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TECHNOLOGY

The “Check for Update” button finally works on Pixel phones with Google Play Services 12.2.09

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If you own a Pixel or Pixel 2 handset, you are probably aware of the sheer futility of tapping the ‘Check for Update‘ button in Settings. Regardless of how many times you pressed it, nothing happened. Zip. Nada. You could tap it until the cows came home but nothing really happened. Until today, that is, because the latest beta build of the Google Play Services app finally enables the function. 

According to users on Reddit (via Droid Life), the version 12.2.09 of the Google Play Services app enables the ‘Check for Update’ function on Pixel handsets. Google Play Services App version 12.2.09 is currently only available on the Play Store via the beta channel, which you can join here. The other option is to simply sideload this newest version of the Google Play Services app from APK Mirror, after which you’ll remain on the stable channel while still having a functioning ‘Check for Update’ button.

The upshot of having a working ‘Check for Update’ button is that you can tap it just the once and you’ll be able to download and install the February Security update. Yes, really. You’ll be able to bypass the incremental rollout phase that Google implements and download the update straight to your Pixel handset. No sideloading, no waiting. This should be possible for most phones and tablets using Google’s OTA systems, including Android One.

Source: Reddit
Via: Droid Life


He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).




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ENTERTAINMENT

Colts' Edwin Jackson: Suspect Hit with Felony Charges In Fatal Crash

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Colts’ Edwin Jackson

Suspect Hit with Felony Charges

… In Fatal Crash

2/7/2018 7:43 AM PST

Breaking News

The man who allegedly killed ex-Colts LB Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver while wasted drunk has been charged with 4 felonies …  and now faces more than a decade in prison. 

37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala — who was living in the U.S. illegally — appeared in court today where he was charged with 2 counts of leaving the scene of a fatal accident and 2 counts of drunk driving resulting in death. 

The first 2 charges are Level 3 felonies and carry 3 to 16 years in prison. The next 2 charges are Level 4 felonies and carry 2 to 12. 

On top of that, Orrego-Savala has also been hit with a federal charge for illegally reentering the country after being deported. That charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. 

As we’ve previously reported, officials say Orrego-Savala is from Guatemala and illegally entered the country multiple times over the years. He was deported twice before.

He’s come under fire by Donald Trump who on Tuesday tweeted — “So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.”

Cops say Jackson and his Uber driver were standing outside their car on the shoulder of a highway in Indiana when they were struck by Orrego-Savala’s truck. 

Officials say he was almost 3-times above the legal limit. 



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