Droid Updates Weekly 1/23 – 1/27: Which Android devices received updates this week?

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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 N. 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: 1/23 – 1/27

Thursday 1.26

Verizon updates both the Moto Z and Moto Z Force with an important fix 

Verizon is now pushing a software update over-the-air to Lenovo Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID devices. Included is a major fix to the default notifications volume level so that it will now match the level used in the original software release. Also included in the update are the latest Android security patches. The update comes in a small-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 [Verizon] [Lenovo Forums]

 

Friday 1.27

Verizon updates a handful of devices bringing the latest security patches 

Like Google, LG and Samsung push monthly updates over-the-air to some of their 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.

**Verizon models receiving the update include, LG G5, LG G Pad 8.3, LG G Pad 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and Galaxy S5. 

SOURCE Verizon [LG G5] [LG G Pad 8.3] [LG G Pad 10.1] [Galaxy Tab S2] [Galaxy Note 4] [Galaxy Note Edge] [Galaxy S5]

AT&T’s Nexus 6 is updated with Google’s security patches for the month of January 

Google pushes monthly updates over-the-air to some of its 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.

SOURCE [AT&T]

Original NVIDIA SHIELD TV is updated to Nougat 

It was a light week for Droid Updates, so I thought it would be nice to include the below Android TV update since the list was small.

NVIDIA has sent an update to original SHIELD TVs that brings the software version up to Nougat. Included is a range of new apps such NFL, the new Twitter for TV app, Comedy Central, Vimeo, and Viki. Also included are some enhancements such as cast support for HBO GO and an added pause/play button on the SHIELD remote, to name a few. Also onboard this update are the standard Nougat features implemented by Google such as a recent apps page, picture-in-picture support and a new settings menu. NVIDIA also added additional support for some third-party services and content providers. The list includes, Amazon Video, Nest and more. The NVIDIA Games App also received a revamp and users can now take full advantage with all-around improved performance for gaming. The update will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we recommend getting it with all that has been added. For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [GeForce Forums]

**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 Google Services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and useful features. For shorter instances, he'll glance at his Huawei Watch. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.