Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on May 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM.

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple releases iOS 5.1.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has just released a new version of iOS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Listed changes are as follows:

This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

• Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
• Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
• Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
• Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
• Fixes an issue where ‘Unable to purchase’ alert could be displayed after successful purchase

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

The new iOS build is available for download as an over-the-air update for users with iOS 5.0 or later installed on their devices, or it can be downloaded and installed using iTunes. iOS 5.1.1 is compatible with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2, iPad and third- and fourth-generation iPod touch devices.

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Apple’s iOS 5.1 update is now available for download

By on March 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM.

Apple’s iOS 5.1 update is now available for download

Apple announced during its press conference on Wednesday that the latest version of its mobile operating system would become available for download later in the day. iOS 5.1 has now been released for the iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and second and third-generation iPod touch handhelds, and the new iOS build brings Japanese language support for Siri along with a number of additional updates. And ridiculous though it may be, AT&T iPhone owners will now see “4G” in place of 3G next to their signal bars while connected to HSPA. We detailed key changes in our exclusive hands-on with the software last month. iOS 5.1 is currently in the process of being made available through iTunes and over the air, but impatient users can download the appropriate update via the read link below. More →

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Original ASUS Transformer receives Ice Cream Sandwich update

By on February 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM.

Original ASUS Transformer receives Ice Cream Sandwich update

Last week, ASUS announced that the original Eee Pad Transformer would receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming weeks, a slight delay from the company’s original claim. The wait is over, however, and the update is currently rolling out over-the-air for Wi-Fi-only Transformers, according to forum members at XDA-Developers. Numerous reports have also indicated that the update is available in the U.K. and Canada as well. More →

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ASUS begins to roll out GPS fix for Transformer Prime tablet

By on January 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM.

ASUS begins to roll out GPS fix for Transformer Prime tablet

ASUS released an over-the-air update for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime on Thursday. The update will boost the GPS version to 6.9.13 and improve the tablet’s faulty signal according to user accounts. Since its release, the Prime has been plagued with numerous bugs that recently forced the company to issue refunds and extended warranties to dissatisfied customers in the United Kingdom. Numerous users at XDA-Developers have reported improved GPS connectivity without the need to connect to Wi-Fi, however there are a few individuals who are still unable to lock onto a signal. ASUS has not yet released an official change log for the update. More →

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Motorola XOOM tablets begin receiving OTA Android 4.0 update

By on January 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM.

Motorola XOOM tablets begin receiving OTA Android 4.0 update

Motorola’s XOOM tablet was the first slate to launch with Android 3.0 Honeycomb when it was released last year. Apropos, it is also among the first tablets to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Owners of the Wi-Fi version of Motorola’s debut tablet in the United States have reportedly begun to receive over-the-air updates with the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system according to the XDA Developers blog. The report does not indicate when International XOOM owners or owners of the XOOM with embedded 4G LTE connectivity might receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update. BGR reviewed the Motorola XOOM almost a year ago and at the time, we called it the best Android tablet available on the market. More →

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Apple releases iOS 5 beta 6 to developers; here's the full change log

By on August 19, 2011 at 1:11 PM.

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 6 to developers; here's the full change log

Apple on Friday release iOS 5 beta 6 to developers. The new build is available as a 144MB over-the-air (OTA) update for developers with iOS 5 beta 3 and later installed on their iPhone, iPads or iPod touch devices. Of note, Apple does not recommend wiping your device prior to updating with this new build, as it did with beta 5. In addition, Apple also released updated builds of iTunes (10.5 beta 6) and Xcode (4.2 preview 3). The full change log for iOS 5 beta 6 follows below. More →

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Major software update hitting Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on August 3rd

By on July 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM.

Major software update hitting Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on August 3rd

Samsung announced on Wednesday that it will hold an event on August 3rd during which all Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners can bring in their tablets to have them updated to the latest software build. The update will add Samsung’s custom TouchWiz user interface, which includes live panels and mini apps, as well as a redesigned Samsung Hub application. It will also install Words with Friends, Amazon’s Cloud Player for music and Amazon’s Kindle software. Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners in the New York area can bring their units to the Samsung Experience Store at Columbus Circle between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to have their devices updated for free. Those outside the New York metropolitan area will receive an over-the-air update “soon.”

