Droid Updates Weekly 4/24 – 4/28: Which Android devices received updates this week?

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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 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: 4/24 – 4/28

Monday 4.24

Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge start to receive Android 7.0 Nougat on U.S. Cellular 

This Android update brings your Android device up to Nougat, Google’s Android N software OS. The update is a major overhaul that brings design changes and a bevy of new features. The update may also include changes made by the manufacturer and/or carrier that change the appearance and add or remove features. Some of the major additions from Google include doze on the go, bundled notifications, split screen multitasking, enhanced security, new emojis, and a new Vulkan API for better overall graphics performance (select devices). The update itself is a large package, but will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as apps may no longer support the older version for your device as time proceeds. You may also not receive future security patch updates, which are very important in maintaining the highest level of security. You can try triggering the update in your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’

SOURCE [SamMobile]

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat

This Android update brings your Android device up to Nougat, Google’s Android N software OS. The update is a major overhaul that brings design changes and a bevy of new features. The update may also include changes made by the manufacturer and/or carrier that change the appearance and add or remove features. Some of the major additions from Google include doze on the go, bundled notifications, split screen multitasking, enhanced security, new emojis, and a new Vulkan API for better overall graphics performance (select devices). The update itself is a large package, but will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as apps may no longer support the older version for your device as time proceeds. You may also not receive future security patch updates, which are very important in maintaining the highest level of security. You can try triggering the update in 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 [T-Mobile]

Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are now being treated to Google’s Android 7.0 software 

This Android update brings your Android device up to Nougat, Google’s Android N software OS. The update is a major overhaul that brings design changes and a bevy of new features. The update may also include changes made by the manufacturer and/or carrier that change the appearance and add or remove features. Some of the major additions from Google include doze on the go, bundled notifications, split screen multitasking, enhanced security, new emojis, and a new Vulkan API for better overall graphics performance (select devices). The update itself is a large package, but will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as apps may no longer support the older version for your device as time proceeds. You may also not receive future security patch updates, which are very important in maintaining the highest level of security. You can try triggering the update in 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 [Galaxy S6] [Galaxy S6 Edge]

Moto G5 Plus units on Verizon are updated with urgent ‘911 call’ patch

On April 23rd, we reported a calling issue associated with Moto G5 Plus units on Verizon. Users discovered a major flaw when VoLTE was turned on, that calling 911 was not working properly. Lenovo quickly acknowledged the issue and has now pushed out an update containing a patch. Moto G5 Plus owners have reported to us confirming that the problem has indeed been fixed. Make sure you grab this one! 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.’

SOURCE [Android Headlines]

 

Tuesday 4.25

Android 7.1.1 Nougat (MR1) is now rolling out to Sony Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance

Two Sony smartphone models are being updated to Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat (MR1) 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] Also included in the bundle are the latest security patches for April. 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.’

SOURCE [Xperia Blog]

Samsung issues an “urgent” update for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones

Samsung has begun pushing a small update that fixes a major problem that some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners are experiencing. The update has been issued through Samsung’s Galaxy Apps mobile store and fixes the “DQA keeps stopping” bug that users living in Canada and the U.S. reported in last week. This update is important, so make sure you go and grab it! 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.’

SOURCE [Android Central]

 

Wednesday 4.26

Moto X Pure Edition is updated to Android 7.0 

This Android update brings your Android device up to Nougat, Google’s Android N software OS. The update is a major overhaul that brings design changes and a bevy of new features. The update may also include changes made by the manufacturer and/or carrier that change the appearance and add or remove features. Some of the major additions from Google include doze on the go, bundled notifications, split screen multitasking, enhanced security, new emojis, and a new Vulkan API for better overall graphics performance (select devices). The update itself is a large package, but will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as apps may no longer support the older version for your device as time proceeds. You may also not receive future security patch updates, which are very important in maintaining the highest level of security. You can try triggering the update in 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 [Lenovo]

 

Thursday 4.27

Verizon Galaxy S7 models receive One Talk support with latest software update

Verizon is pushing an update out to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 models. New is support for Verizon’s One Talk service as well as the latest version of Amazon’s shopping application. 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 [Galaxy S7] [Galaxy S7 Edge]

Galaxy S8 owners in Korea start to receive the expected red tint patch update 

Last week we passed along a report concerning a red tint display issue plaguing some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ customers. Samsung acknowledged the problem and said that the issue is very minor and could be fixed with software. This is the update, and it’s rolling out now in Korea. It gives users the option to adjust their screen’s color temperature. Users can also adjust the ‘full screen color balance’ and more in hope to resolve the issue of a present red hue. The update will land in more countries in the coming weeks. 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.’

SOURCE [SamMobile]

**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.