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OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro updates are here with May security patches

OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro updates are here with May security patches

All four of the phones in the OnePlus 7 series are getting updated this weekend, patching the build of OxygenOS to 11.0.1.1. While this is mainly a series of bug fixes, the biggest change is upgrading the Android security patch to May 2021. The update is rolling out to the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro now.

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Google's May Android security update for Pixels is ready to go

Google's May Android security update for Pixels is ready to go

Pixel device owners, start your Wi-Fi radios. The monthly security update for Pixel phones has been posted by Google. The updates are available as both direct download of the firmware and OTA files, but it should be showing up on at least a few phones starting today.

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OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro get March security patch in OxygenOS 11.0.0.2

OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T, and 7T Pro get March security patch in OxygenOS 11.0.0.2

Late last month OnePlus updated its most recent phones to OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11. As is common with major updates, a few bugs were found. According to its active user forum, OnePlus is now rolling out the 11.0.0.2 hotfix for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro, along with a security update.

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Weekend poll: How old is the security patch on your phone?

Weekend poll: How old is the security patch on your phone?

Samsung recently revealed that it would give its phones an impressive four years of security updates. Paired with its high position in our regular Android update tracker, the company is rapidly becoming the Android update king. In light of the news, we're curious to know how up-to-date your phone might be. If you're willing to dig through the settings app for just a moment, let's compare: What Android security patch level is your phone running?

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Twitter finally gets around to patching Android app security hole... 22 months later

Twitter finally gets around to patching Android app security hole... 22 months later

Twitter has patched its app from a vulnerability within Android that could let a malicious app siphon users' private date — including their direct messages — while bypassing system permissions. Every Twitter for Android user was notified about the security hole which affects users on versions 8 Oreo and 9 Pie.

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Minecraft 1.16.0 adds new Nether biomes, enemies, materials, music, and much more

Minecraft 1.16.0 adds new Nether biomes, enemies, materials, music, and much more

It's been a while since we've covered a new Minecraft patch, but it would appear the launch of the 1.16.0 Nether update is a big one. Four new Nether biomes have been introduced to the game, along with a new block material Netherite, not to mention a few new enemies. There's also new story content, plus you can expect to discover some fresh music as you explore the new areas in the Nether. As you can see, the Nether update brings many welcome changes, and you can jump in right now since Minecraft's latest update is already live on the Play Store.

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Mozilla patches zero-day exploit for Firefox desktop and Android browsers (APK Download)

Mozilla patches zero-day exploit for Firefox desktop and Android browsers (APK Download)

Mozilla has patched a zero-day exploit in late revisions to Firefox 72 and version 68 of the Android web browser. In a security advisory, the company said that it was made aware of "targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw."

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[Update: OTAs arriving] A patch for Android Q Beta 2 is available for download, OTAs coming soon

[Update: OTAs arriving] A patch for Android Q Beta 2 is available for download, OTAs coming soon

Android Q Beta 2 brought with it a lot of new features, though it's not surprising that some stuff is being broken given that it is a beta. Google today announced a patch for Q Beta 2, and factory and OTA images are available for installation right now. OTAs will roll out within the next 24 hours.

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Fortnite mobile beta v5.40 patch adds voice chat for Android

Fortnite mobile beta v5.40 patch adds voice chat for Android

The Fortnite mobile beta is still limited to Samsung users and those that have received beta invitations. Since development on the title is a constant, it's no surprise to see a new patch rolling out today. The big news is that this patch brings with it voice chat for Android. You can also expect to find a new capture-the-flag mode called Getaway that will only be available for a limited time.

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Google publishes list of Chromebooks being patched against Meltdown vulnerability

Google publishes list of Chromebooks being patched against Meltdown vulnerability

One week ago, details about widespread vulnerabilities in modern processors became public. One variant, named 'Meltdown,' affected every modern Intel chip. Two other variants, collectively known as 'Spectre,' are known to affect chips from Intel, AMD, and ARM (at the very least). Most Google products are already protected against these threats, but now the company has made it easier to tell which Chromebooks are patched.

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