Verizon has posted the official update documents for a rather pleasing upcoming upgrade for Samsung’s former flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4. The paperwork reveals that the update, build VRUEMK2, is scheduled to bring some bug fixes and stability enhancements, in addition to unlocking the annoying micro USB restriction, which meant that users could only use official Samsung chargers on their handsets. So from now on, all non-Samsung chargers will work correctly with the S4.
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The latest build (KOT49H) of Google’s recently updated operating system, 4.4.2 KitKat, is now officially available to download for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. However, this update doesn’t use Android’s standard over-the-air (OTA) upgrade process. Instead, you will have to download the 4.4.2 factory images and install them on your device via the search engine giants Developer Platform.
Google’s official Android Device Manager application launched earlier today – not to be confused with the ADM Play Services feature which was released three months ago - and is available to download directly from the Google Play Store. This new app allows users of the service to remotely track, ring, lock, encrypt, or wipe their other devices, directly from their Android-powered smartphone or tablet.
Google is in the process of pushing out an update for its official Translate application, which can be downloaded directly from the Play Store. This upgrade doesn’t bring much in terms of new features, but it does bring support for an additional 9 languages — bumping the total number up to 80.
Google is currently rolling out an update for its official Google Play Books application, which comes pre-loaded on all Android devices. This upgrade doesn’t bring any drastic user interface changes, but there are some pretty impressive performance tweaks and new sharing features included.
Last night, Verizon posted the official update documents for its first major upgrade for Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3, and now, less than 24 hours later, Big Red is in the process of pushing out this much-anticipated stability update (build JSS15J.N900VVRUBMJE) to all handsets located in the United States.
Google has today announced that an additional ten applications for Android and iOS now support Chromecast streaming. VEVO, Red Bull.TV, Songza, and more have been updated to allow users to enjoy news, sports, and music on their $35 dongle.
Google has started rolling out a new Hangouts update for Android that should alleviate a number of the problems users have been experiencing with the app. It lets you import SMS messages into the app when they aren’t appearing as they should, and adds a new option that allows you to disable MMS for group messaging.
Verizon has posted the official update documents for its first major upgrade for Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 3. The paperwork reveals that update version SM-N900V is scheduled to bring some new applications in addition to a truckload of new features and bug fixes, including a repair for the annoying issue which caused emails to randomly stop syncing.
If you prefer to read the news in a browser window instead of through an RSS reader or news app, such as Newsstand or Currents, then you’ll be glad to hear that Google is in the throes of launching a mighty much-needed makeover for its official news reader mobile website.