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NVIDIA’s Shield TV Experience 9.0.2 update is rolling out with a ton of bug fixes

A couple of months since NVIDIA rolled out the Shield Experience 9.0 to its Shield TV boxes a new update is available to download which brings a number of bug fixes to smooth out the issues caused by the previous release. Shield Experience 9.0.2 doesn’t seem to add any new features as such, but Shield […]

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The next Google System Update will begin rolling out on April 1st (really)

As April looms on the horizon with its silly tradition of pranks and outrageous stories, Google has released the details on its latest System Update which brings a bunch of fixes and new features for the Play Service and Google Play functions that perform a myriad of functions behind the scenes on your Android smartphone. […]

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The Android 12 update is actually rolling out to the LG Velvet

LG canned its mobile phone business in early 2021 but as it promised, it’s still rolling out updates to the handsets it had already sold. The latest such phone to get updated is the Velvet whose Android 12 OS upgrade is rolling out in South Korea. Having promised that the Velvet would receive a trio […]

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Twitter ditches its tabbed timeline mere days after rolling it out

Just days after introducing a feature that made an algorithmically-generated feed the default for iOS users, Twitter is changing things back to the way they were before. “We heard you,” the company said. “Some of you always want to see latest tweets first. We’ve switched the timeline back and removed the tabbed experience for now while we explore other options.”

If didn’t follow the controversy Twitter created for itself, it all started last year when the company began testing a new tabbed interface for switching between its algorithmically-generated “Home” feed and reverse-chronolgical “Latest” feed. On March 10th, the company began rolling out the feature to iOS, promising it would come to its Android app and web client soon after. But what many people found, and ended up complaining about, was that the feature would default their feed to the algorithmic one every time they opened the app.

This isn’t the first time an internet company has rolled back a feature, but it shows that many people still want a chronological feed and dislike it when companies try to take that functionality away from them. When it comes to Twitter, there’s a case to be made that many people come to the platform to get first-hand accounts and information when there’s breaking news. So making that version of the website difficult to access isn’t doing anyone any favors.

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Google is rolling out a rapid Air Raid Alerts System for all Android phones in Ukraine

By now you are probably aware of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which is resulting in a huge humanitarian crisis in the country and widespread devastation caused by Russia’s indiscriminate bombing of civilian areas. It’s shocking, shameful, and has resulted in millions of Ukrainians trying to cross the border into friendly nations such as Poland and […]

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Here’s the changelog for this month’s System Update which will begin rolling out on February 8th

February’s System Update is already upon us, bringing bug fixes and new features to the Google Play Store. There’s a single critical fix present but other than that there isn’t too much to get excited about. We’ve got the changelog for you below: February 2022 Critical Fixes [Phone] Bug fixes for device connectivity, developer services, […]

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Surface Duo users rejoice – the Android 11 update is finally rolling out!

Today is a day of wonderment and joy for the owners of the original Surface Duo because after languishing on Android 10 since it launched, Microsoft’s foldable device is finally getting its Android 11 update that was supposed to roll out before the end of 2021. The Android 11 OTA is rolling out to unlocked […]

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Google Play Games for Windows is rolling out in beta – coming to the US “soon”

There’s big news afoot in the Android gaming world with the announcement that Google Play Games is coming to PCs, and is actually already rolling out in beta form in three countries. Google says that it aims to provide a seamless gaming experience whether you are gaming on a PC or mobile device. Google Play […]

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The Google Stadia app is finally rolling out to selected LG Smart TVs

It’s almost eleven months since LG announced that its smart TV’s would gain access to Google’s Stadia but the day has finally come. Those with LG Smart TVs running WebOS 5.0 and 6.0 are now able to install the Stadia app on their televisions and gain access to AAA gaming titles without needing to buy […]

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Android 11 is finally rolling out to the ASUS ROG Phone 2

We could say that it’s taken a while for ASUS to roll out the Android 11 update to the ROG Phone 2 but that would be an understatement. In fact, it’s been something of an age considering that Samsung is already updating its Galaxy S21 series to stable Android 12/One UI 4.0. Still, substantially late […]

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Niantic’s ‘Pikmin Bloom’ mobile game starts rolling out

Pokémon Go's creator has a new augmented reality mobile game, and this time, it's all about Pikmin. Niantic is now rolling out Pikmin Bloom worldwide, starting with Singapore and Australia where it's already live. Similar to Pokémon Go, you'll have to go out and interact with the real world enjoy the game. It's really more of a fun and colorful companion for daily walks or hikes, though, since it doesn't have battles and doesn't have the incentive of catching rare monsters like Pokémon Go does. 

