T-Mobile users can track Android updates with new website

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T-Mobile customers worried about receiving the latest version of Android can now track the status in an official capacity. A newly launched Software Updates page helps subscribers pin down the update for their respective device. Broken into three categories, the tool lets interested parties see ...

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What is fragmentation and how does it affect me?

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Many of you may have read the report by OpenSignal that came out this past August. In it OpenSignal gives a frightening view on just how fragmented the Android ecosystem truly is. As of the published date of the report, there were 18,796 distinct Android devices up from 11,868 of the previous ...

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HTC commits to Android L for One series

This year Google I/O was probably the best so far, and also a lot happened this year. Google introduced their latest version of Android, known as the Android L. The new OS is coming this fall, and HTC is making sure that their customers are not having second thoughts about it. They said on ...

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Sony schedules multiple Xperia Z models for 4.4.2 updates

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Sony expects to deliver Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Xperia Z devices in May, according to new reports. If you head to Sony’s website and click on the various product pages you’ll find the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Xperia Tablet Z all listed with May 2014. Of course this is ...

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How do I check to see if there is an Android update?

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Maybe you bought your Android handset secondhand. Perhaps you’ve switched devices over time and are returning to your first smartphone. Whatever the case, you want to check to see if there’s a software update available. All this talk about Ice Cream Sandwiches and Jelly Beans is for ...

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Motorola answers “Will my device receive an upgrade” with new site

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Motorola, in an attempt to be more transparent with its user base, has created a new site dedicated to Android software updates. In a nutshell, the site lets one pick their carrier and phone to receive any software update details. The Photon Q (Sprint), for instance, is marked as “device ...

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Sony issues minor updates to Xperia P, U, go and sola

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Sony today announced that minor updates are being deployed to the Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia go and Xperia sola. Each device is staying with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however the updates include bug fixes and performance enhancements. The Ice Cream Sandwich firmware includes improvements ...

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Sony outlines Jelly Bean updates for select Xperia models

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Sony today confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates are coming to a number of its Xperia models.  According to a post on the company’s blog, the Xperia T, Xperia TX, and Xperia V will see the update at some point in the middle of Q1 2013.  Other models expected to see their own ...

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T-Mobile G2 Gets Official Gingerbread, Unofficially

We’ve been waiting on this for quite some time now, but it looks like HTC and T-Mobile finally have that Gingerbread update ready for the G2. Of course, it’s about four months too late, as there have been dozens of custom 2.3 ROMs available for the device for awhile. Now before you ...

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June 30th Thunderbolt Update Brings Gingerbread, Skype

Our friends over at Phandroid have gotten their hands on what appears to be a leaked document from Verzion, and it brings good news for Thunderbolt owners. The Thunderbolt is set to receive an update on June 30th that not only gives users the latest and greatest in the form of Android 2.3.4, ...

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UPDATE: HTC Desire to Get Gingerbread After All!

*UPDATE: HTC have now specified that they will cut “select apps” from the Gingerbread update for the Desire in order to resolve the memory issues; good news or bad? Well, it was a sad time for Desire owners; with the news that HTC were not able to bring Gingerbread to the year-old ...

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Tuesday Blues: HTC Desire Not Getting Official Gingerbread

It's a sad day for Desire users, as HTC has announced that they aren't able to bring any Gingerbread love to their beloved Sense device. You can read a quote from HTC below, but it basically says that there's not enough ROM on the device to hold both Gingerbread and HTC Sense efficiently.

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Verizon Motorola Xoom Getting 3.1 OTA This Week!

That was fast! Motorola is actually the first out of the gate with this one, which is surprising given their track record with updates. That's right, the Motorola Xoom will be getting some Android 3.1 love this week via an over-the-air update.

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Android Upgrades: Who To Trust

Of course the past won't tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.

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AppBrain Pushes Out V5 of Their Android App, Google Breaks Fast Install

AppBrain, one of the more forward thinking apps for maintaining and installing Android applications pushed out their V5 update today, giving their users new functionalities to play with. A quote from their blog post about the release:

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