Apple could stop updating the iPad mini

 Rumor has it that Apple is about to unveil a brand-new iPad in just a few weeks. But what about the iPad mini? According to a new report from BGR, the iPad mini is not going to receive an update. In fact, the iPad mini could be reaching the end of the road. At WWDC, Apple could be unveiling a new iPad with a 10.5-inch display and smaller bezels. This iPad is going to be roughly the footprint… Read More

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Samsung finally starts updating its devices with Android 7.0 Nougat, with more arriving soon

Android Nougat Back in November, Samsung announced preliminary plans to start testing Android 7.0 on its latest devices. For the second year in a row, the company was mostly testing the waters early on, asking a select group of interested early adopters to test the update via its Galaxy Beta Program. Lo, all these months later the almost-latest version of Google’s mobile operating system (the… Read More
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Google Stops Updating Chrome For Android 4.0

2553839510_8333c52878_o Google today announced that Chrome 42 will be the last version of its mobile browser to run on devices that still use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), which launched in 2011. Chrome will still continue to run on these devices, but Google will freeze development and Android 4.0 users will not receive any updates beyond Chrome 42, which for release in mid-April 2015. Version 42 will… Read More
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Samsung Starts Updating The Galaxy Gear To Tizen To Give It Better Battery Life And More

galaxy-gear The new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch closely resembles its predecessor, the Galaxy Gear, and in fact most users might not be aware from its UI that it’s actually running a different OS than the older gadget – Tizen, vs. Android. Samsung previously revealed that it would be bringing Tizen to the older Gear, too, and today it has begun that rollout (via SamMobile), offering old… Read More

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Apple Updates iPhone 4S To iOS 6.1.1 After European Carriers Advise Against Updating To 6.1

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Apple has just issued iOS 6.1.1, a bug-fixing update aimed at the iPhone 4S specifically to address issues around cellular issues on 3G connections for some European carriers, per the release notes. The update had been in beta for only five days, which is a much shorter cycle than Apple usually goes through for new iOS updates. The new release is a different one from that already in testing, according to Apple, which addressed Maps fixes for users in Japan.

Vodafone UK and 3 Austria had warned customers not to update their iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1 via text messages sent out to subscribers, advising that it prompted 3G connection issues including an inability to make or receive calls or texts. iOS 6.1 also caused issues for AOL corporate employees, creating errors around meeting management.

Those errors, as well as ones that users are reporting around battery drain and device overheating, aren’t specifically mentioned in the release notes for this update. Those problems also extend beyond the iPhone 4S, so it’s likely they’ll get zapped in another, less urgent bug-fixing update aimed at all the hardware to be released later.

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