Android manufacturers roll out security updates year-round, but not all devices. That’s why we regularly list the smartphones that have been updated.
The Android security update overview of week 49
On Android Planet we regularly pay attention to updates that receive devices. Often these are new Android versions, for example when phones are updated to Android 9.0 (Pie) . For that we also have the Android 8.0 update overview and Android 9.0 update overview where you can see exactly when and when your phone receives an update.
But manufacturers also issue security updates throughout the year, and they are often just as important. Although they do not contain any major new features, you remain protected against all (critical) vulnerabilities that appear monthly. Every week Android Planet makes a list with the updates of the last seven days. These are updates that have been rolled out in the Netherlands, although it can sometimes happen that one provider is in the turn rather than the other. Sometimes you have to wait another week.
At Samsung, they are increasingly combining security updates with cool new features. This also applies to the Galaxy A6 Plus, which, together with the November update, receives support for AR Emoji. With that you can transform a scan of your selfie into a large number of real emoji .. The function has been on expensive Samsung smartphones, such as the Galaxy S9.
Although Sony is usually quick, they have not managed to release security updates from December. However, there were some updates from November for older devices this week.
We hear from some readers that the Nokia updates we mention are not immediately available for their devices. It seems that Nokia is rolling out its new software very gradually worldwide. Therefore it can take a while for your 7 Plus or 2.1 with the software to get started. There is a nice bonus for 7 Plus users: they also get an improved camera app.
- Nokia 7 Plus – security update November 2018 & camera update
- Nokia 2.1 – security update November 2018
Keep an eye on your smartphone
Is your device not in the overview? No panic, as some manufacturers may not update later. And even if your device is on the list, it’s still a bit of a wait. Often it takes several days for an update to reach all copies of a smartphone. Keep an eye on Android Planet for the next overview of security patches, or view our overview with (expected) Android 8.0 updates and Android 9.0 updates .