I’ll admit it; I’m a flashaholic. The only problem is that I don’t like that each nightly update is at least 150MB for my particular device. Even though I have unlimited data, it’s still not cool to either wait a while for the latest update to download via my carrier (non-LTE) or having to wait until I get home to do so via WiFi. Granted, this is probably not an issue to most, but if you like your nightlies, then you’ll definitely like this little gem of an app called CyanDelta which makes managing those various CyanogenMod updates a much more easier process. Hit the break to see how you can grab your precious updates without using up too much data.
Software updates are a dreaded nuisance for any smartphone owner. Today, Motorola has solidified our stance on the issue, as it has retracted numerous of its previous upgrade promises. The new timeline pushes the Android 4.0 update for the DROID XYBOARD 8.2, DROID Bionic and Motorola XOOM Family Edition back until next quarter. Additionally, Atrix 4G, Atrix 2 and Photon 4G owners may be out of luck. Whereas the previous timeline showed the devices would be receiving their Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q3, the new list only entails that “further plans [are] coming soon.” What this means exactly is still unclear.
While this wasn’t completely unexpected, it’s a sad day for early adopters. Constantly manufacturers are revealing new groundbreaking hardware with behind-the-curve software. As an Atrix 4G owner, I’m ashamed that such a travesty couldn’t be avoided. The phone may have launched with Android 2.2 Froyo, but underneath lie the internals of the world’s first superphone. I’ll continue to use the handset, but Motorola needs to realize that it’s this type of thing that will prevent me from being a returning customer. For the full run-down, we’ve included the official upgrade timeline below.
As owners of the original Atrix 4G wait patiently for their upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola has begun rolling out a minor software update to the Atrix HD. While it’s not Jelly Bean, version 77.12.22 does manage to address a slew of bugs that were apparent in the handset’s previous build. The camera should now handle low-light situations better, and users shouldn’t experience problems with Spotify pausing when changing songs.
Be sure to check out the official list of bug fixes and instructions on how to update after the break.
OTA updates certainly raises an antenna or two for us Android users. However, it’s much more common for users of devices with their stock software to get the coveted OTA updates— owners of devices running custom ROMs generally speaking are not as privileged to have the luxury. Well now, more ROM users will have the luxury as the team from the OTA Update Center has developed a means to offer a free OTA service to any ROM developer. It works in a straightforward way: app is installed into the ROM system that communicates with the servers to share the various OTA updates to anyone using the particular ROM. The hope is that it’s a more streamlined and simple process in order for users to get updates in a timely and efficient manner.
Those of you who are ROM users (and we know there’s a lot of you out there!) will have to wait for now and see if your ROM developer plans on incorporating the OTA Update Center. Developers on the other hand should definitely give the service a good luck or take it around for a spin and see if it works for them or not.
source: OTA Update Center
Just a quick heads up, Google Earth for Android has been updated with some 3D cities that Google showed us a couple weeks ago. San Francisco is in there for sure, and it looks fantastic. The new 3D cities aren’t listed, so you’ll have to find them on your own.
The update is available now, so go grab it.
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.
Well it looks like ASUS is right on cue as always. After previously releasing the coveted ICS update for the original Transformer tablet, the manufacturer realized the update was prematurely released, encountered numerous bugs like random reboots and had since promised it was working on a fix that would be released soon. Well soon is here folks and they have begun rolling out software build IML74K.US_epad-9.21.17-20120312 which will hopefully alleviate some of the bugs that were plaguing the device since the original ICS software update.
If you’ve received the update, let us know how it works out for you and tell us if you see any improvements in the Comments section below or better yet– our Forums. Happy updating!