AT&T has started rolling out updates to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, recently. And the update should reach you soon if you have one, or if it hasn’t already reached you. Anyway, since the Android version still remains at Android 4.4.2, so there isn’t much to be excited about. The complete change log is below:
- Modify home layout and Updating 3rd party applications:
- AT&T FamilyMap
- AT&T Locker
- AT&T MailAT&T Ready2Go
- Replace Chrome with S Browser on the home screen
- Change the weather widget to the smaller version
- Add Chrome in the Google folder
- Add AT&T AllAccess in the ATT folder
Source: The Droid Guy
If you are like me, you would want to get your smartphone notifications and stuff on your desktop or laptop when you are working. I use AirDroid for that. But unfortunately, AirDroid does not support screen mirroring in all circumstances. Anyway, if you are looking for an alternative for any reason, check out Mobizen. It works pretty much the same way, but a bit more rich feature set, if I may. It still needs you to register with an email ID and a password, and needs you to download two apps, one on your smartphone and one on your computer. But no harm to try it once.
Source: Phone Arena
Like your awesome OnePlus One smartphone? Well, why wouldn’t you? Anyway, want to get some cool accessories for the smartphone? Now is your chance. OnePlus has decided to give away some awesome cool stuff to its customers in the days between Christmas and new year. So up until the 31st of this month, the company will be organizing contests, and you need to participate in each one of them to win that particular contest and win whatever the company is giving that day. Sometime soon, the company will even give away a cool new OnePlus One. Best of all, this is open for all countries.
Source: Android Authority
So, in a quite surprising move, Sony has announced that the company will be releasing “The Interview” anyway on Christmas day, the 25th of December, that’s tomorrow. The movie will be shown in some theatres across the United States. Last week, the company had cancelled the movie’s release due to attacks and threats from North Korea. This time, maybe, the company has decided to release the movie because of the pressure from the White House. In any case, the movie will be on. I hope the other parts of the world also gets to watch the movie in theatres.
If you are the kind of person who likes using stickers, then you would love the new Stickered for Messenger app by Facebook. The app lets you use your existing photos, or take new ones, and then enhance the photos using special effects and stickers. This is very much similar to the photo editor app by Line. The world’s largest social media networking site, Facebook, had released the Stickered for Messenger app for Android a few days back. But now, the app is available for iOS as well on the Play Store. You can download it right away and start stickering.
Looks the South Korean smartphone giant, Samsung, is very near to announcing the next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S6. According to reports, the company has imported a new device to its Indian facility, with the model number SM-G920F with a list price of $300. This happened on the 17th of this month, just a few days back. The company imports devices to India just before a big launch, probably for final R&D and testing, as listed in the import listing. Anyway, a lot of new things are expected in the next flagship device, including a better camera, an all metal body, and much more.
Source: The Droid Guy
If for some reason you are using one of those Amazon Fire phones, you have good news. The company has announced that it will be updating the operating system on this device very soon. The AT&T variant of the smartphone will be getting a software bump to Fire OS 3.6.5, while the unlocked variant of the device will get the update to Fire OS 3.6.8. The update includes mostly the same contents, which will let you control music from the home screen, use custom ringtones from the Appstore, block phone numbers, and much more. Hit the source link below for a complete changelog.
Source: Phone Dog
If you have a Nexus 5 smartphone and are waiting to get your hands on the awesome new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, but don’t have enough patience to wait for the OTA, you can now directly download the image and flash it on your smartphone yourself. This is the official image released by Google on its developer site, so it is safe. But this might be risky as you might end up losing all your data, or worse, bricking your smartphone. So proceed with this only if you know what you are doing, and you know how to do it. Hit the source link for more info.
Source: Talk Android
If you use BlackBerry Messenger on your Android smartphone, there is a major new update of the app waiting for you, in case you haven’t already received it. There are a lot of new features in the new updated version, “including landscape mode, sending stickers in group chats, read receipts for sent pictures, ability to view timed pictures and messages multiple times, a new 60 second timer option for timed pictures and messages and the option to add a photo or attachment from an SD card,” according to 9to5Google. So what are you waiting for? Go to the Play Store and update the app right now.
If you are Windows Phone fan, you would have heard of the McLaren, a device from the Redmond based tech giant, which was come out with the latest version of Windows Phone operating system. But the smartphone was abruptly cancelled earlier this year. Anyway, new leaks and reports say that the ‘flyout tiles’ or Mixview Tiles, are coming back to the Windows Phone mobile operating system soon, in the Windows Phone 10 release. This is still not an official statement, but confirmed from multiple sources. It is still better to wait for the official words on this.
Source: Windows Central