OS Update

OnePlus One now has an official Lollipop ROM available

OnePlus One now has an official Lollipop ROM available

OnePlus One owners (well, those who’ve managed to get their hands on a OnePlus One) are necessarily a bit more prone to living on the edge than the typical Android user, and for them, good news! There’s an official alpha release of an Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM available for OPO users today. Of course, as an alpha, it’s a bit[Read More…]

by 7:06 pm on January 2, 2015 1 comment News, OS Update
Android 5.0 Lollipop memory leak found, and a fix is coming

Android 5.0 Lollipop memory leak found, and a fix is coming

There aren’t too many Android users that are actually using Lollipop just yet. Primarily it’s Nexus devices and a few Motorola devices that have received the update so far, but as we approach 2015 many more devices will receive updates to the latest Android operating system, and there’s a bit of an issue. While Lollipop went through a fairly extensive[Read More…]

by 8:14 am on December 31, 2014 23 comments News, OS Update
UPDATE: HTC & Telstra pushing out final fix for M7 issues

UPDATE: HTC & Telstra pushing out final fix for M7 issues

Late last week, we were advised by Telstra that owners of the original HTC One (M7) have apparently been experiencing issues with their handsets after the latest update pushed out to their phones. Audio problems have included being unable to hear callers and other similar issues. Overnight, Telstra has begun sending out text messages to HTC One (M7) owners advising them of[Read More…]

by 1:22 pm on December 24, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Samsung basically confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy Note 2

Samsung basically confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy Note 2

Samsung has basically confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to older devices in its Galaxy range, including the Galaxy Note 2, and last year’s Galaxy S4. Bucking the trend shown by some other manufacturers where only more recent handsets will receive the update, Samsung has published information on its Finnish website indicating Lollipop is indeed on its way[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on December 24, 2014 3 comments News, OS Update, Sale
Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off

Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off

When Android 5.0 was announced in Mid-October, HTC was quick to announce that the high-end HTC One series models would receive the udpate to Lollipop within 90 days. That day is approaching fast, and we’ve seen screenshots of HTC Sense 6 before, but now notorious HTC hacker llabtoofer has posted some more. The screenshots are based off a newer build[Read More…]

by 8:13 am on December 22, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Nexus 4 will not get the full new Camera experience in Android 5.0

Nexus 4 will not get the full new Camera experience in Android 5.0

Not all hardware is made equal, we’re all aware of that and while Nexus 4 owners will see an update to Android 5.0, they won’t be getting the full ride – at least when it comes to the camera. Part of the Lollipop update was a new API to allow developers – and therefore users through apps – greater access[Read More…]

by 8:12 am on December 21, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update

Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update

Motorola’s 2nd generation Moto G, dubbed the Moto G 2, appears to be the first non-Nexus (or non-Google Play Edition) device to receive the update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The build shows up on the system as version 22.21.25, with build number LXB22.46-25. Obviously, Australian phones will show slightly different details when the update is received here. Rumours are also in the[Read More…]

by 8:53 am on December 20, 2014 16 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony releases an incremental update for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony started releasing a minor update for its Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact line back on December 11th apparently, but we’re only now finding out what it actually involved. That said, we haven’t actually received the update yet, but at least we know what will be in the update when it does land on Australian devices. The changelog for[Read More…]

by 11:06 am on December 19, 2014 5 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Pebble’s smartwatches now implement Android Wear notifications

Pebble’s smartwatches now implement Android Wear notifications

Pebble, makers of what is arguably the first mass-marketed smartwatch for Android and iOS platforms, have released the next version of their Android app in beta, and it adds a pretty cool new feature to the platform. As of version 2.3, Pebble users can now act and reply on notifications direct from their watches, just as Android Wear users can.[Read More…]

by 8:45 am on December 17, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Apps, News, OS Update, Smartwatch
OnePlus planning on adding a better sound experience for the One in their next update

OnePlus planning on adding a better sound experience for the One in their next update

‘Never Settle’ is the motto and OnePlus are continuing to strive to meet that standard and offer more functionality with each and every update for their current flagship phone, the OnePlus One. OnePlus, has tonight announced that they have entered into a partnership with high-end audio vendor MaxxAudio to offer Waves audio enhancement software in their next update. The software[Read More…]

by 10:12 pm on December 16, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, OS Update