Droid Updates Weekly 8/21- 8/25: Which Android devices received updates this week?

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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: 8/21 – 8/25

Tuesday 8.22

AT&T Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are updated over-the-air

If you own a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ that was purchased from AT&T, you should have received an update this week. Included is support for Google’s Daydream VR platform. Also gained is the ability to hide the navigation bar from the screen through an icon. Bluetooth, Calendar and Samsung Knox were also updated with some enhancements, as well as Samsung’s Experience UI. The Android security patches from August are included in the bundle 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.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE AT&T [Galaxy S8] [Galaxy S8+]

OxygenOS 4.1.7 brings a slew of improvements to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OxygenOS version 4.1.7 began rolling out over-the-air to OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones on Tuesday. Improvements include “Enhanced system fluidity” and “Battery optimizations.” There are also a range of bug fixes including the sound channel error seen while recording videos, a call routing issue, a rendering issue in the Indian Kannada language, and an app locker issue being caused by some 3rd party apps. Google Hangouts has also been removed from the phone, unless the latest version is installed, and the Android security patches for August are included in this OTA. 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]

 

Thursday 8.24

Sprint has updated its BlackBerry KEYone

Sprint is updating its BlackBerry KEYone smartphone over-the-air. Include in the update are fixes to issues in the Sprint Mobile ID app that were causing issues with pre-loaded apps. Also on board are the Android security patches from the start of August. 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 [CrackBerry]

Some HTC U 11 units are being updating with 1080p 60fps video recording 

HTC U 11 smartphones in Hong Kong appear to be receiving an update containing a bunch of system improvements as well as 1080p 60fps video recording. The latest Android security patches for August are also included in the package. 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 [Benz on Twitter]

 

Friday 8.25

Verizon BlackBerry Priv units start to get the Android security patches for the month of August 

Verizon and BlackBerry 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.

SOURCE [Verizon]

**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.