In Pikmin Bloom, you'll find seedlings when you walk that you can pick up and grow into plant-like creatures that'll follow you around. The more you walk, the more Pikmin you can pluck and the more Pikmin will follow you around. Onscreen, you're depicted as a Mii avatar, with a bunch of creatures walking behind you and making more flowers bloom along your path. You'll also be able to collect items on your walks, including clothes Pikmin can wear and fruit you can feed your creatures to make flowers bloom on their heads.

Niantic CEO John Hanke said in the game's video announcement that the flowers the Pikmin make can be viewed by other players, so you can create shared gardens with your neighbors. Pikmin Bloom is now live for Android and iOS in Singapore and Australia, and it will be arriving in more countries and regions "shortly."

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The Android 11 and One UI 3.0 update is rolling out to the Galaxy S20 series on Verizon

Samsung has been running an Android 11/ One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 series over the past month or so and now it’s showing some love for the Verizon versions of the handsets in the form of a stable release of the new software. Yup, this isn’t a beta, it’s the real […]

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There’s a new One UI 3.0 beta firmware rolling out to the Galaxy S20 with bugfixes galore

Samsung’s One UI 3.0 beta program for the Galaxy S20 (and other models) is currently on the go and new improved firmware has just begun rolling out with bug fixes galore. The latest One UI 3.0 firmware, based on Android 11 of course, carries build number G98xxKSU1ZTK7 and is now being sent out via OTA. […]

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Early access invites to Amazon Luna are rolling out, are you one of the lucky few?

The battle of the cloud gaming services is warming up with early access invites to Amazon Luna rolling out to a chosen few. After admitting that it was ‘overwhelmed’ by the response for invitation requests, Amazon says that more players will be invited over the coming months. Those lucky enough to receive an invite will […]

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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Nokia 3.1 and 5.1

We all know that pie goes stale which means it’s good news for Nokia 3.1 and 5.1 owners because the Android 10 update is finally rolling out to the two affordable handsets after originally being slated to be upgraded back in Q2 of 2020. As announced on Twitter by Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer […]

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[Updated: Now rolling out in the US] Samsung’s Android 11-based One UI 3.0 public beta for the Galaxy S20 Series is live

Galaxy S20 owners in South Korea woke up to a tasty treat this morning in the form of the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta program that has just gone live in the region. After a closed beta aimed at helping developers prepare their apps for the new version of Samsung’s One UI, the public […]

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Dark mode is finally rolling out to Google Chat

There is good news for G Suite users who communicate with team members via the Chat app in the form of the addition of dark mode to save your eyes from the blinding white light known as Google’s Material Design. Dark mode for the Chat app will roll out in the next fifteen days to […]

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Android 10 is finally rolling out to the Moto G7 Play*

Having been marooned on Android 9 Pie since the handset launched in early 2019, it looks like the day has finally come* where Moto G7 Play owners will see their phones get the Android 10 update. The use of an asterisk should warn you of the caveat to come, namely that Motorola is currently only […]

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OxygenOS update begins rolling out to the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro in select countries

It’s time for another slight upgrade for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The latest version of OxygenOS is beginning to roll out to the latest high-end OnePlus phones with a few new features and enhancements. We’ll go over what’s new and when you can expect it on your phone. OnePlus 8 Pro OxygenOS […]

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Facebook’s redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone

After the better part of a year, Facebook has started rolling out its redesigned desktop website to all of its users. The company announced today it plans to complete the rollout over the "next few weeks." Moving forward, "The New Facebook" will be t…
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WhatsApp rolling out eight-way video calls

