NVIDIA SHIELD TV update brings Marshmallow and the new Vulkan graphics API

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If you are an owner of a NVIDIA SHIELD TV, then you are going to be pretty darn happy today. Nvidia is starting to rollout its latest update for the Android TV equipped device which includes the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow. This update will also make the SHIELD TV the first ever Android consumer platform to include the next-generation Vulkan graphics API to take your gaming experience to the next level.

Samsung begins rolling out Android 6.0.1 to the Note 5 (N920C) in Cambodia

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With Mobile World Congress 2016 looming large on the horizon, excitement levels are at a high while we wait for the LG G5, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets to be announced. That doesn’t mean that current handsets have ceased to exist, though, with today’s news of Samsung updating the Note 5 (SM-N920C) to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. 

HTC rolls out Marshmallow OTA for the One A9 in Canada

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.