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As one of the emerging OEMs in the global smartphone market, Huawei has been making friends and Ascend-ing in market share. But as much as we appreciate the company’s hardware prowess, we have to say that the EMUI software can get kinda dodgy for us sometimes. Maybe a software update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow might be able to change our opinion on that.
If you’re looking forward to Marshmallow on your Huawei device, good (or bad) news! Huawei’s got a list of models getting the update. The list includes not only the phone series, but each individual model, [...]
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, [...]
The people who work on CyanogenMod are very eager beavers who hop on top of updates to Android. It’s only been just a few months since we got the latest version of CM on Android 5.0. Now, it looks like developers are looking to reduce lead time between the public debut of Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the soon-to-be CyanogenMod 13.0.
Code for the Bionic library and other Qualcomm framework variables were first submitted for review on Tuesday. The first strings of CyanogenMod 13.0 for a specific device came in the next day for the Nexus 5. Several more devices have been name [...]
Also in bug news that we’ve warned you of besides the T-Mobile cell reception issue is a compatibility problem with Fitbit.
One of the top posts for the fitness tracker’s support forums concerns the disability to sync data off of a Fitbit to your Android 6.0 Marshmallow device. The Fitbit app doesn’t seem to recognize the tracker.
Fitbit’s support team also addressed an Android Central editor’s query:
@jaduino If it’s an official Android 6.0 Marshmallow build, it should be fine as we added support on [...]
We brought it up in our Android 6.0 primer video: expect bugs. Especially expect them in more front and center areas at first blush before the updates eventually come to patch them. It’s not a rule exclusive to Android, just ask iOS. Twice.
But T-Mobile troubles have appeared (no, not those T-Mobile troubles) and it involves LTE reception on Nexus 5 handsets. One Reddit user noted 3G reception in areas normally flush with LTE. Another user, from AT&T subcarrier Cricket also had a similar experience which got troubleshot with a toggle on-and-off of airplane [...]
Earlier today, Android Marshmallow technically dropped on all of us. To be more specific, the public version of 6.0 got pushed and was intended for developers to work with some live software. Google promised that over-the-air updates to devices-at-large would start tumbling out in due fashion.
We’ve been wishing hard, praising the techies at Google and yet, we’re all disappointed the same in some aspects. One of these aspects was the dark theme that we so desperately wanted in those pitch black room conditions. Also not easy on the eyes was the multi-pane app [...]
All the leaks did what they were supposed to. Numbers next to the letters GPU, RAM, GB and plenty of other acronyms and symbols have been put into place. So, when the Nexus phones came out of the gate during today’s presser, we weren’t exactly buzzing about what was up with the hardware there. We’ve been calling this 75-minute affair the “Google Nexus event” when it really should’ve been called “The Software Show, feat. Nexus and friends.”
Either way, Google was being Google and everyone, if not bursting from the seams, was more or [...]
Marshmallow is bouncing toward our Android phones left, right and center. It all begins with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P that we are expecting to be introduced during the Google event in San Francisco tomorrow. HTC is also coming out with an early debutante to the fluff. But the One A9 will be in good, mallowy company.
While some One series devices will obviously get the M update with Sense UI 7 in tow, we now have a more inclusive list of which devices from other lineups will make the jump as well.
Note that list is preliminary, some devices with lack [...]
On a Thursday in New York, we’ll be waiting on Microsoft to introduce some new Lumias and LG to introduce a one-sided cyclops. But this Tuesday on the left coast, we’re chomping at the bit for some new hardware and one big reveal on software from Google. If you haven’t brushed up on the details of what we’ve been talking about, don’t worry! “S’more” details are coming at you right here with our rumor roundup.Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
Arguably the graham crackers of this sweet, sweet sandwich, we (and by “we,” I do mean [...]
We don’t know how many of you out there have the Android M preview installed, but if you do, this could be our first public taste of what Google Now On Tap will do for us once Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes around. This is all wrapped inside an update to the Google app, version 5.3 for Android 4.4 or above.
You will need developer preview 3 to get Now on Tap to not crash on start and even then, you will have to deal with the developer previews being developer previews. Bug reports ahoy! But all you have to do to get more info on what’s on-screen is to hold the home [...]
Android M is Android Marshmallow: we get early confirmation of the next Android release thanks to Google's latest Android statue.
Are any of the Android M names in this new Google video the right one?
Not that it should be especially surprising, but LG Nexus Android Pay support is rumored for the upcoming pure-Android handset.
When the next Google Android M preview update gets here, it should essentially be feature-complete.
We all hate bugs and we love new features, but are forced, automatic updates the right way to deliver them?
Android M is racing up the update chain and will be arriving before 2015 ends. Our slew of coverage about the software can be found here. But with the features being leaked and trickled every so often from Google, we’re looking forward to the devices that will be updated or introduced with Android M. If you want to keep up with us, you can bookmark this post and check back every Monday evening Eastern Time. We’ll keep it going up until the official launch of Android 5.2.
Here are the confirmation status terms as we are using them:Native — The OEM will introduce [...]
A rather blatant hint at the final Android M version number is hidden away within the developer preview.
Some great news for owners of the 2014 HTC flagship: a HTC One M8 Android M update will indeed be arriving, according to a company product manager.
Itching for new Huawei Nexus details? According to a new report, the phone is real – and here are the specs you can expect to see when it launches.
Learn more about some of the recent changes that Google is pushing to developers with the second version of the developer preview for Andorid M.
It's far from a guarantee, but there's some scattered evidence that suggests we might see Nexus Android M preview releases for older devices.
The Graphical User Interface comes with the lay of the land. Each phone has its own way of telling you that you’ve gone into an application or moving between screens. And every phone has the basics dressed up in a different way. Be it the calendar or SMS or the darn calculator, every OEM wants to put their colors and shapes in the way they want. Let’s face it: GUIs can look gooey.
Of course, if you don’t agree with the way your smartphone decided to do up a dialer, you have your choices. This is Android, after all. And from scanning a lot of comments, I can [...]
There's a new Sony Android M preview out now for many Xperia phones, but it's a bit of work to get everything compiled.