OS Update

Sony advises further updates for a host of older Xperia phones will not be coming

Sony advises further updates for a host of older Xperia phones will not be coming

All good things must come to an end, and so it is for Android updates to older model phones. Sony has updated the support pages for a range of their older model Xperia handsets noting that their build is the final version, meaning that owners should begin either accepting the final version of their software build or begin looking at[Read More…]

by 10:01 am on February 5, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Pebble will begin the rollout of Appstore for their Smartwatch this week

Pebble will begin the rollout of Appstore for their Smartwatch this week

At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, Pebble announced that their long awaited App store would be launching from late January; while they appear to have missed that goal, it will apparently be rolling out this week – at least for iOS users. Android will be ‘shortly after’. Pebble yesterday showed off what the App store[Read More…]

by 9:41 am on February 2, 2014 1 comment News, OS Update, Smartwatch
Android 4.4 rolling out to European HTC One handsets now

Android 4.4 rolling out to European HTC One handsets now

The Android 4.4 update has been a very much anticipated release for owners of the current flagship device, and before an updated successor is announced in the next few months, users are very much wanting as many updates as possible before the device is relegated to the same fate that met the former flagship and it appears that European owners[Read More…]

by 10:18 am on January 29, 2014 3 comments OS Update, Phones
Samsung admits issue in Note 3 update with third party accessories; will fix shortly

Samsung admits issue in Note 3 update with third party accessories; will fix shortly

  Just a few brief days ago, we reported on the update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which appeared to break some compatibility with third party accessories, like the Spigen Slim Armor View case depicted above. While speculation was rife that this was intentional on the part of Samsung, it does now appear that this was unintentional. Samsung recently[Read More…]

by 9:12 pm on January 28, 2014 2 comments News, OS Update
Android 4.3 rolling out to Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note II – other carriers to follow soon

Android 4.3 rolling out to Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note II – other carriers to follow soon

Seems that the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has begun rolling out to handsets, at least Telstra branded handsets for the time being, with other carriers promising the update should begin shortly. At 946.94MB it’s not a small download so you may want to hit up a WiFi connection before you begin – there’s no word[Read More…]

by 8:13 pm on January 27, 2014 13 comments Carriers, OS Update, Podcast
Samsung denies link between Android 4.4 update and third party accessory issues

Samsung denies link between Android 4.4 update and third party accessory issues

Yesterday a disturbing issue began to filter out from Galaxy Note 3 owners who had installed the Android 4.4 update on their phone and noticed that their third party S-View covers were no longer functioning correctly. At the time, there wasn’t any information beyond an old rumour from a few months ago that Samsung was planning to implement just such[Read More…]

by 4:47 am on January 24, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Upcoming releases of Android could break Root apps

Upcoming releases of Android could break Root apps

Changes made to the Android Open Source Project master tree have revealed that there are upcoming changes to the Android security model, which means that a large number of root apps could be rendered unusable in future releases of Android, potentially as early as Android 4.4.3. Rather than an active attempt to break root apps, it appears that this change[Read More…]

by 9:37 am on January 21, 2014 0 comments News, OS Update
Sony preparing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Xperia T, TX, V and SP

Sony preparing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Xperia T, TX, V and SP

Owners of some older Sony Xperia devices need not feel left out of the recent Android updates for too much longer. The official Sony Xperia Twitter account, @SonyMobileNews, has put out some advice for Xperia owners this morning, advising that Xperia T, TX, V and SP will receive an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean by the end of February.[Read More…]

by 9:54 am on January 17, 2014 3 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Test build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) leaks

Test build of Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005) leaks

The build up to the launch of Kit Kat for the top tier Samsung devices, like the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 is getting intense and after leaking a test build of Kit Kat for the Galaxy S4 over the weekend, SamMobile have just announced they’ve acquired a new firmware build that means that Galaxy Note 3 owners can share[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on January 13, 2014 9 comments OS Update, Phones
Android 4.4.2 Test build for Samsung Galaxy S4(GT-I9505) leaks

Android 4.4.2 Test build for Samsung Galaxy S4(GT-I9505) leaks

Get your chocolatey Kit Kat treat Galaxy S4 owners, at least those of you who own the GT-i9505 version, with SamMobiles yesterday posting links to a leaked test build of the Kit Kat update for the device. The build that has been leaked, is a test build which apart from a few minor hiccoughs is mostly stable. SamMobiles showed off[Read More…]

by 12:35 pm on January 12, 2014 7 comments OS Update