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Google releases January Android security patch for Pixel smartphones


Google releases January Android security patch for Pixel smartphones

Google has started rolling out the January Android security patch for their Pixel smartphones. These security patches are used to exterminate security bugs, but also act as a way to send out improvements and specific features to Google's smartphones.

Google releases December Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices


Google releases December Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices

Today Google is releasing the December Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, and detailed the number of issues the update is set to fix. Besides the security improvements, the update is also expected to fix RAM management and camera performance on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

LG G7 One receives Android Pie software update


LG G7 One receives Android Pie software update

The LG G7 One is the first handset from the manufacturer to receive the Android 9 Pie software update. According to a report from XDA, the update which is around 821MB in size brings all the new features from Android 9.0, the November Android security patch and new functionality for the camera.

BlackBerry KEYone for AT&T receives software update with October security patch


BlackBerry KEYone for AT&T receives software update with October security patch

BlackBerry KEYone for AT&T is now reported to be receiving a software update marked ABI975 which comes with Android 8.1 and includes the Android October security patch. The update has not been listed on the AT&T website yet, so we don't know what changes it offers.

Google releases November Android security patch for Pixel devices


Google releases November Android security patch

Google is ready to roll out its November Security Path for Android and the first devices to receive the software patch include the first, second and third generation Pixel smartphones, along with some Nexus devices and the Essential Phone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) receives Android 8.1 Oreo with November security patch


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) receives Android 8.1 Oreo with November security patch

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is now receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo software update which also includes the November Android security patch. Both Wi-Fi and LTE variants of the tablet are reportedly receiving the update.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 receives October security update


Samsung Galaxy Note 9 receives October security update

The is receiving a software update which brings the Android October security update to the handset along with improvements from Samsung. The update is said to be around 67.5MB in size and has the N960FXXS2ARJ4 version number.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse for Verizon receives Android Oreo update


Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse for Verizon receives Android Oreo update

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Eclipse for Verizon is now receiving the Android Oreo software update. Verizon has just updated the support page for both smartphones with Android Oreo changelogs and some tips for those who own them.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission for Verizon receives Android Oreo update


Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission for Verizon receives Android Oreo update

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission for Verizon is now receiving the Android Oreo software update. Verizon has just updated the support page for both smartphones with Android Oreo changelogs and some tips for those who own them.

Google releases October Android security patch for Pixel devices


Google releases October Android security patch

Google has started rolling out the October Android security update for their Pixel smartphones. Along with the security patches and fixes you can expect from such an update, it also brings some features and improvements. The last security update was released on September 4th.

Google releases September Android security patch


Google releases September Android security patch

Google has prepared its Android security patch for September and will be sending out an update to its Pixel and Nexus devices. The last security patch was released on August 6th. The new update, which is dated September 5th addresses 59 vulnerabilities while improving the Retail Mode battery charge for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Verizon receive August Android security update


Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Verizon receive August Android security update

Verizon has started to push out the August Android security update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ on its network. The R16NW.G960USQS3ARG8 software version is being pushed out to the Galaxy S9, while the version for the Galaxy S9+ is getting version R16NW.G965USQS3ARG8.

BlackBerry KEY2 receives August Android security patch


BlackBerry KEY2 receives August Android security patch


The BlackBerry brand is known for keeping its devices secure, so it's always a welcome sight to see the manufacturer release updates focussed on security. In line with this expectation BlackBerry has started pushing out the August Android security update for the BlackBerry KEY2.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 receives August security patch


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 receives August security patch

Samsung has started to push out the August security patch for Android to its Galaxy Note 8 which includes all the latest security patches from Google, and likely includes a few bug fixes and improvements from Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Verizon receive July Android security update, improved call quality and more


Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Verizon receive July Android security update, improved call quality and more

Verizon is pushing out the July Android security update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ on its network. Besides the security patches, the update also brings a few bug fixes and improvements to the handsets.

Google releases August Android security patch for Pixel and some Nexus devices


Google releases August Android security patch for Pixel and some Nexus devices

Earlier today, Google started rolling out the Android 9 Pie update to its Pixel handsets. It has now published the August security patch for Android, starting with a few Pixel and Nexus handsets.

LG V30 receives Android's July security patch



The on Verizon is now receiving the July Android security updates. Before installing the update, make sure your battery is fully charged and that you are connected to a strong Wi-Fi network.

Motorola Moto Z2 Force receives Android's July security patch



The Motorola Moto Z2 Force on Verizon is now receiving the July Android security updates. Before installing the update, make sure your battery is fully charged and that you are connected to a strong Wi-Fi network.

BlackBerry KEY2 receives Android's July security patch


BlackBerry KEY2 receives Android's July security patch

The BlackBerry KEY2 is currently receiving its first OTA update in the form of the Android security patch for July. The handset comes with the latest version of Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed out of the box, which means the update will mostly be patching any vulnerabilities on Android.

Google releases June Android security patch for Pixel and some Nexus devices


Google releases June Android security patch for Pixel and some Nexus devices

Google has released the June Android security path for Pixel and Nexus devices starting today. The patch, dated June 1st, 2018 fixes 20 vulnerabilities while the June 5th, 2018 patch fixes 38.

According to Android Security Bulletin claims that the severity of these vulnerabilities ranges from critical to high. The Bulletin also adds that the most severe issue "is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework" which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code using a specially crafted file.

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