OS Update

New snapshot release CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) adds support for more devices

New snapshot release CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) adds support for more devices

Just shy of a month ago, the CyanogenMod team published their first public releases of CyanogenMod 11, running Android 4.4 KitKat, for some selected Nexus devices. Now, in the first days of 2014, the CyanogenMod team has progressed CM11 along to the second snapshot release (also known as an M release). While still not a stable release, the M releases[Read More…]

by 6:29 pm on January 5, 2014 5 comments Modding, News, OS Update
Sony begins rollout of Android 4.3 to more Xperia devices

Sony begins rollout of Android 4.3 to more Xperia devices

Last week, Sony began rolling out the Android 4.3 update to the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, but today it’s the turn of the other 2013 Xperia ‘Z’ devices, namely the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z. The update includes all the goodness that was rolled out to the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra including the ‘Project[Read More…]

by 11:06 am on December 24, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Sony begins Android 4.3 rollout to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

Sony begins Android 4.3 rollout to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra should start seeing Android 4.3 on their handsets quite shortly, with Sony announcing that the rollout is now underway to unlocked handsets. The update will add ‘Project Butter’ to the phone as well as UI tweaks which adds a ‘smoother graphical experience’. Amongst a host of App updates to apps like Messaging, MyXperia,[Read More…]

by 5:01 pm on December 19, 2013 7 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Google pulls privacy feature from Android, says it was accidentally added

Google pulls privacy feature from Android, says it was accidentally added

Google’s recently added privacy feature, dubbed App Ops, which was able to allow users to install apps while preventing the installed app from collecting sensitive data has is now gone in Android 4.4, according to reports. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) questioned Google over the removal of the feature, and Google responded stating the feature had been released by accident[Read More…]

by 10:29 am on December 17, 2013 7 comments OS Update, Other, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition also receiving Android 4.4.2

Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition also receiving Android 4.4.2

So, just moments after we post about the HTC One Google Play Edition receiving the Android 4.4.2 update, we’re bringing the expected counterpart for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE as well. Samsung released a new set of kernel source and framework files for the Galaxy S4 GPE, and today the firmware is out — software version I9505GUEUCML4, which translates to[Read More…]

by 7:32 am on December 15, 2013 4 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Android 4.4.2 rolling out to HTC One Google Play Edition

Android 4.4.2 rolling out to HTC One Google Play Edition

For those who have either managed to order an HTC One Google Play Edition from the US, or those who’ve converted their store-bought Australian HTC Ones into Google Play Edition handsets, you’ll be happy to note that the recent Android 4.4.2 update, which only landed in Nexus land last week, is now coming around for HTC. Android Police are reporting[Read More…]

by 7:17 am on December 15, 2013 0 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S 4 receiving Android 4.3 update in Australia

Samsung Galaxy S 4 receiving Android 4.3 update in Australia

While Nexus devices were busy receiving their update to Android 4.4.2 earlier this week, Samsung is slowly catching up with the pace of Android progress and rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its range of Galaxy S4 handsets. Ausdroid has received advice that Optus-branded Galaxy S4’s are receiving the Android 4.3 update in the form of a 723 MB[Read More…]

by 4:08 pm on December 12, 2013 28 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Android 4.4.2 hits AOSP and Factory images now available from Google

Android 4.4.2 hits AOSP and Factory images now available from Google

With the rollout of Android 4.4.14.4.2 now merrily underway, with a large proportion of users seeing the update on their phones and tablets receiving the Over The Air(OTA) update already, but for those who require a complete factory restore, Google has now added the factory images for Android 4.4.2 to their Factory Images page. The images are available for the[Read More…]

by 9:34 am on December 12, 2013 8 comments OS Update
Action overflow button to appear regardless of menu button, says Google

Action overflow button to appear regardless of menu button, says Google

In a move to put the nail in the coffin of the hardware menu button, Google has changed the code in KitKat which regulates the display of the overflow button (the three vertical dots shown in the image above). Whereas previously the overflow buttons would be hidden on devices that feature a hardware menu key, such as the Samsung Galaxy[Read More…]

by 10:26 am on December 10, 2013 8 comments News, OS Update
Android 4.4.2 rolling out days after 4.4.1 update

Android 4.4.2 rolling out days after 4.4.1 update

Just days after Google released Android 4.4.1 for its Nexus range of devices, the search giant has pushed out an update to Android 4.4.2, rolling out to Nexus 4, 5, 7 and 10 devices this morning. The official changelog remains unchanged, acknowledging camera fixes for the Nexus 5, and bug fixes and performance improvements for other devices in the range.[Read More…]

by 9:14 am on December 10, 2013 32 comments News, OS Update