Motorola Atrix 2 Gets Its Helping of Ice Cream Sandwich
AT&T today announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available to the Motorola Atrix 2. The update can be downloaded via Wi-Fi and then installed on the device. The update is free and adds many new features to the Atrix 2.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Google Debuts Handwriting Keyboard
Google today made available a new keyboard for Android devices that allows people to handwrite text in 82 languages rather than type on the keys. According to Google, the main features allow for printed and script handwriting recognition, voice input, and emoji support.
Motorola Pushing Lollipop to Moto X and Moto G
Motorola today said that owners of the second-generation Moto X and Moto G handsets can update their phones to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Motorola has made Lollipop available to the Moto X Pure Edition, Moto G GSM (U.S.), and Moto G GSM (Global) retail versions sold in the U.S.
Pebble's Lastest Update Adds Support for Android Wear
Pebble has updated it smartwatch operating system and Android application in recent days and given its device the ability to interact with Android Wear notifications. Users will need to make sure they have Pebble OS 2.9 installed on their watch and version 2.3.0 of the Pebble Android app installed on their smartphone.
HTC 10 Picks Up Security Update, Bug Fix
HTC has begun pushing a minor update to unlocked variant of the HTC 10 smartphone. According to the change log, the update adds the latest security patches, fixes some bugs, and improves system stability.