Android 4.0 Upgrades Arriving 'Weeks' After Nexus Launch
Google will deliver Android 4.0 to some existing Android smartphones "weeks" after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, said Google's Andy Rubin, head of its Android efforts. Speaking in an interview with AllThingsD, Rubin indicated that the update will hit the Samsung Nexus S and other devices, though he wasn't more specific. Rubin did not indicate when or if Android 4.0 would be made available to existing Android tablets, but said that apps written for Android 4.0 should work equally well for smartphones and for tablets.
Review: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is a tasty treat indeed. New features, such as Google Now on Tap, Doze, Direct Share, Permissions, and Nexus Imprint offer compelling reasons to upgrade.
Samsung Pushes Security Update to Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung recently seeded a software update to its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The update applies the June security patches from Google, stabilizes memory card performance, and adjusts some user interface elements of Bixby.
Samsung Adds Chromecast Support to Its Gear VR Headset
People who own the Gear VR can now cast content from the headset to their cast-enabled television sets. A fresh software update from Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Gear VR.
LG to Start Pushing Lollipop to the G3
LG today said it will soon begin distributing Android 5.0 Lollipop to its G3 smartphone. LG will deliver Lollipop to G3 owners in Poland first, followed by "other key markets in the near future." The company claims it is the first handset maker to offer Android 5.0 to its existing device base.
Essential Phone to Ship In About 30 Days with Stock Android
The Essential Products PH-1 smartphone will be shipped to those who reserve it online in about 30 days, according to Andy Rubin, Essential Products' CEO. Speaking at the Code Conference, Rubin said the brand new phone will reach consumers as soon as the end of June, though he didn't commit to a specific date.