Verizon is Pushing Updates to These 11 Android Devices

To end 2016, Verizon is sending out a wave of security patches to most of its flagship phones. The batch of updates are available this week for the HTC 10, Moto Z family, Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, Note Edge, Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+.

Again, we aren’t seeing anything new for any of these phones outside of the security business, so if you see an update this week, you should now know exactly what it is.  (more…)

Report: HTC Readying Three Phones for Q1 in 2017

According to the latest report from Taiwan, HTC is readying the launch of three devices for the first quarter of 2017. To be sure no one here is completely shocked about this timing, HTC has been teasing an announcement for January 12, but it’s currently not known whether this event has do to with a new smartphone or something else completely. However, as stated in this new report, we will see at least one new phone from HTC on that date.  (more…)

2017 in Android is Probably Going to be Awesome

I love Christmas and the whole holiday season, but now that it’s all but over for 2016, I’ve got to say, that I’m starting to get excited about 2017 and Android. As much as I’d also like to sit here with everyone else and continue to complain about how sh*tty parts of 2016 is/was, there are some good things on the horizon to consider. Plus, don’t we all need some positivity in our lives at this moment? (RIP, George and Carrie.)

Think about what we just went through. Samsung made their three best smartphones ever by a large margin. Sure, one of them had an affinity for fire and probably needs to be wiped from memory, but it was still an awesome phone. Outside of Samsung, though, we saw Google create a new line of phones that they seem ready to promote and push forward in competition with Apple and Samsung and the rest of the players in the smartphone game. We also got a best-of-the-year phone from OnePlus and watched Motorola do modularity better than anyone. But where this gets good in 2017, is largely based around all of that moving forward another step or two.

Let me explain.  (more…)

HTC has Something to Unveil on January 12

HTC just sent over the image above, which is meant to hype up an event on January 12, 2017. They didn’t send along any other info other than this image and the line, “Something big is coming from HTC…For U,” so we’ll let your creative juices flow over what it could be.

Are we thinking HTC has a new phone in the works? Is this a new Under Armour product? I have no idea.

Unlocked HTC One M9 Gets Nougat Update Tonight

HTC announced this afternoon on Twitter that the One M9, last year’s flagship phone from the VR company, will receive an update to Nougat as early as tonight. Only the unlocked model is getting the love at this time, though.

HTC also noted that carrier models likely won’t see the newest version of Android until “early next year.” Still, a year old flagship already getting Nougat on some level is a good sign of things to come.

Unlocked owners, start hammering on that System updates button. (more…)