Google, OnePlus, Samsung, BlackBerry Announce July Security Updates

 
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Google, OnePlus, Samsung, BlackBerry Announce July Security Updates

Highlights

  • Samsung's security update to also add improvements to TouchWiz
  • Samsung yet to start its roll-out of July security update
  • Google makes binary images for update available on website

Several smartphone manufacturers have announced July security update for their Android devices and others are likely to follow suit soon. OnePlus, Samsung, BlackBerry, and Nexus devices have confirmed some of their devices will receive the security update.

Cyanogen firmware update, 277MB in size, for OnePlus One is already available as an over-the-air download and is said to contain no other new features apart from the security fixes. The company has not confirmed an update for its OnePlus 2 and OnePlus 3 models as of now.

Samsung, on the other hand, announced the new firmware updates for its flagship Galaxy devices. The company has also integrated some fixes for its interface TouchWiz along with the OTA security update. However, the company was mum on the list of exact models that will receive the update. As of now, the updates are not available. But the roll-out is expected to start very soon as official news is out already.

Following the footsteps of OnePlus and Samsung, Google also initiated rolling out of the security update for supported Nexus devices. The models for which the update is available are Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player.

Google's update roll-out is likely to be over in two weeks, however, the company has made OTA binary image files available to allow users to manually update their Nexus devices right away.

BlackBerry has also started rolling out its security patches for its Priv models that were purchased unlocked from ShopBlackBerry or Amazon. BlackBerry's security update is 95MB in size.

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