OS Update

Google updates Play Services to version 4.4; what’s new?

Google updates Play Services to version 4.4; what’s new?

Google Play services has been updated to version 4.4 and it’s now rolling out to just about every Android device worldwide. While updates to Play services are usually of more interest to developers than end users, it’s important to at least have a passing understanding of what’s in there, because chances are the new features will make their way to[Read More…]

by 9:01 am on May 9, 2014 1 comment News, OS Update
KitKat update schedule for Samsung devices leaks – which ones and when they’ll get it

KitKat update schedule for Samsung devices leaks – which ones and when they’ll get it

It’s now been six months since Android 4.4 was released, but there’s still a host of Samsung phones which are still yet to join in the Chocolatey Multi-fingered goodness. Sammobiles has obtained a leaked document which outlines which phones will receive the update, as well as when the update is due. The list, includes variants for the Samsung models shows[Read More…]

by 4:34 am on May 8, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
More Glass updates bring much requested features

More Glass updates bring much requested features

With each update, Google are making Glass a more and more attractive prospect to average (ie. non-developer) users. The next updates that are coming out are offering some of the most requested features to the wearable technology. The first being options on when to upload your camera shots to the cloud. As you would expect with a connected technology device,[Read More…]

by 5:44 am on May 2, 2014 1 comment Glass, News, OS Update
Google leaks Android 4.4.3 in update to Google Edu Setup app

Google leaks Android 4.4.3 in update to Google Edu Setup app

Android 4.4.3 is far from officially announced, but it seems that it might as well be. Google has leaked the upcoming release (and suggested it’s coming very very soon) in its update to Google Edu Device Setup, an app directly from Google that administrators can use to set up tablets for Google Apps for Education. We already know it’s coming; even[Read More…]

by 8:51 am on April 21, 2014 0 comments News, OS Update
Android 4.4.3 heading to Sprint Nexus 5, possibly worldwide

Android 4.4.3 heading to Sprint Nexus 5, possibly worldwide

The Android 4.4.3 update that’s been rumoured, could be hitting Nexus 5’s from today, at least according to US carrier Sprint. Sprint has updated their support page to list the update – Android build KTU48F -as rolling out to phones via an Over the Air (OTA) update. The Sprint Nexus 5 matches up with the US based Nexus 5 (LG[Read More…]

by 9:40 am on April 15, 2014 3 comments OS Update, Phones
LG begins rolling out KitKat update to the G2

LG begins rolling out KitKat update to the G2

LG has this morning announced that they have begun rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the LG G2 to customers on the Optus network. The LG G2 was sold exclusively on the Optus Network, but customers who purchased outright will also see the update on their devices as well. The LG G2 began shipping in November last year to[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on April 11, 2014 17 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Telstra starts rolling out the KitKat Update for the Xperia Z1

Last month we saw Sony starting to roll out the Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) update to the unbranded Xperia Z1, and now it looks as though the carriers are finishing their testing and are starting to roll out the updated version to their customers. According to their respective update blogs, Optus and Telstra customers should start to see the update now[Read More…]

by 4:13 pm on April 10, 2014 5 comments News, OS Update
Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they’ve un-cancelled it! In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says: Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that’d be you lot),[Read More…]

by 5:19 pm on March 31, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large ‘Powered by Android’ logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that[Read More…]

by 1:44 pm on March 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

As Android enthusiasts, we often start wondering what changes will arrive in the next version of the OS once the current version is released. While Android 4.4.2 has been around for a while, a number of bugs remain, leaving us to wonder when the next version would arrive and hoping it would fix each little annoyance. Now, it seems that[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on March 31, 2014 4 comments News, OS Update, Rumours