On Wednesday, ZTE started rolling out a software update to two flagship devices sold in the United States. The Axon and Axon Pro (reviewed here) are getting improvements to their cameras, security patches from Google, and better wireless signals.
When HTC unveiled the One A9 back in September, it vowed to roll out monthly security updates for the handset based on Android’s latest patches. According to HTC’s Vice President of Product Management, Mo Versi, AT&T is the first and currently the only carrier to start pushing out this month’s update.
Right before the company launches its Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotion, Huawei is pushing an over-the-air software update to its Android Wear device. The Huawei Watch is receiving a software update that improves voice recognition, activity tracking capabilities, and a standby screen while charging the smartwatch.
HTC is struggling to remain in the smartphone market and one of their moves to try to keep buyers interested is a commitment to getting the latest version of Android out to their devices. With the recent release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HTC has been hard at work trying to make that happen for the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M8 before the end of the year. Evidence of their efforts surfaced today thanks to Twitter tipster @LlabTooFeR. Read more
If you own a handset made by LG and are looking for instructions on how to update your handset, you’ve come to the right place. For those of you who have newer models of an LG device, you may be used to updating via an over-the-air (OTA) update. However, if you own an older handset, there’s a very easy way to check and complete updates. The method used in this tutorial uses your computer to install updates.
Most hardware manufacturers producing Android devices drop the ball when it comes to keeping their devices’ software up-to-date. That’s why Motorola and HTC are often favorites among consumers looking to get a device with software that will be updated and in a timely fashion. Both companies have promises that can be broken, but that’s better than those that decide to say nothing about the status of software updates for their devices. BlackBerry, which is entering the world of Android with the Priv, wants to be up there with Motorola and HTC as a company getting software updates with security patches and bug fixes to its users faster than anyone else.
BlackBerry is putting its security research team to work to ensure that its Priv’s firmware and software is invulnerable. This will be done by delivering quick security updates (with Google’s help) and hotfixes.
Owners of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) can expect to see a software update reach their devices very soon. Alcatel OneTouch just let us know that its flagship device is receiving a software update that brings with it improvements to responsiveness and fixes for Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, and Camera apps. This is in addition to adding support for the sixth version of the Internet Protocol.