Motorola’s Photon Q 4G LTE for Sprint is now receiving a much welcomed OTA software update. No, it isn’t Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, the incremental firmware upgrade bumps the version number to 7.7.1Q-6_SPR-125_ASA-10 and brings some enhanced functionality along with several important bug fixes.
- Improved text messaging when requesting usage and upgradeability through Sprint Zone
- Select number of users to access Wi-Fi hotspot
- Random power cycle when using Wi-Fi Direct
- Manually send or auto-sync emails from outbo
- Seamless international text messaging
- Faster launch and playback using the YouTube application
- Improved browsing with Google Chrome for Android Mobile Browser
- Improved MMS functionality
It looks as if owners of the Verizon Galaxy S III are beginning to see a 62MB-sized update pushed to their devices at this time. We aren’t sure if this is Verizon’s version of the AT&T update that was pushed out about a month ago since it comes in at 20MB less than the 82MB AT&T update. But we do know that it’s not Jelly Bean per Verizon’s release notes, as you’ll still be on 4.0.4 after the update. The update is also said to bring a fix to random reboots as well as better stability in the Play Store. Hopefully this is just the next step in getting that highly anticipated, Jelly Bean update. Be on the lookout for the update notification, or you can always go to About Phone to manually try to grab the update. If you do download it, let us know how noticeable the changes are.
As a follow up to last week’s Xperia P Ice Cream Sandwich rollout, Sony Mobile today announced their 2011 Xperia line of phones will be getting new Android 4.0.4 firmware. Starting this week, the first phones to receive the update are the Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, Xperia pro, Xperia active and Xperia ray. The Ice Cream Sandwich update will bring the usual enhancements, along with bug fixes, performance tweaks and other improvements. In addition, The Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo L and Live with Walkman won’t be left out as they will be updated in the next few weeks.
The update will come in two ways. If you’re already running ICS you’ll receive an OTA update notification, otherwise if you’re running Gingerbread you’ll need to plug in and upgrade using PC companion or Bridge for Mac. For more information, visit http://www.sonymobile.com/update.
Source: Sony Mobile Blog
ASUS is pushing out a new bug fixer (v22.214.171.124) that comes with numerous improvements and several fixes for the Transformer Pad 300. The most notable improvement is the upgraded camera software which I’m sure many are going to be elated about. Wondering what else is new in this OTA? Talk Android has you covered with the official changelog after the break:
Verizon is now rolling out update 5.9.905 for the Motorola DROID Bionic smartphone. To the overly excited, it may appear as if Motorola has just bypassed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich all together and went straight to Jelly Bean or even Key Lime Pie, but alas, it’s simply just an update number that has nothing to do with which Android version you’re rocking, which in this case is still Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The improvements are as follows:
- Recalibrated volume of the call connect and disconnect tones to be more comfortable for Bluetooth users
- Improved Visual Voice Mail to ensure delivery of a notification in the Status bar
- Reduced data stalls to improve 4G LTE data connectivity
So there you have it, people. It sounds like Bionic owners have been dealing with a few annoying bugs for quite some time so it’s good news to finally see them being addressed. Hit the source link below for more info.
Last month we reported that many AT&T HTC One X users have been experiencing slow, intermittent Wifi connections and that an update from HTC to address these issues had been leaked. Well if you weren’t too keen on manually updating your shiny new One X yourself, AT&T is now pushing out the update OTA (over the air) to all.
Improvements are as follows:
- Wi-Fi Connectivity Improvement – improves operation when a device leaves Wi-Fi coverage.
- Wi-Fi Throughput (Speed Increase)
- AT&T Address Book fixes – Contacts formatting when synced to AAB
Keep in mind that the update will most likely roll out in groups so you may not see the notification right away.
Still suffering from slow, intermittent WiFi on your AT&T HTC One X? Well you can hold fire on trading it in for a Galaxy S III as HTC has released a statement promising a timely update to remedy the issue. Better yet, the guys over at BriefMobile managed to get their hands on it early and have uploaded it so the rest of us can get in on the action.
Check out the official statement from HTC after the break and then click the source link to make your WiFi woes disappear!
“In regards to the wifi issue your running into, this is currently an issue that has been brought to our attention and we are actively working on a fix for this. We don’t have an ETA on the release of the fix yet, but we do have a work around in the meanwhile of toggling the wifi connection on the phone for a few seconds then toggling it back on. This will reset the connection from the phone to the Wifi, make it grab a new address and it should work for a while.”
Rumours this morning were that Motorola is working on a soak test for a Droid 3 software update. It looks like the team have been working fast as Verizon has just posted the official changelog online. Firmware version 5.7.905 is on the horizon and you might just want to make sure you have plenty of battery charge and a wifi connection for this one as it’s a whopping 224MB in size. One might hope that such a sizeable update might bring some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness but no such luck I’m afraid. The update is primarily bug fixes, security patches, stability improvements as well as tweaks to some apps, call quality and camera performance. You can see the full details in the image above.
Keep your eyes peeled for the OTA arriving and get hitting that ‘check now’ button. Be sure to let us know how the update works out for you in the comments below.
source : Verizon
Here is some interesting news for you new LG Lucid owners out there. Verizon and LG are now pushing out a software update for the Lucid just two days after its release this past Thursday. This is not entirely uncommon as the Galaxy Nexus had an update pushed out just moments before its actual release on Verizon back in December. The support page states that the update will disable the Enhanced Caller Name ID app that comes preloaded on the phone. I don’t know about you but that app sounds like it would be a great feature, so why would they choose to remove its function? It sounds like there were probably some serious issues with the app and rather than attempt to repair the bugs in an update, they voted to squash it immediately, no pun intended. Are there any Lucid users out there who have experienced any noticeable problems within the last couple of days? If so, this may now be the fix. Click on the source link below for update options.
The Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon is scheduled to receive a much anticipated update in the immediate future. Among the items of change is the addition of the recently released Verizon Remote Diagnostics Tool, which enables Verizon remote access to your device for the purpose of educational demonstrations and troubleshooting. Let’s not forget that Verizon made it very clear that they will not be accessing your device without your permission. The rest of the change log is as follows:
- Updated UI
- Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System
- No longer receive a notification pop-up when using Mobile Hotspot
- Device allows for USB tethering while in Wi-fi mode
- No longer lose data connectivity when the USB cable is connected or disconnected
- Easily view data activity with the Wi-Fi icon located in the status bar
- Complete calls without experiencing choppy audio, clicking noises and/or one-way audio noises
- Resolved “no tones” dial pad issue, allowing for easy access to voice mail and other automated systems
Additional updates to the Google Play Store, Gmail and VZ Navigator are also to be enjoyed. Let us know what you think when you get it.