Giovanni Calabrese, the fellow who usually constructs Google’s software sculptures, recently sent out a post on Google+ hinting at Licorice being the name of the next major Android update. His post was cryptic at best, saying only, “I never had a great liking for Licorice, but damn! there are some great flavors out there !!!“
Verizon has started rolling out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its carrier-branded Galaxy S4 handsets currently located in the United States. Unfortunately, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include a plethora of much-needed bug fixes and speed optimizations.
HTC is in the midst of pushing out a major update to all unlocked and carrier-branded variants of its current flagship smartphone, the One (M8), situated in Europe. Weighing in at 252MB, the upgrade transports the Taiwanese company’s Eye Experience camera user interface, together with a bunch of stability improvements.
Hit the break to see the full changelog.
Since launching in 2013, the Nexus 5 has faced an issue with its camera subsytem. The processor will run more than required and does not return to a low power state. The camera fails and the battery will be drained rapidly. The bug has been acknowledged by Google, but that was way back in March. It is now October and a fix has yet to be issued.
This fall, it seems like Google’s fix is imminent. On the AOSP Issue Tracker, a Google employee noted that all will be fixed “in the next major update for the N5.” What will that update be? Android L. Nexus 5 owners should see the bug fix to be packaged within the Android L update that is expected to arrive within the next month or so.
Source: AOSP Issue Tracker
Via: Android Police
Owners of the OnePlus One will want to download the latest OTA for their “flagship killer” which adds support for RAW images and high-definition audio, two things sorely missing from stock Android. Few phones get updates as often as the One and this update packs a ton of new features and improvements. Full feature list after the break.
Just a day after making the official factory images available to the public, Google has started pushing out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update (build KTU84P) to all unlocked, LTE variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) located in the United States.
On the same day it releases the LTE version, NVIDIA is rolling out a software update to its tablet. The Shield Tablet is getting a bunch of enhancements and fixes to improve the user experience. Perhaps the most important part of the update is the improved touch performance. For games requiring a touch, this is great. It is even better for the stylus included with the Shield Tablet due to precision getting a boost.
The software update, upgrade 1.2, includes the following:
- Enhanced SHIELD Hub Features
- Network Test capability
- User Customizable ‘My Android Games’ and ‘My Media Apps’
- Share ‘News’ items, swipe between articles
- Improved Touch Performance
- Misc. Stability and Localization Improvements
Google turned sixteen a couple of days ago and to celebrate its birthday the company’s social media team took to Twitter to share a GIF of a gigantic birthday cake aptly decorated with a selection of colorful lollipops.
AT&T is currently pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its carrier-branded Galaxy S4 Active smartphones currently located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include an updated edition of Google Maps, some security improvements and a handful of ‘system stability developments,’ aimed at enhancing connectivity when using voice calling and SMS.
If you own a Nexus 4, you’re probably getting fairly worried that your still-relevant device will be getting left behind this year like its well-loved predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was last year. It turns out,