Software Update Archive

  • HTC EVO 4G getting over-the-air update next week?

    HTC EVO 4G getting over-the-air update next week?

    Word on the street is that Sprint and HTC are hard at work on a software update for the EVO 4G that would start rolling out on the 28th, next Monday. If true, this would be the phone's second update overall -- the first was pushed in concert with the launch in order to fix microSD issues -- and like the first, this one is designed to squash bugs, it seems. We're told this one will "enhance" WiFi (whether that means 802.11n will be enabled, we're not sure), fix some Exchange issues, and improve battery life, all of which would be welcome improvements. Of course, a Froyo update would be even more welcome, but we're just going to have to keep our expectations in check here for the time being.

    HTC EVO 4G getting over-the-air update next week? originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:41:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • iTunes 9.2 is out, ready to hook up with your iPhone 4

    iTunes 9.2 is out, ready to hook up with your iPhone 4

    It looks like iTunes 9.2 has just hit the Software Update screens of computers across the land, and if you've got an iPhone 4 on order, this is one you'll want to get around to installing in the next few days -- it's the only way you'll be able to sync (actually, you'll want it if you're using iOS 4 on any manner of iPhone). Major features include iBooks support on the iPhone and iPod touch, PDF syncing through iBooks, home screen folder organization, and "faster backups" with iOS 4-equipped devices -- a promising sign for anyone troubled by long sync times. Follow the break for Apple's full rundown.

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    iTunes 9.2 is out, ready to hook up with your iPhone 4 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Sony Ericsson announces Xperia X8, plus Android 2.1 updates to Xperia X10 line

    Sony Ericsson announces Xperia X8, plus Android 2.1 updates to Xperia X10 line

    Two pieces of good news here for Sony Ericsson fans: the company today announced the next phone in their Xperia line, the X8. Slotting in below the X10, the X8 will be its smaller, cheaper sibling. Speaking of the X10, here's the other piece of good news: they (as in all three types of the X10), will get a bump from Android 1.6 to Android 2.1 in Q3 of this year. For the original X10, the bump will also bring HD video recording, which is a neat bonus.

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  • Sprint HTC EVO 4G gets its first OTA update, fixes microSD issues

    Sprint HTC EVO 4G gets its first OTA update, fixes microSD issues

    Surprise! Sprint's not going to let any silly microSD card bugs taint the day of their big EVO 4G launch. Just hours after Sprint shops around the country started pushing EVO 4Gs to hungry customers, the carrier has issued its first OTA update for this device.

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  • Nokia updates N900 to version 1.2 in UK, closes door on MeeGo

    Nokia updates N900 to version 1.2 in UK, closes door on MeeGo

    You've overclocked it and hacked it to run OS X and Android, now you can return your N900 to its native Maemo 5 OS with the launch of a version 1.2 software update. The V10.2010.19-1 bump now available in the UK (global on Wednesday) packs several enhancements including face-to-face video calling, improved Ovi Maps, and a better email experience with bundled Facebook IM Chat and the ability to accept or decline event invitations from the inbox. You'll also see a number of new games when the Ovi Store switches over on Thursday.

    And after much speculation, Nokia's also admitting that MeeGo will not be officially supported on the N900 once the Intel / Nokia OS is device ready. Nokia will continue to support the core Maemo OS, however, as demonstrated by today's update. Regardless, we're sure that the N900's active fan-base will deliver a MeeGo update outside of official channels, especially since the N900 is already being used as a platform for ARM-based MeeGo development.

    [Thanks, Pasu]

    Nokia updates N900 to version 1.2 in UK, closes door on MeeGo originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 May 2010 03:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Kindle update adds Facebook and Twitter interaction, password protection, and better PDF control

    Kindle update adds Facebook and Twitter interaction, password protection, and better PDF control

    Not to be outdone by Nook, Amazon has released the Kindle 2.5 firmware. The new software adds a number of interesting features including the ability to share passages of books with your Facebook and Twitter friends providing that, unlike mine, yours are literate (don't worry, they won't be able to read this). The firmware will launch later next month and includes the following features:
    The 2.5 software update for Kindle and Kindle DX is coming soon. We are rolling out the new software update to a limited group of Kindle users and plan a broad release in late May 2010. Check back here for updates on the release schedule. Here's a list of the coming enhancements: Collections: Organize your books and documents into one or more collections. PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.

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  • Jawbone Icon to get A2DP as a free update tomorrow

    Jawbone Icon to get A2DP as a free update tomorrow

    Tiny wireless headsets getting new features, for free, by way of a software update? We're living in the future, you know.

