Droid Updates Weekly 10/9 – 10/13: Which Android devices were updated this week?

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

Once per week, we’ll give you a list of notable Android devices that received updates over the course of seven days. This can be anything from a minor carrier update, a security patch update, or a major system overhaul like Android Nougat. We’ll give you an idea of when to expect the update as well as what’s new in that particular update. Access our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series from the main menu or search “Droid Updates.”

Droid Updates Weekly: 10/9 – 10/13

Tuesday 10.10

Verizon updates several of its Android smartphones with Blueborne security patches

Verizon and various Android manufacturers push monthly updates over-the-air to some smartphones and tablets. This monthly update includes security patches, keeping you prone from viruses. The update itself is a small package and makes no changes to the look or feel of your device, nor does it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as soon as you can for your own safety. This typically takes a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

**Devices receiving the Blueborne security patches include: Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force. 

SOURCE Verizon [Moto Z] [Moto Z Play]

 

Wednesday 10.11

Sprint LG G6 smartphones receive CallingPLUS support and a number of improvements in latest update

Have a Sprint LG G6? You’re in luck. A new update is rolling out over-the-air that includes CallingPLUS support and a number of system improvements. The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [Sprint]

OnePlus 5 units are being updated to a new version of OxygenOS (4.5.12) over-the-air. Aside an update to September’s Android security patches, this update brings improved launching speed of apps, customization of your notification ringtone, optimized adaptive brightness, and a variety of fixes. The missing icon of the download app in 4.5.11 has been fixed, a YouTube lagging issue has been resolved, display issues of some UI elements are no more, and the 4G+ network connectivity issue that was being reported in some regions has been fixed as well. The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [OnePlus Forums]

 

Friday 10.13

AT&T Galaxy J3 (2016) is updated with Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Samsung’s Galaxy J3 (2016) on AT&T is being updated to Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat software. The handset already has Nougat, and is now receiving Google’s MR1. Included are all of Google’s Android 7.1.1 features including bug fixes, stability improvements, new app shortcuts, GIF keyboard support, new “professional” emoji, live wallpaper metadata, rounded icons, automatic system updates, and new ‘Moves’ that allow users to lift their phone or double tap the display when off for quick access to the time and recent notifications. The full list of new features can be seen here -> [Read More] The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

*Also included are the Android security patches for August. 

SOURCE [AT&T]

**Friendly reminder: Our recommendation is that you charge your battery first and connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network prior to getting started with any updates!

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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with various Google services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel 2 XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and stock experience. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. And for more productive work, you’ll find him typing away on his Pixelbook. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.