Google updates Play Movies & TV with support for Marshmallow


Google has updated its official Play Movies & TV application for Android via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade carries compatibility for Marshmallow, an easier setup process for Roku boxes and makes it significantly easier to binge watch TV shows as the service now automatically plays the next episode of a series.

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Verizon starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Core Prime

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Verizon is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Core Prime located in the United States. In addition to bringing the latest version of the open-source operating system to the handset, this upgrade also transports a patch for the Stagefright security vulnerability, too.

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NVIDIA rolls out Update 2.0 to Shield TV, brings 4K gaming and other enhancements


NVIDIA has had a busy couple of days, its Shield Android TV box landing in the UK today, with the 16GB variant priced at £149 and the 500GB Pro version going for £229. Yesterday, NVIDIA also announced its new video game streaming service called GeForce NOW, with a £7.49 ($7.99) monthly subscription. And today, firmware update 2.0 is also busy rolling out to the Shield TV, bringing 4K gaming and other improvements.

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Sony is now rolling out the Lollipop OTA for the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra in the US


If you’re the proud owner of either an Xperia Z1 or Z Ultra and reside in the United States, you may want to listen up, as Sony has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1. update for both handsets in the region. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings the latest build of the open-source operating system, as well as a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations, including a fix for the ever-so-scary Stagefright vulnerability.

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Skype gets updated with new Android Wear functionality

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Skype is in the midst of rolling out an update for its official Android client via the Google Play Store. This upgrade bumps the software version number up to 6.4 and transports a multitude of new functionality for Android Wear, including the facility for users to accept calls, respond to messages and stay up to date with conversations on their smart watch.

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