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  1. Android News

    March security update rolling out to Sony Xperia XZ, XZs and X Performance

    Sony has started pushing out a new update to some of its Xperia X series smartphones (including the Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance). Arriving as version 41.3.A.2.99, it's a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of March.
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    New update hitting Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones

    HMD has started pushing out new updates to its Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones. Weighing in at around 132 MB, these are security updates that bring along Android fixes for the month of March.
  3. Android News

    March’s Android Security Update Goes Live for Nexus and Pixel Devices

    Google just dropped the March 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us. At this time, we already have both factory image and OTA files
  4. Android News

    Samsung Galaxy S8 February 2018 security patch rolling out now

    Samsung has gradually been rolling out the February 2018 security patch to compatible devices and with the month now over, it has finally released the latest security maintenance release for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. Both handsets have now received the February 2018 security patch in the...
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    February update for Samsung Galaxy Note8 starts rolling out in the US

    After Italy, the United States has become the latest market where the February update has started rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Arriving as build number N950USQS3BRB1, the update is currently hitting Verizon units in the region.
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    Sony patches Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs and X Performance for "Spectre" and "Meltdown"

    Sony Mobile is rolling a new firmware update for the Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs and Xperia X Performance devices this morning. The new update brings the February 2018 Android security patch to these devices, moving the build number from 41.3.A.2.58 to version 41.3.A.2.75. This latest security patch...
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    Sony Xperia XZ Premium gets patches for "Meltdown" and "Spectre"

    Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners started receiving the latest firmware update for their phones. The build number moves from 47.1.A.12.34 to 47.1.A.12.75 and brings February security update that fixes “Meltdown” and “Spectre” CPU vulnerabilities.
  8. Android News

    February’s Android Security Update goes live for Nexus and Pixel devices

    Google just dropped the February 2018 security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices on us, the same update that should include 3rd party access for camera apps with Pixel Visual Core. At this time, we already have both factory image and OTA files
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    Verizon’s Old Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge All Pick-Up KRACK Blueborne patches

    Verizon and Samsung pushed out updates to the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge. Each phone is receiving both KRACK and Blueborne patches, along with the August Android security patch.
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    Essential Phone releases Meltdown and Spectre fixes

    Essential confirmed on Twitter that it is rolling out fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws as part of the January security updates for the Essential Phone. These will be available to those running the current stable release and not to those on the Oreo beta release. However, the...
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    Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ December security patch rolling out now

    Samsung has now released the December security patch for the Galaxy S6 edge+. The firmware update has been released in China for the Galaxy S6 edge+ model number SM-G9280.
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    December security patch update arrives on Galaxy A3 (2016) and A3 (2017)

    The latest Samsung devices to receive an update are the 2016 and 2017 models of the Galaxy A3. the updates primarily serve to bring the December security patch.
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    January 2018 Security Patch Reportedly Rolling out to Mi A1 Oreo Beta Testers

    Strangely, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is getting a January 2018 security patch for those on the Oreo beta. This may be an error as Google has yet to release the security patches for even Pixel devices.
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    LG G Pad X 8.0 on T-Mobile gets new update

    T-Mobile has started pushing out a new update to LG G Pad X 8.0 units on its network. Arriving as version V52120l, it's mainly a security update that weighs in at around 95MB and brings the December security patch.
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    Moto G5 Plus gets November security patch

    Motorola is rolling out an update to the Moto G5 Plus in India. The update brings just two changes, the November security patch and some stability improvements.
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    Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition updated with the December security patch

    The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition -- which is just a Note 7 that doesn't explode -- is getting the December security patch. Folks in South Korea are seeing it hit their handsets now.
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    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge December security patch update is rolling out

    In North America, Verizon is rolling out an update to both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, becoming the first carrier yet again to release the newest security patch for one of Samsung’s smartphones. Germany users are also receiving the update.
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    Sony Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance getting December security patch

    Sony has started pushing out a new update to some of its Xperia X series smartphones, including the Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance. Arriving as build number 41.3.A.2.24, it's the December security patch.
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    New Galaxy Note 8 update includes the December security patch

    The unbranded Galaxy Note 8 has received a new update in France, bringing it the December security patch. The Galaxy Note 8 was notoriously behind on patches so it's nice to see it updated to something current.
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    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy J3 (2017) get the December security patch

    The December security patch is now out for two more Samsung devices, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) and Galaxy J3 (2017). An update is rolling out for the two devices in a couple of markets (Italy, Ecuador, and Cambodia) that'll bring the December security patch.
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    Android Security Bulletin for December 2017 published

    Google has published the December 2017 Android Security Bulletin, showing us exactly which exploits and vulnerabilities the patches will cover. OTA updates for Nexus and Pixel devices have not yet gone out.
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    Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 gets Netflix HDR

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 on Verizon is getting a new update today. Alongside October's security patches, it delivers Netflix HDR support, as the standard model once did.
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    NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, Tablet K1 Updated With KRACK Patch

    The SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1 from NVIDIA are receiving updates this week, patching the KRACK vulnerability and including the November security update.
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    SamMobile: Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 gets November security patch update in the US

    Those owning an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the US are finally getting the latest security patches on their phone. An update with the November 2017 security patch is rolling out to the unlocked model of the Galaxy Note 8 in the country.
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    New update hitting Xiaomi Mi A1

    Xiaomi's Android One smartphone - Mi A1 - has started receiving a new update. Tthe update weighs in at around 465MB in most cases, although for some, size is over 1GB. The update only serves to deliver the November security patch, it seems.