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:
The HTC One X still has that new aura and smell to it, but it doesn’t mean it’s ever to late for a software update. That’s apparently the case as European owners of the device received notifcation of what looks to be a minor software update. This new update brings the phone’s software to version 1.28.401.9 and is around 30MB in size. The update includes some minor bug fixes and possibly improved battery life. Moreover, the software update seems to keep the Android version at 4.0.3, despite 4.0.4 being available for other Android devices.
If your device is an unlocked and unbranded version— feel free to check for it manually by heading to Settings –> About –> Software Updates. If your device has carrier branding, know that it may not quite be ready just yet, so sit tight and it should come through sooner than later.
One of the most anticipated games of the year finally came to Android handsets. Unfortunately, Temple Run brought some bugs and some frowns with it to a vast amounts of gamers ready and eager to try out the game. The developers quickly brought out a new update which not only alleviates some of the crashing and bugs happening to certain devices, but it now brings with it added support for the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID Bionic smartphones.
Those of you who may have given up on the game the first time will want to hit that QR code or Play Store link below to give the game a second chance. Go on… you know you want to.
Play Store link
If you guys are like me, then you spammed the Check Update option on your original Transformer for the ICS update that was available Late-February. While I fell in love with my tablet all over again because of the update I noticed that as the days progressed my tablet would randomly reboot itself. Sometimes it would reboot it four – five times in a row before it would stay on. Then about an hour later it would reboot itself yet again. While it never rebooted in the middle of using it, watching it reboot itself randomly became rather frustrating. Heck, sometimes it would look up in the middle of a boot cycle. It appears that I am not in the minority with these experiences. Other users are reporting lock-ups during reboots, and other various bugs as well.
Like the Transformer Prime update and its update problems Asus has taken to announcing that a fix is in the works for the original Transformer ICS update. While users have reported that uninstalling apps, updating widgets and factory resets have helped, this is not a good premise for Asus; especially considering their Hopes to have the next Nexus device and the first roll out of Jelly Bean. Asus writes in regards to the TF101 issues:
Motorola has yet another soak test on its way out, this time for the DROID Bionic smartphone. It is perhaps the mysterious 5.9.902 update we heard about previously? It’s highly unlikely this update is the anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update you owners are yearning for, as the DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX would likely be the first MOTO phones to see the ICS update, so it’s probably the 5.9.902 update. Word on the street the mysterious update is finally headed out to the beta testers as early as tonight. Stay tuned with Talk Android for any updates on this update.
source: Droid Life
Ah yes, the iOS vs. Android debate is a seemingly neverending battle. Each has it’s pros and cons when it comes to both hardware and software. It’s no secret that iOS is a seemingly stable, an aesthetically stunning and a beautiful OS, while its simplified nature has won over the masses. As popular and successful as iOS is, we all know it’s all about its sheer number of apps. It’s no secret the number of iOS apps is far greater than what is available for the Android platform. It’s also no secret Android users complain about certain apps crashing perhaps because of compatibility or an app being far from a finished product. But what about iOS users, why hasn’t anyone complained about the iOS apps and those subsequent apps crashing? So let’s ponder this question: “Do iOS apps crash more than Android apps?” Well there are some people who have been pondering that very question and sought out to answer it. A recent study was completed by independent mobile app monitoring research firm Crittercism that yielded some surprising results. While additional testing needs to be done, Crittercism’s preliminary findings suggests that iOS apps do crash more than Android apps.
Nexus S owners had reason to rejoice when Google announced the Android 4.0 update on its way to the device. However, the update did not come without its problems. Users reported various bugs as indicated by some Talk Android readers below:
- “installed stock 4.0.3 directly from google yesterday. after install, wifi shows connected and ip assigned, but doesn’t load any webpages, market or news/weather. same issue happened to friend as well.”
“my wifi doesn’t work :’(“
“The installation went ok over 3g, took about 10 minutes, after install MMS messages disabled. Tried to reset the mms APN, no help”
In addition to the bugs above, it seems that many users are affected by high CPU usage and unusual battery drains. Google is fully aware of this and has since suspended ICS updates to Nexus S devices. That means if you’ve gotten a notification that the update was available, you won’t be able to apply the update just yet.
If you’re a Nexus S owner, try to sit tight for the time being. Those of you who have the update already will have the bugs to deal with, but know that the Google engineers are likely working round the clock to correct each issue, so we hope there will be a fix sooner than later. Those of you who do not have the update will have to be a patient for just a bit longer. Hey, having a finished product is worth the wait, right? We’re certain there will be a resolution for all Nexus S owners sooner than later.
We recently told you about the DROID RAZR project that was taking place that involves a soak test for registered members of the support forums. Being apart of the selected group, I received an email today explaining that the soak test is getting underway and the list of updates and improvements are fairly significant. Unfortunately, I traded in my RAZR for the Galaxy Nexus so I am unable to actually monitor the improvements to the device but the update addresses the following:
- SIM Error notification has been fixed.
- Improved camera features and quality.
- Improved stability of menu access, Browser, Phone Dialer, video playback and music player to prevent Force Close errors and lockups.
Email, Messaging, & Data
- Updated ground message notification.
- Improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity.
- Maintain network connection upon completion of a voice call.
Application & Widgets
- Background color has been adjusted to improved readability in Lapdock connection UI menu items.
So if you are registered on the forums for the software soak than you should be seeing the update soon and will bring your device up to version 6.11.747.XT912.Verizon.en.US. If you are not registered and if all goes well then you can probably expect the official update to roll out sometime in the near future. The DROID RAZR was a pretty nice device to begin with and I am interested to hear how it is improved. For those that receive the early update, do us a favor and let us know what you think, cool?
[via VZW / Support]
According to Motorola, “soak testing” is a thing of the past, as the company will now be using the nomenclature “project”. In any event, we all know what it means, an update is in the works and we’ll take that with whatever name you want to give it. Motorola seems to be on par with addressing the massive bug list we mentioned earlier this month affecting the Droid Bionic’s performance among other things. At the beginning of November we mentioned the update was about 30-60 days out and so far we’re about 15 days in. With any luck, Moto will nip this thing in the bud over the next 15 days and then roll it out to the masses. Check out the email below regarding the entire update.
The rumor mill fired up early today when noted Verizon insider @P3droid tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus may be delayed past its expected November 21st launch date and pushed to December. Soon after, others interposed similar statements, attributing the bad news to Verizon’s want for more testing and working out some minor bugs. If you believe everything you hear out of the rumor mill, this is very bad news indeed. This next round of testing is said to end on November 19th, so while hope may not be completely lost on a November launch, we should probably ready ourselves for a few more weeks before we get our hands on the new Nexus.