OS Update

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to retail Samsung Galaxy Note Edge units

Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out to retail Samsung Galaxy Note Edge units

Samsung is beginning to push out a major software update to Australian retail Galaxy Note Edge units (those sold without carrier intervention) model SM-N915G, bringing them up to Android 5.0 Lollipop, reports SamMobile. The update brings Google’s new Material Design user interface to the device (or perhaps rather, Samsung’s interpretation of it), along with a host of new features and[Read More…]

by 11:18 am on February 24, 2015 4 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Moto 360 receives update to Android 5.0.2 (before most phones do)

Moto 360 receives update to Android 5.0.2 (before most phones do)

In news that’s sure to be well received by Moto 360 owners, and looked upon with jealousy by others, Motorola have announced the release of Android 5.0.2 for the Moto 360. Released with the build number LWX49L, the update appears to be little more than bug fixes and behind the scenes improvements — there’s not much new to see here.[Read More…]

by 2:57 pm on February 19, 2015 8 comments Android Wear, News, OS Update
Next Maintenance Release for Android set to arrive in March

Next Maintenance Release for Android set to arrive in March

Google’s next update for Android, leaked recently as Android 5.1 on their Android One phones could be arriving next month, at least according to HTC’s Mo Versi who has advised the date to a customer on Twitter. While we’ve seen Android One handsets with Android 5.1, there has so far been no factory images, OTA updates or other indications that[Read More…]

by 6:21 am on February 19, 2015 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Galaxy Note Edge retail model receiving Lollipop update

Galaxy Note Edge retail model receiving Lollipop update

The Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has begun, and rather than beginning in a far flung corner of Europe like Poland as seems to have become the norm, it’s arriving first here in Australia. SamMobile is reporting that the Galaxy Note Edge (SM-N915G) is receiving the Android 5.0 update as a 1018.12MB OTA. The update brings with[Read More…]

by 2:25 pm on February 18, 2015 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Android 5.0.1 leaks for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Android 5.0.1 leaks for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

The long-awaited arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Samsung’s devices edges closer to its conclusion (see what we did there?) While the Galaxy S5 has received the Lollipop update in some markets, other devices continue to wait. If you’re a Note Edge user, and particularly keen to engage with risk, then you might like this news. A leaked build of[Read More…]

by 9:47 am on February 10, 2015 0 comments News, OS Update, Phones
What To Expect In Android 5.1

What To Expect In Android 5.1

Last week we saw evidence of Android 5.1 out in the wild and as per normal many of us are checking our devices constantly waiting for it to arrive. A full point release is unusual at this time of the year, with Google preferring the smaller increments such as 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 etc. The fact that they have designated this[Read More…]

by 8:22 am on February 8, 2015 26 comments OS Update, Rumours
CM 12 Nightlies arrive for the Nexus 9

CM 12 Nightlies arrive for the Nexus 9

Owners of the Nexus 9 are now able to install CyangogenMod on their tablet, with nightlies of CM12 now available to download. CM12 is based on Lollipop, so there’s very little to lose – except obviously OTA udpates from Google – from installing the ROM. CyanogenMod is one of the oldest, and certainly one of the easiest to install third[Read More…]

by 7:29 am on February 8, 2015 3 comments Modding, OS Update, Tablets
Vodafone suggests Xperia Z3 Lollipop update expected by end of February

Vodafone suggests Xperia Z3 Lollipop update expected by end of February

While some flagship smartphones have received their update to Android 5.0 Lollipop already, others — like Sony’s Xperia Z3 — have not. LG have already released their update for the G3, and Samsung and HTC’s plans are well advanced with versions starting to emerge for some of their recent devices, but as yet, Sony hasn’t quite reached that point. It[Read More…]

by 7:26 am on February 7, 2015 7 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Android One in India to see Lollipop update ‘in the next few weeks’ according to Google

Android One in India to see Lollipop update ‘in the next few weeks’ according to Google

Owners of the original Android One handsets will soon see their Lollipop update according to Google. In a Google+ Post, Google India has made the announcement, although it’s fairly light on details. The post, which you can see below, simply points to the android.com/one website, which still advises that Android One handsets have ‘Always up-to-date software’ which ‘Runs Android 4.4[Read More…]

by 11:18 am on February 5, 2015 0 comments OS Update, Phones
OnePlus announces that Swiftkey keyboard now included by default in CyanogenMod 11S for OnePlus One owners

OnePlus announces that Swiftkey keyboard now included by default in CyanogenMod 11S for OnePlus One owners

OnePlus and CyanogenMod are a little odd, they seem to be in the process of breaking up, but there’s still updates coming. The latest update to the software has been announced overnight, and depending on your point of view, it’s either a disturbing introduction of unwanted bloatware or an update with a handy feature. CyanogenMod 11S for the OnePlus One[Read More…]

by 10:49 am on February 5, 2015 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update