Lost in yesterday’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow bag of Nexus glory was a subtle announcement from T-Mobile as to which of its devices will receive the update to Google’s latest tasty treat. Via their software update status page, we can see a list of devices that have all entered the early development stage for the upgrade to Android 6.0.
Outside of the Nexus devices they support, which are about to receive the update, the rest are all still in stage 1, which is “Manufacturer Development.” In other words, T-Mobile is waiting for each individual OEM to get them updates for testing before being able to push it to your phone. It’ll be a while on some of these, unfortunately. (more…)
A gang of Samsung devices on Sprint, plus two Nexus devices are receiving Stagefright patches this morning, but the fun does not stop there. AT&T looks to be doing the same, pushing a “device security enhancement” update to the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6 Active, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy S5 Active. (more…)
Not only is Google pushing out a Stagefright patch to its Nexus line today, but Sprint and Samsung are pushing out patches to four devices as well. The Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note Edge are all seeing updates today that should secure your phone from malicious MMS. (more…)
Verizon’s Galaxy S5 variant is receiving an update today to version VRU2BOE1. The update is minor, as the title of this post suggests, only bringing with it the Galaxy Apps store (bloat!) and fingerprint scanner unlocking for Microsoft Exchange accounts. That’s it!
The update appears to be live for most, so feel free to check for it in Settings>About phone>Check for updates. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 on Sprint are both receiving minor updates today that include “Reactivation Lock updates.” That’s it, though, there isn’t anything included, at least according to the changelogs posted to Sprint support. (more…)
The T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now receiving an update to Android 5.1.1, build G900TUVU1FOF6. This update gives T-Mobile yet another of their phones the newest version of Android. A week ago, they posted a similar update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. (more…)
Yesterday, a report stole headlines with talk of 600 million+ Samsung devices being vulnerable to a security flaw. The security flaw was tied to Samsung’s use of Swiftkey’s keyboard technology in most of their phones, including the recently launched Galaxy S6. The headline certainly looks scary, but understand that the chances of your phone being hacked are pretty damn slim. This also isn’t a Swiftkey issue, in case you were wondering, it’s a slow carrier update rollout or Samsung issue. (more…)
Google, randomly, just introduced a new program called “Editions” to the Google Store that is a series of creative collaborations with influencers. The collaborations are turning out special cases, like this first one which was made in partnership with Skrillex, king of the wub. (more…)