OS Update

Samsung Galaxy S5 Update allows editing of dock icons… finally!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Update allows editing of dock icons… finally!

A frustration known by many Samsung device owners in Australia is the inability to edit the dock icons (shown above), which users see below all app home screens. Just about every other Android phone in existence allows the user to change these ever-present icons — ordinarily users can select Chrome or Gmail instead of the default Messages or Internet icons,[Read More…]

by 8:12 am on June 15, 2014 22 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone beginning rollout of Sense 6 to HTC One (M7) owners

Vodafone beginning rollout of Sense 6 to HTC One (M7) owners

The HTC One (M7) will be receiving an OTA update to HTC Sense 6 today, at least Vodafone handsets will, according to the latest Vodafone Software update blog posted this morning. Vodafone advises that the update will arrive after 12 o’clock today, but as usual, we assume that Vodafone or HTC will be staggering this update to handsets over the[Read More…]

by 1:30 pm on June 12, 2014 16 comments OS Update
Motorola will update the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E to Android 4.4.3

Motorola will update the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E to Android 4.4.3

With the rollout of Android 4.4.3 to Nexus and Google Play edition phones underway, Motorola also took to their blog on Tuesday to confirm their commitment to rolling out updates will continue with the three Moto series phones – Moto X, Moto G and Moto E all confirmed to receive the update. The update to Android 4.4.3 will begin in[Read More…]

by 11:08 pm on June 6, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update
Apple Take Jabs at Android Again

Apple Take Jabs at Android Again

  It is going to be a busy fortnight in the tech industry, with WWDC kicking off yesterday, E3 on June 10th and android 4.4.3 releasing.  And what comes with WWDC? iOS 8? Yes, but the funniest part of it is watching Apple try to claw down the ever rising Android with thinly veiled jabs and often mis-interpreted statistics. Yes,[Read More…]

by 11:03 am on June 4, 2014 11 comments OS Update, Other
Android 4.4.3 Over The Air Update for Nexus devices begins the rollout.

Android 4.4.3 Over The Air Update for Nexus devices begins the rollout.

Earlier today, the Android 4.4.3 images and binaries released for the Nexus range, so that any people who wanted to, could flash the latest image and receive the update early. Since then, the OTA’s have been arriving on phones and tablets everywhere, and as usual, enterprising developers from XDA have been working hard to capture the updates so that people[Read More…]

by 9:06 pm on June 3, 2014 5 comments OS Update
Android 4.4.3 update is now live on Nexus Factory Images page

Android 4.4.3 update is now live on Nexus Factory Images page

Looks like the T-Mobile pages were true – Google has just updated the Nexus Factory Images page with Android 4.4.3 (KTU84M) images for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2012 (both WiFi and GSM), Nexus 7 2013(both WiFi and LTE) and the Nexus 10. There’s still no word on OTA’s being captured as yet to update your device, but[Read More…]

by 8:17 am on June 3, 2014 7 comments OS Update
Original Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch being being updated to Tizen

Original Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch being being updated to Tizen

If you own Samsung’s first ever smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, you may have found an update being pushed out that moved the Gear smartwatch from Android to Samsung’s own Tizen OS. Tizen OS is, of course, the operating system running on the new Gear 2 smartwatch  released a few months ago. Samsung has begun rolling out an update to the Galaxy[Read More…]

by 10:09 am on June 2, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi getting a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 WiFi getting a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat

If you’re one of the may users who may have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (WiFi) tablet, then you’re in for some good news! Samsung is pushing out a firmware update for your tablet bringing it to Android 4.4 KitKat. SamMobile are reporting that only the Wifi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will receive the update, making it the first[Read More…]

by 7:16 am on May 21, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Tablets
Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

If you’re the owner of an HTC One (M8) in Australia, you’ve probably seen reports on US Android blogs a few weeks ago about a pending software update. It doesn’t bring the much-awaited jump to Android 4.4.3 — Google hasn’t pushed that yet — but it does bring some new features, bug fixes and other things which are kind of exciting. I[Read More…]

by 11:43 am on May 16, 2014 12 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S5 to receive an update to fix fingerprint scanner and camera performance

Samsung Galaxy S5 to receive an update to fix fingerprint scanner and camera performance

Samsung is releasing an update to the international version of the Galaxy S5 handset to improve the recognition of integrated fingerprint scanner and to speed up the camera performance. We noted when we reviewed the S5 (as did many other reviewers) that the fingerprint scanner was woefully inaccurate, and often required repeated attempts to get it to recognise a registered[Read More…]

by 8:42 am on May 13, 2014 8 comments News, OS Update, Phones