Rogers BlackBerry KEYone receives update starting tomorrow; focus is on bugs, not security

A leaked internal document reveals that starting tomorrow, July 17th, the Rogers branded version of the BlackBerry KEYone will receive an update. Unlike other handsets in the Rogers family that are receiving updates tomorrow (such as the Moto G4 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+), the new files being sent to the KEYone are related to bug fixes instead of security.

The issues that need to be addressed by the update are apparently related to the Rogers’ network. Early last month, several Rogers subscribers complained about their inability to receive incoming phone …


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) should start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The Galaxy A7 (2017) is one of the many smartphones Samsung plans to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. While not the first to receive the update, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is expected to receive the long-awaited upgrade in the coming weeks.

The smartphone, which goes by model number Samsung A720F, has been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, which isn’t unusual at all. However, unlike the original model that was launched by in January, the device listed at Wi-Fi Alliance is running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Even though it doesn’t give us an exact release …

Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance receive a new update, see what's included

A new update has started rolling out OTA (over the air) for Sony’s two 2016 flagships – the Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZ. The firmware upgrade contains the recently-released Android security update for the month of July and should bump the build number of both handsets to 41.2.A.7.35.

At the time of writing, the size of the patch isn’t known, but if its contents are similar to the one introduced on the Xperia X, it should weigh in at about 90-100MB. Currently, the patch is available to only a few regions, so you might have to …

New update rolling out to Sony Xperia X, see what's included

Sony has released a new update for one of its 2016 mid-range devices – the Xperia X. The new patch weighs in at 92.8MB and is currently being rolled out to Xperia X variants with a single SIM slot, although it shouldn’t take long before it becomes available for the dual-SIM models. 
It seems that the software upgrade only contains the Android security patch for the month of July and should bump the build number to 34.3.A.0.206. Still, it’s great to see Sony implementing the latest security measures in a timely manner, given …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

Samsung had been testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy A5 (2016) since the beginning of the year. Although the new Galaxy A series came ahead and received Nougat updates slightly earlier, the last year Galaxy A phones are slowly started to get the update as well.

A new report mentions Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) as the next smartphone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. Firmware version A510FXXU4CQE9 is now being deployed to the Galaxy A5 (2016) in the Netherlands.

The update includes the May security patch along with all the new features and improvements that …

Latest update adds multiple new features to Snapchat

The latest update is available for Snapchat users that adds new features to the messaging app. Let’s start with Geofilters, which will cost you $5.99. The purchase can be made inside the app by heading to the settings. These are filters that you can use for special occasions (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, etc.). Snapchat has also added something it calls paperclip links. Add a URL to your Snap, and those viewing your messages can be transported to that particular website with a swipe up. It creates a quick and simple link.

Other new features include a voice filter that changes how …

T-Mobile rolls out June security update for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

Just like every other month, U.S. carrier T-Mobile has teamed up with Samsung to provide customers with a new security update to make sure their smartphones are safe from any possible exploits. Google recently released the July security patch for its Nexus and Pixel devices, but Nokia 6 was among the first smartphones to receive the update.

Now, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are getting June security patch at T-Mobile, an update that many other smartphones have already received it. The good news is the carrier is adding a few small tweaks into the mix that are …

Google Calendar update finally adds Today Widget on iOS devices

If you’re not too emotionally attached to using Apple’s Calendar app for iOS, then you’ll probably be happy to know that Google’s similar app has been updated with a new feature that brings it on par with the competition.

The new Google Calendar v2.4.0 is now available for download in the App Store. It brings a new Today Widget that wasn’t available in the app until the latest update. Right after you update the app, you will be able to add the widget by just swiping to the right form the Home screen and choosing the Edit option.

However, unlike Apple’s Calendar …

AT&T rolls out Galaxy S7 update that adds June security patch, Knox and Messaging fixes

While many handset makers are already pushing updates that contain the newest July security patch, U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T are rolling out the last month security update.

AT&T has just confirmed that a new update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7. Aside from the June security patch, the update brings a couple of fixes and improvements that are meant to further enhance users experience and phone’s performance.

Although not many details about the update have been published by AT&T, the carrier did say what changes Galaxy S7 owners …

June security update coming to Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra

Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2017 mid-range duo. The firmware patch contains the Android security patch for the month of June and should bump the build number of the XA1 and XA1 Ultra to 40.0.A.5.66 and 42.0.A.3.30, respectively. 

Currently, there’s no information about the size of the update or whether it includes any other changes. As such, if you happen to own one of these handsets and you’ve noticed anything new, please …