OS Update

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 6 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
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