Google has rolling out an update to the Play Store since late last night, and even though it doesn’t have any drastic changes, the UI and recommendations have been polished up, which is a nice touch. The most notable difference is the post-install screen after installing an app; it’s a clean looking screen with a button to quickly enable automatic updates. There’s also improvements to recommendations, which connects to your circles on Google+ to suggest apps and media.
This brings the Play Store up to the version that’s shipping with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. Hit the link below for the download if you just can’t wait for your Play Store to update automatically.
Facebook has gotten a much needed update recently. While the update version will vary with each device, Facebookers can look forward to some much-welcomed features such as the ability to share a news story right from your timeline to your friends and family, an enhanced status update feature and an even better means of photo tagging. All in all, the latest update just makes sharing your life with your family and friends even easier than ever before.
Of course the world is anxiously awaiting the arrival of that native app just around the corner, but every little update helps, right? Hit the Play Store link or scan the QR code to grab the latest update today.
Google TV has seen some noteworthy updates during its brief life, but it appears the latest update will give the platform some of the neatest features yet. The latest update includes features like Voice Search (giving the ability to say CNN for example and go straight to the channel), PrimeTime which is an even more enhanced TV guide and the ability to play YouTube content from your smartphone or tablet straight to your Google TV unit. So just to sum up— users will have even more options to sit down and zone out when checking for the seemingly infinite number of TV content out there.
The update will begin rolling out on LG Google TV units over the coming weeks, which older generation units should see the update being pushed out in the coming months— so the wait shouldn’t be too much longer.
It’s no secret that Pulse News holds an incredibly special place in my heart, so you’ll have to excuse me if I can’t contain my excitement for its latest major update not just for me, but for all Android users. The latest update which brings Pulse to version 3.0, brings not only a new app logo, but improved navigation, a more comprehensive search and infinite scrolling of stories within the app. While there are a ton of improvements– the app continues to be straightforward simple and easily the best way for all Android users to keep up with all their favorite stories from their favorite sites.
The latest update is available now in the Play Store, so be sure to hit the link or scan the QR code in order to grab it today.
In all the hubbub of Samsung’s smartphones getting the coveted Jelly Bean update, we seem to have forgotten that its other devices are expected to get Jelly Bean as well. So that’s why it’s our sincerest pleasure to report to you all that owners of the Galaxy Note 10.1 can now look forward to the initial rollout of Jelly Bean for their device. According to SamMobile, owners of the device in Germany have begun receiving the OTA notification of the update and is even posted online at samfirmware.com. The Jelly Bean update comes in at 300MB in size and brings the German G-Note 10.1 to the latest software build.
So now that the update is slowly, but sure rolling out, it’s only a matter of time before we see the update roll out to the rest of the markets worldwide, including those of us here in the States.
One of the fastest growing social networks just got a nifty little update to its mobile app. The new update brings the app to various versions depending on your device, but brings some minor bug fixes and performance improvements in addition to the expanded ability to:
View, post and comment from mobile
Discover people and topics more easily using ‘Find people’
Access photos from posts with 1-click
Something else that’s definitely worth noting is the fact that most users will be able to take advantage of a new home screen widget re-design, giving even more flexibility to users. The update is available now in the Play Store so if you haven’t updated yet, be sure to hit the Play Store link or scan the QR code below.
Sure it sucks that some of you who splurged on the Motorola DROID RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD smartphones got shafted with Ice Cream Sandwich instead of Jelly Bean loaded up, but fear not— because the Jelly Bean is officially circulating in the wild… well sorta. The gang at DroidRzr found a mysterious software system build of version 9.1.39 which brings the Android OS to version 4.1.1 and as you can see, brings all the typical Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now. Unfortunately, while the build is indeed leaked out, there is no way to tell how stable it is, so there is room for potential disaster on your smartphone. Still— we know there are plenty of you owners who are feeling lucky or ambitious, so if you’re ready to test out the Jelly Bean goodness on your device, hit the source link for the full instructions.
HTC has made good on its promise to bring Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ to the One X this month. XDA users are reporting the roll out has begun in HTC’s home country of Taiwan. The hefty 352.87MB update (software number 3.14.709.16) will bring the One X to Android 4.1 and Sense 4+. No news on the One S or One XL, but we remain hopeful this One X roll out is the beginning.
Of course, if you’re not willing to wait for the update to make it to your region, there are other ways to get Jelly Bean early on the One X.
If you own an NFC-equipped device like the Galaxy S III, then you’ve no doubt utilized the interesting TecTiles technology at some point, which definitely needed some improvements and all. Well Samsung has worked behind the scenes and presented a new TecTiles that’s better than ever. TecTiles 3.0 now allows users to write multiple actions to one tag (as opposed to having one action for each tag), customize your profiles and even create a private TecTile that only a specific smartphone can read. The update is pretty extensive and lengthy– so if you’re interested in checking out the specific details, hit the break for the full presser from Sammy.