Android manufacturers rolling throughout the year by updates, but not to all devices. That is why we have the smartphones that are updated regularly in a row.
The Android security overview of week 40
Android on the Planet, we pay regular attention to updates that devices receive. Many of the new Android versions, when phones, for example, be updated to Android 9.0 (Pie). We have also the Android 8.0 update-overview and Android 9.0 update-summary, where you can see exactly if and when your phone receive an update.
But manufacturers also bring throughout the year by updates, and which are often just as important. Although they are not major new features contain, will you still be protected against all of the (critical) security vulnerabilities on a monthly basis appear. Every week we put, therefore, at a glance which devices a update have received in the past seven days, so you are always aware.
Sony this week began the rollout of Android Pie for two of its latest smartphones. This is the manufacturer, among others, Samsung, Huawei and Motorola to quickly. Note: Sony rolls out the software gradually all over the world, so it may be that he is not yet available for your device. Patience. Also brought the company a first small update for the Xperia XZ3.
- Sony Xperia XZ2 – Android 9.0 Pie-update + security update October 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact – Android 9.0 Pie-update + security update October 2018
- Sony Xperia XZ3 – security update October 2018
The Finnish manufacturer promises three years of security updates for all smartphones it sells, and so there is a lot to update. Also this week there are again a number of smartphones on the turn.
- Nokia 5 security update October 2018
- Nokia 6 security update October 2018
- Nokia 7 Plus – security update October 2018
- Nokia 8 – update October 2018
This month brings Samsung a major camera update for the Galaxy Note 9. That ensures that the device especially in low-light situations much better photos. Last week, the software was all from a single provider available, now would virtually anyone receive the software should have.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – camera-update
Hold your smartphone in the holes
If your device is not in the list? No need to panic, because some manufacturers bring updates as possible until later. And even if your phone is in the list, it is sometimes just a matter of waiting. Often it takes a few days before an update all copies of a smartphone reached. Keep Android Planet in the holes for the following list of security patches, or see our overview with (expected) Android 8.0 updates and Android 9.0 updates.
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