If you have a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, today's the day you start checking your phone for an update. The carrier has started pushing out a 142.8MB update to phones today that fixes a whole bunch of things, including security patches, app install enhancements and UX fixes for the email app.
Nexus 5 first device to have OTA file available for download, with others surely closely behind
Following tightly behind Google's release of Android 4.4.4 factory images for the Nexus 4, 5, 7 (both years) and 10, we're starting to see Nexus devices in the wild receiving the update over-the-air. The Nexus 5 has started to receive its 2.5MB (yes, that small) update, and we've also got OTA URLs...
Following an initial update rollout that was apparently not fully baked, T-Mobile has resumed pushing out an update that is supposed to fix issues with MMS messages and network performance. The 133MB OTA download is now hitting devices, and aside from the bump up to software version number G900TUVU1ANE6, there isn't really anything user-facing for you to take notice of.
Following a soak test last week, non-soak test users of the Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini are seeing a small update that brings a few fixes but keeps the phones on Android 4.4. The big visual change is the move to white status bar icons, which were still blue on the last update even though the system was based on KitKat.
Almost exactly a month after its launch, the European Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) has received its first post-release firmware update. The update to firmware version NE2 (from the older NCE build) landed on our unlocked UK GS5 this morning, and seems to be pushing out over the air and through Samsung's Kies desktop app.
NVIDIA Shield owners are being greeted by a quite sizable update in terms of download size, but not necessarily in the number of actual changes. Tonight's 460MB update is bringing a fix for a bug that prevented moving apps to the SDcard through the device settings, and a fix for using the bumpers as volume buttons (I highly recommend using this setting).
Following similar updates by some of the U.S. carriers, the first software upgrade for the HTC One M8 has started to arrive in Canada. We're seeing an update to version 1.55.631.4 on our Rogers M8, which adds the new power-saving feature alongside "camera and gallery feature enhancements."
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has been graced with an update to KitKat 4.4 today. This includes the user interface update, better music and camera access, an integrated location menu, wireless printing, new sound controls, and all of the other goodies in KitKat 4.4.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 15 Apr 2014 7:51 pm
Back in March, a 205MB update for the original HTC One M7 went out to a few users in mainland Europe. It added support for more routers, which suggests there was a bug or two to fix, but it also replaced an existing Android 4.4.2 update that was pulled.
Today, some users worldwide are seeing the same update. It bumps your version from 4.19.401.9 to 4.19.401.11 and addresses whatever issues...
If you're picking up an unlocked European Samsung Galaxy S5 on launch day tomorrow (or you've been able to get hold of one early), you'll want to make sure you snag the first two — yes, two — software updates for the new handset. After setting up your shiny new GS5, you'll be prompted to install one 30MB update, then another 16MB one. After that you should end up on build U1ANCE, which...
Update: It looks as though the KitKat update is also pushing out to U.S. models of the LG G Pad 8.3 as well as those across Europe. For now it seems as though there's no OTA but should you connect up to the LG PC Suite you might well find it waiting for you. Thanks to everyone who let us know!
As much as we enjoy using the LG G Pad 8.3, it pretty sorely needed an update to a more modern...
Google's Chromecast streaming dongle is getting a minor update starting today, according to the official release blog. Chromecast build 16664 includes persistent volume levels across viewing sessions, as well as improved support for the IPV6 networking standard and "improved DNS robustness." On top of that, Google says the new build includes the usual bug fixes and stability improvements.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 26 Mar 2014 2:17 pm
18 new devices added in latest update
Fitbit has expanded the sync capabilities of their wearable fitness trackers, and now 44 Android and iOS devices are fully supported. Devices that can wirelessly synchronize with Fitbit products require Bluetooth 4.0 on-board, but in the past even devices with the required hardware we not officially supported, and users were forced to try a reverse-...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 21 Mar 2014 3:37 pm
Qualcomm has updated the software for their Toq smartwatch today — both the Android app and the watch firmware — and have brought along a few noteworthy improvements.
Along with the enhancements and fixes that come with every update, today's release updates the Activity Tracker, updates the text conversation history, and brings a few new clock faces. To initiate the update, hit Google Play...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 19 Mar 2014 5:50 pm
Sprint has a small update ready for the HTC One, and you can go grab it today.
The update to version 4.06.651.9 went live sometime this morning, and is available for customers to manually retrieve via their device settings. The listed changelog simply says "System stability improvements," so we don't imagine there are any user-facing changes or issues to contend with.
The update will push to...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 15 Mar 2014 4:52 pm
The folks at Pebble have pushed out another bugfix for the Pebble 2.0 application. Along with general stability fixes, the issue with the never-ending loading screen has been addressed. As a user who was experiencing the stuck splash screen issue, I can confirm that it's gone on my phone. Hurrah! While still not as stable as the original version, Pebble 2.0 is starting to shape up. Let's hope...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 14 Mar 2014 8:10 pm
Less cheating and better friend management are welcome changes
We already told you how to fix the endless notifications from QuizUp, and now the developers have started to address the next biggest issue — cheaters. Today's update now causes you to surrender if you try to open the notification bar, which apparently was used for a popular cheat method. Cached images are also removed on...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 12 Mar 2014 7:10 pm
Google let a test build of YouTube app hit public release
Google is in the midst of updating the YouTube app, and somehow or another an internal test version made it's way to Google Play. We imagine it's already pulled, and things will be recitfied, but it's neat even if only temporary.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 10 Mar 2014 4:21 pm
Update to roll out today via Google Play
BlackBerry has taken to Twitter and announced that we'll be seeing an update for BBM sometime today. The update should address emoticons in status updates, problems with web links, and more.
We're not sure what the "more" is about just yet, and not sure exactly when to expect the update, but it's always good to fix issues and keep users happy. You can...
Update promises a plethora of new features and has something for everyone
Plague, Inc. has grown to over 25 million players, and a big reason why is the updates. By the time you have the current version mastered, the folks at Ndemic have a new update ready to go that not only enhances the gameplay, but brings along new content. Gamers just love new content. The "Mutation 8" update will be no...
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