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AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 gets OTA to Android 5.0.2 – see the changes here

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is getting an update to Android 5.0.2 today and plenty mid-range tablet users are bound to be happy. Most of the super-premium tablets on the market are already in on the Lollipop madness, and now it’s time for the less expensive handsets to get the same treatment.

 

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Here’s the official changelog for the OTA:

  • Android 5.0.2 Operating System update which includes Lollipop 5.0and the additional enhancements.
    • “Quick Settings” updated
    • Additional animations
    • Improved notifications
    • Device Protection

Just to be sure your data will not get deleted, you should back it all up on a SD card, a PC and save your app info too.

In order to download the OTA you will need access to a Wi-Fi connection, and indeed you should, as the update is 1.1GB in size. You will need that much free space on your device to be able to download it too.

If you changed something on your software, the update could turn out to be a fail. You should also allow up to 7 days for the update to reach your device as we all know AT&T is taking its sweet time to reach all of its devices out there.

Source: AT&T

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International HTC One M9 gets maintenance update with camera, battery and heat issue improvements

The international HTC One M9 is getting an OTA to v1.40.401.5, an update that brings about some nice changes to the device. Smartphones from Africa, Europe and Asia should see the update notification as we speak. This is not a major update, but it does bring improvements to some common bugs and complaints.

 

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Below you can see the official changelog:

[box type=”shadow”]Camera

  • Greater auto-exposure balance to improve overexposure, so images look less washed out
  • Reduction of noise and blur in low light, so images are clearer and detail is more apparent
  • Reduction of yellow/green hue to photos taken in extreme lighting conditions, so colors appear truer to their actual hue

Battery Life

  • Reduced power consumption by YouTube and Facebook, so you can stay on these sites longer or know that your battery will last longer if your site use doesn’t change

Heat Management

    • Smart charging thermal improvement, which means your phone will stay cooler when it’s being charged

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    The most important improvement is the camera one that may render it more usable than before. Lots of users complained about it recently. Heating and battery life have been part of the problem as well recently, so an upgrade is good.

    This OTA is a maintenance update, so don’t hope for more than the already existing Android 5.0.2. No 5.1 on the horizon yet, it will happen for US carrier versions at the end of the month so global users will have to wait for a while as well.

    Source: Anandtech

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    1st gen Motorola Moto G gets OTA to Android 5.0.2

    Motorola Moto G first gen is getting its Android Lollipop OTA today. It may take a few days but it will soon reach all devices out there. The 2nd gen Moto G got its Lollipop flavor in January and now its older sibling is getting the same treatment.

     

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    The update Motorola announced brings the device to Android 5.0.2, which means that Lollipop’s first bugs will also be solved. You already know what the deal is all about so go ahead and tap that update button if you can’t hold your excitement in with your Moto G!

    Source: Motorola

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    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 gets update to Android 5.0.1 – only US, Canadian and French WiFI versions update

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is getting the Lollipop 5.0.2. If you want a strong tablet right now, this is the best choice you can make if you don’t mind the rather spicy price and Samsung’s usual bloatware. It launched with KitKat and now it’s getting an OTA to 5.0.2 just as other devices are getting an update to 5.1.

     

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    Only the Tab S 10.5 in the US, Canada and France are getting the OTA however so if you have an unlocked device but you live somewhere else, tough luck.

    SamMobile has begun hosting builds for the US WiFi version, The Canadian WiFI version and the French WiFI version. They should be easy to flash via Samsung Kies, that is if you haven’t modified your tablet much prior to this.

    Source: SamMobile via AndroidPolice

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    European HTC One M7 gets update to Android 5.0.2

    European HTC One M7 owners can rejoice in the fact that their devices are getting an update to Android 5.0.2 this weekend. This OS version will be running on the same Sense 6 UI version, which means that the changes will not be as drastic as they are on AOSP ROM versions.

     

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    The download itself will have 804.8MB and this means you will have to be prepared and maybe connect to a WiFi network before hitting the Download button.

    This brings the ROM version to 7.19.401.2. Some devices have already received the update so most of the European owners can manually check if their phone has not prompted you yet.

    Source: XDA Devs

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    HTC One M7 Developer Edition gets update to Android 5.0.2

    HTC One M7 developer edition is starting to receive Android 5.0.2 update which includes Sense 6.0 ROM. The update is 702.52MB in size, as AndroidPolice reports, and it does indeed update the device to Android 5.0.2 complete with Sense 6.0 UI. The update is version number 7.17.1540.7.

     

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    HTC is putting its accent on a new lockscreen and the notifications interface, it allows Recents to scroll multiple pages and it allows for searchable settings.

    Considering that we are talking about HTC here, you should expect some AOSP and Sense mix in the update as well.

    Source: AndroidPolice