Verizon Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ Get Nougat Updates Today

Following Sprint and AT&T, Verizon is now pushing Nougat updates to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Verizon doesn’t necessarily post the update sizes, but it should be a big one since it is Nougat and does include Samsung’s latest TouchWiz skin.

For the Note 5, you are looking at software version N920VVRU3CQB9, while the S6 Edge+ will see G928VVRU3CQB9.  (more…)

Verizon Pixel Devices Getting Own 7.1.2 Build as NHG47K, Fixes a Whole Bunch of Stuff

Earlier in the week, Google posted April’s security patch for Android 7.1.1, while also rolling out stable 7.1.2 to select Pixel and Nexus devices. Then yesterday, Verizon updated its Pixel and Pixel XL support pages showing another unannounced update on the way as build NHG47K. We initially thought the “H” in there might be a typo, since the 7.1.2 builds expected were N2G47J and N2G47E. As it turns out, some Verizon Pixel owners have indeed starting seeing NHG47K and it is 7.1.2.  (more…)

Verizon’s Use of AppFlash Software Sure Sounds Like Another Dirty, Privacy Invading Bloatware Bonanza (Updated)

Earlier in the week, when no one was paying attention because Samsung was on the verge of announcing the Galaxy S8, Verizon quietly announced a new service it plans to begin pushing to its Android devices. AppFlash is its name and so far the service is raising some eyebrows over its collection of data, but also because it’s another piece of garbage bloatware that no one was asking for that will be used to further line Verizon’s pockets.  (more…)

LG G6 Launched at Verizon Today, and You Can Still Get a Free TV With Purchase

I know that world is still focused on yesterday’s big Samsung Galaxy S8 event, but the LG G6 launched today at Verizon. And we’re talking full launch, as in, you can walk into a Verizon store and buy one. Pre-orders are done, man.

If the Galaxy S8 and S8+ didn’t turn you on, the G6 is going to be an excellent option. It’s got really good specs, a big ol’ display with little bezel, water resistance, dual cameras, and a premium metal and glass design. It’s easily LG’s best phone in years.  (more…)