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AT&T’s HTC One M7 will be receiving Lollipop tomorrow

Posted by wicked March - 31 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

HTC_M7_One_Black_White_LeakIf you’re still rocking an HTC One M7 on AT&T, you’re in for a treat tomorrow. The Lollipop upgrade on the phone has gotten technical approval from the carrier, so an over-the-air rollout should begin tomorrow. This means AT&T joins Sprint and T-Mobile in pushing out the 5.0 update, leaving Verizon as the last carrier to update the device.

Keep an eye out for an OTA notification tomorrow.

source: Mo Versi

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Samsung isn’t working on Android 5.1 for the Galaxy Note 4 or any other devices yet

Posted by wicked March - 30 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 4, you’ve probably been getting more and more excited about the news we keep hearing that Samsung is working hard on an Android 5.1 update that will bring the latest version of TouchWiz to your device. Sadly, it seems that these rumours may well be untrue.

Indeed, the Galaxy Note 4 is still waiting for the Android 5.0.2 update in some regions, instead having to make do with Android 4.4 KitKat. So why isn’t Samsung working hard on bringing Android 5.1 to its vast array of devices? Just that, Samsung’s vast array of devices means that it takes longer to update each eligible device, which means it can’t just move its developers on to next version of Android. According to SamMobile’s sources, Samsung is not working on Android 5.1 for any of its devices at the present time. Nor is there any details available about bringing the latest TouchWiz to the Galaxy Note 4 when Android 5.1 is eventually released. And it could be worse.

Remember when the Note 2 was released with Jelly Bean 4.1, Samsung decided to skip the Android 4.2 update and move right along to 4.3 leaving the Note 2 on the same software for a year or so? It might well happen with the Note 4. While you could understand the reasoning in part, that the Note series is more difficult to update thanks to its additional features and S-Pen functionality, it was cold comfort to those Note 2 owners. I know because I was one of them. Let’s hope that Samsung doesn’t decide to do something similar with the Note 4 with regards to Android 5.1 as it struggles to get through its backlog of scheduled updates for its devices.

 

Source: SamMobile

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Verizon starts pushing out Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5… Again!

Posted by wicked March - 28 - 2015 - Saturday Comments Off

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If you cast your mind back to early February, you may remember that Verizon claimed that it was rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. However, it appears the carrier pulled the original upgrade (version number: G900VVRU1BNLC ) with no reason given, and has today started pushing out an identical build of Android 5.0 to the handset, with this new version number: G900VVRU1BOA4. 

The two versions seem to be exactly the same, both bringing support for multiple accounts, improved notifications, a smoother multitasking experience, Ambient Display, smarter internet connections and the recently-announced Material Design guidelines.

To start the update, make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. Then, from the home screen, press the Menu key, followed by Settings. Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘About Device’, followed by ‘Software Update and ‘Update Now’.

Source: Verizon
Via: AndroidPolice

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Oneplus OxygenOS release has been delayed yet again

Posted by wicked March - 27 - 2015 - Friday Comments Off

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If you are a OnePlus One owner and were expecting today’s major decision to be whether or not to carry on using CyanogenMod 12S firmware or to turn to the home-grown OxygenOS, you are going to be a little disappointed. As Justin predicted, the release date has been missed and no new date has yet been announced.

This time the delay is said to be down to the certification process taking longer than anticipated. The OnePlus developer going by the devildv nickname said that he and a colleague were each running a handset running CM12S and OxygenOS respectively as daily drivers and that things would be explained in the coming days. It’s disappointing news, hopefully, OnePlus will announce a new deadline for the OxygenOS release sooner rather than later. Perhaps they would be better off just providing a download link when it is actually ready instead of disappointing its customers and blasting past deadline dates.

I wonder if the OxygenOS firmware will be released before OnePlus announce its GameChanger device next month?

Source: Reddit
Via: PhoneArena

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Update to CNBC Android app brings live streaming support

Posted by wicked March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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The CNBC app for Android has now received a new update, which lets you stream content from the channel live on the go. This, in addition to the up-to-date stocks data and push notifications for other major news, makes CNBC a must have for finance buffs.

