Moto G 2nd gen gets soak test for Android 6.0 in India and Brasil

Do you have a second gen Moto G? Then you should start jumping up and down with joy because there is a soak test of the Android 6.0 update that has just begun rolling out on devices in India and Brazil. Only a small number of users will get to test the OTA and if everything goes well, the update will come to ALL of the devices.       Dave Schuster of Motorola was nice enough to keep us posted with what devices are getting updated. Both the 3G-only and LTE versions of Moto G 2nd gen are getting the update soak test. Motorola will monitor the feedback received from the handful of users who are lucky enough to test it and if the update is free of bugs and problems, it should go live in about a week.   The OTA has the usual Android 6.0 stuff like doze mode, better permissions and granular control over features plus do-not-disturbed, among others. You can check the source link for more details on the changes.   Source: Motorola  

Android Pay v1.1 update – small bug fixes (APK download)

Android Pay has been around for some time now, and it is high time for an update. Version 1.1 is the most recent update and it already started to rollout to supported devices out there. Most changes are little bug fixes, mostly text adjustments, and you will not see big changes anywhere. If you are used to the app though, you will find this update helpful because you will not have as many issues as in the past.       The most important change is a fix for the membership cards and loyalty cards that do not show up on a new device where you install the app. Android Pay needs users to add payment cards manually on each device they use for security purposes but non-payment cards are supposed to appear automatically on your account wherever you install the app. Version 1.1 fixes the issue and loyalty cards should appear on each device you use automatically, even in the case where you never add a credit card.   Among the visual changes you can spot on this Android Pay update you will find two new options in the menu: Participating Banks and Send Feedback. They are not special, but if you need them you can find them there now. The Send Feedback feature lets you send feedback to Google and the other feature opens up a browser page pointing to the android.com/pay site.   With this Android Pay update you can also get a prompt to Stay in the loop where you can […]

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from T Mobile get OTA to Android 5.1.1 – see what the changes are here

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices from T Mobile are getting an OTA to Android 5.1.1 today. The update has 630 MB and you can download it as we speak if you go to the update menu.       The changelog is not very detailed, but it does offer some news regarding what is being changed. Here is what the official changelog says: Fingerprint scanner improvements Black boxes in email resolved Anti-theft (device protection) Camera LED flashlight resolved Failed to reboot – error message resolved Check for Amazon error resolved Various bug fixes and device improvements. Considering this is a 5.1.1 update, some things are new, including the less annoying heads-up notifications and the much-needed device protection features branded as anti-theft. Source: T Mobile

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S4 updates to Android 5.0

Samsung Galaxy S4 from Verizon is getting an OTA to Android Lollipop. The carrier recently announced that it is rolling out an update bringing the device to software version number LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1. The device gets to version Android 5.0.     The update will be rolling out in stages so your device may have to wait for a little while, but you can be sure it is on its way. The update itself does not come only with the usual improvements, but with Samsung’s own TouchWiz changes too. Verizon even shows some changes in the document from the source link below, in case you wanna see what you will be dealing with soon. Source: Verizon

AT&T’s own Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android Lollipop update

After the update Galaxy S4 got yesterday, today it is Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T that gets an OTA to Lollipop. The update itself is rather large and has 1.4GB which means you will need a WiFi connection to download it. In the end you will be getting a nice upgrade with changed design and notifications.     The update comes out in waves, which could mean you will have to wait for a day or two if you didn’t already get it, but rest assured it will come. Below you can check out the official changelog: [box type=”shadow”] Android 5.0 Lollipop Highlights   Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices. New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen Details at:http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/ [/box] Source: AndroidPolice

Android 5.1.1 spotted in SDK Manager – actual update to come soon

Android 5.1.1 was spotted in SDK Manager and even if it all happened yesterday, on April Fools, it’s still there today, so it means the possibility of it not being a hoax is real. The 5.1.1 version could be out in the near future. This could mean some memory leak bugs were fixed (hint hint).       If the version number for the update is on the Internet, this must mean that Google must have finalized the code and is running final tests or preparing for an official release. AOSP was not updated with new releases yet, but that could change in the very near future. Usually, after a version is finalized, new firmware and source code are updated really fast. Source: AndroidPolice