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Verizon Wireless says DROID X will get Android Gingerbread update

May 25th, 2011

Verizon Wireless has detailed a software update that will soon be pushed to the Motorola DROID X, thus confirming that the phone will be upgraded to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The update will include a number of enhancements and the more prominent ones include a new user interface, better word prediction, app grouping, an improved email …

Roku firmware update brings 1080p video to XR units, Hulu optimizations

December 13th, 2010

Roku has just announced a firmware update — version 2.9 b1509 — for its popular line of streaming media players. The new code packs various bug fixes, playback optimizations, and, most notably, 1080p video playback for the Roku XR player. If your device hasn’t yet automatically retrieved the update, you can manually grab the firmware …

‘Massive’ Windows Phone 7 update coming in January

November 29th, 2010

Microsoft has been talking about Windows Phone 7 updates since long before Windows Phone 7 was even released. While the OS’ launch was a bit rushed, we have to commend Microsoft for taking a pretty open stance and choosing to talk about upcoming functionality instead of shrugging off inquiries as most companies do. WP7 users …

Two new iPhone model names make cameo in AppleTV firmware

September 28th, 2010

It appears as though two additional iPhone model names have surfaced in Apple’s latest iteration of the AppleTV firmware. The two devices — which are listed as iPhone 3,2 and iPhone 3,3 — will presumably have the same form factor as the current iPhone 4 model (unless Apple has decided to do something drastically different with model …

Popular Shipped ROMS website now in suspended animation

July 21st, 2010

After compiling and posting ROMs for hundreds of smartphones — from HTC, RIM, Motorola, and more — Conflipper is throwing in the towel and no longer updating his popular Shipped ROMS website. The decision is part of a compromise negotiated with HTC following a Cease and Desist letter from the handset manufacturer over these publicly …

Verizon Wireless DROID X slated to receive update starting July 19th

July 18th, 2010

Good news for Motorola DROID X owners as Verizon Wireless is releasing an update to the newly launched handset. The update, Version 1.13.604.MB810.Verizon.en.US/Baseband: BP_C01.09.04P, includes the following improvements and enhancements: Improved battery charging status indicator. Smoother transition for camera and camcorder functions. Redesign of weather widget icons. Faster Exchange ActiveSync® email loading. Streamlined organization of …

Peek firmware glitch sends SMS and Twitter feeds to wrong recipients?

July 7th, 2010

Folks who updated their Peek with the latest firmware are reporting a serious bug that is misdirecting SMS messages and incoming Twitter feeds to the wrong users. The issue began several days ago when Peek rolled out an update that enabled some social features including Google Voice support. Since then, things have gone horribly awry …

Leaked Nexus One firmware update packs more radio fixes

February 14th, 2010

The folks over at XDA-Developers have posted a new, non-over-the-air, firmware build for the Nexus One. The new build contains, among other things, an update to the radio firmware. Several days ago we reported on how some N1 users could trigger a dropped 3G connection or poor 3G signal by simply putting their hand over …

Motorola MILESTONE firmware travels over pond, brings multitouch

December 17th, 2009

A little Android breaking and entering? Yes, please. The Android hacking community has successfully ported the Motorola MILESTONE’s firmware over to it’s stateside relative, the Motorola DROID. A video, shot on what appears to be the worst video camera in the United States, has emerged displaying the Euro firmware running on the DROID, multitouch and …