The video streaming service is currently limited to the U.S. and will require you to sign in using a TV subscription. Beyond this, you can either stream live shows and even watch aired shows like Mad Money and The Profit from the archives.

“Over the past year alone, we have seen video consumption on our Android app grow by over 20%,” said Kevin Krim, General Manager and Senior Vice President, CNBC Digital. “Video clearly matters to our users and we are very excited to give them live access to both the business news and information they need as well as our popular primetime programs they enjoy.”

Download the CNBC app for your Android phone using the QR code or the link located right below.

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New factory image of Android 5.1 LMY47I for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 now available to flash

Posted by wicked March - 26 - 2015 - Thursday Comments Off

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It looks like a new version of Android 5.1 (LMY47I) is going out as Google posted factory images for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 yesterday. We don’t know what has been changed, but we expect it to be minor bug squashing, which is never a bad thing.

We also know that you guys don’t like waiting around for updates so flashing the image might be your best bet to get it now. There is no reason to be afraid of flashing. You don’t even have to lose your data if your bootloader is unlocked. We have the most complete and easy to follow instructions anywhere, so if you want to have the latest and greatest update up and running in less than a few minutes, make sure you follow this link.

source: Google Developers

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Google Keep updated to version 3.1 with a couple of new features [APK Download]

Posted by wicked March - 25 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Google Keep is one of the best note taking/checklist apps available on Android. What makes it even better is the fact that it comes directly from Google, who can add new features periodically. And the app has now been updated to version 3.1 with some new features in tow.

First and foremost, users can now set recurring reminders for notes or checklists. Although the reminders feature has always existed on Google Keep, it could only be set once, but that changes today.

Google is also rolling out a new labels feature for the app, which lets you tag posts under different labels. So if you have something work related, you can tag it under work and personal notes can be filtered under the Personal label. Users can create custom labels as well. This feature has been long awaited and it’s good to know that Google is paying attention to the suggestions of the users.

If you haven’t seen the update notification yet, head over to the apk download link below to get the updated version of Keep on your Android smartphone/tablet.

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Samsung France confirm Lollipop update for Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Posted by wicked March - 25 - 2015 - Wednesday Comments Off

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It seems that every day we are posting stories confirming that this or that handset will be receiving the Android 5.0 (or even 5.1) update, and now it’s the turn of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the budget version of the Note 3. The confirmation comes courtesy of Samsung France who confirmed the update via Twitter.

As you can see, the Twitter conversation was in French, but basically the user asked Samsung France why there was no information about the Lollipop update, and could they at least supply confirmation that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo will actually receive the update. To which, Samsung France replied that the Lollipop update will be deployed on the handset later this year.

It’s good news for Galaxy Note 3 Neo owners in that the handset is confirmed to be on the Lollipop update list, the bad news is that 2015 still has a long way to run so there could still be quite the wait.

 

Source: Twitter
Via: Sammobile

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Micromax Canvas A1 now getting the Android 5.1 update

Posted by wicked March - 24 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Indian manufacturer Micromax has just announced that the Canvas A1 smartphone will now start receiving the Android 5.1 update. This is no surprise given that this belongs to Google’s Android One series of smartphones, which were promised Nexus like software updates.

We saw some Android One phones in Indonesia launching with Android 5.1 out of the box, so it’s no surprise that fellow Android One devices are getting similar treatment. The Spice Dream Uno, which is also an Android One device, started receiving the update not too long ago.

This update is quite significant for users of the Canvas A1 as the device was running Android 4.4 since its launch in mid 2014. This means the customers will see Material Design changes as well as a new lock screen, improved Quick Settings toggles and some other improvements to stock Android.

Source: Facebook
Via: Fone Arena

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LG India says the G2 will get Lollipop next quarter

Posted by wicked March - 24 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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Quite a few devices are still without Lollipop, leaving consumers frustrated with the waiting. The LG G2, released in 2013, is one of the devices still without the latest version of Android; however, the wait may not be much longer.

On Twitter, LG India confirmed that a software update with Lollipop is coming in the second quarter of 2015. That means owners of the G2 located in India can expect Lollipop by the end of June. Elsewhere, such as the United States, we still do not know when Lollipop is coming.

Source: @LGIndiaTweets (Twitter)

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