LG Revolution To Get Bugfix Update

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

LG Revolution users on Verizon LTE are about to get a new OTA update for their smartphones very soon. Not Gingerbread on the Revolution just yet, but VS910ZV6 has new apps, updates, and bugfixes in the meantime.

Verizon will provide you with its latest VCAST media apps, as well as provide updates for some of the pre-installed titles on the Revolution. None of the bugfixes address any serious problems with the phone itself, but they’ll make sure that it works the way you expect it to, with proper call notifications when in vibrate mode, auto-correct not turning on by default, album art displaying correctly etc.

Eee Pad Transformer will get Android 3.2 update tomorrow

Posted in ASUS by Reuben Drake on July 27th, 2011

Eee Pad Transformer users have some good news today. Asus has confirmed that you can get your Android 3.2 fix on tomorrow. ASUS has confirmed that the update will arrive tomorrow, on July 28th.

There should not be very many surprises since ASUS is sticking with stock Honeycomb, but we can hope for a few fixes included as well as more general Android updates that are run of the mill. This is great news for Eee Pad Transformer owners.

Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.1 update in Europe

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

If you own a Motorola Xoom and live in Europe, you can now download the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update.Looks like the SD memory card slot on the XOOM is finally sorted out as well. According to Motorola, the update will be coming over the next several weeks and that the functionality will vary by region.

So if you are in Europe and have a Xoom, you must be pretty excited right about now. Motorola really didn’t say much else about the update, so other improvements may be less useful than the Sd card slot.

Nintendo 3DS June 6 update: free Excitebike, Pokedex 3D

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Conner Flynn on June 2nd, 2011

Good news for 3DS owners. When you get the June 6 update for the 3DS, along with the browser and eShop, you’ll also get free copies of a 3D-upgraded Excitebike and a new Pokedex 3D. The new app shows collected Pokemon characters in 3D and even supports augmented reality markers to show them in 3D in a ‘real’ environment. As real as it can get anyway.

The update also gives you the ability to port over most DSiWare games from older systems to a 3DS and the ability to download short 3D videos, like music videos, comedy, or movie trailers.

OTA Gingerbread 2.3 update available for Droid X

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2011

Android 2.3 for Droid X owners arrived earlier this week, but of course it required a tethered, manual install. That changes today as the update is available over the air, completely cable-free.

We first saw 2.3 show up in March and you can now enjoy speedy navigation, a customizable dock, and an overhauled camera app. Now you are cooking some Gingerbread.

Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab getting Gingerbread update in mid-May

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

The update was supposed to have a mid-April delivery, but Samsung ran into some problems and is now ready to attempt to deliver Gingerbread again. The company has officially stated that it intends to update the entire Galaxy S line, starting with models in the UK and Nordic countries from the middle of this month.

The rest of the globe, including us yanks in North America, will follow “according to the regional plan.” So who else is getting a Gingerbread upgrade? Why, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the company’s budget Galaxy devices too, the Ace, Gio, Fit and mini.

Verizon pushes out HTC Thunderbolt update

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2011

Verizon has finally released the long-awaited over-the-air software update for the popular HTC Thunderbolt. Right now the update needs to be downloaded manually and it brings with it several important fixes that users will appreciate. There’s a fix for data problems when accessing Verizon’s 3G network and it will also stabilize the performance of data-heavy apps.

GPS updates are said to be faster when using Google Maps and VZ Navigator with the update. Also, SMS and MMS messages will be stored properly and location information in the Weather Widget will now display accurate information.

3DS eShop confirmed for June 6/7

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Reuben Drake on May 12th, 2011

Well 3DS fans, June 7th is your lucky day. That’s when Nintendo will release the update you’ve been waiting for, which will give you the ability to download titles directly to the system through the eShop.

The Japanese update will be launching a day earlier (Of course) and is said to include a Virtual Console emulation as well as a 3D movie player, so maybe we will even get that promised Netflix support. Keep your fingers crossed. You won’t have long to wait now.

Motorola Xoom WiFi getting Android 3.1 update in the ‘next several weeks’

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

Itching to get Android 3.1 on your WiFi Xoom? Well, we have some good news. Google said yesterday that the new limited edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be getting updated to Android 3.1 in the next couple of weeks, and it looks like it will be the same with the WiFi-only Xoom.

Motorola has announced that it will get the update “within the next several weeks.” That’s good news right? They also said that the Verizon 3G Xoom is rolling out over the air this week as well. This is definitely good to hear.

Samsung Windows Phone 7 owners phones “bricked” after update

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

Here’s some not so good news for Microsoft. After releasing the Windows Phone 7 update this week, it looks like some users out there have ended up with a bricked phone, having no way to fix it except for a factory reset or returning it to the store.

Apparently it is only affecting a small number of people, but what is your definition of a small number? Hopefully they can resolve this issue very quickly and take care of these users. Interestingly, this was only a minor update, so we hope that Microsoft will learn from it’s mistakes here.

Amazon Kindle update to give real page numbers, public notes

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2011

Amazon has posted a preview version of a new 3.1 firmware update for the Kindle, which will bring some of its most requested features. Now you will finally have the option of real page numbers that match those from the paper edition and markers give students the ability to refer back to the real page if they follow along in class. Both are very handy features.

Book notes can also now be made public. This creates a social aspect that lets a book club or friends see what others have said about a title. That should make Oprah happy anyway. There’s also a new layout for magazines and newspapers to provide a better overview and a way to quickly jump to an article. Also, when you reach the end of a book, you will get the option to rate it at that time.

Logitech freezing Revue shipments for Google TV update

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on December 23rd, 2010

According to insiders, Logitech has suddenly frozen shipments of its Revue box for over a month while waiting for a major Google TV revamp. The company ordered its contractor Gigabyte to stop production from sometime in December through January while Google fixes the software or else puts out a whole new revision. Production would apparently resume in February or March.

Why they would halt production for up to two months without a change in hardware is unknown.

Epic 4G to get Android 2.2 Froyo update on Dec 26th?

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

The Samsung Epic 4G has been waiting patiently as numerous other devices have been granted with the Android 2.2 Froyo treatment, but the good news is that Epic 4G owners might be in for a Christmas treat.

Some leaked screenshots hint that Android 2.2.1 will be rolling out to the phone on December 26th, one day after Christmas. Hopefully this is accurate and the update will arrive on time for a nice after Christmas gift.

Angry Birds iPad update adds 15 new levels

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2010

The Angry Birds game has sold millions of copies worldwide and now it has been given a new update on the iPad HD version. The new update, 1.5.0, released for Angry Birds HD on the iPad includes Game Center support and 15 new levels and even a new theme. The birds are still angry.

There’s also a new golden egg and a Cowboy up with the mighty eagle feature. You can download the new iPad update from the iTune App Store. A new iPhone update is expected to appear soon as well.

Nook Color to get Android 2.2 update in January

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

The Nook Color will be getting updated to Android 2.2 in January. What does it add? Well, it turns the color eBook reader into an almost fully functioning Android tablet. How is that for an update? This update for the Nook Color will bring a re-tooled Android Market to the device, plus other features like pinch to zoom and a more traditional Android home screen.

This version of the Android Market will not be the full version, but a modified version that wont include the full apps. Android 2.2 will also bring battery improvements to the Nook Color, which should please users.