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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.

LG Spectrum update detailed by Verizon Wireless

Verizon updated the LG Spectrum to Ice Cream Sandwich back in October and it looks like details for another software update have recently been posted. And while we would be happy to report this update was brining Jelly Bean, that is not the case. Of course, we are not all that certain any Spectrum users are expecting that anyway. Needless to say, this update still seem worthwhile and one that you will likely want to grab.

T-Mobile details latest Galaxy S III and Galaxy S II software updates

T-Mobile has detailed the latest software updates for the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy S II smartphones. Neither of the updates are what we would consider major, but that said, it is still nice to see them both getting some attention from the carrier. The Galaxy S III update is pretty straight forward, however those with a T-Mobile Galaxy S II may not necessarily have an update ready just yet.

Samsung Galaxy S III gets Jelly Bean 4.1.2 “Premium Suite” update

Samsung has begun rolling out the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 update for Galaxy S III owners. Samsung calls the new features in the update "Premium Suite." It adds features that users are already enjoying on the Galaxy Note II to the incredibly popular Samsung phone. So far, users in Poland have received the update while users in India, the UK, France, Sweden, Italy, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Algeria should see it soon.

Google Play Music updated, UI and album art take center stage

Google has released an update for the free Google Play Music app, touting that this new version is now "harder, better, faster, stronger" in a nice little homage to Daft Punk. Version 4.3.606 of the Google Play Music app adds a reworked user interface, with transport controls now appearing on the action bar. It addition to the tweaked UI, this update also adds new Now Playing functionality, allowing users to queue up and rearrange songs.

Verizon rolling out 4.0.4 OTA for the Galaxy Nexus

Nexus owners, mark your calendars: it's been exactly five and a half months since the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released exclusively on Verizon in the United States. In that time the phone has received one and only one official update, to Android 4.0.2.... which was almost immediately overshadowed by 4.0.3, then 4.0.4 over two months ago. Today reports are spreading that Verizon is finally, finally sending out the 4.0.4 update over the air, making its LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus officially current for the first time in almost half a year.
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