Motorola started to roll out the Android 4.0.4 (IMM76L) to testers earlier this week and whispers from the tech world today are suggesting that the full roll-out has begun. As ever, the roll-out will be staggered, meaning it will be a bit of a lottery as to when your update will be pushed.
If you’re not the patient type then we have some good news for you. The little trick that was discovered on the Galaxy Nexus which allows the user to force a pending update also works on the Xoom. Just in case you’ve forgotten the steps, we’ve listed the instructions below:
Yesterday we announced Sony TV’s with Google TV were getting an update, but as far as the Logitech Revue is concerned, news would be coming. After the very long wait for the 3.1 update late last year, I wasn’t expecting anything too soon. Well Logitech surprised me with the 3.2 update. It’s live now and it contains a lot of fixes. It’s rolling out in stages and they have promised that all Revues will be updated by the end of the week. Hit the break for the full changelog.
Google has just put out an update for their increasingly popular Google Wallet application. In the ‘what’s new‘ tab, the big G has listed “prepaid top up improvements” and “support for new form factors” as their new improved features to update 1.1-R67-v4. Not too clear on what new form factors means at this time so hopefully Google will shed some light on this later this month at Google I/O. Hit the Play Store link below to get the goods.
Great news for you Google TV fans. The Google TV development team today took to their Google+ page to announce that they are pushing out a new software update to Sony Google TV units. The update will bring devices up to version 2.1.1 and will bring a few features along with it. You will now be able to rent and watch movies from the Play Store as well as watch YouTube movies from YouTube.com. Those of you who watch Google TV via the Logitech Revue aren’t so lucky. No update for us as of yet, but the Google TV dev team says that there should be some update information available soon. Let’s just hope we get the same treatment as the Sony customers do. Stay tuned.
Here’s some news that’s sure to make you owners of the Motorola DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX smartphones unhappy. While we knew the Ice Cream Sandwich update was due any day now, there is a slight snafu which is causing a minor delay with updates being pushed out to devices. While MOTO has yet to issue a statement regarding this, Verizon has gone ahead and highlighted “the cause of the delay was a need to update the servers delivering the goods from Android 4.0.3 to 4.0.4”. Big Red also added the OTA updates will now be pushed out around June 12th, instead of the original May 21st target date. It definitely sucks, but it could be a lot worse we suppose.
Naturally you impatient types can always flash an unofficial build on your devices but hey— you’ve waited this long for the authentic stuff, so a few more days of waiting for that Ice Cream Sandwich glory won’t kill you.
Now that Verizon is pushing out the Android 4.0.4 update for their version of the Galaxy Nexus, Google has posted the IMM76K factory restore image. This image will allow those who have flashed custom software on their phones to restore their device’s original factory firmware… basically a way to get your phone back to stock in case things got a bit screwy. If you know what you’re doing, grab the files at the source link below.
Software updates are generally greeted with open arms for owners of various devices. But occasionally, there are updates that are released that owners may want to ignore… which may be for owners’ good. Such is the case with recent software update for the Sony SmartWatch. Apparently owners of the device who recently updated the required application in order to operate the watch has experienced everything from random disconnects to minor functions not working as seen in the below examples: Read more
Good news for you T-Mobile HTC One S owners. A new update has been readied by T-Mo and they’ve begun to push out version 1.84.531.2.710RD to all handsets beginning today. The update is being delivered via the OTA (over the air) method and T-Mobile sates that you wont be able to force the download yourself. Looks like you will just have to be patient on this one. The update is rolling out in stages and should reach all One S devices by July 7th. Along with the usual bug fixes the update includes the following:
So there you have it folks. Keep an eye out for an update notification because overall improvements are always welcomed. Hit the source link to see the official support doc and be sure to let us know when the update hits your device.