Realme C1 May security patch arrives before ColorOS 6 (Android Pie) update

Realme’s latest edition Realme C2 devices are shipped with Android Pie-based ColorOS 6 Lite out of the box. However, it’s predecessor Realme C1 phones bears Android 8.1 Oreo and ColorOS 5.2 since its inception. C1 is basically a low-end phone that is powered by Snapdragon 450 chipset.

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Realme C1

While the Chinese OEM recently pushed ColorOS 6 (Android Pie) to older phones like Realme 2 Pro and Realme 1, devices like Realme C1, Realme 2 and Realme U1 are still gawking. All of these three devices are currently beta testing ColorOS 6/Android Pie 9.0.

For a quick look, here’s what the ColorOS 6 beta changelog for Realme C1 and Realme 2 reads:

System
· Added notification icons in status bar
· Added a new navigation gesture
· Added app drawer to ColorOS launcher
· Added Riding Mode
· Android Security Patch Level: June 5th, 2019
UI
· Updated UI of the notification panel
· Updated UI of AI Board
· Updated default theme
Applications
· Added realme Theme Store

While the stable ColorOS 6 build for Realme C1 and Realme 2 are expected to arrive in another three weeks, the OEM has pushed a monthly security patch to Realme C1 units – something that Realme 3 Pro users have been desperately waiting for.

The announcement came from a Realme Indonesia moderator at the community a few hours back. The May update on Realme C1 bumps the version to RMX1811EX_11_A.26. And here’s what the changelog reads:

Update Log

System
● Resolve some problems
Security

● Updating Android Security Patch May 5, 2019

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Realme C1 May security update (RMX1811EX_11_A.26)

While Realme Indonesia has announced the May update now, Realme C1 users in India have been receiving this update for past couple of weeks. Looks like the update hit the Realme C1 units in India in the first wave and now it is targeting the devices in Indonesia.

FWIW a quick look at the company’s official update support page conveys the availability of no such new update. It still display RMX1805EX_11.A.25 as the latest patch on Realme C1. And we are not sure when does the company plan to update the page with latest info.

Anyway, have you received the update yet? If so, feel free to share with us how it’s acting on your device. Rest assured, we are keeping a close watch on Android Pie’s arrival on Realme C1 and will let you know as and when the update gets live.

NOTE: For more Realme related bugs, issues, news and stories, interested readers may head here.

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