Android OTA Device Updates Weekly

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – May 16th Edition

May 16, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

Galaxy Camera on AT&T gets Update to Android 4.1.2

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For owners of the one and only Galaxy Camera running on AT&T, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s recently got a 190MB update to Android 4.1.2. This brings the software version up to build GC100UCAMD4 and apparently brings with it stability fixes and speed improvements. If you haven’t received the update and you still can’t pull it down, swing by AT&T’s website to see if there’s any help there.

Galaxy Note II on AT&T Gets Improved Radio in OTA Update

Featured: The Samsung Galaxy Note II Coming To Sprint October 25th

If you’ve been experiencing slow WiFi speeds with your Note II from AT&T, then this update is the one to look out for. The update doesn’t come with a changelog – thanks AT&T – but users have reported a sharp increase in WiFi Speeds. This is down to the new radio included in the update and there are some general enhancements along for the ride as well. You should have received this update already, if not, head on over to settings and see if you can’t download this sucker. It’s a 69MB update.

T-Mobile Update Their Galaxy S III To Android 4.1.2

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Well, despite the fact that this took so long to be rolled out, it’s good to see it at long last. Android 4.1.2 is now rolling out to T-Mobile users, it brings the software version up to T999UVDMD5 and you’ve have to be on build T999UVDLJC to pull the update down. The update is around 168MB and you can grab it either through KIES or over-the-air, just don’t be rooted, m’kay? This isn’t an update just about Android 4.1.2 though, major features include the following:

  • Multi-Window
  • Auto-pairing via NFC
  • enhanced Camera options
  • Sound Balance
  • Paper Artist
  • Samsung Gallery
  • Blocking Mode
  • Easy Mode

Motorola’s XOOM 4G LTE to Get Android 4.1 Soon

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This is pretty ridiculous when you think about it, that the LTE version of the XOOM does still not have Jelly Bean. The device is supported by the AOSP up to Android 4.1 so, there’s really not too much work that Moto have to do, right? Either way, Droid-Life recently got their hands on a soak test invite to see what the update was all about. So, if you’ve still got a XOOM on 4G LTE and you’ve not moved on to a custom ROM, it looks like you’re finally going to get Android 4.1…sometime.

Sony Xperia ION Jelly Bean Update Coming Soon

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The Xperia ION has had a rough time, it was the US version of the Xperia S, just for AT&T and it arguably didn’t look as good as the S. It was also overshadowed by other phone releases quite quickly. Nevertheless, an update to Android 4.1 has leaked out for the device and there’s some progress over at XDA but, it doesn’t look like something for the faint of heart. If a ROM has leaked out, it means that an update can’t be too behind, which is nice to know, right? Anyone using an ION? Reach out to us in the comments!

Sprint Release First OTA for HTC One

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HTC One owners on Sprint will be getting an OTA notification at any moment now, signalling the update to software version  1.29.651.10. This is a very minor update, and the main focus from Sprint here is to improve the sensitivity of the capacitive buttons at the bottom of the device. As well as this there is an updated version of the Sprint Zone app, and some mysterious “BlinkFeed) Unfortunately, there’s no word on the camera improvements that international One devices saw some time ago.

LG’s Google TVs to Get Jelly Bean Update Q3

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While Google did not announce anything new for Google TV, they did update the platform underneath it all to Android 4.2.2, which should enable developers to do more with the platform. Of course, this should also bring a considerable speed boost. The update has been confirmed to be hitting LG Google TVs from Q3 onwards, huzzah!