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Samsung has started rolling out the updates to Android ICS 4.0 for the Samsung Galaxy Note to users across Germany and Europe. The update would be pushed via OTA (over-the-air) or Samsung’s PC Suite Kies. The install package weighs 319MB in total, adds the ‘Premium Suite’ of apps as promised, Touch Wiz remains the core for ICS with minimal changes to the design and the New S Memo widget. The best way to start the upgrade is via PC, make sure you’ve taken a backup as well to avoid any issues.
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On the software enhancement front the Note has now much more to offer with apps specially tailored for the S-Pen that include S Note, Shape Match and My Story. The visual appearance remains almost the same, if you are well versed with the Gingerbread UI then you won’t feel much of a change, as Touch Whiz is the driving force even on the ICS front. I know that each one of is desperately waiting for update, if luck is on the go you might see the update notification to soon pop-up on your devices. Most of the folks across the European and German belt are already a part of the ICS marathon while others wait eagerly.
Information on carrier specific or region specific release date for the update is yet to be out, will keep you guys posted on the same. Lets hope for a speedy worldwide roll-out.
Dropbox for Android update has been rolled out, although the changelog states ‘Performance improvements and bug fixes’ as a part of the current release, the app adds support for file and folder level link sharing. For users who were already testing or using the beta release for the app would have already noticed the feature in place that allows users to share individual links for any file or folders. The timing for the update seems to be perfectly in place, while we suspect Big G’s new service i.e. ‘Google Drive’ for Android to be out very soon. Google would have to prove its self again to be the best by bringing a twist for its upcoming file sharing app by either integrating it towards all its verticals and services or by doing something ‘Magical’. The download link is right below, click, download and enjoy !
Download Dropbox for Android (2.1.3) from the Google Play Store
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Google+ for Android update adds support for rich web snippets and #hashtags. A big ask that users had for the earlier version of Google+ was to make the sharing experience for webpages as good as that of G+ for desktop with all the detailed info. The new version addresses this request and the feature actually works great. The update also brings in support for #hashtags, allowing in stream search capability for the most trending stuff. We won’t forget those minor bug fixes and performance improvements that roll out with each release to make the app better. Haven’t tried the app till date? The download link is right below!
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Download Google+ for Android Update from the Google Play Store
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The developers at Instagram seem to be working really hard, Instagram for Android has now got its second update rolled out within 48 Hrs. of its release. The update 1.02 addresses multiple issues that includes a fix for images being displayed too small, ‘file not found’ errors while trying to import photos from gallery, search fixes for HTC devices, and camera incompatibility and crash related issues. For most of us who have already downloaded the app can apply the update it via the Google Play Store for our smartphones and devices. If you face issues while updating, I would suggest a full reinstall of the application. Folks who have not yet tried or experienced Instagram for Android yet should surely give it a try and be a part of the photo-sharing buzz. If you have already updated the app, please share your feedback with us.
Download Instagram for Android Update 1.02 from the Google Play Store
Requires Android 2.2 or higher
Scan the QR Code or click the image to begin the download.