US Cellular’s LG G4 finally seeing Android 6.0 with latest OTA update

lg_g4_back_bottom_logo_TAUS Cellular is finally getting around to sending out the Android 6.0 update for LG G4 owners, after LG suspended the update for owners several months ago due to issues with the software. The update includes all of the newer Android features and tweaks that we’ve grown to know and love, which┬áincludes things like Doze, which should drastically improve battery life on your device, and Now on Tap and redesigned application permissions. Read more

It’s super easy to bypass factory reset protection on LG’s devices

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When Android 5.1 was announced last year, Google revealed that the firmware carriers a new security protocol that makes it harder to factory reset stolen devices. What the functionality does is enforce a procedure that requires users to enter the credentials of the Google account that was linked to the handset before its system-wide wipe.

Unfortunately for LG owners, it appears that there’s a bug on the South Korean company’s phones making it incredibly easy to bypass the newly-introduced factory reset protection.

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New hardware partners announced for Google’s Project Brillo

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At CES 2016, as in years past, there have been a variety of home automation and Internet of Things (IoT) devices on display for the crowds to check out. Despite interest from so many companies hoping to convince you to spend a little extra on appliances and such so they can communicate on the network, consumers still face a dizzying array of fragmented protocols and standards. Google hopes to bring some order to things by getting a version of their Android operating system, called Project Brillo, adopted by these manufacturers. Five new companies have joined the list of manufacturers supporting Project Brillo and the related programming language Weave with their devices. Read more