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: 12/19 – 12/23

Tuesday 12.20

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 gets the November security patches on T-Mobile
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]

T-Mobile pushes the latest Android 7.1.1 update to its Nexus 9 LTE

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is the first of three maintenance releases said to roll out before next Fall. First came two beta previews, and now the public version has landed. This update follows the major overhaul in that of Android 7.0 Nougat. New is a range of bug fixes and stability improvements along with a few new features including app shortcuts, GIF keyboard support, new “professional” emoji, live wallpaper metadata, rounded icons, automatic system updates, and new ‘Moves’ that allow users to lift their phone or double tap the display when off for quick access to the time and recent notifications. The full list of new features can be seen here -> [Read More] 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 [Phandroid]

 

Thursday 12.22

Unlocked HTC 10 units are receiving a large firmware update (2.38.617.6) 


Unlocked HTC 10 units are receiving a rather large firmware update over-the-air. As noted by HTC, the update includes the latest security patches for the month of most presumably December, as well as a variety of “system improvements.” What those “system improvements” are remain to be clarified, however you can expect your device to run a bit smoother upon updating to the latest firmware. 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 [XDA-Developers]

OnePlus 2 units begin receiving OxygenOS 3.5.5

OnePlus 2 units are getting an update over-the-air containing OxygenOS 3.5.5. New are the security patches for December as well as improved system stability, bug fixes and system updates. You’ll notice some minor changes and optimizations made throughout the interface as well as a few added features. These include VoLTE functionality for select carriers, ‘App Lock’, battery saving mode, gaming mode, and some additional options that can be added to the alert slider. There are also some important notes being addressed by OnePlus that may or may not be of a big deal to you that be can read over at the source link included below. 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 Muhlenberg college where he is studying Marketing. 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 switches between a Pixel XL and Galaxy Note 5 for their unique designs, powerful hardware, exceptional cameras, and useful features. For bigger experiences he'll take out his Nexus 9 tablet, and 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.