OS Update

Google makes updated Android L preview images available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Google makes updated Android L preview images available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Google has posted updated factory images for the Android L developer preview, which is available today for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 owners. When we first saw the developer preview posted, we found ourselves wondering whether we’d see updates before the platform’s official launch later this year, and it seems our questions have now been answered. Alongside the launch of[Read More…]

by 8:11 am on August 8, 2014 5 comments News, OS Update
How to fix missing buttons and a broken notification shade on Android L

How to fix missing buttons and a broken notification shade on Android L

I found that the first time I flashed Android L, a curious bug appeared — my home and recents buttons disappeared, and the notification shade refused to slide down. It seems I’m not alone; this bug only appears when upgrading/flashing Android L without wiping. It’s not clear exactly why this happens, but the good thing is that it’s relatively easy to[Read More…]

by 8:10 am on August 8, 2014 1 comment News, OS Update
Motorola Australia advises the entire Moto E, G and X range should now have Android 4.4.4

Motorola Australia advises the entire Moto E, G and X range should now have Android 4.4.4

We got word that Moto G owners were receiving Android 4.4.4 last month, but according to Motorola Australia the rest of the series – Moto E, Moto G 4G and Moto X should all have receive the update now as well. According to Motorola, the update which reafirms their ‘commitment to offering its users a pure, bloatware-free and seamless Android™[Read More…]

by 12:52 pm on August 6, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Motorola’s Punit Soni confirms that the Moto X will receive Android L

Motorola’s Punit Soni confirms that the Moto X will receive Android L

One of the benefits to consumers of having Google purchase Motorola, was that their phones began receiving updates to the latest version of Android fast, in some cases even faster than Nexus phones. This speedy update of phones seems set to continue even with the impending sale to Lenovo. Punit Soni, VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility has off-handedly confirmed[Read More…]

by 7:41 pm on August 5, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Motorola Razr M and Razr HD scheduled to receive Android 4.4.2 update in August

Motorola Razr M and Razr HD scheduled to receive Android 4.4.2 update in August

The update to Android 4.4 for the Motorola Razr M and Razr HD has been a long awaited by Australian owners, ever since Motorola announced the KitKat update for US models last November. But the wait is apparently almost over, with the Australian Motorola Support page now showing the update listed as due to receive an update to Android 4.4.2.[Read More…]

by 4:03 pm on July 29, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Australian Motorola Moto G users seeing Android 4.4.4 rolling out now

Australian Motorola Moto G users seeing Android 4.4.4 rolling out now

After advising that Android 4.4.4 to their handsets was rolling out to handsets in Brazil and India earlier this month, it seems it’s Australias turn with reports appearing that Australian stock of the Moto G is receiving the update as an Over the Air update now. The update is a sizeable 167MB download, but you’re given options for WiFi or[Read More…]

by 1:08 pm on July 24, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google Glass updated to XE19.1 – adds cleaner visual interface and better connectivity

Google Glass updated to XE19.1 – adds cleaner visual interface and better connectivity

The international rollout for Glass has begun, so far expanding to the UK, but it will reach our shores eventually. With that in mind, we’re keen to watch development of the platform and today Google has rolled out their latest update – XE19.1. It’s not a massive update, in fact the Support page only lists two updates – Improved connectivity[Read More…]

by 2:00 pm on July 16, 2014 1 comment Glass, OS Update
Google posts Android 4.4.4r2 Factory Image & Binaries for Telstra Nexus 5

Google posts Android 4.4.4r2 Factory Image & Binaries for Telstra Nexus 5

Google has today posted an update on their Factory Images page for the Nexus 5. Designated Android 4.4.4r2 with build KTU84Q, the release is very specifically for the Nexus 5 on Telstra as well as for carrier 2Degrees in New Zealand and the Nexus 5 in India. As well as the factory image, Google has released binaries for the new[Read More…]

by 6:00 am on July 16, 2014 23 comments News, OS Update
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy[Read More…]

by 8:30 pm on July 6, 2014 11 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google’s head of design, Matias Duarte, discusses origin of Material Design and more in interview

Google’s head of design, Matias Duarte, discusses origin of Material Design and more in interview

After last week’s I/O on Thursday, Google’s Vice President of Design Matias Duarte has sat down with Gizmodo to talk about the companies release of Android “L” in greater detail. In the interview, Matias talked about a variety of aspects of the new design language and how the new version of Android was built. Duarte explained that the idea of Material[Read More…]

by 7:19 am on July 4, 2014 3 comments Android Development, News, OS Update