OS Update

Motorola will update the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E to Android 4.4.3

Motorola will update the Moto X, Moto G and Moto E to Android 4.4.3

With the rollout of Android 4.4.3 to Nexus and Google Play edition phones underway, Motorola also took to their blog on Tuesday to confirm their commitment to rolling out updates will continue with the three Moto series phones – Moto X, Moto G and Moto E all confirmed to receive the update. The update to Android 4.4.3 will begin in specific regions this week to the following models and regions : Moto X T-Mobile users Moto G users who bought online in the U.S. (includes Moto G 4G LTE) and at retail in Brazil Moto E users who bought online[Read More...]

by 11:08 PM on June 6, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, OS Update
Apple Take Jabs at Android Again

Apple Take Jabs at Android Again

  It is going to be a busy fortnight in the tech industry, with WWDC kicking off yesterday, E3 on June 10th and android 4.4.3 releasing.  And what comes with WWDC? iOS 8? Yes, but the funniest part of it is watching Apple try to claw down the ever rising Android with thinly veiled jabs and often mis-interpreted statistics. Yes, Apple has attacked android again… this time in the form of percentages of fragmentation, malware and customer satisfaction. During the opening Keynote of WWDC, Tim Cook spoke about the percentage of customer satisfaction when leaving Android for iOS, was around[Read More...]

by 11:03 AM on June 4, 2014 11 comments OS Update, Other
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 can manually flash them to their devices. The first update that has been captured so far is the Nexus 7 (2013) Wifi (no LTE yet), which updates Android 4.4.2(KOT49H) to Android 4.4.3 (KTU84L). There will of course be further updates[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 if you’re inclined to flash the factory Image, you can now do so. There’s no changelog as yet for Android 4.4.3, but we expect to see one before long.

by 8:17 AM on June 3, 2014 6 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 Gear that will bring it over to Tizen. The update carries Tizen software version 2.2.0, and while the entire OS has been replaced, most users won’t notice any visual differences. Users who have already received the update have reported that[Read More...]

by 10:09 AM on June 2, 2014 7 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 Galaxy Note tablet to get the firmware upgrade. The update has begun, with devices purchased in the UK receiving the first look. Included in the update, besides KitKat, are improved performance and battery life, as well as the standard KitKat[Read More...]

by 7:16 AM on May 21, 2014 2 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 managed to capture the update notification this morning so you can see what’s in store: For those who don’t want to load the imagery, here’s a quick list: General stability improvements Call audio performance improvement Addition of a new Extreme[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 print, in contrast to a decent implementation in the iPhone 5S. If Samsung have found a way — in software — to fix this, then that’s great news for those of us who are security conscious but want an easy[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 app updates in the weeks and months to come. For those unaware, Google uses Play services as a part of the core Android experience; many things that you might find in an OS-level API on other platforms are actually not part[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 a time frame for Android 4.4 updates which begins last month with the Note II and continues all the way to June with the Galaxy Grand 2 (which was never released in Australia) and the Galaxy Mega 5.8 and 6.3.[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, Google Glass tethers to your phone and will use data as it needs to in order to complete its tasks. This may include uploading photos after they’ve been taken which burns through precious, and at times, rather expensive mobile data.[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 at Ausdroid we’ve seen Android 4.4.3 devices hitting our server logs, and not just the kind from kids fiddling with their build.prop either; these appear to be the real deal. Going from previous timeframes — the time from we’ve first[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 D820), although is slightly different to the international Nexus 5 (D821) due to different wireless bands, however it’s highly likely we will see this update hit the international model as well. The update which has Sprint specific inclusions, namely the[Read More...]

by 9:40 AM on April 15, 2014 3 comments OS Update, Phones