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 42
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, makes Android Planet is a list with the updates of the last seven days. It comes to updates, which in the Netherlands are being rolled out, though it may sometimes happen that one provider before the turn than the other. Sometimes so you have to wait another week.
A new month also means a new security update. That is usually the first to be available for Google’s own smartphones. These times were some of the OnePlus phones are just a bit earlier, but with the Pixels you stand in the front of the queue for fresh software. This Google Pixel smartphones are therefore protected against all known vulnerabilities in Android.
- Google Pixel 3 security update november 2018
- Google Pixel 3 XL – update november 2018
- Google Pixel 2 – security update november 2018
- Google Pixel 2 XL – update november 2018
- Google Pixel – security update november 2018
- Google Pixel XL – update november 2018
- LG Nexus, 5X – security update november 2018
- Huawei Nexus 6P – security update november 2018
Android One devices
Also for several other Android One devices is now the latest security update available. That doesn’t always go smoothly: some of the Xiaomi Mi A2 users report, for example, that their device is no longer boot after the install. Temporary solution is to use the sim card temporarily to remove, then everything works again.
- Xiaomi Mi A2 – security update november 2018
- Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite security update november 2018
- General Mobile GM6 – security update november 2018
At Samsung this week, just a single update. Not even for a smartphone but for a tablet in addition. However, the company announced this week that the Android Pie update for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 beginning of 2019 are available.
- Samsung Galaxy S4 – security update October 2018
Still no updates for november at Sony, but an older update for a handful of older devices. This week, the Xperia XZ and XZs on the turn, which was published last year
- Sony Xperia XZ – security update October 2018
- Sony Xperia XZs – security update October 2018
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.
Each week you will find a summary with smartphones that have a (security)update got. To stay informed? Sign up for our newsletter or download the Android Planet app! You will miss an update in this overview? Let us know in the comments below!