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Blu Adopts Google OTA Software After Chinese Back Door Controversy

Smartphone company Blu came under the radar after its Blu R1 HD was found to transmit personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Blu was fast to react to the issue, and released a software update that apparently stopped the transfer of data. Furthermore, Amazon stopped listing the unit on its site for purchase. Now, ... Read More »

Android Nougat Compatibility Document Attempts to Reduce Hardware, Software Fragmentation

  The Android Compatibility Definition Document (or CDD) has been a set of rules and guidelines that manufacturers need to follow if they want their Android devices to work with Google’s core suite of apps, including Google Play. In the past, Google has used the CDD to ensure manufacturers do not modify certain crucial features the company has baked into ... Read More »

BlackBerry in Software Deal With Ford, First With an Automaker

BlackBerry Ltd has signed a deal to work directly with Ford Motor Co to expand the carmaker’s use of its QNX secure operating system, the Canadian technology company said on Monday, as Ford develops increasingly automated vehicles. The deal with Ford is the first BlackBerry has done directly with a major automaker, though it currently sells its technology to auto ... Read More »

Google Pixel, Pixel XL to Get Software Fix for Lens Flare Camera Issue in Coming Weeks

At the time of Pixel smartphones’ launch, Google made headlines by saying that the camera on these phones is the best in its class. This is why when users find an issue with these cameras; it becomes important for the company to address it as fast as possible. Google representative who goes by the name ‘IsaacOnCamera’ has acknowledged the issue ... Read More »

BlackBerry to Stop Making Smartphones, Focus on Software Business

  BlackBerry Ltd. reported fiscal second-quarter sales that missed analyst estimates and said it will stop making its iconic smartphones and focus on its software business. The shares rose in premarket trading in New York. Key points Fiscal second-quarter earnings per share, excluding some items, was flat, compared with analysts’ average estimate of a loss of 5 cents. Revenue in ... Read More »

Huawei Commits to 24 Months of Security, Software Updates for Its Devices

In order to strengthen its customer service, Huawei has announced that it will roll out regular and timely software updates to all Huawei devices for 24 months – this includes its Honor brand. After the device purchase, Huawei Device USA’s e-commerce customer acquisition manager Taylor Wimberly said that the updates would come in frequently for the first year, at least ... Read More »

Sony Says Will Issue QuadRooter Fixes to Its Devices via Software Updates

Earlier this week, security researchers reported that Qualcomm-based Android devices were exposed to attack by the ‘QuadRooter’ vulnerability, affecting nearly 900 million devices. Now, Sony has said that the QuadRooter security fix for its smartphones will come through regular software maintenance and has advised users to upgrade their devices regularly. To recall, if the QuadRooter vulnerabilities are exploited, attackers can ... Read More »

Nextbit Robin Ember Colour Variant Launched; August Software Update Detailed

Nextbit has launched a new colour variant for its cloud-based Robin smartphone. The Ember colour variant will be made available in limited quantities via Flipkart beginning next week. The limited edition variant has already gone up for sale in the US on the company website at $299 (approximately Rs. 20,100). Nextbit asserts that this colour variant is just available till ... Read More »

iOS 10: Apple Urges Organ Donation via New iPhone Software

Apple on Tuesday announced that the coming version of software for iPhones will include an easy way for people in the US to become organ donors. The California-based technology giant said that it collaborated with Donate Live America on a feature in an iPhone Health app that will let users sign up to donate eyes, organs or tissue after the ... Read More »

Apple Unveils Host of software program upgrades at WWDC 2016

Apple kicked off its annual software program developer conference with an synthetic intelligence improve for Siri, its digital assistant, in addition to new software program functions for different devices and an overhaul of its song service. CEO Tim cook dinner opened the occasion with a moment of mirrored image for the Sunday mass taking pictures in Orlando, Florida. He referred ... Read More »