Indian manufacturer Micromax has just announced that the Canvas A1 smartphone will now start receiving the Android 5.1 update. This is no surprise given that this belongs to Google’s Android One series of smartphones, which were promised Nexus like software updates. Read more
Samsung is currently pushing out a relatively minor over-the-air stability update to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy S4 currently located Europe. Sadly, this upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of added functionality, but it does include the latest builds of KNOX and Silent Mode, as well as a handful of ‘system stability improvements,’ all aimed at making a user’s experience better when using the handset.
Hit the break for the complete changelog.
After Google introduced the world to Chromecast and we witnessed the crush of interest in the simple device that makes streaming content so easy to view, others have been trying to replicate the same success. One of those in pursuit is Amazon, which released the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. Amazon was hoping access to Amazon’s Prime video offerings, along with other features like voice search, would provide a compelling case for users to jump on board. Amazon has just announced some new features that will address some shortcomings that have vexed owners of Chromecast devices and perhaps help Fire TV and Fire TV Stick that much more competitive. Read more
Yesterday, BlackBerry updated its official BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) application in the Play Store to bring support for “Protected” — a new ” enterprise-grade secure instant messaging service.”
So, what exactly is BBM Protected and how does it work?
Motorola has just announced that it’s now started internally testing an Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Moto X (2014). The upgrade will begin rolling out to unlocked variants over the course of the next few weeks, but carrier-branded devices will have to wait a little longer.
Hit the break below to see what Motorola has included in the Android 5.1 update (version 23.1.38).
Google has today started pushing out an update to its Android Device Manager application. As far as functionality goes, in addition to the usual handful of bug fixes and stability improvements, this upgrade brings support for Android Wear.
Samsung is now pushing out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all unlocked models of the Note 4 located in the UK. The 729.59MB upgrade transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Bad news for Galaxy S 5 owners in Canada; Rogers is the latest carrier to stop pushing out their Lollipop update to Samsung’s GS5. After some reported issues of boot looping and other problems, it looks like the carrier has indefinitely suspended the update with no time frame on when you can expect it to start back up. Read more
Sony is now pushing out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all unlocked models of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact located in Baltic and Nordic regions. The 1.3GB upgrade, which carries firmware number 23.1.A.0.690, transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations.
Next in line for the much-anticipated Lollipop update are T-Mobile-branded models of the One (M7) located in the United Kingdom. The 1.3GB upgrade, which is currently being pushed out by HTC carries version number 7.18.531.2 and transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the handset, in addition to a handful of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations