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Google launches the Android 7.1 developer preview, available for download today

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It wasn't long ago that Google announced that the developer preview for Android 7.1 Nougat was coming, and today, it's here. You can now try out Android 7.1 release on your eligible device, and the process is easy --...

Nvidia promises Shield Tablet will receive Android Lollipop

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Manufacturers are beginning to announce plans for their handsets, tablets and other devices now that Google has officially launched Android Lollipop. HTC and Motorola were quick to announce their plans and now Nvidia has announced that the newly announced...

Android 7.1 update coming to supported Nexus devices and Pixel C as Developer Preview...

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Google's Android 7.1 release which was announced as being launched on their Pixel phones that were unveiled yesterday will also be heading to selected devices as a developer preview later this year. The update will be headed to supported Nexus...

Vodafone clears Nougat update for the Nexus 6P – rolling out from today

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Carrier updates are usually slow to roll out, but it looks like at least some carriers are putting in the extra effort when it comes to the Android 7.0 update for the Nexus 6P. Following on from Optus approving...

Exclusive: OPPO promises Australians 3 years of phone security patches

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At Ausdroid we lobby on behalf of our readers to try and encourage manufacturers to increase the useful lifespan of their digital devices. So it's good to hear that OPPO Australia has increased by 1 year it's recent promise...

Samsung readying Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” builds for Vodafone’s Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus

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Vodafone have let us know via a Tweet (seen below) that Samsung are preparing Android 4.1 builds for the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus on Vodafone. This is welcome news for users of either (or both) devices who haven't...

Ice Cream Sandwich update available from March 10 for Samsung Galaxy S II –...

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According to the Samsung website the Ice Cream Sandwich update for one of the most popular Android handsets out there will be available for the Galaxy S II via Kies 2.0 from tomorrow. You will have to make sure...

Problems with two factor auth on PayPal for mobile payments? Here’s how to fix...

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Last week we posted a discussion about issues paying for eBay purchases using PayPal on mobile ever since I turned on 2FA. Following that, PayPal almost immediately reached out to us to say that what I, and some others...

Telstra: Samsung Galaxy Note to receive Android 4.0 update on August 27th

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Telstra have updated their "software updates" forum post which now tells us that they're expecting the rollout of the Android 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note to happen on August 27th. Should testing be completed without problems arising...

Vodafone responds to user complaint over Galaxy Tab 10.1v updates with a video

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Vodafone have responded to a users' complaint about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v update situation through a video. In said video (embedded below) Vodafone's Device Introduction Specialist, Kieran McIlwain, gets to the heart of the problem by discussing how...

HTC confirms no Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Desire HD

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When HTC put out a schedule for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich to its lineup of phones back in May, I saw a fair bit of excitement from readers about the upgrade coming to the HTC Desire HD....

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to...

Vodafone: Android 2.3.6 “Value Pack” update now rolling out to the original Samsung Galaxy...

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While the Android 2.3.6 "Value Pack" update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab might not bring with it every that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer, it will give you an experience that is semi close. Performance...

Pixel News round-up for launch day in Australia

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With the huge amount of news during the days it's difficult to cover everything while still giving the important stuff the coverage it deserves, especially at this time of year.  To roll things up in a nice simple post...

Nexus 7 2013 WiFi gets an updated Factory Image, OTA coming soon

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The Nexus 7 2013 was a fantastic tablet and continues to be the tablet of choice for many with its great size and, even today fairly good specs. The fact that Google is still seeding updates for it adds...

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