If you are a T-Mobile subscriber and have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5, there is a minor update rolling out that should hit your phone this week. The update is build N920TUVS4EQG1 for those keeping score and weighs in at only 25MB. The hint of the type of update is in the size of the install package. At 25MB, this is addressing minor bugs and issues with the phone and isn’t going to be uplifting big changes.
This is also backed up by the vague release notes from T-Mobile on the update. They only list “various system improvements” in those notes.
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Sprint has released the June Android Security Update on their network for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The updates are 250MB in size and mostly consist of the security update but also have a few other minor performance improvements too. For the S8, you are looking for build G950USQU1AQFJ while the S8 Plus will be getting version G955USQU1AQFJ. The update is rollin g out now and should hit all devices over the course of the next week.
Along with the security updates, there are fixes for the Find My Mobile app as well as an LTE Roaming fix and a SMS fix for “(/5)OK”.
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For those of you who have the LG V10 on the T-Mobile network here in the US, today’s a good day. The Android Nougat 7.0 update is finally rolling out to your device and it should be hitting everyone’s V10 over the course of the next week. The update is build H90130b for those keeping score at home and it weighs in at 1.38GB in size. You will have to download it via Wi-Fi and you need to have at least 50% battery remaining in order to install it.
The update brings Nougat to the phone and all of the goodness that the update brings to any Android phone. Those features include things like improved Doze, split-screen viewing and a host of other visual and performance changes. You can read my review of it to get all the details. You can get all of the details on this particular software release from the T-Mobile site.
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For readers who have the either the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the S7 Edge on AT&T, there is a new update heading your way starting today. The update brings the June Android Security update to both devices. The update follows a similar update from Sprint and T-Mobile for the phones on their networks. It does not bring any significant new features and it remains on Android Nougat 7.0.
For the AT&T Galaxy S7, you are looking for build G930AUCU4BQF3 while on the Galaxy S7 Edge, build G935AUCU4BQF3 is your flavor of the day. The updates are about 300MB in size, so not huge but certainly one you will want to download while you are on Wi-Fi just to make it all a bit faster process.
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Huawei has released an updated firmware build for the Huawei P10. The new version is VRT-L09C432B133 for those keeping score at home. The key part of Huawei’s naming convention is the last four figures, in this case B133. The earlier part of the build will change depending on which model you have (dual-SIM versus single SIM for example).
The update brings a handful of optimizations to the phone along with the April Android Security Patch. Unfortunately the update does not bring Android Nougat 7.1.1 or a newer security patch. As for those optimizations, they are in several key areas. First, power consumption has been optimized when you are using the P10 for an extended period of time while Wi-Fi performance has also been optimized. Optimizations have also been made to the UI content display on some screens. As mentioned, the April 1, 2017 Android Security Update is a part of this new firmware and Huawei also removed the TripAdvisor app from the firmware.
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The Sony Xperia XA Ultra update to Android Nougat is in full motion now with the update rolling out to users. The update is version 36.1.A.0.179 and is based on Nougat 7.0. The update follows the release of the June Android Security Update for several other Xperia phones on Tuesday.
Right now the update to Android Nougat is happening in European variants of the XA Ultra but the expectation is that other country variants will see the update soon. If you have the XA Ultra, you can check for the update manually in the settings of the phone.
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Good news this morning for owners of three Sony Xperia devices this morning. The Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XZs all have the June Android Security update rolling to them starting today. The updated build is version 41.2.A.7.8 for all three devices and the OTA update is starting to roll out now. It should hit devices over the course of the next several days.
The new firmware does not contain any new features and remains based on Android Nougat 7.1.1. It only updates the security patch level on the devices but, given that other manufactures are still months behind, it is great to see Sony get at least three of their phones to the latest patch level.
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