Vivo Y93 August security update (v1.10.8) optimizes compatibility with 3rd-party apps, network, & more

Vivo Y93 is one of the many smartphones the company pumped into the market back in 2018. The phone was unveiled towards the end of the year rocking a teardrop-style notch, a powerful low-end processor in Snapdragon 439, and a solid 4030mAh battery unit.

On paper, the Vivo Y93 is without a doubt one great piece of hardware. However, what was a major disappointment from Vivo was to launch the device in November 2018 powered by Android 8.1 Oreo. Really, Vivo?

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Vivo Y93 came pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo

One would argue that this is an entry-level device, but regardless of how much I pay for a phone, I want the latest software available on board when I unbox it. Maybe it’s just me, but honestly, that was outrightly unacceptable coming from such a top company.

It doesn’t make sense that an OEM that sits sixth in the global smartphone market share releases a smartphone with an OS that is over a year old, especially at a time when the newer version is available. But hey, we don’t make the rules huh!

Perhaps if Vivo would have given the Y93 Android Pie out of the box, they wouldn’t have to deal with queries like the ones below from concerned owners of the device.

@Vivo_India I just wanna ask that it’s my 3rd month I bought VIVO Y93. So is there any chance for pie update….. Tell us. It is important because this year the device was launched.
Source

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Vivo seems unsure about the Y93 Pie update (Source)

Android Pie aside, the Chinese company is seeding a new software update for the Vivo Y93 that is arriving as version 1.10.8. The firmware hasn’t been published on the device’s software support pages in multiple markets, but we have the full changelog with us.

As per the changelog, the new build 1.10.8 installs a new Android security patch, but the exact month isn’t mentioned which is for the month of August. Perhaps you may want to share these details with us in your comments below once the update arrives on your end.

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Vivo Y93 update to v1.10.8 is now rolling out

Here’s the full changelog for the incoming Vivo Y93 security update:

– Updated Android security patches to improve security
– Synced system patches to improve system stability
– Optimized the compatibility with third-party apps and games
– Optimized network compatibility for some regions
– Optimized system operating performance

Vivo goes on to say that this update also contains more changes that you’ll discover along the way as you enjoy the new version. Again, let us know about these changes in your comments below.

The Vivo Y93 now joins other Vivo phones that recently received new software updates, among them Vivo Z1 Pro, Vivo S1, Vivo V9, Vivo V9 Youth, and Vivo Z3, some of which finally upgraded to Android Pie.

NOTE: You can check out more Vivo-related stuff on this page.

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