Verizon pushes a massive security update to the LG G4


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?

source: Verizon

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Note 4 on AT&T slated to get Android 5.1.1 tomorrow


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)

Twitter is bringing more video advertisements to your timeline


The monetization and sponsoring of videos on Twitter — through Amplify — just became even easier for publishers as there is now a dedicated place for them to upload videos. Advertisers choose the categories that they want their advertisements to be attached to before Twitter matches videos with appropriate pre-role ads. Publishers then earn the majority of the advertising revenue through an automated revenue sharing system. This strategy aligns Twitter closer to Facebook and other services that take advantage of pre-roll ads since they cannot be avoided.

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[TA Deals] Enter the Smart Home Giveaway to win a bundle of Nest devices


Everyone loves going away on vacation, but how often do you lay on the sun-lounger wondering if you remembered to turn the heating down before your left, or even if the building itself is safe? That’s where smart home technology can really come into its own, giving you the ability to check on your house and belongings from just about anywhere in the world. Getting your home kitted out can be expensive, but, luckily for you, Talk Android Deals is giving you the chance to win a bunch of Nest home automation devices in our Smart Home Giveaway. The prize consists of Nest’s Thermostat, Alarm, and Cam devices. Join us after the break for details on how to enter.

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Samsung’s begun work on Android 6.0 for many of its flagship devices


Android Marshmallow is making its way to Nexus handsets, and it leaves many wondering when Android 6.0 will hit their devices. There’s a lot of factors that go into preparing a new Android version for phones like the LG G4, Galaxy S6, and so on, thus the long wait for the latest flavor of Android. However, SamMobile, with the help of some inside sources, was able to get their hands on a list of devices that are expected to receive Marshmallow.

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The OnePlus X may have been spotted being certified in China, could launch October 12


It’s been rumoured that the OnePlus X could launch in October, with the handset maker even sending out invitations to its ‘Next Big Step’ event in India for October 12. If October 12 seems familiar to you, it’s also when OnePlus’ Open Sale is occurring, where you’ll be able to pick up a OnePlus 2 without an invite. Back to the OnePlus X though, and it’s believed to have been spotted being put through its paces on China’s Quality Certification website, with model number OnePlus E1001. Read more

You can buy the OnePlus 2 without an invite during the Open Sale on October 12


One of the most common complaints about the smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, is that you have to wait for an invite before you can actually buy one of its handsets. It hasn’t been helped that its latest device, the OnePlus 2, has been in short supply, the global rollout of invites has experienced delays, resulting in yet more frustration. It will come as good news then, to learn that OnePlus is holding an Open Sale on October 12, where you can snag a OnePlus 2 without needing an invite. As you might expect, though, with this being OnePlus, things aren’t quite as simple as it might seem.

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