Now that’s an embarrassing mistake. Samsung has mistakenly pushed the local search removal update to the Galaxy S3 in the United Kingdom. Better known as the dumb search update, the patch removes the possibility to search for local contacts, apps, and other items on the Galaxy S3. Users are left with the basic web search, although a number of workarounds exist.
Yesterday, Samsung acknowledged that it inadvertently pushed the dumb search update to devices in the UK and promised to repair the problem within the next few days. It seems that they were pretty quick about it, because the new firmware, which restores local search, is now available as an OTA and via [...]
It was only last month that Asus rolled out an update for the Transformer Prime tablet, and now the company is readying a new firmware update for the same tablet. As reported by The Verge, the update was confirmed by the company’s Italian Facebook page and is due to arrive tomorrow, March 29 (at least in Italy).
What improvements can you expect for the Asus Transformer Prime tomorrow?
According to the announcement, the 126.96.36.199 build update will bring the long-awaited Face Unlock feature. Aside from that, you will get to control notifications directly from the screen lock. If Asus Vibe is your preferred online entertainment store, that app will receive a bump [...]
Motorola has pushed out an update for its BACKFLIP Android smartphone on AT&T. The update is expected to improve overall performance on the device’s display, camera, messaging, and Bluetooth functionality.
After installing the software update, you should see:improved text messaging improved display clarity and color camera correction repair for application shut-down improved Bluetooth audio and connectivity removal of ringtone size restrictions improved 3G connectivity improved performance of downloaded Android apps improved phone stability improved battery life improved streaming audio and video playback
BACKFLIP owners should download the update in order [...]
I got word back from a Verizon Wireless rep moments ago regarding all of the complaints we are seeing in comments about the recent HTC DROID Eris Android 2.1 over the air firmware update. We were told that the tech gurus are already working on the weather widget issue, but that other less frequently cited problems (such as missing call audio and message notification issues) have not been properly documented yet.
I was advised that people with problems other than the weather widget should call Verizon Wireless or bring their DROID Eris to a Verizon Wireless retail store. Verizon is somewhat skeptical of anonymous [...]
This morning AndroidPolice pointed out to us that Motorola UK has announced an Android 2.1 update for its Motorola Milestone device, the GSM/UMTS version of the DROID sold by Verizon Wireless.
Full information on how to apply the update is available on the Motorola website, but it is worth pointing out that this operation can be completed by a Windows PC only. Traditionally, updates for Android have come over the air (there’s one waiting on my DROID Incredible at this very moment), so the fact that you need a Windows computer and a USB cable is really unusual.
There are a number of fairly major enhancements that come with Android 2.1, but the most interesting new [...]
On Saturday Motorola announced, via Twitter, that a new firmware revision(1.31.44) for the Motorola CLIQ XT for T-Mobile USA is rolling out. Like the last update for the CLIQ, this is a dual-stage update. You’ll be prompted to update once, and then once that process has completed, you should be prompted to apply the second update to get you to the latest firmware.
According to Motorola, the update offers the following enhancements:Improves Overall Phone Performance – Generally improves data connectivity while reducing the occurrence of freeze-ups, resets, and random forced quits. Visual Voice Mail Enhancements – Enhanced design and interaction for [...]
Motorola has posted information on its support forums that outlines the expected Android 2.1 update time frames for its various Android smartphones. All of the non-Chinese models seem to be accounted for in the table, but not all devices currently have a target time frame.
Of note, the Motorola BACKFLIP for AT&T is tagged for getting an Android 2.1 update in the third quarter of 2010.
The full update table is available after the jump.
Motorola and T-Mobile USA recently starting pushing out the new 1.4.18 version of firmware for the Motorola CLIQ according to the T-Mobile USA Forums. In spite of the fact that the post on the site says that users can manually check for an update, two CLIQs we have access to have neither received the update automatically or are able to force an update with a manual check.
According to the post on T-Mobile’s forums, the update offers the following benefits:Improved battery life Improved software performance and stability Improved home screen Improved widget response Decrease in ‘Force Close’ error messages Added support of .WMA and .WAV media files
Don’t get too excited. For one, this video is just showing the actual firmware update processes – for those that are curious. Secondly, the update itself is not that interesting, either. A new app for moving contacts to or from a SIM card is available now, and imeem is gone, but otherwise there’s not much to see. Home screen might be a bit snappier, too.
So anyway, here’s the video of the update process in 4x speed so you don’t have to watch 10 minutes of not much happening. You can now watch not much happening in 25% of that time!