It’s a known fact that old technology–even if its only three years–often doesn’t get updated to the latest and greatest, such as Android 5.0 Lollipop. We’ve seen this time and time again with Samsung and LG devices. Thankfully, Galaxy S4 owners aren’t apart of that crowd, and users touting the device on Sprint should be getting the update sometime today.
The Moto X (1st Gen) began receiving its Android 5.1 update in Brazil a couple of weeks ago, and everyone asked when the second generation Moto X (2014) would get its turn. Well, it seems that today is the lucky day if you live in Brazil, thanks to Motorola rolling out the update in a soak test.
Nexus 9 owners have had a rough time of it, besides being seemingly ignored when it came to the Android 5.1 update, they were also trolled when Google pushed out a measly 23MB update the other day. Now it seems, at long last, that Nexus 9 owners can bask in the goodness that is Android 5.1 Lollipop. Read more
Motorola is rolling out a new maintenance update to fix an emergency dialing bug for the first and second-gen Moto X, Nexus 6, Droid Turbo, Moto Maxx/Turbo, Droid Ultra, and Moto X Pro.
The bug this update fixes only happens in rare situations, such as having an encrypted phone with “PIN to start” enabled. When you power on the phone and use the emergency dialer shortcut, you will be able to hear the dispatcher, but the dispatcher cannot hear you, Motorola says.
Pay attention, Nexus 9 owners! The tablet is currently seeing a software update appear that brings with it…. Android 5.0.2. Oh, you probably thought that Google was finally delivering Android 5.1. Nope, not today.
Google says that performance is improved and bugs have been squashed with this update.
A wise man once crooned, “I’m King of the Mountain” (and he was), and Samsung is like unto said wise man in this regard – the unquestioned lord of its domain. Though the Galaxy S5 is largely seen as a disappointment, the S6 and S6 have been met with some of the best reviews in Samsung’s history. It’s too early to report actual sales, but there’s buzz about these devices.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge also happen to boast one of the best cameras in all of mobiledom, with a great (if saturation-happy) sensor, and a camera app robust with features, yet still simple enough for lay users to harness.
Sony has just announced that it is pushing out an update to its Xperia Z2 and Z3 ranges of smartphones and tablets, bringing a variety of bugfixes and tweaks with it whilst keeping the devices on Android 5.0. We have the changelog after the break. Read more
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Samsung began rolling out the Android 5.0 update to the WiFi variant of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, and now we have news that the LTE version is also receiving some Lollipop goodness, in Hong Kong of all places. Read more
While Android 5.0 Lollipop introduced Guest Mode for phones, Samsung chose not to include the feature when implementing the software. The next software update to hit Samsung devices, Android 5.1, will mark the return of Guest Mode and users will be able to create dedicated spaces for multiple profiles. Each profile gets their own choice of apps to install, homescreen design, and stored fingerprint.
It is unknown how many devices will receive Android 5.1 from Samsung; however, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are guaranteed to be among the first.
If you are the proud owner of a new Chromebook Pixel, you’ll be glad to hear of a new, experimental feature called Lucid Sleep. Whilst it sounds like some sort of hush-hush project at Lockheed’s SkunkWorks facility, Lucid Sleep is actually a way of ensuring that your new Pixel Chromebook keeps up to date with push notifications while it is sleeping, much like your smartphone does.