After years of capping video calls at only four participants, Facebook has finally deemed this socially-isolating time as a sign to upgrade video call sizes. A fact I found extremely limiting when I recently began using Facebook-owned WhatsApp to stay in touch with family while (briefly) overseas was the limit to only three other people […]

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Facebook’s Dark Mode rolling out now

Here’s some good news during the current Coronavirus-driven global pandemic: Facebook is finally rolling out its Dark Mode user interface for users across the globe. To start out, this is going to be for the desktop only. If you get the update (being pushed out server-side), you’ll get a prompt asking you if you’d like […]

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Stable EMUI 10 is now rolling out to Huawei’s P30 and Mate 30 series via OTA

After showing a roadmap of when it would begin rolling out beta versions of its Android 10-based EMUI 10 to a range of handsets, Huawei has begun rolling out stable builds of the new software to its P30 and Mate 20 series of smartphones. Those with global versions of the P30 and Mate 20 series […]

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Latest Android 10 beta (with January 2020 security patch) is rolling out to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+

Samsung managed to pip Google to rolling out the December security patch a few weeks ago and now it’s included the January 2020 patch in the third Android 10/One UI 2.0 beta that is rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Besides next month’s security patch, the update also includes a number of bugfixes. […]

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Android 10 is now rolling out to the Nokia 7.1

When it comes to software updates some brands such as OnePlus, Samsung, and even Huawei are diligently pushing out Android 10 betas and stable OTAs, and then we have the flip side of the coin that borders on the ridiculous such as Android Pie having only recently begun rolling out to the HTC U11 on […]

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Android 10 finally rolling out to Nokia 9 PureView

Android 10 is finally making its way to Nokia 9 PureView owners everywhere. If you haven’t gotten the update yet, you should get the notification soon, or you can try and trigger the update manually. Android 10 brings many of Android’s most anticipated features to the Nokia 9 PureView — you get access to things […]

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Samsung does it again with December security update rolling out before Google

Samsung has been acing their security update support in recent years and they’ve now begun rolling out the new December security update to some phones before even Google, again. Samsung has been steadily improving their update game over the last few years, with the delay between Google’s releases and Samsung’s updates shrinking from over half […]

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Nokia welcomes Android 10 (Go Edition) – updates to begin rolling out from Q1 2020

Just a day after Google announced the Android 10 (Go Edition) that brings a slew of improvements for entry-level devices, Nokia has stated that it will begin updating its Nokia Go handsets starting Q1 2020. Nokia’s statement of intent shouldn’t come as much surprise considering that it’s garnered quite the reputation for timeous updates to […]

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New whiteout Play Store with bottom tabs rolling out

The latest of Google’s UI refreshes has yielded a whiteout for the Google Play Store to likely receive a dark mode soon, a bottom tab bar, and a few small tweaks. Well, the newest UI refresh for one of Google’s apps is here, and as with all of them it has made a Google app […]

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One UI begins rolling out to the Samsung’s Galaxy S9/S9+ on Verizon

  It’s pretty rare that we ever see Verizon deploy Android updates before other carriers, but it looks like they’ve worked with Samsung to give the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ a timely experience with the latest One UI updates. Both of those devices are reportedly receiving OTA updates from the carrier right now. This […]

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Twitter starts rolling out simplified web interface to some users

Don't be surprised if Twitter looks very different on the web in the near future. The social network has started rolling out a previously teased web redesign that, for starters, boasts a much simpler look — the three-column view is gone in favor of…
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Wear OS 2.3 begins rolling out via OTA

Besides a re-branding from Android Wear, 2018 saw Wear OS receive some much-needed attention from Google with a couple of updates and a slightly newer processor (Snapdragon Wear 3100) for the wearable platform. Now, it seems that Wear OS v2.3 is in the process of rolling out via OTA. According to DroidLife, the Montblanc Summit 2, Fossil Sport, and some TicWatch smartwatches […]

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Google begins rolling out spam protection for Messages

Google has been rumored to deploy spam protection in Android’s default Messages app for some time now, and it looks like that feature is finally going live, at least for some users. Not everyone has it yet, but with so many people starting to see it pop up it shouldn’t take too long before it’s […]

