A pesky multitouch bug affecting the new Nexus 7 is no more, thanks to a new software update that is being rolled out by Google this week. There were concerns that the problem may have been related to hardware — given that it didn’t affect all Nexus 7 tablets — but the “JSS15J” release that’s being issued over-the-air promises to eliminate it.
It also addresses an issue with GPS sensitivity, too.
HTC doesn’t normally update devices once they’ve reached a certain age — usually because they’re not powerful enough for the latest Android software — but it appears to be making an exception for the 2010 Verizon Droid Incredible. Don’t get too excited, it’s not getting Jelly Bean, but it is getting a much-needed fix to kill a random reboot issue.
Samsung has vowed to patch a major vulnerability discovered in its Exynos kernel that could allow certain Android devices to be wiped or bricked by a malicious application. The flaw was discovered earlier this week, and the Korean company promises to release a software update to address it “as quickly as possible.”
Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE customers will be happy to know an update is being pushed out to not only fix the ongoing Google Wallet issues, but to also fix a variety of other pesky bugs. The Google Wallet fix is refreshing, especially considering Sprint has been the only carrier to official endorse Google’s mobile payment system.
When the mega-hit game Temple Run launched on Android, people jumped at the chance to play this highly addicting endless running game. In fact, Temple Run was downloaded a whopping 1 million times in just three days. Unfortunately, the excitement didn’t last very long for some users (including myself) due to random crashes. It was quite frustrating. I was itching to collect coins, outrun evil monkeys, and slide under arcs of fire. Only problem was — the game would reset after every run. Thankfully the team at Imangi Studios heard the cries of anxious adventurers and quickly pushed out an update.
As if ASUS didn’t have enough problems with the whole GPS debacle on the Transformer Prime, it turns out a number of users have been complaining of random “lockups” ever since upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich. While it doesn’t seem to be a wide spread issue, there have been enough complaints that ASUS has promised to address the issue next month.