Motorola is starting initial deployment of Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade for some of its devices

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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

Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Sense 7.0 spotted on HTC One M9

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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

SnapChat triples its viewing numbers in only 6 months

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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.

 

Source: Financial Times  (Subscription required)
Via: Engadget

TeamViewer 11 Beta brings Chrome support and improved remote access to Android devices

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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.

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BlackBerry’s Priv should have timely updates

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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.

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