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Facebook starts rolling out Messenger’s ‘unsend’ feature

Facebook didn't take long to roll out Messenger's unsend feature, although it may be a while before you have the option of correcting missteps in your part of the world. Unsending is now available in Messenger's Android and iOS apps in Bolivia, Colo…
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Google’s digital wellbeing tools for YouTube are finally rolling out

Back at Google I/O this year, Google announced some digital wellbeing tools for YouTube and Android. Now that Android 9 Pie is official we have access to some of those system-wide tools, but the YouTube update has been elusive all year. It’s finally starting to roll out, though, so you’ll soon be able to keep […]

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MoviePass rolling out changes to service, plans IMAX, 3D movie access by Labor Day

Over the last week MoviePass started rolling out an unwelcome change to its service – surge pricing for popular titles at popular times. Called Peak Pricing, MoviePass will tack on an extra $ 2 – $ 6 surcharge for moviegoers who insist on seeing the titles during these especially popular times. The move is part of an […]

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Incognito mode for YouTube rolling out with latest update

Earlier this year signs surfaced indicating Google was working on an incognito mode for YouTube. As spotted during testing, the new mode was designed to be similar to what Google did with Chrome’s incognito mode in that the app will not retain the watch and search history. With the latest update for YouTube that started […]

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Google Pay redesigns its web app, rolling out now

Google Pay has had a pretty busy year, including a name change and some heavy redesigning, at least on the mobile side of things. The desktop site for Google Pay has been left behind, though, although it did keep the new branding instead of Android Pay. Google’s not that inconsistent, come on. Anyway, the website […]

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OxygenOS update rolling out for OnePlus 5 and 5T

This past weekend OnePlus announced they were rolling out a small but important update the OxygenOS operating system for the OnePlus 5 and the OnePlus 5T smartphones. Although the update is small, it does include an important security update. According to OnePlus, the update brings OxygenOS up to version 5.1.3. The security issue OnePlus addresses […]

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Android P Developer Preview 3 is rolling out, and factory images are live

Google has released the third Developer Preview of Android P, which means you should be getting an OTA update if you’re in the beta program very soon. If you want to manually get things going, factory images are live, too. The factory images were the first sign of the updated build, although the OTA came […]

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YouTube Music starts rolling out today: 6 reasons you’re gonna like it

Last week we announced the new YouTube Music. Today, we’re excited to start rolling out early access of the new YouTube Music in the U.S., Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. To be the first to know when it’s available for you, head to music.youtube.com/coming-soon.
Here are six reasons we think you’re gonna like it:

  1. It’s ALL here. Not just music videos, but official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube.
  2. Recommendations built for you. A home screen that dynamically adapts to provide recommendations based on what you’ve played before, where you are and what you’re doing. At the gym workin’ on that fitness? Escaping during your commute? The right music is right here, built just for you.
  3. Thousands of playlists across any genre, mood or activity. Try “Blogged 50” to discover new music or “Indie Under Pressure” to get the heart rate going.
  4. Smart search so we’ll find the song, even if you can’t remember what it’s called. “That rap song with flute”? We got you. You can also search by lyrics (even if they’re wrong). It’s “Starbucks lovers,” right?
  5. The hottest videos. We’ll keep you on top of what’s hot! The hottest videos in the world right now are right there, on their own dedicated Hotlist screen. Today in the U.S., it features Anderson.Paak, Jessie Reyez, and G-Eazy.
  6. No internet? No problem. Paid members can download music and listen ad-free and in the background. Plus, your Offline Mixtape automatically downloads songs you love just in case you forgot to.

To the Google Play Music users out there, nothing will change – you’ll still be able to access and add to all of your purchased music, uploads and playlists in Google Play Music just like always. For additional information on what we announced last week, be sure to check out our blog.

We can’t wait for music fans across the globe to get their hands on YouTube Music! If you’re interested in learning more and getting access, head to music.youtube.com/coming-soon.

