update Archive

  • The Xiaomi Mi Max is getting Android 7.0 via an over the air update that tags along the May security patch. The update is so far only appearing on models with 3GB of RAM (no word on the 4GB/128GB Prime model, but it shouldn't take much longer) and is based on the global MIUI 8.5.1.0 stable ROM. Xiaomi Mi Max update Xiaomi's largest screened phone got a refresh in the form of the Mi Max 2 last month but is still very relevant with 3GB of RAM and a 4K capable camera. Thanks, Emmanouil, for the tip! Source | Via

    Xiaomi Mi Max gets Android 7.0 update

    The Xiaomi Mi Max is getting Android 7.0 via an over the air update that tags along the May security patch. The update is so far only appearing on models with 3GB of RAM (no word on the 4GB/128GB Prime model, but it shouldn't take much longer) and is based on the global MIUI 8.5.1.0 stable ROM. Xiaomi Mi Max update Xiaomi's largest screened phone got a refresh in the form of the Mi Max 2 last month but is still very relevant with 3GB of RAM and a 4K capable camera. Thanks, Emmanouil, for the tip! Source | Via
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  • A new update has started hitting LG K10 units on AT&T's network. Arriving as build number NRD90U (software version K42520c) and weighing in at 1.22GB, the new firmware is based on Android Nougat 7.0. In addition to new OS version, the update also bumps the Android security patch level to April 1. Given that it's an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update notification to pop up on your device's screen. Source | Via

    LG K10 on AT&T getting Nougat update

    A new update has started hitting LG K10 units on AT&T's network. Arriving as build number NRD90U (software version K42520c) and weighing in at 1.22GB, the new firmware is based on Android Nougat 7.0. In addition to new OS version, the update also bumps the Android security patch level to April 1. Given that it's an OTA roll out, it might take time for the update notification to pop up on your device's screen. Source | Via
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  • Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Arriving as build number G920FXXS5EQF9 and G925FXXS5EQF9, respectively, it's a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of June. While a detailed changelog isn't available, the update is also said to include some system-related enhancements as well as some bug fixes. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship duo also got the June security patch. Via

    New update hitting Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge

    Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Arriving as build number G920FXXS5EQF9 and G925FXXS5EQF9, respectively, it's a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of June. While a detailed changelog isn't available, the update is also said to include some system-related enhancements as well as some bug fixes. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship duo also got the June security patch. Via
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  • WhatsApp is testing many new features and improvements, but some of them never go public for reasons unknown. The latest feature that the company is now experimenting with will allow WhatsApp users to share any type of file using the Android, iOS and desktop version of the app.For the time being, W..

    WhatsApp to add option to share any type of file in future update

    WhatsApp is testing many new features and improvements, but some of them never go public for reasons unknown. The latest feature that the company is now experimenting with will allow WhatsApp users to share any type of file using the Android, iOS and desktop version of the app.For the time being, W..
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  • Google Glass has received an update to version XE23. No, this is not an old headline from a few years ago. Google continues to sporadically support its wearable spectacles. The new update allows a Glass user to use Bluetooth to pair an input device like a QWERTY keyboard to Google Glass. After the u..

    Google Glass gets first update in nearly three years

    Google Glass has received an update to version XE23. No, this is not an old headline from a few years ago. Google continues to sporadically support its wearable spectacles. The new update allows a Glass user to use Bluetooth to pair an input device like a QWERTY keyboard to Google Glass. After the u..
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  • Back in March, Google began expanding its definition of what constitutes a close variant exact match, a change they expected to roll out “over the coming months.” At last Tuesday’s “Mad Scientists of Paid Search” session at SMX Advanced, I presented the latest Merkle data on what kind of impact we’ve seen so far. Here I’ll walk through some of the data presented there and explain what it means for advertisers. Close variant traffic share steady so far Taking a look at the share of all “exact” and “exact (close variant)” non-brand traffic attributed to close variants for a set of Merkle advertisers, we find that it has remained relatively the same so far in Q2 compared to what we’ve observed since the beginning of 2016 across all three device types for the median brand. I measured close variant traffic in this way because it gives a sense of what share of traffic would be attributed to close variants if every single keyword in an account were set to exact match. Thus, this method hel..

