Google IO 2016 Coverage

AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 Active


AT&T has at last started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6 Active located in the United States. As far as added functionality goes, this upgrade transports the latest version of Lollipop, compatibility for Samsung Pay and a much-needed patch for the Stagefright vulnerability to the handset.

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AT&T reportedly testing Samsung Galaxy S7 already


Add another clue to the list of items suggesting Samsung is quickly approaching a release date for their next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S7. Actually, it will be two flagship devices as Samsung appears to be on track to produce a regular screen version and one with curved edges. Twitter tipster Evan Blass posted on Friday that U.S. wireless carrier AT&T is already testing both Galaxy S7 variants. Read more

Android Wear gets cellular connectivity, here comes LG’s Watch Urbane 2 LTE


Every Android Wear device released up until now has required a Bluetooth and WiFi connection to operate. When LG announced the Watch Urbane 2 LTE in September, people awaited Google’s immediate announcement that Android Wear could support smartwatches with ceullar connectivity. Without that support, LG’s newest smartwatch would be pointless. But Google never announced Android Wear’s official support for cellular connective. Both companies decided that tonight, oddly, is the right time to make a move.

Google’s platform for smartwatches now officially supports cellular connectivity while LG is ready to sell its Watch Urbane 2 LTE in the United States and Korea.

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AT&T starts rolling out Android 5.1.1 OTA for the Galaxy S5 Active


AT&T is currently rolling out a new update for its carrier-branded variant of the Galaxy S5 Active. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings the latest build of Lollipop (5.1.1) to the handset, along with a multitude of security fixes and a much-needed patch to enable Ultra Power Saving Mode on handsets using On Device Encryption.

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