Today in Android: Honor View 10, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Nokia 8 and More to Get Updates
With the imminent release of the next Android's next major version (Android P) in the next few months, manufacturers have begun pushing the Oreo update on all eligible devices. Obviously, flagships will be the first in the queue to get it, while older and lower-priced devices have to wait a bit. However, after the recent Specter and Meltdown debacle, manufacturers have been working overtime to ensure that their devices are patched against the industry shattering vulnerability.Let's take a look at some devices which will be getting the latest January security update.
Honor View 10 to get security update and face unlock
The Honor view 10 is easily one of the best mid-range phones available in the market right now. A new software update that's now rolling out to the phone makes it even better. One of the biggest features this update brings is a new face unlock feature which enables the View 10 to be unlocked by just looking at it, much like its competitor the OnePlus 5T. You can choose to have the display turn on every time the phone's picked up, and the screen will stay on as long as you're looking at it. Honor is rolling out the View 10's update in batches, and it should be available to everyone by January 24, ideally.
Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge January 2018 security update released in China
After announcing the January security update for the two-generation-old Galaxy S6 Edge, some Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices are reportedly receiving it in China. Samsung is rolling out firmware version G9300ZCU2BQL3 and G9350ZCU2BQL3 for the Galaxy S7 (SM-G9300) and Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G9350) in China, respectively. We can expect it to roll out across international markets shortly.
Latest Android Security update for Nokia 8 and Nokia 5 available now
After Nokia 3, HMD has started pushing January Security update 2018 to Nokia 8 in some markets. The January security update for Nokia 8 is around 97.3 MB in size. You will be prompted to download this update automatically. For now, it is available in some markets only, but given HMD Global's impressive track record of delivering updates, we can expect a global release very soon.
Sony Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance also due to receive updates, but there's a catch
Sony Mobile today began rolling out a small update for the Xperia XZ, Xperia XZs and Xperia X Performance smartphones. The new update carries the build number 41.3.A.2.58 for all three models. However, it appears the latest update does not include a complete fix for the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities and a complete fix will be delivered later. So far, the only Sony smartphones to have received the fix are the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Plus, which received the fix last week.