Getting major software updates for some Android phones isn’t the easiest process, and there are some devices that simply don’t get updated in a timely fashion. Even when it comes to security updates.
Essential is never far behind Google in releasing monthly security patches. In fact, the company is often on par with Google. This is one of those months, as the company has released the May security patch on the same day as Google has for the Pixel ... Read More »
It’s that time of the month again. Google has released the latest security patch for its current set of first party devices. You can now download the update for the full Pixel lineup as well as the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Read More »
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Google has made it a priority recently to send out timely security patches for the Android platform, typically on a monthly basis in an effort to patch issues and security risks. But it looks like some manufacturers aren’t being entirely upfront with their customers.
Honor has promised to add a face unlock feature to the Honor 7X in Q1 2018 and the company has made good on that promise, and quite early too! The Chinese version of the device is now being updated to build B192.
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It’s a new year and Google has pushed the latest January security updates for its line of Nexus and Pixel devices. There are 46 fixes for the devices included in this patch, and while none of them are critical fixes, they’re still appreciated in keeping your devices safe.
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The December security patch was announced yesterday, which fixes the infamous KRACK issue. Today’s Oreo 8.1 update for Pixel and Nexus devices includes this patch, but Google isn’t the only one pushing it.
Today the Essential Phone is being updated to build NMJ51B, which ... Read More »
An application called EngineerMode was found on OnePlus devices (as well as other devices from different manufacturers). This app is used at the factory to test various functions of the device. However, it was left in the software builds that ship with the OnePlus 3, Read More »
All smartphones collect analytics data. This data is important for the manufacturer to improve both software and hardware. However, this data is usually anonymous and hopefully limited in scope.
The great thing about buying a Google device is the software support. You get new version of Android first, you get monthly security updates without fail, and Google guarantees at least two years of OS update support and three years of security update support. Read More »