HTC rolls out Marshmallow OTA for the One A9 in Canada


Leon Rosenzwaig, Director of Product Management at HTC, has just announced that the Taiwanese company is in the midst of rolling out the Marshmallow update to all unlocked variants of the One A9 located in Canada. In addition to bringing the latest build of Android to the handset, the upgrade also bundles February’s security patch, which nips the critical bug that permitted devices to be remotely accessed by a simple text message in the bud.

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NVIDIA starts redistributing Marshmallow update for the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1


Earlier this month, NVIDIA started pushing out the Marshmallow update for both the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1 in Asia, Europe, North America and America, but, annoyingly, just a couple of days into the rollout, it was forced to pull the firmware as many users were reporting Wi-Fi connectivity issues with their devices following a successful installation.

Thankfully, it looks like all the bugs have now been squashed and the build has at last been deemed stable enough for public release as the American manufacturer has today started redistributing the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 upgrade for its two gaming slates in the aforementioned regions.

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Huawei rolls out February security update for the Mate 8

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has been making good on its promise to distribute Google’s monthly security updates for its flagship smartphones, and today has started rolling out February’s patches for the Mate 8. This upgrade’s objective is to fix a multitude of “critical bugs” present in the open-source operating system, which, if not dealt with, could have permitted devices to be remotely accessed by a simple text message. It also addresses users concerns regarding privilege escalation as it plasters over any previous holes exposing the resources that had the facility to brick a handset if tampered with.

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Telus publishes update schedule for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 and LG G3


With Marshmallow rollouts well underway for the Alcatel Idol 3, HTC One M8, HTC One M9, LG G4 and Moto G (2015), Telus has today published a new roadmap for the next batch of devices it plans to push the long-awaited upgrade to. The table reveals that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 head the next set of candidates to receive the firmware on March 9. The operator will then distribute the update to the Galaxy S6 Edge and LG G3 on March 16, followed by the standard Galaxy S6 on April 13.

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Marshmallow is live for Verizon’s LG G4, G3, and HTC One M9


This morning, Verizon began rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to three phones on its network — the LG G4, LG G3, and HTC One M9 from Big Red are getting that boost to the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. With it comes everything we know and love about Marshmallow while, ranging from Now on Tap to better handling of app permissions.

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Motorola pushes out Marshmallow for the Moto G (2015) in Europe


Motorola has started rolling out the much-anticipated Marshmallow update to all unlocked variants of the Moto G (2015) located in Europe. Strangely, the upgrade carries a slightly different version number to the firmware that was released for the handset in India and North America, but it appears to bundle the same functionality, as well as a handful of regional bug fixes and stability improvements.

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T-Mobile will roll out Marshmallow for the HTC One M9 on February 16 [Update: Verizon too!]


Earlier today, HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, took to his official Twitter profile to reveal that the Taiwanese company has at last received approval of the long-awaited Marshmallow update for the HTC One M9 from T-Mobile. The carrier will, begin pushing out the over-the-air upgrade to all carrier-branded variants of the handset starting Tuesday, February 16.

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Sony expands its ‘Xperia Beta Program’ to new regions, adds Xperia Z2 support


Sony just expanded its ‘Xperia Beta Program.’ In case you don’t know, it’s designed for users to test the latest version of Android on Sony devices before the official public rollout. The program will help Sony discover bugs and issues that may be embedded in the operating system. This ultimately spotts the issues so that Sony can fix what needs to be fixed before rolling the update out to the public.

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