Researchers have discovered that some Android smartphone manufacturers are lying to customers regarding security updates. The phone makers claim that their devices are fully up to date, but most of them skipped installing certain patches.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2018
The OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, OnePlus 5, and OnePlus 5T all have new Oreo-based beta builds available and get the latest April security patch from Google. Other improvements include a new card package, various UI tweaks, and other improvements.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 11, 2018
Samsung has started pushing an update for the Galaxy Note 5, adding the December Android security patch. The OTA update is rolling out gradually, but should not take too long to reach all devices.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2017
Verizon started pushing a new update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, adding a number of improvements. The new firmware includes an Android security patch, Netflix HDR support, and more.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 5, 2017
Google has released the July security patch, but some Pixel owners are having trouble with the installation. Only specific models are affected, and Google says it's looking into the matter.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 6, 2017
Google has rolled out the over-the-air and factory image versions of the May 2017 Android security patch. The update fixes minor bugs and several security issues, including one critical vulnerability.
Google May 2, 2017
The unlocked BlackBerry Priv started receiving the latest January Android security patch earlier this month and carrier versions are catching up. T-Mobile has now released the patch as well.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2017
U.S. carrier T-Mobile has pushed out the December security patch for the LG V20 smartphone. The OTA security update will bring audio fixes for the device.
Apps/Software January 19, 2017
HTC ran into some issues with the HTC 10 Android Nougat update and had to halt the rollout, but it will reportedly resume the deployment within the next three weeks. Moreover, the update will also include the January security patch.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 17, 2017
Verizon has released an OTA update for its Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, adding a number of fixes and the latest December Android security patch. The changelog makes no mention of Android 7.1.1 or the double-tap and raise-to-wake features.
Apps/Software December 5, 2016
T-Mobile has rolled out the November security patch for its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones in the United States. The update improves the security of the two handsets and likely brings support for 256 QAM and 64 QAM capabilities.
Apps/Software November 7, 2016
Google has released the Android security patch for October, available now for a number of Nexus devices. To get it right away, here are the download links for the Factory Images and the OTA Images.
Google October 3, 2016
The unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now getting the September security patch in Europe. The update also brings Samsung Cloud compatibility, as well as a refined Gallery app borrowed from the Galaxy Note 7.
Apps/Software September 6, 2016
LG is the latest OEM to join Google and Samsung in releasing regular security bulletins. The company wants its devices to be better prepared against digital threats and will release monthly security updates for its customers.
Security June 12, 2016
The BlackBerry PRIV will also be getting monthly Android security updates just like the Nexus devices. BlackBerry promises solid security for its PRIV handsets.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 5, 2015
HTC promises to keep up with Android Security updates and remain a leader in Android security. However, the company claims that rolling the updates monthly is just unrealistic.
Apps/Software October 6, 2015