Samsung pushes out battery maintenance update for the Gear S2


Samsung has just begun pushing out a nifty maintenance update to all variants of the Gear S2 in the United States. The upgrade itself weighs in at a relatively small 4.85MB and carries version number R730TUVU1AOL3, but don’t let its size fool you as the firmware includes some major battery life optimizations, in addition to the usual plethora of bug fixes and speed optimizations.

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Rogers to distribute Marshmallow update for the LG G4 in late January


Canadian carrier Rogers Wireless has today announced that it will initiate the rollout of the long-awaited Marshmallow update for the LG G4 in late January. In addition to bringing the latest build of the open-source operating system to the handset, the upgrade will also transport Google’s latest security patches which fix any critical issues that may otherwise have put user data at risk.

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OnePlus starts pushing out OxygenOS 2.2 update for the OnePlus 2


OnePlus is in the midst of rolling out yet another update to its flagship smartphone of 2015, the OnePlus 2. This upgrade carries Version 2.2 of OxygenOS to the handset, which bundles a number of much-needed bug fixes and security patches, along with a gorgeous new festive wallpaper pack, which is guaranteed to keep you in the Christmas spirit.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Facebook Messenger updated with new Photo Magic feature


Facebook has pushed out another rather nifty update for its Messenger client for Android via the Play Store. This latest upgrade ferries its Photo Magic facial recognition feature, which was previously only available in Australia, to more countries, along with new customization options which enable users to change the color of chats on a thread-by-thread basis.

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Pioneer updates its Android Auto units with improved voice guidance service

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Pioneer has just started distributing a new firmware update for all of its in-car multimedia units powered by Android Auto. The upgrade carries the version number 1.05x and transports a multitude of bug fixes and stability optimizations to the devices, which include several improvements to the voice guidance service, a new version of AVICSYNC that increases reliability of the integrated navigation system and a smoother navigation interface.

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T-Mobile rolls out much-needed security update for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5


T-Mobile is currently in the process of rolling out a vital security update to its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 located in the United States. This upgrade transports a much-needed patch for the incredibly irritating MMS bug found present on a number of smartphones running Lollipop, along with several bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.

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