    Early performance results from Google’s update to close variants

    Back in March, Google began expanding its definition of what constitutes a close variant exact match, a change they expected to roll out “over the coming months.” At last Tuesday’s “Mad Scientists of Paid Search” session at SMX Advanced, I presented the latest Merkle data on what kind of impact we’ve seen so far. Here I’ll walk through some of the data presented there and explain what it means for advertisers. Close variant traffic share steady so far Taking a look at the share of all “exact” and “exact (close variant)” non-brand traffic attributed to close variants for a set of Merkle advertisers, we find that it has remained relatively the same so far in Q2 compared to what we’ve observed since the beginning of 2016 across all three device types for the median brand. I measured close variant traffic in this way because it gives a sense of what share of traffic would be attributed to close variants if every single keyword in an account were set to exact match. Thus, this method hel..
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  • A new update has started hitting the Sony Xperia X and X Compact smartphones. The update carries a build number of 34.3.A.0.194, and bumps the Android OS version from 7.0 to 7.1.1. Aside from bringing the new OS version, the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of June. A detailed change-log isn't yet available, so there's currently no information on what other changes (if any) are included in the release. Via

    Sony Xperia X and X Compact getting Android 7.1.1 update

    A new update has started hitting the Sony Xperia X and X Compact smartphones. The update carries a build number of 34.3.A.0.194, and bumps the Android OS version from 7.0 to 7.1.1. Aside from bringing the new OS version, the update also includes Android security fixes for the month of June. A detailed change-log isn't yet available, so there's currently no information on what other changes (if any) are included in the release. Via
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  • It has been two months since ZTE released the Quartz — the company's first Android Wear smartwatch — exclusively through T-Mobile. It's a roundfaced timepiece with a metal chassis and appealing looks, a promise of 3-day battery life, Android Wear 2.0, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 2100 we..

    ZTE Quartz gets a an update — security patch and syncing improvements

    It has been two months since ZTE released the Quartz — the company's first Android Wear smartwatch — exclusively through T-Mobile. It's a roundfaced timepiece with a metal chassis and appealing looks, a promise of 3-day battery life, Android Wear 2.0, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 2100 we..
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  • The Quartz is ZTE’s first attempt at Android Wear 2.0 wearable. It was launched earlier this year, and the company taking good care of its security. ZTE pushed an update which brings some major fixes to the Quartz’ software. According to the release notes, the update includes Google security patches, Bluetooth connectivity and sync enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements. The update is over-the-air, so you can get it when you log in a Wi-Fi network and follow the Settings -> System -> About -> System Updates steps in the menu. The only requirement for the install to start is to have a full charge of the ZTE Quartz battery. Source

    ZTE pushes an update for the Quartz smartwatch

    The Quartz is ZTE’s first attempt at Android Wear 2.0 wearable. It was launched earlier this year, and the company taking good care of its security. ZTE pushed an update which brings some major fixes to the Quartz’ software. According to the release notes, the update includes Google security patches, Bluetooth connectivity and sync enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements. The update is over-the-air, so you can get it when you log in a Wi-Fi network and follow the Settings -> System -> About -> System Updates steps in the menu. The only requirement for the install to start is to have a full charge of the ZTE Quartz battery. Source
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  • Google has pushed the first update to Google Glass since October of 2014 but don't get too excited about it. The firmware brings native support for pairing Glass with Bluetooth devices and some bug fixes and performance tweaks. There's been silence concerning a future Google Glass product while the first and only one in the series remains a beta product. Pretty much any hope of new Glass evaporated with a Glass-less Google I/O 2017. The silver lining here is that perhaps Google is working on something Glass-related. Otherwise why go to the trouble of updating the old one? Source | Via 1 | 2

    Google Glass gets first update in three years

    Google has pushed the first update to Google Glass since October of 2014 but don't get too excited about it. The firmware brings native support for pairing Glass with Bluetooth devices and some bug fixes and performance tweaks. There's been silence concerning a future Google Glass product while the first and only one in the series remains a beta product. Pretty much any hope of new Glass evaporated with a Glass-less Google I/O 2017. The silver lining here is that perhaps Google is working on something Glass-related. Otherwise why go to the trouble of updating the old one? Source | Via 1 | 2
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