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.

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Google publishes factory images for the February security update 

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Google took to its official Developer portal earlier today to publish the factory images for its February security update for the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The upgrade transports a patch for the extremely frustrating bug which drops calls when certain applications are opened in the multitasking view, in addition to a plethora of stability improvements and speed optimizations.

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HTC now rolling out Marshmallow OTA for the One M9 in the UK

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HTC UK took to its official Twitter account earlier today to announce that it’s now pushing out the long-awaited Marshmallow update to all unlocked variants of its flagship smartphone, the One M9, registered and operating in the United Kingdom. The upgrade is also rolling out for “selected carriers”, but it’s unclear at this stage which ones exactly are receiving it. However, many users of the social network have reported that it has hit their O2- and Vodafone-branded handsets.

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Samsung now pushing out security update for the Galaxy S6 trio and Galaxy Note 5

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Samsung appears to be sticking to the commitment it made in August 2015 when it vowed to distribute monthly security updates to its flagship smartphones to prevent them from being open to any major intrusions, like the Stagefright vulnerability which infected over 20,000 devices last year or the Heartbleed loophole that shook the Android ecosystem back in 2014, as the South Korean company has started pushing out Google’s latest security patch for the Galaxy S6 trio and the Galaxy Note 5.

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Samsung’s Marshmallow updates pushed back again, this time to February

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We’ve been waiting and waiting for something official from Samsung about when we can expect some of their flagship devices to finally be updated to Android 6.0, and while there’s still nothing official from the company, a leaked roadmap seems to indicate that the first round of upgrades should happen in February. Keep in mind that the first set of leaks said updates should’ve happened back in December, so take everything with a grain of salt. Read more

OxygenOS 2.1.4 update now available for the OnePlus One

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OnePlus has just released a brand new firmware update for the first-generation OnePlus One. Unfortunately, the software is not available via OTA (Over The Air) — so the only way to get your mitts on the upgrade is to manually flash it to your handset using the company’s desktop software. When doing this, it’s essential that you follow the instructions explicitly or you could risk losing your radio or IMEI.

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