OS Update

Check out HTC Sense 6 and get up close and personal with Motion Launch

Check out HTC Sense 6 and get up close and personal with Motion Launch

We’ll see the All New HTC One in just over a week and when it launches officially and though we’ve seen the hardware pretty thoroughly, the software has remained a bit of a mystery, until now. New leaker on the block @gadgetleaks has provided a three and a half minute video walkthrough of HTC Sense 6 which is what the[Read More…]

by 9:55 pm on March 17, 2014 5 comments OS Update
Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update for the Vodafone branded Galaxy Nexus

Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update for the Vodafone branded Galaxy Nexus

When the Android 4.3 update was finally delivered to Australian carriers there was much rejoicing from owners who have been waiting for an update to their phones which have been left languishing on Android 4.1.2 for over a year. But the celebrations appear to be short lived with Vodafone advising in their latest Software update that Samsung has pulled the[Read More…]

by 4:41 pm on March 14, 2014 9 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates, focuses for bigger changes like Kit Kat

Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates, focuses for bigger changes like Kit Kat

If you’re a Glass explorer or have been following the development of the Glass platform then you may have noticed a lack of updates for the platform since the XE12 update rolled out back in December. While the lack of advancement hasn’t hurt the platform, there was a promise from the Glass team for monthly updates when Glass launched and[Read More…]

by 11:23 am on March 7, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Glass, News, OS Update
Google has found fixes for a battery draining camera bug in Android 4.4.2 and it will be coming in a future update

Google has found fixes for a battery draining camera bug in Android 4.4.2 and it will be coming in a future update

The next Android update will include a fix for a camera/CPU usage bug that has been affecting mainly the Nexus 5, but also reportedly some other Android device s running Android 4.4.2. The bug involves the camera or some other Apps(like Skype which we’ll get to shortly), which triggers a background process called mm-qcamera-daemon that causes the CPU to max[Read More…]

by 2:07 pm on March 6, 2014 4 comments OS Update
Update: Telstra, too! Optus and Vodafone to roll out Kit Kat update to HTC One in mid-March

Update: Telstra, too! Optus and Vodafone to roll out Kit Kat update to HTC One in mid-March

Anyone looking at buying an All New One, will likely consider how HTC handles updates for older phones. Historically, the short answer is ‘not well’. Owners of the HTC One X likely still feel the pain of being told that 4.2.2 was the last version of Android the 2012 flagship would ever receive. HTC have committed to at least two[Read More…]

by 1:28 pm on March 4, 2014 9 comments Carriers, OS Update
[MWC 2014] Samsung announces Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches running Tizen OS

[MWC 2014] Samsung announces Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches running Tizen OS

Samsung has officially kicked off things for Mobile World Congress – and caught a number of us off-guard of a weekend – with the official announcement of the successor to 2013’s Galaxy Gear, in two flavours. Samsung’s christening the devices Gear 2 and while you might think it’s strange that the word “Galaxy” is missing, there’s a simple reason why[Read More…]

by 6:23 pm on February 23, 2014 15 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Smartwatch
Jolla offers Android users a taste of Sailfish OS – launcher now, ROM later

Jolla offers Android users a taste of Sailfish OS – launcher now, ROM later

Jolla, the Finnish company that was born as a home for some of Nokia‘s former Meego engineers, has announced its intention to bring Sailfish OS to Android devices – first as a replacement launcher, then as a fully installable ROM. It seems that new Android launchers are officially A Thing™ right now, with recent months seeing the launch of Aviate[Read More…]

by 5:56 pm on February 23, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Samsung rolling out software fix for Galaxy Note 3 to allow third party accessories again.

Samsung rolling out software fix for Galaxy Note 3 to allow third party accessories again.

The start of the Android 4.4.2 update rollout back in late January for the Galaxy Note 3 hit a snag early on, at least for owners, who discovered that the update was not allowing them to use their third party accessories with their phone. But Samsung has begun rolling out a fix for the issue to affected handsets, beginning in[Read More…]

by 7:30 pm on February 19, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update
Samsung US announces which of their devices will receive Kit Kat

Samsung US announces which of their devices will receive Kit Kat

Samsung in the US released a list of devices that will receive an update to Android 4.4.2. While they haven’t included dates on when the devices will receive the update – beyond reminding owners that the update availability will vary by carrier but that some updates will begin rolling out today. While Kit Kat was designed by Google to run[Read More…]

by 1:13 pm on February 19, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

The Galaxy Nexus was a pretty popular phone choice for a number of Australians when it became the first Nexus device to be released on all three carriers but part of the carrier distribution agreement was that the updates had to go via Samsung and the carriers before being delivered to phones. After seemingly being abandoned on Android 4.1.2 it[Read More…]

by 12:10 pm on February 19, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update