Droid Updates Weekly 6/11 – 6/15: 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: 6/11 – 6/15

Monday 6.11

Each Verizon and AT&T are rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

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.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE Verizon [Galaxy S7] [Galaxy S7 Edge] [AT&T]

Honor 10 is updated

Honor 10 is being updated over-the-air with some feature improvements and additions. New is a Party Mode app that uses NFC to pair multiple devices together to play music aloud on all the devices. Also included are enhancements in the AI Camera with new suggestions. Also added is an upgrade to the fingerprint scanner where your phone will suggest adding a new one after some time. Smaller features include a new live wallpaper and device theme, the relocation of the HiCare app (no longer in the Tools folder), and better power consumption. The security patches from May (2018) are on board 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 [Android Authority]

 

Thursday 6.14

Android smartphones at Verizon are updated with Android’s May or June 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.

*Receiving the May update: LG V20, Moto Z2 Force, Galaxy Note 6, Galaxy S6 Edge+
*Receiving the June update: Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+

SOURCE Verizon [LG V20] [Moto Z2 Force] [Galaxy Note 5] [Galaxy S6 Edge+] [Galaxy S9] [Galaxy S9+]

OnePlus 6 is updated with OxygenOS 5.1.7 and a major fix 

OnePlus 6 smartphones (everywhere except India) are receiving an update with a critical fix. The bootloader has been updated for system security enhancement in this update. One minor fix is also included– the schedule setting issue is fixed in the Do Not Disturb mode. OnePlus also claims there are general bug fixes and 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 [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 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.