Google IO 2016 Coverage

Addition of pressure sensitive touch to Android to be delayed

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When Google released developer previews for the Android N update to their operating system, one of the items spotted in there was apparent support for pressure-sensitive touch. This would be similar to what Apple implemented with 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. With only days left before Google I/O 2016 and the expected official announcement of Android N, sources indicate Google has pulled this pressure-sensitive capability from the release. Read more

Google makes Full OTA Images available for Nexus devices, allows you to keep bootloaders locked

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Being able to flash the latest version of Android to your Nexus device is one of the most appealing benefits of owning a Nexus handset or tablet. The only real downside was having to unlock your bootloader to do so. That’s no longer the case, though, as you can now access full OTA images for all supported devices, allowing you to sideload the image via adb in recovery, even if your Nexus device has a locked bootloader. Read more

Marshmallow update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 4 in Europe

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The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe.  Read more