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    As HP ramps up its export operations for the latest and greatest Windows 10 Mobile phone yet, we're finding out that fans of Microsoft and hunky hardware might have to wait to get their fingerprint fix. As Windows Hello is prepared to support fingerprint-based biometric security, it seems that the manufacturer has jumped the gun a bit by having one on. In an HP QuickSpecs document for the Elite x3, there's an asterisk saying that the fingerprint reader will "not be enabled until OTA coming soon." How soon that will be, we aren't sure. Microsoft is targeting print support for sometime this ...

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    OnePlus isn't going to let itself be victim to the OnePlus 3 haterade be it for the PenTile display, the weird color gamut it has or for the RAM management. People have escalated the issues to the point where the company feels compelled to address them and fast. So it shall with its first OTA update that will bring OxygenOS 3.1.4 to the table as well as an sRGB mode that sticks to more accurate color representation. RAM management will be more forgiving, supposedly being able to carry a heavier load. Review units will get the update first. Consumer-bought OnePlus 3 devices will receive a ...

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    Two months after Honor's US account even hinted at Android Marshmallow coming to the Honor 5X, it is finally coming. But as far as we know, it's not coming to the US. Instead, the update will go to international models, or at least models in India with model number KIW-L22. The OTA is rolling out right now, but there is a .zip file you can load in if you have the proper 5X. It's the download link below. Android 6.0 will be below EMUI 4.0. Download: Update Source: Mobipicker Via: GSMArena

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    Even as T-Mobile has dropped the BlackBerry Priv from its shelves, the Un-carrier is providing proper software support for the device. In this case, it's getting Android Marshmallow onto the Priv in the middle of June. T-Mobile has listed the latest software update to build number AAF153 with the Android 6.0.1 package of features. Even as the file amounts to a whopping 1.3GB, you'll need about 300MB extra memory for padding. The OTA will be pushed out over the course of this week. If you want to rush things just a bit, head down to the source link for an OTA trigger or a download. Source: ...

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    Alcatel is still holding onto its Idol 4 series of phones that many Android and Windows 10 Mobile users have been looking forward to. In the meantime, if you own a more-than-year-old Idol 3, you're finally getting Android Marshmallow starting today. Alcatel actually tweeted out a video that we simply just cannot top. We’re excited to share that Android M is available for unlocked IDOL 3 devices beginning today!https://t.co/Ml3dpOtH75 — Alcatel USA (@ALCATEL1TOUCH) June 8, 2016 Did you unmute it? Unmute it and get back to us. Yep. Unfortunately, we're only talking just unlocked ...

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    Months of testing and a missed release target later, the OnePlus 2 is finally gaining Android Marshmallow. In a forum post, the company thanked the beta testers who fed back their user experiences to help OnePlus "produce a high quality update". It brings OxygenOS 3.0.2 — built on top of Android 6.0.1 — to the OnePlus 2 and is expected to saturate the population by about Tuesday. In addition to the typical tweaks and Marshmallow enhancement, the major feature gets here include a refreshed camera app user interface and autofocus optimization. Dirac HD Sound codecs replace MaxxAudio ...

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    If there's one thing Google can't shame Samsung for, it's the security updates. The company forwarded the May update for the Galaxy Note 4 before the month of April ended. And while we're looking at a limited launch bed for the June update, it's still noteworthy that Samsung has done it again. A subscriber to Spain's Orange got the update early on top of a May 24 build for his Galaxy S7 edge. You're free to head into your settings and refresh for updates. In the "About device" menu, just hit the "Download updates manually" button. No guarantees that you'll get your software before the ...

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    It's amazing how it takes nearly a month for AT&T to pass on a software update from a manufacturer. But it's the case for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as we now see the update package out over the air. The feature adds have been tweaked and include Android 6.0.1, video calling and a few switcharoos in the app preload — gone are Keeper, AT&T Live and Facebook Messenger, but Amazon is now on-board. The package is 1.45GB large and will bring the build version up to G920AUCU3CPD6. Source: AT&T Via: Droid Life  

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    If you're just a friendly neighborhood Nexus owner with a slight curiosity about what Android N might offer you, the Android Beta Program was made for you — you could just download the latest OTA package made available at Google's discretion and enjoy. But if you're a developer that needs to hop between different preview versions and you hate flashing the full image on and reconfiguring your settings and re-uploading your apps and re-dreading your life ... well, there's a way out of that, too. Google has made its over-the-air update packages available for flashing on its Developer site. ...

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    We were impressed with Jide's take on a multi-windowed desktop Android experience and were happy to see the Remix Mini debut late last year. Unfortunately, it seems as of recent that Google was not. The company has had to pull Google Mobile Services (the element that makes the Google Play Store and, thus, YouTube, Drive, etc. run) from its latest software version. Jide has notified its customers and posted an update on its Remix OS Facebook page. As said in the status post, Remix Mini users can choose to skip out on the OTA update to version 2.0.307 and miss out on future OTAs or ...

