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OS 5.0 pushed out for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour

March 30th, 2010

When it was first leaked it earned something of a reputation for being moody, but Verizon is clearly confident that BlackBerry OS 5.0.0.591 will serve Tour 9630 users well because it’s now pushing out the software OTA complete with Push-To-Talk capabilities. A truncated change-log is available after the jump, but first we have one simple …

European MILESTONEs get 2.1 update as DROID users turn to nihilism

March 29th, 2010

Congratulations, Verizon. You’ve been beaten by the bloody Europeans, those chain-smoking hipsters with complicated shoes and shocking inability to pronounce Barack Obama’s name. They’re now enjoying the goodness that is Android 2.1 while everyone Stateside is stuck in the suck with 2.0.1 and its lack of live wallpapers, Google Earth and nine homescreens. In all seriousness …

Motorola DROID update delayed?

March 18th, 2010

We have heard from multiple sources that the much-awaited Android 2.1 OS upgrade due to start today, has been delayed. We’re told a last minute bug late last night was found. There is no new ETA. We’ve reached out to Verizon for confirmation. UPDATE: Changed from a Whisper to a post as we added an …

Motorola DROID 2.1 update said to start rolling out Thursday

March 17th, 2010

Well that was fast. Soon after we posted the official Android 2.1 change log for the DROID did the folks over at Android Central get their hands on an internal Verizon memo that mentions update ESE53 will be “rolled out in stages via OTA starting 3/18 at 12PM EST” (obviously someone at Verizon didn’t get …

Motorola to ditch Google and use Bing search and maps in China

March 11th, 2010

It’s no secret that Google and China aren’t exactly BFFs at the moment, but now Motorola has thrown its hat into the foray in a rather large way in order to protect its own interests and presumably make a nice bit of coin while doing so. As of this quarter, all of Motorola’s Android smartphones …

Nexus One over-the-air update begins today, brings multitouch

February 2nd, 2010

Good news for early adopters of the Nexus One, you’re getting your very first software update! Aside from some bug squshing, Google has included a few extra, and highly requested, features in the update: Google Goggles: this mobile application will now be available directly on your device by launching it from your All Apps menu. …

BlackBerry Messenger gets an OTA update

December 14th, 2009

It’s nowhere near as exciting as, oh, let’s say the release of OS 5.0 for all current generation devices on the market prior to the Storm2, but BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 has received its first update. Coming in at 2.5MB, BBM 5.0.0.55 doesn’t appear to offer anything new in terms of feature, but does include some …

HTC DROID Eris OTA update hitting handsets about… now

December 9th, 2009

Verizon just let us know that an OTA update for the HTC DROID Eris is being pushed to handsets at about midnight this evening. The ROM is 1.16.605.1 and the radio version is 2.32.40.11.09 for those inquiring minds. Just as Motorola’s OTA update worked, the DROID Eris will as well — slowly to a small …