Nexus 7 (2013) receiving update to JSS15Q to fix Multi-Touch issues

The Multi-Touch bug affecting the new Nexus 7 that was reported last week, will be resolved in an OTA update that is apparently rolling out to the tablet. Googler PaulW over on the Google Product Forums has advised that the update which is inbound will address the multi-touch issue that was reported : Hi everyone, As a couple of you have mentioned, there's a new system update that's started rolling out for your Nexus 7s. This update does address the touchscreen issues discussed in this thread. If you're one of the people experiencing touchscreen issues, please let us know how... Continue reading

MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Samsung Galaxy S4 launches for IndieGoGo backers tomorrow

Users who backed Paul O'Brien's IndieGoGo campaign to bring MoDaCo.SWITCH to the Galaxy S4 will receive the first beta build in the next couple of days. For those of you who are unaware of MoDaCo.SWITCH, it's a project by Paul which allows the HTC One, and now the Galaxy S4, to boot between their manufacturer ROMs -- Sense UI and TouchWiz respectively -- and the Google Play Edition ROMs of the devices, all whilst keeping the app data intact. MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Galaxy S4 i9505 supporters... Beta 1 will be online TOMORROW! :-)— Paul O'Brien (@PaulOBrien) August... Continue reading

Galaxy Nexus get JWR66Y firmware update

It seems the Samsung Galaxy Nexus device can now get a manual update of the JWR66Y security firmware update thanks to XDA developers according to Android Police. This is great news for all those who may still have the device and can't wait for an official update to eventually trickle down to your Galaxy nexus device. Here is a screen shot of the update uploaded from Android Police directly: The firmware update, available thanks to XDA Developers, is less than 2MB in size, so ultimately this is one patch you won't need to snag WiFi for, however please check... Continue reading

Rumour: Security Update JWR66Y heading for the Nexus 10?

It seems that yesterday's report from Dan, regarding the security update for the Nexus 4, JWR66Y, is now rumoured to be heading for the Nexus 10, according to Android Police. Unfortunately at this stage, we still don't know what the heck the update does or brings to the Nexus 10 specifically. Do bear in mind that this report is coming straight out of the US and there has been no indication of when or if the update will begin its phased rollout to Nexus 10 devices here in Australia. There is no sign of the update on any Nexus... Continue reading

Android 4.2.2 update for Vodafone HTC One is now rolling out

After delaying the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One to ensure that customers would not be charged for the data, Vodafone has advised that the update is now available. The Vodafone Blog has updated to advise that the update will be preceded by a 1.5MB update which will then enable the larger Android 4.2.2 update to proceed. The update is staggered, so you will receive a notification to update OTA 'at some point over the next few weeks' but to check manually go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Check for Updates. While no specifics have... Continue reading

Security update for Nexus 4 to be released soon

The Nexus 4 has just received an update to Android 4.3 - Build JWR66V - and it seems as though there is another update about to hit devices. US Carrier, T-Mobile, has updated their support page advising that as of 20th of August - yesterday - the Nexus 4 should receive an update to Build JWR66Y. The only description for what's actually in the update is - Improvements : Security. While the Nexus 7 (2013) is currently on Android 4.3 but Build JSS15J - it's interesting to see actual fragmentation in version numbers in the Nexus line -... Continue reading

HTC One Max could come equipped with fingerprint scanner

HTC is yet to formally announce the One Max which means the leaks just keep on coming. This time the leak is from ePrice, and it's a photo of the rear of the One Max alongside the One and One Mini. The interesting thing? That black square below the camera which is rumoured to be a fingerprint scanner. A potential use-case for this could be unlocking the phone using your fingerprint on the back instead of reaching up to the top to hit that badly-positioned power button on such a large device. Other specifications include a 5.9-inch 1920x1080 Full HD... Continue reading

HTC One X seeing Android 4.2.2 update with Sense 5 in Europe

After denying the HTC One S of any further updates just recently, the jewel of the 2012 HTC lineup - the HTC One X - has apparently started receiving an update to Android 4.2.2 in Europe. The update which weighs in at 379.63MB is an update from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2.2 and includes updates to Sense 5. The full list of updates includes : System HTC BlinkFeed New Lock screen stule Widget Power Show battery level in status bar Add sleep mode option in Power settings Notifications Quick Settings panel: 12 default settings by new touch gesture Gallery/Camera AE/AF Lock feature: Lock Exposure/Focus on viewfinder screen Video... Continue reading

Nexus 10 not supported in AOSP – Binaries missing, GPU to blame

It appears that the Nexus 10 is receiving some attention with regards to its compatability with AOSP after it was revealed that the binaries for the GPU have not been included in the Google Developers page, meaning that building Android 4.3 for the device from AOSP is not possible at the moment. After a developer in the Google Developers Groups advised JBQ about issues building Android 4.3 using the existing drivers and queried if newer ones were needed about the Graphics binaries for Android 4.3, he replied - Nexus 10 is not supported in AOSP as of 4.3. You... Continue reading

Sony updating Xperia Z and others; adding new features

It seems Sony is updating certain Xperia devices, like the Xperia Z, mainly centred around three main apps that include cloud storage integration. The updates mainly related to the Album, Video and Walkman apps on the devices. The changes to the apps include refined cloud integration, which should allow users to access their media content more easily whether they are stored locally or in the cloud. The rollout is being performed gradually and as long as you own an Xperia-branded Sony smartphone with Android 4.2, the over-the-air (OTA) download notification should hit you soon according to reports from Android Authority's website. You... Continue reading

Nexus 7 [2013] factory image and binaries now available

After a slightly protracted delay, which saw Jean-Baptiste Queru quit AOSP over legal issues pertaining to the release, both the factory image and the binaries are now available for the Nexus 7 (2013) which has been dubbed "razor". The build number on the factory image - JSS15J - is slightly above the build number on all the other factory images available for other Nexus devices - JWR66V - on Android 4.3 which leads to questions of exactly what has been changed in the later build, as well as what specifically was the motivation behind the update. Nevertheless the factory image and... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 gets an update to Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Well it seems the wait is over for long suffering owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7". It seems that Samsung Australia has finally pushed out Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) update. The update is only available though the Samsung Kies software at the moment, but that doesn't preclude an OTA update being pushed out at a later - although Samsung Australia has yet to even announce the update, let alone a delivery mechanism for it - so Kies it is for the time being. So far, I can say that the update has brought a heck of a lot... Continue reading

Sony Xperia Tablet Z 4.2.2 update rolling out now

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z is one of the best Android tablets on the market - it's fast, it's beautiful and the screen is fantastic. And it's about to get a whole lot better, with Sony beginning to roll out the Android 4.2.2 update to the LTE model as we speak. Xperia Blog haven't been able to get the update to show on the Wi-Fi model yet, but it should roll out fairly soon as well. Love it or hate it, the update comes with the new tablet UI, with the notification tray at the top of the... Continue reading