Android OTA Device Updates Weekly

Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – July 18th Edition

July 18, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

T-Mobile Continues Android 4.1.2 Update for Optimus L9 

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Boost Mobile Rolls Out Android 4.1.2 to HTC One SV

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HTC are often behind when it comes to updates, and the carriers don’t help matters but, Boost Mobile is finally getting round to upgrading the HTC One SV to Android 4.1.2. The update will bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the device, as well as Sense 4+ that debuted on the One X+ last year. The update will leave the device at software version 2.06.653.5, and comes in at 411MB – which means you really should download over WiFi to keep that data allowance. Overall, this should be a welcome boost to the device, and hopefully many of you have already updated.

HTC Butterfly Gets Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5

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Kicking off another wave of updates from HTC is the Butterfly, that’s just been treated to Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5. Of course, the Butterfly is a device for the Far East market but, it is good to see HTC finally wising up when it comes to updates. The update brings Sense 5 with it, and so brings much of the software up to par with the HTC One, with some tweaks and changes all around. This could be a sign that an update is coming to the Droid DNA soon, as they’re pretty much the same phone.

T-Mobile Update Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 to turn on LTE

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Right about now is a pretty decent time to be a T-Mobile customer, with impressive upgrade plans and an LTE rollout in the works. Well, if you bought a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on T-Mobile, then you might have a pretty good reason to keep hold of it a little longer. T-Mobile has just sent out an OTA update that breathes life into the dormant LTE radio inside Samsung’s tablet. The update is around 70MB and afterwards you’ll be able to get access to T-Mobile LTE – depending on whether or not you can find it.

Android 4.2.2 Rolls Out Across Europe for the HTC One

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Here’s a little something for our International readers now. HTC are now rolling out the update to Android 4.2.2 further a field in Europe. The UK should already have it, but Spain and Ireland are getting in on the action as well. Updates of course depend on your carrier, so it’s worth asking them over Twitter or even over the phone. The 4.2.2 update to the One adds lockscreen widgets and of course the toggles that debuted with the Nexus 4 last year.

Verizon Stratosphere II Gets Substantial Bug Fix Update

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We’ll forgive you not remembering this phone exists, as it’s safe to say it’s a pretty “niche” product, with a QWERTY-leyboard and middling specs. However, Verizon like to keep their devices up-to-date and the Stratosphere II is no exception. The bug fix update is about to roll out really soon, and comes in at around 91MB, some of the tweaks and fixes are above.

HTC One Gets HD Voice on Sprint

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Unfortunately, Sprint users will still be waiting for Android 4.2.2 once this update has come and gone, as this is just small update to bring HD Voice to Sprint’s variant. That’s about it really, the software version will be updated to 1.31.651.2 and you’ll get some changes to how ringtones are displayed, apparently. What fun!