Droid Updates Weekly 3/13 – 3/17: Which Android devices received updates this week?

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Droid Updates Weekly: 3/13 – 3/17

Monday 3.13

ZTE Blade V8 Pro recieves a software update  

ZTE Blade V8 units are being updated over-the-air. Addressed have been several issues spotted in the software such as a Play Music bug, time sync issue and more. The UI and language have been further optimized and included are Google’s security patches as of January 2017. 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 [ZTE]

 

Friday 3.17

Axon 7 is updated to Android 7.1.1

Axon 7 units are being updated to Google’s very latest, Android 7.1.1 software. Handsets should already have Nougat, and are 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 also manages to include Wi-Fi Calling support for T-Mobile customers, support for Google’s Daydream VR platform, and the security patches for February 2017. The update comes in a large-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 [ZTE]

OnePlus 3T units are getting OxygenOS 4.1.0 (Android 7.1.1) over-the-air

OxygenOS 4.1.0 based on Android 7.1.1 is now rolling out to OnePlus 3T owners. Handsets should already have Nougat, and are 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] Also included are expanded screenshots, improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reduction, better video stability, and improved Wi-Fi and bluetooth connectivity. OnePlus has also boarded Google’s security patches for March 2017. The update comes in a large-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]

**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 Muhlenberg college where he is studying Marketing. 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 switches between a Pixel XL and Galaxy Note 5 for their unique designs, powerful hardware, exceptional cameras, and useful features. For bigger experiences he'll take out his Nexus 9 tablet, and 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.