Apple's first wearable, the Apple Watch, was announced back in September, but the company left plenty disappointed by saying the actual launch of the product would not happen until 2015. The actual launch date is still not clear, but it is expected for April and there were some good reasons why Apple waited. Chief among those was to allow develop interest to grow, a plan that seems to have worked.
HTC's aging One M7 is starting to get its upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop, at least if you have the unlocked and Developer Edition version. Now, users of the handset rocking the European version will also be treated to the latest and greatest on their One M7, a smartphone that is now nearly two years old.
In one week's time the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be out in the wild and we will all be discussing whether it is the device to help the company in its most testing period in years. It is accepted that Samsung has to change some things, which is why the South Korean giant is expected to unveil a radical overhaul of its flagship series.
US carrier AT&T has started sending out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the 2014 second generation Motorola Moto X. The update is being sent by the company now and should be arriving on your device in the form of a notification. As always, the update is in stage, so you may gave to wait a couple of days depending on where you are located.
Verizon subscribers should be feeling pretty happy this week if they are rocking the LG G3. The largest carrier in the United States is now rolling out Android 5.0.1 to LG's current flagship with the software version number VS98523A.
Blackberry is rolling out a major software update in the form of Blackberry 10.3.1 (BB 10.3.1). The upgrade is arriving simultaneously around the globe and is available on a multitude of the company?s current smartphones. If you are rocking a the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Q10 or the BlackBerry Q5, you can get the update. It is also rolling out to the Porsche Design P'9982 and the Porsche Design P'9983.
While the focus of Android has been updating to 5.0 Lollipop for smartphones and tablet, there is also some new software coming for Android Wear smartphones. The build Android Wear 5.0.2 is rolling out to the platform's core devices, the Samsung Gear Live, Motorola Moto 360, and the LG G Watch R.
A lot of flagship smartphones are already updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop, while others are receiving their upgrade in the coming weeks. Sony has been pretty quiet regarding when the Xperia Z3 will receive the latest and greatest of Google's software. The company confirmed when Android launched that the Z3 would get it, but since then nothing has happened. That looks as though it will change pretty soon though.
Sprint has confirmed that it is currently sending out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its customers running the LG G3 flagship smartphone. The update is available OTA and comes with a slew of new features, such as the bunch of new additions in the Android Lollipop experience. Those include Android TV support, Lollipop Material Design, Project Volta improved battery life, and enhancements to notifications and a new "Recent Apps" menu.
Nokia's fantastic HERE Maps is a true rival to Google Maps and it of course comes with offline navigation. However, it has only been making tentative steps into the Android space in beta form... until now that is. A new major update for the Android version of the apps takes it from the beta stage and it is now a full release app.