Google IO 2017 Coverage

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

T-Mobile pushing out Marshmallow OTA for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in Poland

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T-Mobile has at last started rolling out the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in Poland. The carrier is pushing the firmware to all handsets bearing the model numbers G920 and G925. It’s also set to port an identical upgrade to its carrier-branded devices in the United Kingdom later this month.

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 update brings bugfixes, latest security patches and optimized performance

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If you are rocking a Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910V) courtesy of Verizon, you’ll be glad to find out that the U.S. carrier is in the process of rolling out an update to your handset. While the new firmware, that bumps the Note 4 up to software version LMY47X.N910VVRU2BPA1, is still based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (boo-hoo!), the update is said to include performance tweaks, the latest security patches, as well as some bug fixes. We have the changelog after the break.

Sony will skip Android 5.1 and roll out a direct Marshmallow update for the Xperia M4 Aqua

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If you cast your mind back to June 2015, you may recall that Sony detailed a list of devices scheduled to receive the Android 5.1 update. Sadly for Xperia M4 Aqua owners, the handset appeared to be missing from the lineup. However, in October, a leaked roadmap surfaced disclosing that the M4 Aqua would, instead, make a leap directly from Android 5.0 to Android 6.0, but poor credibility of the source guaranteed we took the information with a hefty pinch of salt. Today, though, the Japanese company confirmed that it will be doing just that.

NVIDIA pulls Marshmallow update for the SHIELD Tablet due to Wi-Fi issues

 

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Yesterday, we reported that NVIDIA had just started rolling out the long-awaited Marshmallow update to its SHIELD Tablets located in Europe and North America. However, the manufacturer has now pulled the upgrade owing to the presence of a major bug which renders the device somewhat useless by severing all ties to the Internet when using a Wi-Fi connection.