android update

Google Play services 3.2 global rollout now complete

Google has announced that the Google Play Services 3.2 update has finished rolling out. This includes devices around the world that are running Android 2.2 Froyo or later. While the Google Play Services listing is easily found in the App info section, it isn't one that many users likely ever concern themselves with. Needless to say, this time around the Google Play Services update brings talk of performance and power saving improvements and more.

Nexus 4 software update JWR66Y detailed by T-Mobile

It looks like those carrying a Nexus 4 will soon be getting a new software update. This one has been detailed by T-Mobile and looks like it will be arriving as software version JWR66Y. Take note of that trailing Y though because the rest of the software version number looks rather similar to the previous version -- JWR66V.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 software update detailed by Verizon

Details of an update for the Verizon Galaxy S 4 surfaced earlier in the week, though at the time the update was only available for those willing to grab it using a Mac or Windows computer. Basically, it wasn't available over-the-air. Not to mention, there wasn't any changelog available and given those two points -- we suspect more than a few users waited to update. That said, that changelog has since been posted and we have the detail sitting below.

ACLU going after wireless carriers over Android security updates

We often hear complaints surrounding the topic of getting updates on Android devices. While this seems to have been an ongoing complaint for many, it looks like it is now getting some attention from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In this case, the ACLU has filed a request asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to look into the lack of updates coming from the wireless carriers.

Android 4.2.2 AOSP code push now complete

Google began pushing the Android 4.2.2 code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) a short while back, however as of today it looks like that roll-out has been completed. Simply put, this means you will be able to grab builds for all the current generation Nexus devices. What we are looking at is Android 4.2.2 with build number JDQ39.

Sony Ericsson unveils the neo V and offers details on Android 2.3.4 update for entire 2011 range

Sony Ericsson has made a couple important announcements today that fans of Android and SE devices will like. Sony Ericsson has a new smartphone that will be landing in select markets during Q4 2011 called the Xperia neo V. The smartphone will feature the unique Facebook inside Xperia software and rock a 3D sweep camera. The smartphone will be offered in white, blue, and silver colors, measures 116 x 57 x 13mm, and weighs 126g.
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