After beginning its Android 7.0 rollout for the Galaxy Note5 a couple of weeks ago, and expanding it to several other markets since then, Samsung has brought the Nougat update to the device in India.
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After being accused by a British newspaper of "refusing the Home Secretary's demand for more help on terror", a statement from Microsoft pointed out that it swiftly assisted authorities last week.
In two weeks' time, the Galaxy S5 will be three years old - but that hasn't stopped Samsung from bringing the ageing device up to date with Google's latest security patches for Android.
Microsoft hasn't confirmed build 15063 as the 'RTM' build for the Creators Update - but a new edition of its Update Assistant refers to that build as "the latest version", and you can install it now.
Google has announced that its voice-controlled Home speaker hub will go on sale in the UK next week - far earlier than it originally indicated, priced at £129, or £229 for those buying two units.
Sony has released an update for its PlayStation 4 Pro console, which brings support for playing 4K videos stored in mp4 format on a USB stick or a home server, via the Media Player app.
HTC originally promised to upgrade the One A9 to new Android versions within 15 days of their release for Nexus devices. Seven months after Android 7.0 was released, it's reached the One A9 in Europe.
Microsoft has opened UK pre-orders for the Porsche Design Book One, calling it "the convertible of your dreams", and saying it's "every bit as sleek and refined as the sports cars that share its DNA".
There's no official announcement yet about their availability, but ISOs for Windows 10 build 15063, widely believed to be the 'RTM' build for the Creators Update, can now be downloaded from its site.
The unlocked US models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge hadn't received a single security update since December - but while the March patches are now available, the wait for Android 7.0 Nougat continues.
Eighteen months after announcing that there were seven million people on the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi revealed that that number has now grown to over 10 million.
Microsoft has introduced support for its digital assistant on the Android lock screen, along with other improvements. It's also launched the Cortana app for iOS and Android in Australia.
Despite saying last year that it would "safely dispose of" the Galaxy Note7 handsets returned to it under its global recall program, Samsung has now confirmed that it will sell refurbished models.
97% of Galaxy Note7 handsets have been returned in South Korea under Samsung's recall program - but the company hopes to bring that up to 100% with a final update that disables battery charging.
As tech firms are called upon to do more to help security and intelligence services to combat terrorism, Microsoft's Brad Smith says that there must be limits, in order to respect individual privacy.