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Twitter’s slowly rolling out its new Tweetstorm feature

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that should help you rant and rave about your favorite topics, which apparently we’re calling a Tweetstorm. The feature was reportedly in testing before now, but the social network is slowly beginning to push it out for more public users. The change, at least on the Android app, […]

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Introducing kid profiles, new parental controls, and a new exciting look for kids, which will begin rolling out today!

After talking to parents all over, we know that kids who love the YouTube Kids app are getting older and want a platform that’ll grow with them. Whether kids are watching Monster High, DC Kids, LEGO, learning their ABCs, or picking up the latest tricks in Minecraft, we want YouTube Kids to help. Here’s what’s new with YouTube Kids:

When you sign in with your Google account, you get:

  • Kid profiles to customize your kids’ experience: Now you can create a profile for each of your kids. Even better, kid profiles work across all different devices!
  • App design tailored to your kid’s age: When you enter a date of birth on the kid profile, YouTube Kids changes the way the app looks. Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens.
  • A new setup process: The new app parent setup process will give you detailed information to help you make the right choices for your family before your kids use the app.
  • Passcode for kids: Kids can set a secret passcode to get into their profile (and keep their brother or sister out). Don’t worry, you can always override their passcode.

Remember, our systems work hard to filter out more mature content from the app. But no system is perfect. If you find a video that you think should not be in the app, you can block it and flag it for review. This helps make YouTube Kids better for everyone.

YouTube Kids is now live in 37 countries, has more than 70 billion views in the app, and more than 11 million weekly active viewers.

We’re looking at ways to build an even better experience for families. Coming soon, we’ll give parents the option to have more content available in the app experience for their child. Our team is working to identify the most relevant content categories for tweens to make the app even more awesome.

*Not available in all markets. Kid profiles are available in the following markets: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, United States, Zimbabwe.

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Essential rolling out new system build, camera update for Essential Phone

After a rocky road to get from device leaks and teasers to announcement and finally to taking actual orders, the team at Essential is working to prove to customers and the market that they can in fact keep up with the speed of the smartphone market and consumer expectations. Essential has already promised to make […]

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Android O, likely to be named Oreo, begins rolling out on August 21

Google just announced that Android O will be released on Monday. Alongside the solar eclipse happening on August 21 in the United States, the latest version of Android will be released globally. A live-stream from New York City will commence at 2:40PM ET, showing both the solar eclipse and everything Android O has to offer. […]

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WhatsApp updates out of beta, rolling out to users

WhatsApp has been working on some updates to make the communications platform a bit more useful and a little bit easier to use. Several of these new features have been available to beta testers, but the final version started rolling out to regular customers as of a couple days ago. The updates includes improvements to […]

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Apple’s iOS 10.3 update is finally rolling out to the iPhone, iPad, and more

After a lengthy beta, Apple officially released iOS 10.3. Here is what is new and notable about the latest operating system for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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Google is rolling out “Instant Tethering” to make it easier to tether from an Android device

Google is set to make it a whole lot easier to tether Android devices — the company is currently rolling out “Instant Tethering” to Google Play Services, which will allow users to quickly and easily tether devices connected to a Google account.

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Android 7.0 Nougat begins rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

We’ve been eagerly awaiting an official release of Android 7.0 to Samsung’s latest flagship line, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s taken a couple of months, but the update is finally ready for the masses. This update follows just a couple months after Samsung tested out a beta on their devices, which really […]

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Vodafone UK now rolling out Wi-Fi calling update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Vodafone UK has started pushing out a rather unexpected update to all its carrier-branded models of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in the United Kingdom. This upgrade carries support for the operator’s fairly new Wi-Fi calling service, which authorizes users to place calls via the Internet when they have no cellular signal without incurring any extra charges.

Unfortunately, you will need to be a subscriber of either a Pay Monthly Red, Red Value, Red+ or Business Premier plan to use the Wi-Fi calling platform. You’ll also need to ensure that your device was bought directly from Vodafone because if you purchased it from a third-party company, it won’t bundle the correct drivers for the feature to work. Other than these two provisos, using the service couldn’t be easier. Simply install the upgrade, then text the word “CALLING” to 97888 to enable it.

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