The Samsung dominos are falling and that’s a good thing. One the hue of the smaller flagship duo receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow, users of the Galaxy Note5 are reportedly getting an OTA (over the air) update for Android 6.0.1.
Currently taking place in our Asian neighbours Cambodia, the update with the build number N920CXXU2BPB6 is available through Samsung’s Smart Switch and through a manual look through the firmware settings.
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Apple has issued a new iOS update version 4.0.2 that fixes the PDF vulnerability issue that puts your iPhone at risk.
HTC has release another firmware upgrade for the Legend. This time it carries the version 2.05.707.1 which fix issues related to enhanced data connection stability and fix loss of ringtone for incoming call.
Users in South East Asia should be receiving notification anytime now over the air (OTA). If you can’t wait, you can check for updates from MENU > Settings > About Phone > System software updates > Check now.
UPDATE: Firmware version shows 2.1-update 1 after update. Existing Swype installation does not work, requires reinstall.
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We’re not sure what’s the holdup but Google’s delay in release 2.2 into Android’s now very rich and diverse ecosystem is only going to be detrimental to them. At the very least, there is a great deal of confusion amongst owners of Android devices as to if and when will Froyo be available for their device.
With very little word from Google, we’ll just have to play the guessing game and look for possible clues that can point us in the right direction as to which devices will get Froyo and which will not.
In our search, we’ve discovered this very interesting article from PC World in which the site has assembled the most comprehensive list to date on the devices that will be receiving Froyo.
We mentioned earlier that HTC has an update for its Legend. At first we’re excited that HTC might have surprised us with an early Froyo upgrade but there’s no clear mention of Android 2.2 or even a log of enhancement that comes with the new upgrade.
While the notification is yet to come out, we decide to check for software updates manually. This as expected, prompted us to download the new version which an option to download via WiFi or 3G.
Engadget has gotten a tip off that HTC has announced the availability of Android 2.1 upgrade for HTC Hero. This is great news but it appears to be only available for Taiwan. The Taiwan site of HTC’s support page explains that the upgrade will come to HTC Hero Users as an Over The Air download notification. This is not found on the South East Asia version.
Users are advised to use either WiFi or unlimited 3G data plan to download the upgrade. You can view the English translation here.
Since Froyo, Android’s latest OS version is revealed, people have started asking, when will they get it on their phones? Android is popular of having variety of OS versions in such a short period of time which poses a problem when it comes to app compatibility. The pioneer Android users are often stuck on Android 1.6 and this limits the potential of what today’s Android could offer.
HTC in the other hand had sort of answered that question to Pocket-Lint that Android handsets released this year may be getting their Android 2.2 Froyo soon but perhaps in the 2nd half of this year. Not too bad if it can happen this year as many existing handsets are only getting their 2.1 updated by then.
Details are sketchy at this moment of time but potentially HTC Legend, Desire, Incredible and EVO 4G are likely models to get the update this year.
Obviously this is a great step of allowing existing users to have room for upgrade as it can be a big turn off for buyers who are in the market for an Android device. An official upgrade announcement from HTC will be most assuring.
To read what Android 2.2 Froyo has to offer, check out the list here.
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