Droid Updates Weekly 7/24- 7/28: Which Android devices received updates 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 Nougat. 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: 7/24 – 7/28

Monday 7.24

T-Mobile LG V10 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 [T-Mobile]

Sprint pushes fresh update to its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones

Sprint is rolling out an update over-the-air to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. New are the Android security patches for the month of June, as well fixes to the common ‘Find My Mobile’ service bug, a LTE Roaming issue and an SMS bug. 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 7.25

Verizon Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ gain Daydream support in latest update 

In the latest update for Verizon Galaxy S8 models, Samsung has included support for Google’s Daydream VR platform, as promised. Also included in the update is a new button for the navigation bar. Users can choose to enable or disable this button in the ‘navigation bar’ settings menu. 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 Verizon [Galaxy S8] [Galaxy S8+]

 

Wednesday 7.26

T-Mobile administers new update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge phones 

T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones are being updated to build G930TUVU4BQG5 and G935TUVU4BQG5, respectively. Included are the Android security patches from the start of July with addition to some small refinements not mentioned in the changelogs. 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 T-Mobile [1] [2]

 

Friday 7.28

Samsung’s unlocked Galaxy S8 models are updated to include July’s Android patches 

Like Google, Samsung 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 Samsung [Galaxy S8] [Galaxy S8+]

**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.
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    Got my July security patch finally for MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE powered by Sprint!