Pocketnow Daily: Huawei CONFIRMS Android Q for Certain Devices (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about information Huawei’s message to its customers about getting Android Q, Galaxy Note 10 rumors and more

watchOS 5 will give you fitness upgrades and a smarter Siri in your Apple Watch

The new watchOS 5 software for the Apple Watch wearable devices is here, and you can download it to start taking advantage of its improvements
Galaxy Watch

Samsung Health improvements come to the Galaxy Watch after first update

The new Samsung Galaxy Watch is already starting to get software updates that would improve performance and Samsung Health

Survey gives reasons why people switch between iOS and Android

The battle between iOS and Android is probably going to last forever, and we probably won’t ever know which OS is better, but at least we know why people switch between OS

Samsung Gear smartwatch users are not so happy with Android 9.0 Pie

Samsung Gear smartwatches are having issues with beta versions of Android 9.0 Pie, but we have heard that the solution is close

Recent OnePlus 6 software update seems to have caused big battery problems for many

The official OnePlus forums have been inundated over the past week or so with complaints of fast OnePlus 6 battery drains after the OxygenOS 5.1.8 update.

OnePlus 6 breaks vague sales records while scoring launch-day update with notch-hiding option

Thanks to the first OnePlus 6 software update, released as the phone’s global sales were opening, early adopters will be able to hide the notch right out the box. Also, shoot super slow motion video.

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch gets its first major OS update, 14 new apps from ‘top brands’ included

The $300 Fitbit Ionic still feels a tad pricey, also lacking the robust app support of some of its rivals, though its first OS update is pretty hefty.

Essential Phone gains Portrait Mode with latest camera update, second-gen device confirmed

Universally criticized for mediocre camera performance, the first-gen Essential Phone continues to get better. And yes, there will be a second-gen handset.

Another day, another small OnePlus 5 update with bug fixes and ‘optimizations’

Just as OnePlus 5 sales opened for all prospective buyers across dozens of markets, early adopters got their second OTA OxygenOS update.

It’s not even properly released, but the OnePlus 5 already scores its first small software update

OxygenOS 4.5.2 doesn’t bring anything major to the table for the just-released OnePlus 5, though bug fixes and camera optimizations are always welcome.

HTC 10 Revisited: Now with Android 7.0 Nougat

Shouldn’t more Android phones have updates by now? Let’s circle back to one 2016 flagship which does have it. HTC 10 Revisited: Now with Android 7.0 Nougat!

iOS 10 encountered a big problem ‘during the first hour of availability’, but it’s fixed now

Right off the bat, the official, finished iOS 10 update bricked a number of iPhones and iPads, though Apple managed to patch the bug in record time.

Samsung starts rolling out big Gear S2 ‘Value Pack’ update

A feature-stuffed “Value Pack” update is officially headed to the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, which may or may not also get a sequel before long.

Google might soon publicly point fingers at Android OEMs taking too long to update

Wondering exactly which Android device manufacturers are doing the best job updating software and which the worst? Google could name names soon enough.
Android N Developer Preview 3

Android N Developer Preview 3 video tour: What’s new? Not much…

Google released a new Android BETA after I/O 2016. Let’s take a look at what’s new in Android N Developer Preview 3!

Android N’s seamless updates will not be implemented on current-gen Nexus devices

The so-called seamless updates brought to Android N from Chrome OS are too problematic for Google to enforce on previous and current-gen Nexus devices.

FTC and FCC launch probe of mobile manufacturers and carriers’ security update practices

Two major independent US government agencies want to know everything about the security update methods of mobile carriers and OEMs.

Consumer group takes Samsung to court in effort to demand Android updates

A Dutch consumer group has started action to initiate a Samsung Android update suit, demanding the OEM provide users with the latest system software.
wearables

Should you be worried about the software-update lifespan of wearables?

Whether it’s the lack of bug fixes or timely software updates, the software-update lifespan of wearables may have some significant, unforeseen costs.

Here’s how Google and OEMs can fix Android OTA updates

Your Android-powered smartphone may be lying to you about the availability of OTA updates. What can we do to fix it?

A new dam for devs regarding Play Store app updates

Let’s face it: as much as we prop up the mobile operating…

The case against automatic updates on Android

We all hate bugs and we love new features, but are forced, automatic updates the right way to deliver them?

AT&T Galaxy S5 gets small software update

If you’re rocking a Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T, now would be a good time to check for a new software update – one is rolling out right now.

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.