New PayPal update finally brings Android Pay support

Google and PayPal announced last week that Android Pay support would be integrated withing the latter’s mobile application, but an ETA wasn’t given at the time.

Today, PayPal released a new update for its Android app, which finally brings Android Pay support for all users. In addition to MasterCard and Visa cards, Android users will now have a PayPal option available when they use Android Pay at an NFC terminal.

Before you start using Android Pay, you’ll need to attach your PayPal account. You’ll be guided step-by-step on how to do that by the Android app itself, so after you’re done, …


Android O will allow users to pause a system update and return to it later

If you’re a long time PhoneArena reader, you know by now that we often remind you to take care of certain things before starting the process of downloading and installing a system update on your phone. The suggestions actually come from both carriers and developers, and urge you to make sure that your handset is connected to a Wi-Fi network before initiating the update. If that is not possible due to any one of a variety of reasons (perhaps there is no Wi-Fi network near your location), you need to have a strong connection to your carrier’s signal. Another suggestion that you shouldn’t take lightly …

HTC One M9 starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update at AT&T

It appears that AT&T is one of the last major carriers in the United States to release the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC One M9. T-Mobile and Sprint have already pushed out the update months ago, not to mention that the unlocked models have been upgraded to Nougat early this year.

Well, starting May 16, AT&T customers who own the HTC One M9 can download Android 7.0 Nougat on their smartphones. The carrier mentions the update weighs in at around 1.4GB, so make sure you have enough storage before attempting to download it.

Unfortunately, …

Asus ZenWatch 3 now receiving Android Wear 2.0 update

Although rumor has it that Asus plans to kill the ZenWatch series due to poor sales, that doesn’t prevent the company from keep supporting the current smartwatch models.

When Android Wear 2.0 was launched back in February, Google confirmed the ZenWatch 2 and 3 would receive the update. Asus was more precise later on and announced both smartwatches should get the update in Q2 2017.

Well, it appears that Asus has already started seeding the highly-anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update for the ZenWatch 3. The information has been confirmed by Asus UK, which said …

iOS 10.3.2 update is out for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch – bugfixes galore!

Apple is rolling out the iOS 10.3.2 update to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. It should be compatible with all Apple devices capable of running iOS 10, including the iPhone 5 and 5c. However, we have no means of confirming this by now. The best way to see if your device is compatible with the update and install it is to head to the Settings > General > Software Update menu, then tap “Download and Install” if iOS 10.3.2 is available. Another way to go about this is by connecting your iOS device to a computer and using iTunes.

A final (or close to final) …

Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

Hopefully, this isn’t some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.

However, while the name of the thread clearly states that the update is meant for the ZenFone 3 Max (model ZC553KL), the release notes mention another model: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL).

According to Asus, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update should take about one week to propagate to all smartphones, so those who do not receive the update right away …

New HydrogenOS beta update for OnePlus 3 and 3T repairs lots of issues

The OnePlus 3 and 3T are the only smartphones that the Chinese company keeps updating in the last couple of months. Either you’re running HydrogenOS or OxygenOS, the updates are coming almost on a monthly basis on both devices.

The latest update is aimed at Chinese customers running HydrogenOS on their OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. The newest beta version of the ROM is all about fixing issues, and the changelog is similar in both cases.

If you’ve been following the long string the beta updates released by OnePlus, then you might want to know this is …

Netflix blocks rooted Android devices after latest update

It looks like the latest version of Netflix has blocked access to its Android app to all rooted/unlocked devices. However, if you already have the application installed on your rooted phone, you will still be able to use it without any issue.

Over the weekend, Netflix pushed a new update accompanied by a rather mysterious changelog that states the following: “version 5.0 only works with devices that are certified by Google and meet all Android requirements.”

Soon after the new version of Netflix was released, many Android users reported the application shows …

Verizon spreads Galaxy S8 update with fix for red tint display problem

Verizon is the latest carrier to issue an update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+’ ‘Red Tint’ display issue. Software version NRD90M.G950USQU1AQDF for the Galaxy S8 and NRD90M.G955USQU1AQDF for the Galaxy S8+ is now live and seeded over-the-air. In addition to providing adjustments for the display’s color temperature, the build improves device performance and fixes the “DQA keeps stopping” pop-up error on some phones.

To fix up your screen, install the update, then go to Settings > Display > Screen mode and tweak the color temperature until you like what you’re seeing. …

Facebook's latest update aims to reduce links to spammy websites filled with ads

The almighty Facebook announced plans to limit linking to low-quality websites that could be considered spammy or sensational. The social network claims the changes will be introduced based on the community’s feedback and will be rollout out starting today on all platforms.

Upon the arrival of the update, Facebook users should see fewer posts and ads in News Feed that link to these so-called “low-quality web page experiences.” The update is meant to help reduce the level of monetization of these spammy websites.

Facebook claims that it reviewed hundreds of …