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Sprint Galaxy S3 security update dumbs down search to avoid Apple injunction

by: Chris SmithJuly 10, 2012

The Galaxy S3 has just started selling in the U.S. and it has already received a bunch of security updates – especially the Sprint version – that shouldn’t affect your general smartphone experience.

However, the most recent update that’s available as an over-the-air (OTA) download, also carries an unwanted fix. Apparently Samsung is afraid that Apple may continue to seek an injunction against this flagship handset in the U.S., and therefore the company decided to also update the search feature on the Sprint Galaxy S3.

We’re looking at a dumbed down search feature that lets users access only web results when looking for stuff on the [...]

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OTA update to international Galaxy S3 brings improved stability and some minor features

by: AdrianJuly 6, 2012

Although we haven’t heard many complaints about the Galaxy S3’s software, or any kind of bugs or glitches, Sammy seems to be pulling all stops to ensure that the users of the super phone are happy with its performance and stability.

Less than a month after rolling out the first couple of OTA updates and just a week after issuing a software upgrade specifically for Sprint’s version of the S3, Samsung is pushing out a new update with the usually ambiguous changelog. The fresh software package, reported to weigh in at around 72 MB, is said to “improve stability”, just like the first updates from June.

However, this particular software package does come with a [...]

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Available

by: Derek RossJune 24, 2012
Grab your USB cable...again. Samsung has made the AT&T Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update available via Samsung Kies. Earlier this week, we excitedly reported that AT&T had released this update, sadly to see it removed without a trace. Samsung and AT&T were apparently just "testing" the release and preparing their servers for distribution. Don't worry SGS2 owners, this time, the update isn't going anywhere.
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HTC posts Rezound Android 4.0 update availability, later removes it

by: Derek RossJune 20, 2012

Earlier today, HTC officially announced via their website that the Rezound’s Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update was available for installation. Oddly, Verizon Wireless was completely silent from their end. Normally, Verizon updates their support pages prior to an official update being pushed onto their devices.

For those that have been following the HTC Rezound leaks over the past 4 months (yes, the ICS leaks started that long ago), this update, Software Number: 3.14.605.10 710RD; Baseband Version:,, is the exact same build from last weeks latest leak. If you’re already running that release, at this point, you’re as [...]

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First OTA updates for Galaxy S3 now rolling out to “improve stability”

by: AdrianJune 12, 2012

Just days after releasing the Galaxy S3 in Europe and parts of Asia, and before getting it out in the US, Samsung has already issued not one, but two OTA (over-the-air) updates for their new flagship phone.

The first of the two upgrades weighs in at 31.17 MB, according to a SlashGear report, but only 9 MB, according to the guys at Phone Arena, and its changelog only mentions “improved stability” as software tweaks and/or improvements.

To get the update, you only have to access the Android settings menu in your Galaxy S3, tap “About Device” and then “Software Update”. A message will pop up if you perform a manual check, and the new software package should be up [...]

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Software updates coming for Sony’s SmartWatch and Motorola’s MOTOACTV

by: Bams SadewoJune 2, 2012

Who wears wristwatches anymore these days? After all, we have our phones to tell the time.

People who share this sentiment may want to reconsider, now that some hipper and positively geekier smart watches have come bursting into the time-telling scene. Two of the most popular offerings were released by Sony, with its SmartWatch, and Motorola’s, with the MOTOACTV. Incidentally, the two companies have just rolled out the latest software updates for their smart watches.

Sony SmartWatch update

If you were peeved at Sony for not letting the screen of its SmartWatch show the time in standby mode, you’ll be glad to hear that the issue has been rectified. [...]

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T-Mobile HTC One S update now postponed to June 4 and beyond

by: Chris SmithMay 31, 2012

T-Mobile HTC One S owners will be happy to hear that an update supposedly bringing “improved software stability” and resolution to “open issues with the device” is heading their way. Unfortunately, the update, initially scheduled to hit as of the time of this writing, was postponed to a later date. According to TmoNews, official T-Mobile documentation now shows a new roll out date, June 4 through July 7, so there’s still some waiting in store.

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It’s a miracle! Verizon approves and is set to roll out IMM76K update for Galaxy Nexus

by: Bams SadewoMay 30, 2012

For the owners of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, it has been a long and winding path to get the Android 4.0.4 IMM76K update. But we hope all that hair pulling and teeth grinding can be put behind now, as the long awaited update has finally been approved by Verizon. You know what this means, don’t you? The oft-rumored but never realized OTA update is coming to your handset very soon.

Verizon’s website detailing the IMM76k update for Galaxy Nexus has gone live, so you know that we’re talking about the real deal here. The carrier has also provided instructions on how to make that jump, should you wish to initiate the update manually,  instead of waiting for the OTA roll [...]

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Is your AT&T Galaxy Note hungry for ICS? A buttery-smooth leaked ROM might help

by: Bams SadewoMay 11, 2012

You’ve probably heard, read, and secretly wept knowing that folks in Europe that rock a Galaxy Note are now receiving the OTA update to Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Along with ICS, the update brings the promised Premium Suite for the Galaxy Note, which consists of several new S Pen-optimized apps.

Stateside, the owners of the Galaxy Note on AT&T don’t have anything to cheer for yet, with old Ma Bell still not ready to share any specifics about the ICS upgrade. But the impatient (and adventurous) types have probably given the unofficial ICS version that leaked last month a bash.

If you liked what you saw in last month’s leaked ICS for the Galaxy Note [...]

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It’s here, folks: Samsung Galaxy Note Android 4 ICS update now rolling out in Europe

by: Ankit BanerjeeMay 10, 2012

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been seeing a significant increase in the percentage of devices running Android 4.0 ICS. Most devices launched these days come with ICS, and the slow but steady (is there a race on?) ICS rollout for “older” devices is also finally gathering steam.

Now, owners of Samsung’s acclaimed phablet, the Galaxy Note, can join as well the still exclusive ICS club. The news was broken on Twitter by Devin Balentina, a Samsung Galaxy Note owner, who also posted a screenshot of the OTA update request.

This 319MB-sized official upgrade boasts features such as:

Significant performance upgrades associated [...]
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