AT&T Update Boosts Upload Performance for Atrix, Inspire
AT&T today made two separate software updates available to the Motorola Atrix 4G. The updates, which need to be installed via Wi-Fi (and in the proper order), provide a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. The most significant performance improvement is that the update finally turns on the Atrix's HSUPA capabilities, which will provide for faster mobile data uploads. AT&T is also providing a similar update to the HTC Inspire 4G. The Inspire 4G's update fixes bugs and also enables the HSUPA radio for faster data uploads. Both devices shipped with the HSUPA radios inactive. AT&T said further refinement of the software was needed before the faster data radios could be turned on.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
February Security Patch for Pixel 2 Phones Tweaks Performance Across the Board
Google today made the February security patch available to its Nexus and Pixel devices. First and foremost, the patch closes a number of security holes in the code that left all the handsets vulnerable to certain types of attacks.
OnePlus 5 Earns Oreo Beta; OnePlus 5T Breathes OxygenOS 4.7.2
OnePlus has made software updates available to both its 2017 handsets. First, owners of the OnePlus 5 can snag OxygenOS Open Beta 1 for Android 8 Oreo.
HTC Offering Camera Improvements to AT&T One M9
HTC is pushing out a system update to AT&T's version of the One M9 that improves performance of the camera. In addition to the camera, the update also fixes bugs and resolves some overheating issues.