue and is expected to roll out another update within the next few days. If you still wish to try out the latest Android Q beta, you can flash it manually to your Pixel  [Read More…]

EE announces 16 UK launch locations for 2019 5G rollout

You’ve probably heard of EE — they’re the largest mobile carrier in the UK, and part of the even larger holding company BT Group. Earlier today, the company announced which UK cities will be included in the initial rollout of its upcoming 5G network next year.

Though there’s no word on exactly when we can expect the first 5G sites to switch on, there will be six cities included in the initial 2019 launch: London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast,  [Read More…]

Android Oreo rollout resumes for Galaxy S8/S8+

Hopefully for good this time.

Android Oreo’s availability for the Galaxy S8 has been, problematic. Samsung didn’t start issuing a public update until February 8 (more than five months after Oreo’s release), and then on February 14 it was stopped due to instances of phones randomly rebooting after upgrading to the new software.

Thankfully, users are now reporting that Samsung has finally resumed Oreo’s rollout. The new firmware version numbers are G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7, and if you  [Read More…]

Galaxy S8 Daydream rollout begins as Google promises support on 11 phones by end of year

As Verizon’s GS8 gets its Daydream VR update, Google CEO Sundar Pichai says a total of 11 Daydream phones will be available by the end of 2017.

It was promised back at Google I/O, and now the Samsung Galaxy S8 has started receiving firmware updates to enable Google’s Daydream VR platform. As spotted by 9to5Google, the update is hitting Verizon models first in the U.S., and also brings the option to hide the navigation bar — a  [Read More…]

Chromecast for Gear VR has started its rollout

What is Chromecast for Gear VR?

Back in May 2017, Oculus announced that they were toying with Gear VR support for Chromecast, and gamers rejoiced. Now it would be even easier to play awesome group games like “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes” or to show off just how awesome a particular game or experience is when you only have one headset. However, there wasn’t anything resembling a timeline on when we were to expect this update; only  [Read More…]

T-Mobile bolsters speeds with unlicensed LTE rollout

T-Mobile is launching support for unlicensed spectrum to bolster download speeds in smartphones and tablets on its network.

T-Mobile has announced the first rollout of its unlicensed LTE strategy in the U.S., which lets carriers attach themselves to spectrum in the 5GHz range that is traditionally used for Wi-Fi signals.

T-Mobile is the first national wireless provider to make LTE-U available to customers. LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz airwaves to bolster existing LTE capacity and give a speed  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T Nougat beta now available, stable rollout for 3 and 3T begins ‘tonight’

“Gradual rollout” of stable Android 7.0 builds to commence from tonight, says co-founder

Update: We’ve updated this story with comments from Carl Pei, and news of the stable rollout coming later today.

OnePlus has stumbled over the finish line in its bid to update the OnePlus 3 and 3T to Android 7.0 Nougat in the promised end-of-year timeframe. A post on its forums today announces the first OxygenOS 4.0 (Android 7.0) beta build for the OnePlus  [Read More…]

4K movies start trickling into Google Play Movies ahead of official rollout

We want to escape into the movies, and that means we need images as vivid, crisp, and clean as we can get them.

While 4K offerings for your fancy new TV and your Chromecast Ultra might be slim right now, soon we may have a real selection of 4K content as Google Play Movies starts slipping 4K content into its store. Right now, a few lucky users are able to see some 4K  [Read More…]