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Sprint now rolling out LG G2 stability update

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Sprint has today published details of an update it’s now rolling out to all its carrier-branded variants of the LG G2 currently situated in the United States. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of new features, but it does include a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

  • Improvements to LTE attachment
  • Enhancements to HD Voice
  • Google security patch

If you own a Sprint variant of the G2 and want to initiate the upgrade manually, 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’, then ‘Software Update and ‘Update Now’.

Source: Sprint

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EYE Experience for HTC One (M8) on T-Mobile to start rolling out tomorrow

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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When HTC announced their new EYE Experience, a bundle of improvements to their camera features, they indicated a variety of devices would receive the update over the coming months. Owners of the unlocked version of the HTC One (M8) were probably glad to see they were near the top of the line when the update started rolling out last week along with an update to Android 4.4.4. Now owners of the device on the T-Mobile network will be joining in on the fun as the carrier has given their technical approval for the update.

Users can expect to see an OTA update appear on their devices starting as soon as Tuesday, October 21st. This was announced by Mo Versi, HTC’s vice president for Product Management, via a tweet earlier today.

source: @moversi

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HTC’s Android 5.0 update roadmap leaks

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

HTC_ONE-updateHTC has already confirmed that they’re planning on getting the Android 5.0 update out to the HTC One M7 and M8 within 90 days of receiving the code from Google. However, they haven’t clarified anything about other devices, but fortunately a leaked roadmap has shed some light on what devices will receive the update, and when that will happen.

The M7 and M8 are still slated for what will probably be a January/February release. The Google Play Editions of those devices are probably going to see an update much earlier, though, with a release date pegged for late November or early December. 

Other devices, including the dual-SIM versions of the M7 and M8, plus the Desire Eye, Butterfly 2, and the HTC One E8 are all looking at launch windows of January to March. The HTC One Mini 2 and Desire 816 are slated for a March/April update, and the One Max, original One Mini, and the Butterfly S are all looking at a March to May timeframe.

HTC is pretty committed to getting their devices updated, but there are tons of variables that go into these updates, so there’s no 100% guarantee that any of these devices will actually get the update. Still, HTC has done a much better job than most OEMs, so keep an ear out for any more details as we get closer to next year.

source: G for Games

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Receiving Update to 1.2.1, Improves 5GHz WiFi Performance

Posted by Kellex October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

NVIDIA is pushing a new update to their ultimate gaming slate, the SHIELD Tablet, as version 1.2.1. The update is pretty minor, according to the changelog, but does improve WiFi performance on the 5GHz band, fixes a charging issue, and adds some optimizations for encrypted devices. Again, it’s minor. 

Changelog

  • Improved WiFi performance on 5GHz band
  • Performance optimizations for encrypted devices
  • Fixed intermittent charging issue
Via:  NVIDIA

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Firefox Beta update brings ‘tab casting’ & more!

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

 

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Mozilla is in the midst of pushing out a rather hefty software update to its official Firefox for Android Beta application. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade transports tab mirroring support for Chromecast, integrated Wikipedia search, the ability to change search defaults and much, much more.

Hit the break below for the full changelog.

New:

Tab mirroring support for Chromecast
Added support for Prefer:Safe HTTP header
Wikipedia search now uses HTTPS for secure searching
Beta search default changed to Yahoo for evaluation
Toggle wifi on error pages
Public key pinning support enabled
Implementation of HTTP/2 (draft14) and ALPN
Redesigned first run experience
Browser theme refresh

HTML5:

ECMAScript 6 WeakSet Implemented
JavaScript Template Strings Implemented
CSS3 Font variants and features control (e.g. kerning) implemented
Device Storage API for privileged apps enabled
WebCrypto: RSA-OAEP, PBKDF2 and AES-KW support
WebCrypto: wrapKey and unwrapKey implemented
WebCrypto: Import/export of JWK-formatted keys
matches() DOM API implemented (formerlymozMatchesSelector())
Performance.now() for workers implemented
WebCrypto: ECDH support
Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added

Fixed:

CSS transitions start correctly when started at the same time as changes to display, position, overflow, and similar properties

If you would like to download or update your copy of the Firefox Beta app for Android – click the source link below. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code using your smartphone’s camera.

