UPDATE: Ok, then. Verizon posted these changelogs yesterday as if they were new updates, and clearly, I didn’t realize that this was the update that rolled out with Stagefright patches back in August. Thanks, Verizon! Sooooo, yeah, these are not new! In fact, they are the exact same software builds and everything, but the changelogs no longer talk about Advanced Calling 1.0 for some reason. Ignore. Move along. #stayoffthewhiskeykellen
Verizon began pushing updates to its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants yesterday in the form of Android 5.1.1. The updates fix a bunch of bugs, but also introduce things like options for turning off the parallax wallpaper effect on the home screen, live wallpaper options for the lock screen, quick exposure adjusting in the camera when you focus on an object, and Chinese language support.
The updates should be rolling out any minute, if you haven’t seen them yet.
The update for the S6 will arrive as software version VRU3BOG5, while the S6 Edge will get VRU3BOG5.
To check for updates, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates. (more…)
Apparently, it’s logo changing week with major tech companies. This is Verizon’s new logo that will arrive tomorrow on Verizon’s website, before making its major rollout to their marketing materials on September 10.
Where can you buy the Gear S2 from Samsung? So far, most major US wireless carriers have confirmed plans to carry it. No one gave us pricing or a date of availability, but Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and US Cellular all said it’ll be in their lineups. (more…)
A soak test is rolling out to the Moto X (2nd Gen) on Verizon, bringing what could be a very important update for current owners. Still to this day, the Moto X (2nd Gen) does not feature simultaneous voice and data, so it is possible that this soak test will be implementing that feature. (more…)
You know how much of a pain it has been to activate a non-Verizon branded Nexus 6 on Verizon, even though the phone is completely unlocked at all times and fully works on Verizon’s airwaves? For a while, it was pretty tough. In fact, it took months before Verizon allowed the Nexus 6 from Google Play or other carriers to be activated on its network. Now, we’re talking activating, not SIM-swapping. There is a difference here.
Verizon, like with the Nexus 7 (2013), likes to use this “we are still testing the device and haven’t certified it yet” when telling people they can’t activate unlocked phones or other devices. Again, these phones all fully work and more than likely (like 99.999999999999999%) won’t do harm to their network, but they still must test. And since they are testing, they won’t just activate anything. (more…)
Verizon’s DROID MAXX 2, aka the version of Motorola’s Moto X Play that appears to be the only X Play coming to the US, is starting to leak left and right these days. The phone is not official by any means, but it just can’t seem to stay out of sight until Motorola and Verizon have a chance to do that.
Thanks to new images, we now know just about everything, outside of a price and launch date. Here’s what we have. (more…)
You know how we were all disappointed to learn that Motorola’s Moto X Play was skipping the US and instead stopping off at all of our surrounding countries? That’s because it’s more than likely showing up here as the DROID MAXX 2 with Verizon exclusivity. This news shouldn’t shock you, since Motorola made mention during their big event last month that US customers would get other options later in the year. (more…)
HTC’s Mo Versi took to Twitter this afternoon, confirming that the One M9 on Verizon will begin to receive its Android 5.1 OTA update starting tomorrow.
Included in the update is a patch for Stagefright, as well as the enabling of bands 3 and 7 for roaming. (more…)