Every week we list all the Android security updates of popular smartphones for you. In the new year we make a new start, and more and more Android Pie updates appear!
The Android security updates overview of week 1
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.
This week is a pretty quiet week. The January Android security update is likely to appear in a few days, and the December update can already be found on many popular devices. Most manufacturers have also given their employees a few days rest during the holidays, as is clear. However, Huawei and Samsung seem to be rolling out their Android Pie updates to more and more smartphones and more users.
In Germany, Samsung has already started the rollout of Android 9.0 (Pie) for the Galaxy Note 9. At the time of writing this update is not yet available in the Netherlands, but we expect that it will take a few days at most. For now, we have to do it with some security updates. Including for the more than four years old Galaxy Note 4. The changelog gives little details, but it seems that this oldtimer again has got some extra protection.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 – security update December 2018
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – security update December 2018
- Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) – security update December 2018
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – security update with version number N910FXXU1DRI2
From Huawei this week mainly different security updates. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be equipped with Android Pie from this week. We hear from many P20 and P20 Pro users that they do not have the update yet, while the rollout is already in progress. That can be correct: unfortunately, it takes a few days to weeks before each smartphone has its turn. Unfortunately, please wait!
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Android 9.0 (Pie) update
- Huawei Nova – security update December 2018
- Huawei P Smart (2018) security update December 2018
- Huawei P10 security update December 2018
- Huawei P8 Lite (2017) – security update December 2018
OnePlus always wraps its security updates in a new version of OxygenOS. At the same time, several other issues are being tackled. For example, the OnePlus 6 update also offers an improved night mode and highlights the stability of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
- OnePlus 6 – OxygenOS 9.0.3 with security update December 2018
- OnePlus 5 – OygenOS 9.0.1 with security update December 2018
- OnePlus 5T – OygenOS 9.0.1 with security update December 2018
Keep an eye on your smartphone
Is your device not in the overview? No panic, as some manufacturers may not Android security updates 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 check out our overview of (expected) Android 8.0 updates and Android 9.0 updates.