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Play Store Download Link

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Lollipop to be Released November 3th for Wi-Fi Nexus Devices

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

Google_Nexus_7_BackGoogle’s Lollipop is making waves worldwide, causing everyone to wonder who will get a taste of its sweetness first. As far as current models go, the Nexus 4 and 5 will not be receiving the update as promptly as their fellow Nexus devices. The Nexus 10 and 7s (Wi-Fi only) will be receiving the update to Android 5.0 on November 3rd.

The reason the Wi-Fi tablets will be receiving the update first is that it takes more tweaking and fine-tuning to get software working smoothly with a data connection than it does with only Wi-Fi. So, if you have one of these tablets, you can expect an update in about 2.5 weeks. If you have a Nexus phone, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

Source: Android Police

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Sprint’s HTC One (M7) update fixes Miracast

Posted by wicked October - 16 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

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Sprint is busy pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its carrier-branded variants of HTC’s former flagship smartphone, the One (M7). Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring any major software modifications, such as Android 4.4.4, but it does transport a fix for a rather annoying problem that many users have been complaining about for a while now.

After update software version 5.05.651.2 has been installed, users will notice that they once again have the ability to mirror both local content and cloud-stored media to a Sony Bravia Smart TV via Miracast – a feature they’d lost due to a flaw in Sprint’s version of the KitKat operating system for its variant of the One (M7).

To initiate the upgrade manually, 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’, then ‘Software Update’ and ‘Update Now’. Follow the prompts on the display of your device and your phone will start to download and install this 15.4 MB stability update.

Source: Sprint

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Google Glass to finally get Android notifications this week

Posted by wicked October - 15 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off

For the hundreds (or maybe now thousands?) of owners of the Google Glass, the new update that will be unrolled this week has been a long time coming. Google announced that finally, notifications from the Android smartphone connected to the wearable will now be mirrored to your eyeballs, or rather, the Glass in front of your eyeballs.

This has been previously available but only for apps that were compatible with Google Glass, like Gmail and Hangouts, but now, it is applicable for all apps on your Android device. Through the MyGlass app, Google Glass users will now be able to see whether someone commented on their latest Facebook post or if their loved one has sent a video message through LINE. The Notification Sync on Glass is something that Android Wear users have been enjoying for some time now. And now, you don’t have to take out your phone to view your very busy digital social life as it will flash before your very eyes.

Setting it up on your Google Glass is fairly easy (well, at least based on the 30-second video tutorial they posted). Just update to the latest version of the MyGlass app (which is version 3.3.0), choose Turn on in the Notification sync part, choose turn on notifications and just choose the ok button when asked to enable MyGlass on your smartphone. It will then show on your phone that you are now connected to Glass.

The update to MyGlass will be coming this Wednesday, so be patient a little bit more. Google also promised that the update to the Glass itself, version 22.0 will also be coming soon, and it will be adding alternate navigation routes among other things.

SOURCE: +Google

Samsung outs firmware update for Galaxy Note 4

Posted by wicked October - 14 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is rolling out this month in different countries as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Those who are lucky enough to get their hands on the phablet are now enjoying the device. And they should be expecting a software update as Samsung recently released a firmware update number XXU1ANJ4.

The software update is only 36MB and offers enhancements in some features, better stability, and improvement in battery life. Samsung has released the update to the first owners of the Galaxy Note 4 and will bring it to everyone once phone is launched in their respective markets. Phone will be available this coming October 17 in the US from major mobile carriers AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

If you already have your Galaxy Note 4, check Settings > About Phone > Software Update menu to see if the firmware update has arrived. If you’re still not decided whether to get the new Note, maybe the OLED screen tested by DisplayMate will make you. The Note 4 screen is said to have over 400 cd/m2 of luminance, higher than the screens in its class. How about the good results of its battery in a benchmark test? Or its passing a three-point bend test. And who could forget the drop test? Like I said, it’s not hard to convince Android fans to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

We have yet to see how the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will make it in the mobile market today. It will directly compete with the iPhone 6 plus but we all know that Samsung has more experience in this area.

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The Galaxy Note 4 gets firmware update in time for worldwide launch

Posted by wicked October - 13 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

 

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Samsung has pushed out a software update for the International variant of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, in preparation for its worldwide launch later this month.

Update ‘XXU1ANJ4′ weighs in at 36MB and transports bug fixes, stability improvements and speed enhancements, in addition to a line of code that “significantly” extends battery life.

If you’ve pre-ordered or intend to grab a Note 4 on launch day, you should see the firmware update icon appear in your notification panel the instant you connect to Wi-Fi. Hit the upgrade button and you’re good to go.

Source: AllAboutSamsung

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