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: 7/4 – 7/10

Monday 7.4

OnePlus 3 units begin to receive OxygenOS 3.2.0 update over-the-air (UPDATE: Not anymore) 

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Flashback to two weeks ago, select OnePlus 3 units were able to download and install OxygenOS 3.2.0. OnePlus began an incremental rollout (public) of OxygenOS 3.2.0 for the OnePlus 3 on Monday, to soon after halt the release. OnePlus mentioned later in the week that “due to some reports of issues while upgrading,” the public release for OnePlus 3 units had been halted.

Many review units received the update already, some of which were unharmed. However, if you have the notification, OnePlus recommends to hold off until given further notice. We expect to hear from the company regarding the update stance next week. The update will reportedly fix a display issue using a new sRGB mode. It will also come with a variety of other fixes and new features (see bulleted list included below). The update itself will be in a medium-sized package. Therefore it shouldn’t take much time and battery to fully download and install. When/if it becomes available to you, our recommendation is that you charge your battery first and connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network prior to getting started. The update will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. For further installation instructions and more of what’s new, hit the source link(s) below. Also feel free to reach out to use via email and we’ll let you know if the problem has been resolved.

SOURCE [OnePlus forums]

 

Tuesday 7.5

Samsung Galaxy A8 handsets start to receive Android 6.0 in India 

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The Android 6.0 update brings your Android device up to Marshmallow, Google’s Android M software OS that debuted in the fall of 2015. 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 mode, which improves upon battery standby time, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you organized and fully in control over what apps can and can’t access. Please note that since this is Android 6.0, and not the later-released Android 6.0.1 software, your phone may have experience some bugs. 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. The update typically takes a week before it hits all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’

SOURCE [SamMobile]

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active model G890A gets updated to Android 6.0.1 from Lollipop 

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This Android update brings your Android device up to Marshmallow, Google’s Android M software OS that debuted in the fall of 2015. 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 mode, which improves upon battery standby time, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you organized and fully in control over what apps can and can’t access. 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. The update typically takes a week before it hits all compatible devices. Grab it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and more of what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [AT&T]

 

Wednesday 7.6

Google pushes July security patches to Nexus devices

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Every month, Google pushes updates over-the-air to its Nexus lineup of smartphones and tablets. Since Nexus devices run stock/vanilla Android, they’re among the first the get updated. This monthly update includes only security patches, keeping you prone to future viruses. They’re sent directly from Google, with no need to pass through carriers. The update itself is a small package and makes no changes to the look and feel of your device, nor does it reset your phone. 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 before it hits all devices. Hit one of the links below for instructions on how to get started.

Manual install: OTA Download, Factory Image Download, Android Security Bulletin

BlackBerry Priv is yet again among the first to receive its monthly security patch dose (July) 

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Like Google and others, BlackBerry pushes monthly updates over-the-air to some of its Android-powered smartphone (soon to be smartphones) 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, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [BlackBerry]

 

Thursday 7.7

Honor 5X is treated to Marshmallow in the US, includes company’s latest EMUI v4.0 

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The Android 6.0 update brings your Android device up to Marshmallow, Google’s Android M software OS that debuted in the fall of 2015. 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. With this particular update, your handset will get EMUI v4.0. Some of the major additions from Google include doze mode, which improves upon battery standby time, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you organized and fully in control over what apps can and can’t access. Please note that since this is Android 6.0, and not the later-released Android 6.0.1 software, your phone may have experience some bugs. 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. The update typically takes a week before it hits 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 more of what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [Honor]

 

Friday 7.8

T-Mobile pushes Samsung’s July security patch update to both the Galaxy S7 model G930T and Galaxy S7 Edge model G935T

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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.’ For further installation instructions, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE T-Mobile [Galaxy S7] [Galaxy S7 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 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.