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  • Peek’s Project Big Stuff revealed as software update

    Peek’s Project Big Stuff revealed as software update

    Well this is boring. At least it sounds boring. Peek announced a few weeks back that the company was working on some big stuff. Like, legitimately big stuff. Now we hear by way of the WSJ that this so-called Project Big Stuff is just a software update. It better be a damn big software update to keep our attention.

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  • Bad News: Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid has been delayed

    Bad News: Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid has been delayed

    Bad news, everyone! Remember that Droid update that was supposed to hit today? Yeah, erm, about that.. It’s been delayed. Seemingly out of the blue, messages on the Verizon employee intranet changed from “Hurray! The update is coming on 3/18″ to big, red fonted messages of “OH GOD NEVERMIND WE’LL UPDATE YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE”. So what [...]

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  • Leaked: Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 to get Windows Mobile 6.5 this week

    Leaked: Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 to get Windows Mobile 6.5 this week

    Are you ready for your Windows Mobile 6.5 update, Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 owners? You should be -- given that every other carrier threw 6.5 on the Pro2 months ago, you're probably champin' at the bit by now. We knew it was coming this month -- we just didn't know when. Thanks to your friendly neighborhood Sprint store spy, we've now got an exact date.

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  • webOS 1.4 rollout date revealed?

    webOS 1.4 rollout date revealed?

    Good news, Palm fans! We knew that the Pre and Pixi would be getting the webOS 1.4 update with its much-desired video recording capabilities sometime in February - but now we've got an exact date.

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  • Nokia N900 gets another software update

    Nokia N900 gets another software update

    Are you rocking a Nokia N900 yet? If you hail from the US, probably not — they do sell’em here, but the carrier-folk (read: T-Mobile) have yet to put it on their shelves. If you plan on buying one in the near future, however, be happy: it just got a wee bit better. In its second [...]

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  • Exclusive: first Google Phone / Nexus One photos, Android 2.1 on-board

    Exclusive: first Google Phone / Nexus One photos, Android 2.1 on-board

    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gadgets/Engadget_Exclusive_first_Google_Phone_Nexus_One_photos'; Well here you have it folks, honest-to-goodness pics of the Google Phone... AKA, the Nexus One. As you can see by the photos, the design of the device is largely similar to those we've seen, but the graphic on back is slightly different, and that piece of tape is covering a QR code (how very Google of them). Just like we've heard before, the updated OS features new 3D elements to the app tray, as well as an extended amount of homescreens, though it looks like the lock screen / mute is the same as in Android 2.0.1. Additionally, there's now a new grid icon at the bottom of the homescreen, which when pressed brings up a webOS card-style preview of all homescreen pages -- which raises some interesting possibilities. Apparently there's been a new software update for the device pushed tonight, and sure enough the phone is identified as the Nexus One on the system info page. Quite clearly this device is running on T-Mobile, and is also using WiFi, so there's two other questions you've got answers to. The phone also appears to come loaded up with Google Navigation (a bit of a no-brainer) and the brand-spanking-new Google Goggles. Hardware wise, the Nexus does look incredibly thin and sleek, and while there's not a slew of buttons (those four up front are clearly touch sensitive), there is a dedicated volume rocker along the side. Oh, and note this... no HTC logo anywhere to be found. We'll update the post as / if we get more info, but for now, feast your eyes on the gallery below!

    Update: One item of interest. In the packaging there's a quick start guide which points users to a "questions" page at google.com/phone/support. The page is a dead end right now, but it certainly gets an eyebrow raise from us. If there is a real Google Phone in the offing, that seems a likely landing page for support.

    [Thanks, RD]

    Exclusive: first Google Phone / Nexus One photos, Android 2.1 on-board originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Dec 2009 03:18:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Tired of waiting for the Droid 2.0.1 update? Wait no longer.

    Tired of waiting for the Droid 2.0.1 update? Wait no longer.

    Oh, vast Internets, how boundless are your resources. Just as we started hearing the first complaints of people still waiting for Verizon to grace their phone with the Droid 2.0.1 software update, the Android community has come through. Going ahead and doing something Verizon should have done in the first place, a few clever gents have managed to scrounge up the 2.0.1 update package and put it online for manual updating.

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  • Sony Ericsson Satio back on sale, software update available

    Sony Ericsson Satio back on sale, software update available

    it may not be at the top of everyone's wishlist this holiday season, but it looks like those particularly taken with Sony Ericsson's smartphone are now back in luck after a brief suspension of sales. Of course, there's also now a software update available for current Satio owners, but details on it are fairly light apart from word that it improves "handset speeds and battery usage" and that it "fixes previous software issues." What's more, while retail availability may be a bit hit and miss as things get back up to speed, it seems that at least Phones 4u in the UK is now already selling the updated version of the phone, and it's even reporting strong sales from over the weekend.

    Sony Ericsson Satio back on sale, software update available originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 08 Dec 2009 16:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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