Samsung has finally gotten around to rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It's just as well really as the current flagships are about to be replaced by the Galaxy S7 range at the end of February at MWC. So, at least many Galaxy S6 owners will have Marshmallow by then.
We have never been big fans of the LG Smart Notice, a widget that has been included on most of the company's devices over the last few years. The widget offers updates and notifications regarding numerous services and on board functions, but it has never really worked as well as LG would want it to. If you own an LG G3, the Smart Notice is much more problematic than not working well, however.
The Sprint variant of the HTC One M8 will be receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow today according to Mo Versi, the VP of product management at HTC and the guy who always drops this kind of news. He says the technical details have been approved for the HTC One M8 and the special Harmon Kardon edition of the handset on Sprint.
HTC says it will start rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the T-Mobile variant of the One M8 on Jan. 25th, what is expected to be the last major Android update that the handset gets.
BlackBerry has already confirmed that there will be no new hardware this year running the BB10 operating system, and unless something changes we may never see hardware running the company's proprietary platform ever again. However, the Canadian manufacturer is not turning its back on BB10 and will continue to maintain and update the platform for existing devices, starting with the next upgrade.
Microsoft has launched a new app on Android that specializes in finding other Microsoft built apps on Android, its entitled Microsoft Apps. While the idea of the company still giving software to another platform still feels novel, Microsoft has actually been pumping apps out on Android for some time. Pumping them out is a solid description too as Microsoft Apps shows that the company has 80 different applications in the Google Play Store.
BlackBerry has issued an update for unlocked and AT&T versions of the Android running Priv flagship smartphone. The update allowed the Canadian company to enhance some of its apps in the Google Play Store, while the new software also squashes some bugs and improves the general performance and stability of the Priv for those who own it.
The Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Employee Edition is getting updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, further highlighting that Motorola?s Marshmallow roll out is in full swing. The Employee Edition is the variant of the handset that is given to Verizon employees, the largest carrier in the United States offers the DROID Turbo 2 exclusively.
BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is perhaps the clearest evidence of how BlackBerry has changed in recent years. Once one of the company's core features and one that it kept to its own platform, BBM has since moved to be a cross platform service and has been eclipsed by other messenger services. That said, BBM still has tens of millions of users across iOS and Android and the former of those platforms is seeing its BBM app get an update.
Motorola is one of the companies we can rely on to update its handsets to the latest Android builds in quick and efficient fashion, so it was hardly a surprise when the company detailed its update schedule in the wake of Android 6.0 Marshmallow's launch.