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Gingerbread rolling out to T-Mobile G2x now

By on July 27, 2011 at 1:01 AM.

Gingerbread rolling out to T-Mobile G2x now

T-Mobile has officially announced that it is now pushing out Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to its LG G2x customers. The update includes the following enhancements:

  • Improved battery life
  • Improved front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share
  • Improved disabling Car Home
  • Helps address unexpected reboots.

T-Mobile confirmed the update is rolling out over the air (OTA) now, but you should be able to manually check for the software by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. We heard early reports that some G2x customers were experiencing a lot of bugs with their devices so we hope this update fixes most, if not all of them. More →

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Apple’s full change log for iOS 5 beta 4

By on July 22, 2011 at 5:00 PM.

Apple’s full change log for iOS 5 beta 4

Apple on Friday released the fourth beta version of its iOS 5 operating system, and this one brings about plenty of goodies that developers have been waiting for. The fact that the update can be applied over the air is a huge addition, of course, but there’s plenty more to be found buried within iOS 5 beta4 for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, and third and fourth-generation iPod touch. Wondering what’s new in this build? Apple’s full change log for iOS 5 beta 4 follows below. More →

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Verizon’s DROID Charge gets updated, personal hotspot bug fixed

By on June 13, 2011 at 11:58 PM.

Verizon’s DROID Charge gets updated, personal hotspot bug fixed

Over the weekend, Verizon Wireless began issuing a software update to the Samsung DROID Charge that addresses a number of issues. Most notably, the update repairs a bug that caused the Charge’s mobile hotspot feature to work only if users set the date back to last month. Beyond the personal hotspot fix, the update is said to bring improved web browsing and email, improved battery life, and several other enhancements. Users will be notified automatically when the over-the-air (OTA) update is ready for there devices, or impatient users can initiate the update manually. More →

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Sprint: HTC EVO 4G Gingerbread update landing June 3rd, OTA hits June 6th

By on June 2, 2011 at 11:00 PM.

Sprint: HTC EVO 4G Gingerbread update landing June 3rd, OTA hits June 6th

Sprint announced on Thursday that the HTC EVO 4G will receive an over-the-air update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on June 6th. Android 2.3 will reactivate the ability to sync multiple Gmail accounts on the EVO 4G, and will also improve download management and streaming media applications, among other changes. Want the update sooner? Here’s a little secret: you can download the update and install it manually beginning on June 3rd. Simply navigate to your phone’s settings menu, choose “system updates,” and then select “HTC software update.” More →

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HTC ThunderBolt update now rolling out

By on May 12, 2011 at 9:29 PM.

HTC ThunderBolt update now rolling out

Verizon Wireless on Thursday confirmed that it is in the process of rolling out an over the air update for its HTC ThunderBolt smartphone. Software build number 1.13.605.7 will improve the ThunderBolt’s ability to move data over Verizon’s 3G network, and it includes messaging improvements as well. Other features listed by Verizon Wireless as being fixed or improved in this update include device activation time, GPS start up time and accuracy, and stability of apps like, Facebook, KAYAK and My Verizon. Users will receive a notification on their devices once the update is available for download. More →

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Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) update coming to Motorola XOOM ‘within the next several weeks’

By on May 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM.

Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) update coming to Motorola XOOM ‘within the next several weeks’

Motorola on Wednesday announced that the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update revealed by Google on Tuesday at its Google I/O 2011 conference will become available on the Motorola XOOM “within the next several weeks.” Google announced that the Verizon Wireless’ XOOM would be the first device to get the update, but there was some confusion surrounding when the new Honeycomb build might become available to devices. Motorola has now clarified that Android 3.1 will become available in the next few weeks and it will be delivered as an over the air (OTA) update. Forthcoming key additions in Android 3.1, as highlighted by Motorola, include support for the new Android movie rental service, full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.2, resizable home screen widgets, USB-connected peripheral support, expanded Bluetooth accessory support and simplified photo sharing between the XOOM and PCs. Hit the break for the full press release. More →

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