Droid Updates Weekly: Which Android devices received updates this week?

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It’s 2016, our guess is that most of you have a smartphone. 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: 11/28 – 12/2

Tuesday 11.29

OnePlus pushes OxygenOS 3.5.3 over-the-air to its new OnePlus 3T

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OnePlus 3T owners are now beginning to see OxygenOS v3.5.3, which has started to roll out over-the-air. This is the first OTA update for the OnePlus 3T, which released a matter of weeks ago in select areas. New are a variety of stability improvements, bug fixes and tweaks made to already existing features. They include a redesigned clock UI, redesigned calling UI, updated GPS library, and updated touch panel firmware. Also included is the OnePlus Community application as well as a few enhancements made to the camera and the addition of emergency calling for owners in India. 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]

Sony’s Xperia X Performance lands Android 7.0 Nougat

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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 [Xperia Blog]

T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular begin to update their LG G5 to Android 7.0 NougatLG_G5_Android_7.0_Nougat_preview
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.’

*Note that Sprint sent out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its LG G5 units beginning last week -> [Read More

SOURCE [XDA-Developers] [Verizon] [The Android Soul]

 

Thursday 12.1

Huawei pushes a large software update out to Mate 9 units 

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Huawei Mate 9 owners began to receive a rather large update this week. EMUI 5.0 is the latest software, and it has made way to the Mate 9. Improved is a lot when it comes notifications including redesigns as well as a fix associated with Gmail. The camera app has also been redone to include a richer experience with new features users didn’t have before. Image-quality has also been improved drastically with this OTA. Users will also notice a handful of bug fixes and improvements made throughout the interface along with some small tweaks made to design here and there. To ice the cake, Huawei included the security patches for the month of November as part of this update. 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 [Android Central]

T-Mobile updates both its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with the latest security patches for November 

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Like Google and others, 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.’

SOURCE [TmoNews]

**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.