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

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It’s 2017, 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: 12/26 – 12/30

Monday 12.26

LeEco Le Pro3 is updated with EUI version 5.8.020S

LeEco’s Le Pro3 is now being updated with EUI version 5.8.020S over-the-air. Included are a variety of big fixes and system improvements as well as the security patches for December. The software is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and also brings along with it some new features such as an updated GMS Apps package and a new camera image processing algorithm among some other minor touch-ups. 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 [The Android Soul]

 

Tuesday 12.27

T-Mobile pushes the kill-switch update to its Galaxy Note 7 units

As noted in our news coverage, all U.S. carriers will be pushing an update to their remaining Galaxy Note 7 units ending the ability to charge, thus killing the device for good. T-Mobile was the first to send it out and did so this week. The software version is N930TUVU2APL2 and comes in at 113.75MB in size. This will reset your device, so be sure to back up any data if you’re not turning it in. The update could take up to a week to reach all devices. You can trigger it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details, hit the source link(s) below.

**To learn the time in which remaining carriers have the charging kill-switch update scheduled for, go here -> [Click here

SOURCE [T-Mobile]

 

Thursday 12.29

Lenovo pushes an update across to unlocked Moto Z units, fixing some known issues

Lenovo has pushed a rather large software update out to unlocked Moto Z units. Included are a bunch of known fixes with the major one being for the low volume notification sound issue. Some stability and performance enhancements have also been made. 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]

Verizon updates a large handful of flagship smartphones with the latest security patches 

Verizon is pushing monthly updates over-the-air to some of its smartphones. The 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 [HTC 10] [Moto Z DROID] [Moto Z Play DROID] [Galaxy Note 4] [Galaxy Note 5] [Galaxy Note Edge] [Galaxy S5] [Galaxy S6] [Galaxy S6 Edge] [Galaxy S6 Edge+]

**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.