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HTC US advises they will not make the 90-Day window for Lollipop updates on HTC One M7 and M8

HTC US advises they will not make the 90-Day window for Lollipop updates on HTC One M7 and M8

Updates to the latest and greatest version of Android are quite the big business, but updating older hardware to a major new version has to be done carefully. Despite promising that the HTC One M7 and M8 would receive an update to Android 5.0 within 90 days back in November, HTC has today advised they will miss the deadline. In[Read More…]

by 10:36 am on January 31, 2015 7 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Android 5.0.2 Factory Images for Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE now available

Android 5.0.2 Factory Images for Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE now available

You’ve been patient long enough. Owners of the Nexus 7 (2012) GSM and Nexus 7 (2013) LTE can today celebrate with Google finally releasing Android 5.0.2 factory images and Binaries for the tablets on their developers page. The update takes the tablets from Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P) to Android 5.0.2 (LRX22G). The images are available now on the Factory Images page[Read More…]

by 8:47 am on January 31, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Tablets
Australian Moto G 2013 is now receiving Lollipop update

Australian Moto G 2013 is now receiving Lollipop update

Great news for owners of the original Motorola Moto G, your Lollipop is on its way. We’ve received several reports from users advising that their handset is now receiving the prompt to download Lollipop. The Lollipop update being delivered is in fact the 5.0.2 update, which includes a number of fixes from the original Android 5.0 release. The update brings[Read More…]

by 3:55 pm on January 30, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Wifi gets KitKat

It appears that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Wifi) users are seeing an update, bringing their devices up to KitKat. It’s great to see that Samsung are continuing to update their devices, but Note 8 users might be a little disappointed that it’s a KitKat update (to version 4.4.2), and not a giant leap into the Lollipop kingdom that they’ve been[Read More…]

by 4:23 pm on January 27, 2015 6 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Tablets
Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security

Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security

It hasn’t been long since there was a bit of uproar about Android security. In particular, concerns centred on the older version of WebView that forms a part of Android 4.3, which is no longer being actively maintained by Google. WebView? WebView was a system component (it now is updatable separately from the OS) that allows 3rd party apps to[Read More…]

by 9:03 am on January 25, 2015 9 comments Google Services, News, OS Update
Telstra Nexus owners are now receiving their Lollipop update.

Telstra Nexus owners are now receiving their Lollipop update.

In the wake of Google finally releasing Android 5.0 for Nexus devices in November, it emerged that Telstra customers weren’t receiving the Over The Air (OTA) updates on their Nexus 4 or Nexus 5’s. Customers who had patiently waited for the update watched the theoretical two week rollout window come and go, with nothing received. Intrepid Nexus fans found that[Read More…]

by 2:59 pm on January 23, 2015 13 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Android 5.0.2 OTA updates arriving for Nexus devices

Android 5.0.2 OTA updates arriving for Nexus devices

With Android 5.0.2 images now available for a number of Nexus tablets (phones should be soon), it’s time to make sure your Nexus is up to date with the latest software. After publishing our latest How To: Capture an OTA update post, we’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of readers post in some links. So far we’ve managed[Read More…]

by 1:25 pm on January 23, 2015 13 comments OS Update
LG to begin rollout of Android 5.0 to G3 handsets from this Friday

LG to begin rollout of Android 5.0 to G3 handsets from this Friday

While owners of the LG G3 in other countries have seen the rollout of Android 5.0 for the G3 begin, Australian owners have been patiently waiting. But that patience has paid off with LG advising that the Lollipop update will begin rolling out this Friday. The update will begin arriving for G3 owners who purchased the retail version of the[Read More…]

by 3:34 pm on January 20, 2015 13 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a leaked look at Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a leaked look at Lollipop

Owners of the 2013 Galaxy S4 can now breathe a little sigh of relief, as they can take a look at Android 5.0 Lollipop without having to shell out for a new phone. There’s a leaked Lollipop ROM available for the ageing handset, at version 5.0.1, and as its a leak (not a cobbled together thing from XDA) you can[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on January 20, 2015 3 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Unlocked HTC One (M8) phones are receiving Lollipop in the US

Unlocked HTC One (M8) phones are receiving Lollipop in the US

While it won’t immediately arrive in Australia (due to a combination of different hardware and carrier testing for carrier-sourced models), it appears that HTC is on the cusp of keeping its promise to deliver Android 5.0 Lollipop to HTC One (M8) owners within 90 days of the code hitting AOSP. In the US, HTC is releasing the update for unlocked[Read More…]

by 6:44 am on January 14, 2015 3 comments OS Update, Phones