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Moto 360 Officially Receives Android Lollipop

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Not too long ago, we talked about Google releasing the watch face API for Android Wear. In the release notes surrounding the update, Android’s creators also stated that the Lollipop update would be released pretty soon to various Android Wear watches. Now, the update is available for download on the Moto 360.

Today’s update brings user interface enhancements that we’ve seen previously on other Lollipop-powered devices. Motorola posted the following list of improvements on its forum:

Android L: Updates Android Wear to the latest platform for consistency across Android devices for both consumers and developers.

3rd Party Watch Faces: Choose from a variety of public watch faces avail

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Moto G (2013) GPe Also Gets Android 5.0.1, OTA Captured

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Motorola has been a smartphone OEM for a very long time, but recent years have been quite difficult for the company. As a result, this American company found itself acquired first by Google and then by Chinese giant Lenovo. When the Moto G was released, Motorola was still a part of Google and Android’s creators ensured that the budget device would ship with great support and an AOSP-like experience.

In the last few weeks we’ve seen many devices getting their Android 5.0 updates. No more than few hours ago, we talked about the GPe Samsung Galaxy S4 receiving an OTA update. The Google Play Edition of Moto G (2013) has joined the Android 5.0 club, as Google decided to push the OTA for this device. The update . . . READ ON »

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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet To Receive Lollipop Next Week

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NVIDIA’s latest device in the SHIELD line, the succinctly named NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, is set to beat all other tablet manufacturers that aren’t in the Nexus family to Lollipop. Announced today via their NVIDIA blog, the SHIELD tablet will be receiving the update beginning November 18 and is set to also unveil a new updated Dabbler app all made up with Material Design goodness.

XDA TV Producer Jordan highlighted the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet back in August, and NVIDIA has done a good job of keeping updates coming. In addition they have been increasing their TegraZone library of games designed for the Tegra family of chipsets, like the K1 found in the SHIELD Tablet. Like the Samsung Galaxy Note line of d. . . READ ON »

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OnePlus One Receives 44S OTA Update

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The OnePlus One is a great choice for all you who don’t want to spend the big bucks on the Google Nexus 6. The “Flagship Killer” received an OTA from the CyanogenMod team fixing some annoyances spotted since the last update. The CM team focused mostly on stability with this update, so you shouldn’t be expecting some new functions etc.

This small update fixes the following things:

  • Memory causing screen artifacts will not anymore
  • Random reboots and instability are now gone
  • Solved problems with WiFi and modem crashes
  • Fixed Filesystem
  • Fixed issues with “black bar”
  • Fixed issues with persist partition corruption
  • AT&T VoLTE fixes

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T-Mobile HTC One M8 Gets Selfie-Friendly Android 4.4.4 OTA

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The T-Mobie variant of HTC One (M8) just now received an over-the-air update bumping the Android version to 4.4.4, the final revision of KitKat. While this version of Android is overall considered a rather small update, the Taiwanese OEM added the HTC EYE Experience, which is a huge step in pleasing all selfie lovers.

From now on, taking a self-shot photo is extremely easy. You can take a perfect snap by holding the phone still for two seconds or saying, “Say Cheese.” The new firmware will also allow you to use both front and back camera to take a photo at the same time. There are plenty other, photo-related functions that have been introduced with this update. This feature maybe is not too innovative, but s. . . READ ON »

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Moto G on Boost Mobile Finally Receives Update to Android 4.4.4

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The Moto G is one of those, wallet friendly devices that is definitely not considered “low end.” In fact, this device from 2013 can easily compete with the “higher end” Google Nexus 4 on many levels. While the G has been updated to Android 4.4.4 a long while ago, the Boost Mobile variant was still stuck on an older Android firmware version. The situation has changed and now, all of you using Moto G on Sprint’s prepaid arm can expect an OTA update heading your way.

As you all know, Android 4.4.4 is not exactly a major update. Google released it to fix some bugs related to stability and security, so don’t expect wonders after rebooting your device after updating. . . . READ ON »

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[FTF] Sony Rolls Out Android 4.4.4 for Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

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While Sony is still struggling to provide KitKat for some of their mid-end phones from 2013 (still pending investigation), owners of flagship devices from this Japanese OEM should feel happy right about now. Sony has started to roll out an update to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z bringing the latest Android 4.4.4 on board and fixing lots of bugs present in earlier firmware revisions.

When Sony released a KitKat update back in May, more than a few users have been complaining about bad battery life (not a big surprise) and a few additional minor issues that forced them to revert to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Sony was pretty slow in addressing the problems, but after four months, the OEM has f. . . READ ON »

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[OTA] Nvidia Shield Tablet Receives its First Update

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The Nvidia Shield Tablet is the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics manufacturers, and it has just has received its first OTA update. The first update, which is labeled as firmware revision 1.1, brings a rather long list of optimizations and improvements poised to make this device even greater.

The rather small, 84.1 MB update contains the following refinements:

  • Improved WiFi stability in certain scenarios
  • Improved camera performance
  • NVIDIA PRISM feature toggle
  • Stability improvements to SHIELD Hub and Gamestream
  • ShadowPlay performance optimizations
  • Localization improvements
  • Audio optimizations
  • Misc. stability improvements

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[OTA Captured] Verizon LG G Pad 8.3 Finally Gets Official KitKat Update

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It’s been almost nine months since the LG G Pad 8.3‘s official release. At about the same time, Google released Android 4.4 KitKat and the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. While the majority of current generation devices have since been updated to Android 4.3 or 4.4, the LG G Pad 8.3 (Verizon variant) has been stuck on 4.2. Luckily, things have just changed for the better. Users of this mid-sized tablet should feel happy, as the Verizon variant of the device has been updated from Android 4.2.2 directly to Android 4.4.2 via OTA update.

The update codenamed VK81022B comes in at rather hefty 404 MB, and it brings lots of new features and bug fixes. The G Pad 8.3’s screen can now be unlocked with the . . . READ ON »

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