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Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly – July 24th Edition

July 24, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

AT&T Put The Brakes on Original Moto X Android 5.1 Update

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The original Moto X on AT&T was happily swimming in the bliss of Android 5.1 Lollipop not too long ago. Until that was AT&T pulled the update due to some issues here and there. We have the full details on what went wrong here, but it looks as though it was some sort of contacts issue. This has been disappointing for AT&T and Moto X customers, but hopefully they’re working quickly on a fresh update to be rolled out.

Android 5.1.1 Rolling Out to Xperia Z3

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Android 5.1.1 has been announced for the majority of Sony’s Xperia lineup, and as is often the case the newest devices are first in line. The update to Android 5.1.1 is hitting the Xperia Z3, both D6603 and D6653 models, with a version number of 23.4.A.0.546 this week. The Xperia Z2 should quickly follow suit with the same version, and it will trickle further down the line as July winds to a close.

Android 5.1 Heads to Dell Venue 8 7840

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The Venue 8 7840 is one hell of a sleek tablet from Dell, and while they finally offered up Android 5.0 not too long ago, they’re already back with Android 5.1. This is a good sign from Dell, and could mean that they’re starting to think of Android tablets a little more seriously. Either way, the update to Android 5.1.1 brings with it the usual tricks and Dell is adding in better microSD card support as well.

Lenovo’s S60 Gets Lollipop Update

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While Lenovo doesn’t have the best track record for updates over the years, their mid-range S60 is getting treated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop this week. At over 1GB in size, this is an update for the WiFi users out there. It appears to be heading out across parts of Europe, and should be with everyone shortly.

AT&T Brings Small Update to Galaxy Note 4

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The Galaxy Note 5 might be looming overhead, but there’s plenty left in the Galaxy Note 4. AT&T is bringing a small update to the device that adds some security and some AT&T stuff. More info found here.

NVIDIA SHIELD Portable Gets Android 5.1.1

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The original NVIDIA SHIELD is getting updated to Android 5.1 this week, which brings it in line with the newer SHIELD Tablet and adds some extra polish to the Android gaming handheld. Chief among them is Chromecast support, which kicks Miracast to the kerb, and allows you to cast from the SHIELD. The new features are nice here, and things like Twitch have been updated as well. More info available from NVIDIA here.