Droid Updates Weekly 5/28 – 6/1: 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 Oreo. 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: 5/28 – 6/1

Monday 5.28

The T-Mobile Nexus 6 smartphone is being updated over-the-air with a bug fix that prevented some users from updating to Android Nougat 7.1.1. Other carriers are now said to be pushing the update in the US 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.’

SOURCE [swh3817 on Reddit]

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are updated with Face Unlock and more

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices are now receiving OxygenOS 5.0.3 over-the-air. The most noteworthy addition is face unlock, which has come over from newer OnePlus models. Also included in the package is a refined shelf design, new app shortcuts design, and new options when long pressing on an app icon. The Gallery app also receives a revamp with a map view of photos by location, sharing support for “Shot on OnePlus,” and a section for recently deleted images. In the File Manager app, there’s now a ‘large files’ category and the Weather app is getting improvements like new widgets, improved positioning accuracy and a new control for adjusting the refresh interval for weather status updates. 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 from May of 2018.

SOURCE [OnePlus Forums]

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are updated with minor improvements 

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are being updated over-the-air with OxygenOS 5.1.2. The most noteworthy addition is a new gesture that allows users to double-tap to lock the screen instantly. The Gallery app also receives a revamp with a map view of photos by location and a section for recently deleted images. Fixes have also been made in this version to the auto-rotation stability issue, Wi-Fi connecting issue, and microphone not functioning issue for AKG earphones. 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 from May of 2018.

SOURCE [OnePlus Forums]

 

Thursday 5.31

Sprint rolls out Android 8.0 for LG G6 smartphones

This Android update brings your Android device up to Oreo, Google’s Android O software. 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 new notifications, performance and battery improvements by further restricting background data, picture-in-picture mode, new adaptive icons, and system-wide auto-fill. 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.’

*Also included are the Android security patches from May of 2018.

SOURCE [cwd1216 on Reddit]

Pro Camera Mode starts hitting Nokia 8 phones

The Nokia 8 update is rolling out over-the-air and brings the company’s Pro Camera Mode. Also included in the package are user interface enhancements and improvements to system stability. 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 [Juho Sarvikas on Twitter]

**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.