New BREW Expands To Phone Interfaces
Jun 7, 2004, 1:46 PM by (staff)
Qualcomm today announced version 3.1 of the BREW client software, and the new BREW UI Toolkit. The solution allows the creation of a carrier-branded UI that can be standardized and ported to all handset models. Carriers can use the solution to customize all aspects of the UI via BREW, including the home screen, menus, phone book, and messaging. Updates to the UI may be made over-the-air (OTA), allowing an operator to "push" new content into the UI, such as branding refreshes, content, and software updates.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
LG Promises Faster Phone Updates, Starting with the G6
LG is making a renewed commitment to distributing software updates to its phones in a more timely manner. LG today said it officially opened a new Software Upgrade Center at its Magok-dong facility in South Korea.
Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
Google revised its Nexus support page and provided more information on how long Nexus-branded phones will receive future software updates. Google says Nexus devices will get Android version updates (Lollipop, Marshmallow, etc.) for at least two years from when the device became available on the Google Store.
Verizon Giving Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Taste of Marshmallow
Verizon Wireless has made Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow available to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. The update adds Now on Tap, Doze, security patches, revamped home screen search tools, and updates to Live Broadcast.
Verizon - Not Google - to Manage Pixel System Updates
Google today said that Verizon will be in control of system-level updates for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. This means the Verizon-branded Pixels may not receive significant system updates alongside the unlocked versions sold by Google itself.