Square App Updated To 2.1, Makes Mobile Payments Even More Of A Cinch (Video)

The popular mobile payment system, Square, by Square Inc, has been updated to version 2.1.  Added features include quicker payment processing, pushing payments through in as little as four seconds.  How in the world did they do that, you say?  Well, the update now allows you to skip having to add your John Hancock with transactions under $25.00  In addition, tipping just got a whole lot easier too.  The interface has been better optimized, allowing you to add gratuity with just one tap.  Now that’s convenience.  Furthermore, anyone who signs up for the service and downloads the app will freely receive a card reader for their device in the mail at no extra charge.  If you’re ready to be more productive, whether you own your own small business, or you’re just paying for a yard sale item, you can head on over to our popular apps database for the download where you’ll also find a QR code available.  And if you’re not in need of a QR code, you can snatch the download from the Android Market.  Feel free to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.

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Nook Color Gets An Update, Version 1.3 Brings Access To Nook Magazines

Barnes & Noble has recently announced that they’ll be upgrading the ever popular Nook Color to version 1.3.  The update will be provided over the air and brings to the popular eReader turned tablet a slew of new magazines to access.  Among them you’ll find several Time Inc. publications like People, Sports Illustrated, Fitness, Fortune, Time and Parents Magazine.  In addition, it includes brand new special interactive Nook editions implementing audio and video.  Pretty cool eh?

Nooktonians should be receiving the update over the course of this week and naturally, there’s an option to update this bad boy manually.  Be sure that your device has at least a 20% charge or above.  It’s as easy as plugging your Nook into your PC, dragging and dropping the download file to your device and then ejecting it.  You can then delete the file when you’re done.  If you’ve managed to perform this successfully, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below.  If you’re not feeling confident, you might want to wait for the official OTA.  If you’re still feeling froggy and want to manually update the device, hit the break to check out the instructions supplied by B&N.

Android 3.2 for Acer Iconia Tab A500 starting to roll out

So far only Motorola XOOM and ASUS Transformer owners have been enjoying Android 3.2, but Acer is about to crash the party. Acer promised the update for the Iconia Tab A500 by August 25th, and it looks like they are going to deliver a little early.

So far we are getting reports of it starting to roll in Poland, but it should start hitting other parts of the world shortly. You will be notified when the update is available, but you can manually check the availability by going to Settings/About Tablet/System Updates.

Android 3.2 will bring some bug fixes, full SD card support, and the new “Zoom to Fill Screen” option.

[via unwiredview]

DROID 2 Global Gingerbread build leaks

DROID 2 Global owners still can’t figure out where the Gingerbread update is. Earlier today we found out that the DROID 2 is very close, but we have a surprise for you DROID 2 Global owners. Build 4.5.606 has leaked and aceoyame made it available for you to download and flash.

You will have to return back to stock 2.4.330 with no root or custom recovery in order to flash this update. Since this is not the official update, you can SBF back to 2.4.330 in order to get it when it becomes available. You could also revert back to root upon doing this.

Instructions:

  1. Download the zip file (or mirror)
  2. Rename file to update.zip and place it in your root directory of your SD card
  3. Hold X as you turn the phone on
  4. Hit the magnifying glass and choose to install

[via rootzwiki]

Android 3.1 comes to Canadian XOOM owners starting today

It amazes me that U.S. XOOM owners are enjoying Android 3.2, but Canadian owners are still waiting for 3.1. The wait is finally coming to an end because Motorola Canada just tweeted the following:

Motorola XOOM owners: Your Android 3.1 update is here! Have questions? Call customer support at 1-800-461-4575.

We are not sure if this will be a gradual push, but if you are in Canada and own a XOOM, you can check to see if the update is available by going to Settings/About Tablet/Software Updates.

[via twitter]

Android 2.2 Froyo arrives on the Motorola Flipside

It is far from exciting to report that a phone is getting updated to Android 2.2 Froyo, but I am sure it is exciting for Motorola Flipside owners. Motorola has finally made the update available, but unfortunately it is not an automatic download. There is one extra step in that you will have to download the file to your microSD card.

Just hit the source link to get the download link and full instructions from Motorola. I seriously doubt this phone will ever see Gingerbread, so hopefully Froyo will keep you happy until you grab a new phone.

[via motorola]

Android 2.3.4 update for T-Mobile HTC Sensation now live

Earlier in the week Vodafone users started enjoying the Android 2.3.4 update for the Sensation, and now the fun begins for T-Mobile users. The biggest improvement 2.3.4 gives you is the capability to video chat through Google Talk. This update is version 1.45.531.1, and will be pushed to all handsets by the end September. If you don’t want to wait for the automatic push, you can hit Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates to see if it is available for you to download.

New Features

  • Software stability
  • Improved battery life

Improvements

  • Improvements to Trace dictionary
  • Improvements to screen responsiveness
  • Improvements to video playback
  • Improvements  regarding device reboot / power off
  • Improvements to icon  pixilation
  • Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
  • Improvements to screen/photo resolution


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Gingerbread update for the Droid Incredible has been delayed

The Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) update for the Droid Incredible has been delayed according to VZW Support. The reason given was that additional testing was being done by the production team, and a new release date will be posted once they know when it is coming.

This is disappointing news to those hoping to update to Gingerbread this week, but at least it’s not as bad as when we thought the Incredible was not going to get a sniff of Gingerbread at all.

[via verizon forums]

HTC EVO 3D maintenance update now live

It wasn’t supposed to be until August 23rd, but today Sprint released the maintenance update for the HTC EVO 3D. This is version 2.08.651.2, and the enhancements and fixes include:

Enhancements:

  • Making additional preloaded apps un-installable by user.
  • Updates to applications: Spiderman, Watch, Qik

Fixes:

  • Device Lockscreen stuck in “half-state”
  • Ability to transfer all contacts over Bluetooth
  • Birthday one day off between contacts and Facebook when synced
  • Random GPS coordinates issue – stuck in Taiwan
  • Lockscreen displays 3-digit temperature correctly
  • Spiderman demo lockup

Make sure to hit Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates to grab the update.

[via sprint]

HTC Evo 3D Update Coming Aug 23rd And Samsung Conquer 4G Aug 21st Per Leaked Sprint Playbook

Who doesn’t love an update huh?  Unless it bricks the smack out of your device right?  Don’t worry, we don’t think these respective updates are going to kill your high priced investment.  Per a leaked Sprint Playbook, it appears that the HTC Evo 3D will be receiving an update to version 2.08.651.2 which can be downloaded on Aug 18th and will be pushed to the rest of us on Aug 23rd.  Don’t get too excited though, it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich however, it will address a number of bugs with the device.  Be warned though, this update could prevent you from performing the new bootloader unlock and root method.

Samsung’s Conguer 4G, a highly anticipated device, will also be receiving a security patch, placing the Gingerbread 2.3 build at EG15.  No other details have been released regarding the update.  Plus, who’s going to argue with a security fix, right?  If you’re not familiar with the Samsung Conguer 4G, check out our unboxing here and stay tuned for the hands-on review, which will shortly follow.

[via ac]