Galaxy S20 models

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets first update to improve its camera

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra may be getting its first firmware update to improve its already impressive camera

Samsung Galaxy S10+ planned with 4G and 5G versions

Earlier reports of a potential 5G version of the Galaxy S10 have been validated, at least in a “behind-the-scenes” sort of way.

Firmware betrays existence of LG Q9 with a few specs

A few key specs have come out about this upcoming LG mid-ranger, but we don’t exactly know what it will look like just yet.

Leaked firmware says Xiaomi Redmi S2 has Snapdragon 625

The Qualcomm chipset is a very efficient user of power. There’s also dual cameras here. But what will China and India pay for it?

iOS 11.3 firmware mentions “Modern iPad,” signals new-gen iPad Pro with Face ID

“iPhone_Modern” was the term used inside firmware to talk about what would become the iPhone X. So, we know that there’s a new iPad or two coming this year. What’s new?

AT&T Huawei Mate 10 Pro firmware leaked, looks to run EMUI 8.0

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro looks to have an oddly familiar software skin on top of Android Oreo, according to a seemingly official firmware package…

Honor V10 specs reportedly include headphone jack, slightly smaller battery

What’s not found on one brand’s phone is found on the others. Some leaked firmware shows a few divides between Huawei and its sub-brand Honor.

AT&T could get Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Leaked firmware indicates that a variant of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro has been made specifically for AT&T’s US network. An announcement is expected at CES.

More details on iPhone 8 ‘Pearl ID’ crop up, along with 4K Apple TV ‘confirmation’

Pearl ID, aka Face Unlock, on the upcoming iPhone 8 is truly starting to sound like a competent Touch ID replacement. That 4K Apple TV is exciting too.

Amazon has started selling BLU smartphones again

The e-marketplace stated to Pocketnow that its decision to reinstate BLU phones to its offerings was based on conversations with the company.

Amazon stops sales of BLU phones over “potential security issue” [UPDATE]

BLU and firmware provider Shanghai Adups have continuously insisted that research firm Kryptowire’s findings on the security of their software are wrong.

BLU phones still send all of your data to Chinese servers [UPDATE]

It is worse since November. The process is hidden better and can encompass everything about your phone from your location to what apps you install.

Galaxy S8 and HTC U11 get software fix to better access Sprint 2.5GHz band

Sprint’s been fighting its reputation as the weakest network in the US and it’s using download speeds through the Galaxy S8 as a metric.

BLU accuses Shanghai Adups of request violation, migrating updates to Google’s systems

The Miami-based Android phone manufacturer has stopped buying firmware services from Adups and is using Google’s system now.

BLU phones sent data about calls and texts to Chinese servers [UPDATE]

Shanghai Adups, which provides firmware mostly to Chinese phone manufacturers, inadvertently gave phones from BLU inappropriate software.

Xperia fingerprint sensors back on in US for XZ, X Compact with firmware flash

But only if you’re willing to do a little firmware flashing. Yep, you gotta download some files and tweak a few, too. But if you’re a fan of these phones…

T-Mobile Nexus 6 users can’t use the fastest LTE in the US

Yikes! After T-Mobile claims a win in speed and reliability tests, some of its customers can’t use the network likely due to a device glitch.

Microsoft sends out firmware updates for Surface 3 and Pro 3

The latest Microsoft release is a firmware update for both the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3, with a variety of changes to ensure the longevity of each.