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OnePlus 3/3T: No updates after Android O

Those of you that are regular readers of this site know I am a OnePlus fanboy. I have had every device the company has produced; my favourite still is my ceramic OnePlus X. (despite there not being any support for this device, i,e, no more OS updates). My …

Latest YouTube update brings video editing.

The YouTube app has recently been updated, bringing changes to the user interface – now across the top of the screen are 3 tabs these being Home, Subscriptions and Account. From the Home tab you will be served up recommendations which are based on your watch history. Plus YouTube will now …

Pebble Time gets new update

For those of us who are sporting Pebble’s latest E-ink wonder, Thursday morning heralded a little surprise. Pebble’s app for Android prompted me to download and install a new update for my watch. Here is what Pebble have to say about the new software… Today’s update makes vibration intensity …

HTC to update Android on “flagship” handsets for 2 years

Good news for Android and some Windows Phone after a online Q&A revealed some juicy new details from HTC. First up, with Windows Phone 8X owners, HTC are working on an 8.1 upgrade as we speak. Secondly, if you’re looking to get a HTC Android device, the OS …

Problems with Samsung 4.3 updates

We are seeing reports that Samsung and networks are pulling the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3 and S4, due to the update causing severe problems. The S3 seems most affected and that is the update that is has currently been pulled by Samsung, but Sky are …

HTC One S Jellybean update out for Three customers

  Hot on the heels of the One X update, Three have started rolling out the 4.1 Jellybean update for One S devices now. This brings the smoothness of Android’s Project Butter and Google Now to the One S, so if you’ve got one, go and get the …

HTC are quickest to update handsets with the latest version of Android

  Android updates are a prickly subject – our own Ravi gets most impassioned about it – with what can best be described as a “varied” experience for most people in getting the latest version on their existing handset. On top of manufacturers taking their time, or sometimes …

Even Nexus updates need improving [opinion]

So you may have heard that Google have begun rolling out Android 4.1.2 for the Nexus 7 (last week) and the Galaxy Nexus (today). Great stuff, that’s why you buy a Nexus: to get the pure Android experience, with the instant updates directly from Google. Only it isn’t …

Opinion: Google, You have failed again!

At 5.30pm on Wednesday night I settled myself down to watch the keynote speech at Google I/o – Google’s developers conference (their very own version of WWDC.) There had been plenty of rumours about an upcoming OS release, a new tablet and Google TV. I watched as Android …

OS Updates and Fragmentation

While Android OEMs have continually shown a tendency to not support their handsets with updates, either promptly or at all, Apple have just announced that the 3GS will receive its 3rd major update with iOS 6. The fact that only 7% of devices accessing the Play Store are …

Lumia owners embraced by Nokia

Microsoft may have decided to leave us Lumia owners out in the cold regarding the Windows Phone 8 update but Nokia have come to our aid, with the warm and comforting shoulder that a good parent should do. As of June the 27th they will begin rolling out …

CoolSmartPhone Audio Updates!

Here at CoolSmartPhone we try to vary the way we bring content to you, either by text, picture galleries, live blogging from events or video reviews…. well we are pleased to announce the addition of Audio content to the site via AudioBoo. Using this tool we will be …

WP7 update on O2 being pushed out

For those of you that have a Windows Phone on the O2 network you’ll be pleased to hear that the 7.10.8107 update ( the disappearing keyboard update) is now being pushed out.  Whilst this is not a major update to the OS, its a welcome one as it shows that …

Editorial – Microsoft hands power back to the networks?

I’m worried, and I’ll tell you why. Back in 2002 Microsoft emailed me after reading some of the stuff I’d put on the web. The first Microsoft Smartphones were hitting the market and I’d added some critical but constructive posted about it. They respected this, and they wanted …

Samsung reveal Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade plans

 Well, it’s all good news, provided you’re not a Galaxy S owner. The plans for the Android 4.0 roll out have been detailed here. It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S isn’t on the initial batch of devices which are being scheduled for the update.. The ICS-upgradable …

The state of Android updates

The issue of software updates has always been a topic that has raised much discussion among fanboys users and is a stick that iOS lovers have often used to beat their Android counterparts with. I personally believe that for all of Apple’s faults, one area where they’ve indisputably …

Orange Xperia neo owners getting Android 2.3.4

Check for updates if you’ve got a Sony Ericsson Xperia neo on Orange. We’re hearing that Android 2.3.4 has just arrived and there’s a few extra Orange apps too. It’s taken a number of months since other neo handsets started receiving the update. We’d like to hear your …

Android 2.3 coming to the X10 from August

There were some early delays and to updates on the X10 devices last year but, following an announcement last month, Android 2.3 updates are set to roll from August. The “generic” devices (those which aren’t direct from a network / carrier) will be first with others to follow …

Participating partner devices to get latest Android upgrades for 18 months

A rather surprising point mentioned during the Google I/O event is this… We’re jointly announcing that new devices from participating partners will receive the latest Android platform upgrades for 18 months after the device is first released, as long as the hardware allows…and that’s just the beginning. Stay …