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: 6/13 – 6/19

Monday 6.13

Google pushes June 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.

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

BlackBerry Priv gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow on T-Mobile
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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. Because this is the 6.0 update and not 6.0.1, you may run into occasional 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. For installation instructions and everything new, hit the source link below.

SOURCE [T-Mobile]

 

Tuesday 6.14

Unlocked HTC 10 gets June security patch update in North America

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Like Google and others, HTC also pushes monthly updates over-the-air to some of its smartphones and tablets. This monthly update includes security patches, bug fixes and stability improvements. Only the unlocked model is getting it at this point in time; owners of carrier variants will have to wait. 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 before it hits all compatible devices.

Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units get firmware update in Europe 

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners across Europe got a firmware update bringing improvements to Android 6.0.1. Improvements include battery usage enhancements, improved overall stability and performance, and efficient memory management. The update comes in at 340MB in size and will not make changes to the look or feel of your device, nor will it reset your device. It’s by no means required and typically takes about a week to hit all compatible devices.

SOURCE [Samsung Updates]

 

Wednesday 6.15

NVIDIA SHIELD TABLET K1 gets software upgrade 1.3

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This update for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet K1 includes a variety of system enhancements and bug fixes. System stability has been improved and the June security patches have been implemented. Other adjustments include fixes to WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity, enhancements to the Vulkan API, better touch responsiveness, and support for Android 6.0 Professional Audio. Also included is an option to toggle the navigation button location. The update is average size and will not make changes to the look or feel of your device, nor will it reset your device. It’s by no means required and typically takes about a week to hit all compatible devices.

SOURCE [NVIDIA]

 

Friday 6.17

Verizon Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ get June security patch update 

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Like Google and others, Samsung also pushes monthly updates over-the-air to some of its smartphones and tablets. This monthly update includes security patches, keeping you prone to 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.

SOURCE [Verizon – Galaxy Note 5], [Verizon – Galaxy S6 Edge+]

**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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About Doug Demagistris 1627 Articles
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.