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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get November security patches with latest OxygenOS update

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro get November security patches with latest OxygenOS update

OnePlus has updated several of its phones over the past few days, including the 6/6T, T-Mobile 8T, and 7T/7/7 Pro. Now it's time for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro to get its monthly security patches, though they come nearly a month after Pixels and Samsung phones.

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OnePlus rolls OxygenOS 10.3.7 out to the OP6 and 6T

OnePlus rolls OxygenOS 10.3.7 out to the OP6 and 6T

The OnePlus 6 and 6T are two of the company’s oldest phones still receiving regular updates, bringing newer security fixes and optimizations. With their latest OxygenOS 10.3.7 stable builds, both 2018 flagships are being bumped to the current security level, as well as getting a bunch of gaming features and system-level general fixes.

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November security patches rolling out to OnePlus 7 series, following release on 7T

November security patches rolling out to OnePlus 7 series, following release on 7T

The OnePlus 7T is now two generations out of date, thanks to OnePlus' bi-yearly phone release schedule, but it's still a capable flagship smartphone heading into 2021. Now the phone is receiving another round of security fixes, according to a new forum post by OnePlus.

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The Verizon Galaxy S9 series receives Samsung’s November security patch

The Verizon Galaxy S9 series receives Samsung’s November security patch

Another month, another security patch slowly coming to carrier-locked Samsung phones while handsets around the world have already started getting the update in October. This time around, the Verizon Galaxy Note20 series and the AT&T Galaxy Fold were the first carrier-locked devices in line to receive the update, most recently followed by the Verizon Galaxy S9 series.

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OnePlus 8T gets another bug-squashing OxygenOS update

OnePlus 8T gets another bug-squashing OxygenOS update

The OnePlus 8T hasn't been out for very long, but it has already been updated several times to fix launch bugs and improve device security. The last system upgrade was released exactly one week ago, which aimed to improve NFC and calls, and now another OTA is on the way.

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Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Fitbit OS 5.1 adds Google Assistant integration to the Sense and Versa 3

Following its acquisition in progress, Google already confirmed that it would add the Assistant to the latest Fitbit smartwatches, the Versa 3 and the Sense, and today, it has arrived as part of Fitbit OS 5.1. The update will roll out to the two health trackers starting today, and it packs a few more things on top of the Assistant: Automatic SpO2 readings at night without the dedicated watchface, new SpO2 clockfaces, audible Alexa replies, and more.

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OnePlus improves NFC and call stability in latest OP8T Oxygen OS update

OnePlus improves NFC and call stability in latest OP8T Oxygen OS update

The OnePlus 8T was only released about a month ago, but it has already received several software updates to address various bugs. Less than a week after the last upgrade started to roll out, OnePlus has now released a new OxygenOS build for the 8T, containing another round of bug fixes and performance improvements.

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OnePlus finally resumes updates to the OnePlus 5, with Oxygen OS 10.0.1 rolling out now

OnePlus finally resumes updates to the OnePlus 5, with Oxygen OS 10.0.1 rolling out now

The OnePlus 5 and 5T haven't received any software updates since May, and that update inexplicably removed image stabilization. We had to wait until September for the company to explain itself, revealing that a critical bug had been found in the communication module and that fixing it involved discussion with carriers, further delaying things. Almost two months after the revelation, OnePlus is finally rolling out a new update to the OnePlus 5, fixing the big bad bug, updating the security patch, and restoring stabilization to the camera.

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OnePlus insults new Nord buyers with measly Android update promise

OnePlus insults new Nord buyers with measly Android update promise

OnePlus' new Nord-series phones aren't just cut-down midrangers, they're also getting a cut-down update policy. OnePlus is backtracking on the schedule set in 2018, guaranteeing just one Android version update for both the N10 5G and N100. That means the two new phones will only get the already-released Android 11-based OxygenOS 11, paired with only two years of security updates.

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Android security update tracker, November 2020: Rankings for popular smartphones

Android security update tracker, November 2020: Rankings for popular smartphones

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Major updates of Android don't matter as much as they used to. Many components of the operating system are updated through the Play Store, so even if you're on Android 8 or 9, you can still access most of the same apps and features as someone on the latest release of Android 10. However, the security updates that Google releases on a monthly basis are still critical to keeping your phone or tablet safe. Dozens of security flaws are discovered in components of Android each month, which is why Google releases monthly security patches.

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