The Galaxy Note 4 gets firmware update in time for worldwide launch

 

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Samsung has pushed out a software update for the International variant of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, in preparation for its worldwide launch later this month.

Update ‘XXU1ANJ4′ weighs in at 36MB and transports bug fixes, stability improvements and speed enhancements, in addition to a line of code that “significantly” extends battery life.


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Chrome for Android update brings “additional Material Design”

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Google is currently in the process of distributing a stability update for its official Chrome for Android client via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings a shed load of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations, as well as “additional Material Design updates,” support for battery status and screen orientation APIs.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Google Play Newsstand latest app to get the material design treatment

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As we all wait patiently, watching the ticking second hand on our clocks or Moto 360s, for the official release of Android L, we can get some relief in the form of apps updating to use the new material design guidelines provided by Google. A new entrant in this growing list is Google’s own Google Play Newsstand app. Google says the update to Newsstand will make the reading experience easier by incorporating larger images, more contextual headers and smoother transitions.
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AT&T now rolling out connectivity update for Galaxy S4 Active

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AT&T is currently pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all its carrier-branded Galaxy S4 Active smartphones currently located in the United States. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include an updated edition of Google Maps, some security improvements and a handful of ‘system stability developments,’ aimed at enhancing connectivity when using voice calling and SMS.


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