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 …

OnePlus backtracks on the "Jelly effect" again. (Update: not really)

UPDATE: OnePlus has reached out to us to clarify that the statement in the tweet was not official. The tweet has since been removed to avoid confusion.

One of the few controversies that have emerged around the time users began to receive their OnePlus 5 devices is the so-called “jelly effect”. Long story short — when you scroll up and down on some pages, such as your settings or a website in Chrome or whatever else, the display doesn’t look like it refreshes evenly and the animation “wobbles” instead of scrolling smoothly and consistently.

Is …

With T-Mobile One Plus price hike, Verizon is the cheaper carrier for a family of 4 (UPDATE)

A post on reddit allegedly made by a T-Mobile retail employee reveals that the nation’s third largest carrier is ” about to raise its prices to ‘Verizon levels.'” T-Mobile will reportedly increase the cost of its T-Mobile One Plus from $5 a month to $10. With the Plus add on, T-Mobile customers receive certain features that are free with Verizon’s basic unlimited plan. For example, T-Mobile One Plus includes streaming video in HD resolution, 10GB of free hotspot data each month, free Wi-Fi on planes, and better rates for international roaming. But these are features that Big Red customers already …

Google releases July security update for Pixel and Nexus devices

Ironically, Google is not the first company to provide the monthly security patch for its smartphones. We reported earlier today that Nokia 6 is one of the first handsets to get the July security patch before Google could release a similar update for its Nexus and Pixel lineups.

Well, at least it didn’t take too long for the search giant to start the roll-out of the July security update. If you own a Nexus or Pixel device, then the update should arrive OTA (over the air) in the next few days. However, if you don’t want to wait, then you can always download the factory …

Snapchat update adds Voice Filters and a handful of other new features

Snapchat silently pushed another update to its Android and iOS apps. The update brings a couple of new features that should further enhance user’s experience with Snapchat. This would be the second update for Snapchat released in just a week.

In case you missed it, the previous update launched in late June brought the so-called Geofilters, which would allow Snapchat users to create custom geofilters directly within the app.

The newest version of Snapchat introduces a new functionality: Voice Filters. The new feature is supposed to enable users to remix how …