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    In addition to an OxygenOS update to version 2.2.1 for the OnePlus X, OnePlus also announced that Cyanogen has been able to finish the Cyanogenmod 13 update package — based on Android Marshmallow — for the OnePlus One. This update is a sight for sore eyes as it's been more than four months since CM13 hit the decks — though only less than a month since a more stable non-nightly came up — and a bit over six months since the Android 6.0 images landed. But hey, if you were a OnePlus trailblazer back a couple years ago, you're getting support that looked a bit tenuous at some points. ...

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    Hey, it's 2014 again! Remember that? Those were fun times with the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 Active — or, if you're on Sprint, the Galaxy S5 Sport. Also, it's always fun to be able to pull up our old S Health review every once in a while. That was a fun bit we did. Anyways, to the news that Sprint has pulled off the Android Marshmallow update for both of the above Samsung phones. We know for sure that the Galaxy S5 has an update as one user has posted some screencaps to Android Police. Both product pages on Sprint's site have been changed to reflect an update with today's date on it. ...

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    Nexus owners, get ready to patch things up once again as another monthly OTA is heading out right now. The image is also available from Google. The April 02, 2016 update covers issues related to remote code execution through Android's handling of media files including exposure through the Stagefright directory. It also targets a major privilege elevation exploit right within the kernel that several apps in the marketplace can take advantage of. Through it, they can wrench full control over your device. As always, it will take time for non-Nexus devices to get an edited package out from ...

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    Well, Google promised and Google delivers, though with a caveat. Those who signed up their Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi or LTE) or Nexus Player for the Android Beta Program are getting their first over-the-air update for the Android N Developer Preview. The build number has been updated from NCP56P to NCP56W for the phones, NCP56X for the tablet and NCP56R for the Player. The Nexus smartphones' update package is only 27.3MB. On our end, we have not seen the update come to one of our Nexus 9 units just yet, so the process is ongoing. You can also flash the new image if you so ...

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    HTC has kept its word. Specifically, last week, it was Sprint's HTC One M8 that got the upgrade. We were told that it would be within this week that the manufacturer's latest phone on the Now network would do the same ditty. Funnily enough, it did, after T-Mobile launched its Marshmallow upgrade for the LG G4. HTC One M9 units on Sprint have begun to receive over-the-air updates to Android 6.0. That's pretty much the story right there. As with the One M8 and LG G4, Sprint is the first US carrier to update its variant of the One M9 to Marshmallow. AT&T, T-Mobile Verizon users will have ...

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    The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet had Android Marshmallow coming to it. The update was billed as not having much adulteration, but it was apparently not tinkered around with enough. Shield owners who have received the update have reportedly lost Wi-Fi connection. The company posted in its forums that it was stopping the OTA roll-out to investigate why those problems are happening. It has suggested to those affected that they should reboot, then factory reset, then powering off their tablets for a few hours. Users then subsequently found that the Wi-Fi MAC address set to 02:00:00:00:00:00, ...

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    HTC promised short lead times for the One A9's Android updates. 15 days, in fact. Turns out that BlackBerry's running on its own speedy pace, too. We told you about the unlocked BlackBerry Priv notching its first security update on December 1. It's been 14 days since then and we now see AT&T coming up with its tailored-update. All the same camera and performance improvements touted with the initial release are here in the Big Orange flavor. Today's also the day when BlackBerry's suite of apps get its updates on the Play Store. Canadian carriers Bell, Telus and Rogers sent out OTAs on ...

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    Back to the wave of Marshmallow that will be tiding towards many Android OEM releases in the future (including the HTC One A9): we told you about Polish LG G4s preparing for their updates to version 6.0. Those phones were to be the first existing non-Nexus phones to get an OTA update. Not exactly anymore. LG Poland responded to a customer's question on its Facebook page: One user below the official response commented that the Marshmallow update was available on the LG Bridge PC interface suite. We aren't certain what the technical issue is nor how long it will take before the OTAs start ...

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    My goodness gracious, it's been a hectic couple of weeks in the Android world. We had the Google event in San Francisco prior to the public release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. CyanogenMod modders pounced on the sugar and started working on the 13th iteration of their firmware. And all of this time, we've been getting word of phones and phones and phones being promised the jump to 6.0. The Google Play edition HTC One M8 has been verified by Mo Versi, the company's Vice President of Product Management, to be on the list. There's no pinpoint on the calendar, though: @athreya7777 M8 GPE ...

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    With the Motorola-made Nexus 6 starting to arrive in customer's hands, the Nexus 4 is hardly noteworthy anymore. It's screen was a measly 720p and measured 4.7-inches with a pixel density of less than 320. With a quad-core Snapdragon APQ8064 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU, LG's Nexus 4 was a powerhouse - back in its day. It shipped with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but got fairly timely updates all the way up to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Then tragedy struck. Google's support window on devices follows the industry standard of about 18-months. The Nexus 4 was announced in October ...

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    Google started selling their Nexus 4 and tablets with Android 4.2 earlier today -- though the ordering process hasn't been ideal. Another special treat was the beginning of Google's roll-out of Android 4.2 to Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 owners. As with all updates, the Android 4.2 roll-out will come to your device when it's your turn in line. We're not that patient, so of course we found out how to get the official OTA update and flash it on our devices without having to wait in that dreaded line! First off, like any other "flashing" procedure, you assume the risk of potentially bricking your ...

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