OnePlus is set to roll out out Marshmallow updates to the OnePlus 2 and the One in the first quarter of 2016. A OnePlus staffer announced the company’s software update plans today through the official OnePlus forum.
Unreal Engine 4.10 is out now, and brings some major changes with it. Not every single change has to do with Android, but many do, for example, Marshmallow support.
David Schuster, VP of Product Sales and Operations at Motorola, announced today that the company is starting the initial deployment of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade to the Moto X Style in both Brazil and India, as well as the Moto X (2014) in Brazil. The update will also roll out in the coming weeks to this year’s Moto X Pure Edition. Read more
Now that the HTC One A9 has been released, HTC has made open source kernel files available at the HTC Developer Center. Read more
HTC is struggling to remain in the smartphone market and one of their moves to try to keep buyers interested is a commitment to getting the latest version of Android out to their devices. With the recent release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HTC has been hard at work trying to make that happen for the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M8 before the end of the year. Evidence of their efforts surfaced today thanks to Twitter tipster @LlabTooFeR. Read more
If you are a frequent SnapChat user, then you have contributed to the instant messaging app’s huge increase in viewership numbers since May. In just 6 months, SnapChat has tripled its daily viewing numbers.
According to the Financial Times, more than 6 billion clips are viewed every single day on SnapChat, with more than 100 million daily active users. That’s quite impressive for an app that exists purely on the mobile platform. It’s thought that the sudden increase in viewing numbers can at least be partly attributed to features such as Discover, Live Stories (such as the NFL content), and Lenses.
The TeamViwer 11 Beta is here, and it brought with support for both Chrome OS and Chrome, along with some additional functionality when it comes to accessing unattended Android devices. If you’re not familiar with TeamViewer, it’s one of the top tools/pieces of software as far as remote support goes. TeamViewer 11’s entry into beta takes things a step further, making it much easier to work on and access mobile devices than it is through other software.
Most hardware manufacturers producing Android devices drop the ball when it comes to keeping their devices’ software up-to-date. That’s why Motorola and HTC are often favorites among consumers looking to get a device with software that will be updated and in a timely fashion. Both companies have promises that can be broken, but that’s better than those that decide to say nothing about the status of software updates for their devices. BlackBerry, which is entering the world of Android with the Priv, wants to be up there with Motorola and HTC as a company getting software updates with security patches and bug fixes to its users faster than anyone else.
BlackBerry is putting its security research team to work to ensure that its Priv’s firmware and software is invulnerable. This will be done by delivering quick security updates (with Google’s help) and hotfixes.
Google has just released an update for Android Pay that fixes certain bugs users have experienced while using the app. The update also makes it easier for users to know whether their bank supports Android Pay or not, and addresses an issue where users were not allowed to access their loyalty cards without having a payment card linked to the app. Read more
With a new update of Google Photos, Google has expanded further upon its already neat capabilities. The company also brought its popular face recognition feature to Latin America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand along with other parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.