AT&T rolls out Galaxy S7 update that adds June security patch, Knox and Messaging fixes

While many handset makers are already pushing updates that contain the newest July security patch, U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T are rolling out the last month security update.

AT&T has just confirmed that a new update is now available for Samsung Galaxy S7. Aside from the June security patch, the update brings a couple of fixes and improvements that are meant to further enhance users experience and phone’s performance.

Although not many details about the update have been published by AT&T, the carrier did say what changes Galaxy S7 owners …


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It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered.

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.

Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps. Read more…

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New Galaxy S8/S8+ patch brings June security update and changes to the navigation bar

A new software update is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices around the globe. Weighing in at 453.72MB, the new update packs the June security update and a few changes to the navigation bar.

For security reasons, Samsung doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed. However, the changelog mentions that a total of 119 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) related to the Galaxy S phones and Android have been resolved. 
As for the navigation bar, there is some good and bad news. A …

Non-Droid Moto Z receives Soak Test that includes Android 7.1.1 and the June security patch

Last week, the Moto Z Play Droid became the first Moto model in the U.S. to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. Today Motorola has started to soak test Android 7.1.1  on the non-Droid version of the Moto Z. Some of those who own the device and subscribe to the Motorola Feedback Network were given the option to participate in the soak test. If you happen to be one of them, you might receive the update today on your handset. Remember, the idea behind these tests is to give the manufacturer feedback on the update so that changes can be made before all users are affected.

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Google releases June security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices

As expected, the next security update for the month of June is out, although Google usually pushes these patches slightly earlier. The June security patch is now available for all compatible Pixel and Nexus devices, so if you own one, you might want to check for a new update.

The good news is Google has already published the factory images and OTA files for the June security update, so if it doesn’t yet show on your phone, you can try flashing it manually.

Here are all the devices eligible for this new security patch:

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Verizon LG G5 receives software update that optimizes the phone and adds the monthly security patch

Verizon has announced an update for its version of the LG G5, 2016’s flagship handset from LG. The nation’s largest carrier says that the update will add performance optimizations, fix known issues and install the latest security patch. First thing first; the update brings LG G5 users software version VS98728B. When the notification arrives saying that the update is on your phone, connect the device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure that you have a strong signal from Verizon. You should also check to see if your battery is fully charged before proceeding with the installation of the new files.

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Google releases May security patch for Nexus and Pixel devices

The first day of May marks not just the beginning of the month, but also the release of the next security patch for Android devices. Google has just published the factory images and OTA files, which include the May security patch.

The following devices will receive Android 7.1.2 update with the May security patch: Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Pixel C. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 get the security update with Android 7.1.1.

According to Google, all supported Google devices will receive a single OTA update with the May 5, 2017, security …

BlackBerry is the first non-Google OEM to push April security patch

While companies like Samsung, LG, Huawei or Motorola are pushing March security updates to its Android smartphones, BlackBerry has already started to roll out April security patch.

Considering the update has just been made available by Google for its Nexus and Pixel devices, alongside Android 7.1.2 Nougat, it looks like a great achievement on BlackBerry’s part.

However, it’s not the first time that it happens because BlackBerry has much fewer Android smartphones that must receive security updates on a monthly basis.

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BlackBerry Android smartphones getting March security patch

Although not the first this month, BlackBerry is still one of the companies that offer timely security updates. Following Google’s rollout of the March security patch, the Canadian firm announced its Android smartphones are now eligible for a similar update.

The March security update is available immediately for BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android operating system, which were purchased via ShopBlackBerry. The same update should come to BlackBerry Android phones available from other retailers or carrier, dependent on their deployment schedule.

BlackBerry …

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL on Verizon are now receiving Android's March security patch

There are lots of reasons to love Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL, and while some people may buy the phones for their premium design, stellar camera, and/or stock Android experience, another reason to be smitten with the handsets is because of how quickly they receive software updates. Since both phones are children of the Google mothership itself, you’d be hard-pressed to find a phone that receives patches and updates faster than the Pixel.

Google just released the latest Android security update yesterday, and both the Pixel and Pixel XL on Verizon’s network are already being upgraded …