Verizon has begun pushing a massive security update to the LG G4, reaching the size of a whopping 415MB. The carrier’s changelog only lists a bunch of security enhancements, but given the size, it’s hard to believe. Interestingly, AT&T began pushing an update to the LG G4 this morning of around the same size, but went into a lot more detail than Verizon’s changelog does.
If in fact these two updates are the same, and they probably are, LG G4 users on both carriers should be seeing some overall great improvements.
Anyone get the update on Verizon yet?
Samsung’s official website is saying that the AT&T models of the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 will be getting Android 5.1.1 tomorrow, October 10. Both devices currently reside on Android 5.0.1.
Samsung didn’t provide a changelog, probably leaving that up to AT&T when the carrier drops an official announcement later today or tomorrow. We’ll keep an eye out for when the update begins rolling out and post an official changelog, however, it’s not likely that much has been altered, given that Samsung’s TouchWiz skin overrides most of what Android 5.1.1 changes.
Fingers crossed it doesn’t take as long to get Android 6.0 as it has for Android 5.1.1 on these devices.
source: Samsung (1), (2)
T-Mobile customers learned last week that their information was amongst the 15 million records recently hacked from credit rating agency Experian. For those customers, getting some identity and fraud protection in place should be a priority since the hackers were able to gain information like social security numbers and driver’s license numbers along with basic personal data. However, victims may want to look for other options instead of T-Mobile’s recommended solution from ProtectMyID as a tangled web starts to unfold amidst John Legere’s commitment to be “direct, transparent and honest” regarding the data breach. Read more
Owners of AT&T’s LG G4 will soon be receiving an OTA firmware update containing tweaks, bug fixes and the usual performance enhancements. Join us after the break for the change log.
It was just this week that Sprint raised their price for its unlimited data plan. Perhaps Verizon is following Sprint’s lead. According to The Verge, Verizon is nearly doubling the monthly cost of their unlimited data plan moving forward.
If you’re on Virgin Mobile, the Sprint subsidy is following T-Mobile’s lead by offering up data-free music streaming, meaning you can stream without digging into your month’s data allotment. And frankly, for some of us, streaming is our biggest data expenditure, making this a data-free streaming a welcome addition.
US Cellular has announced a new set of data plans for customers that are designed to be a little more streamlined than their old offerings, all while still being cheaper than either AT&T or Verizon. The plans don’t go quite as far as Verizon’s newer plans in terms of being simpler, but they are cheaper, so that’s worth something. Read more
Right now, owners of the LG G3 on Verizon’s network are noticing a software update that raises the handset’s version to Android 5.1.1, build VS98535B. The update is sized at 353MB and Verizon has not yet detailed other items, if any, that are included.
Via: Droid Life
On Tuesday, Verizon confirmed that select Samsung phones will soon be able to take advantage of the company’s mobile payments service.
While Nexus owners revel in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow goodness in the form of both OTA‘s and download links, the rest of us wait to find out when, or indeed, if, our devices will ever be updated. The US carrier, T-Mobile, has published a list that consists almost entirely of flagship devices that will be updated to Android 6.0, the details of which are after the break.