October update hits Nokia 6 and Moto G7 units, while Honor 8C gets September patch
Smartphone users are now well aware of the importance of timely security updates for their devices. Different OEMs take their slated time for pushing out the updates.
Moreover, security updates are meant to fix the issues and vulnerabilities of smartphones. The latest security patch is the October 2019 update and you can read in detail about it on the Android Security Bulletin page.
And in a recent development, two new devices are reportedly getting the October security update being served namely Nokia 6 and Moto G7. Matter of fact, Honor 8C is also getting a new update but, it gets the September 2019 patch.
Let us take a look at the updates on each of the devices, one by one:
Nokia 6 was launched in 2017 and it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is now updated to Android 9 Pie. Notably, Nokia 2 and Nokia 5 recently received the October update.
Coming to this new update for Nokia 6, it carries the version number V6.19B and weighs in around 172.7 MB in size.
Notably, the update brings in system stability improvements along with some changes to the UI of the device. Below is the screenshot shared by of the user and the official changelog:
Changelog (translated from Vietnamese)
- Improves system stability.
- Changes in the user interface.
- Google security patch level: 2019-10
The update is being pushed via OTA and will take some time in hitting all the devices. You can always check for the update manually by heading to Settings>> About phone>> System updates>> Check for update.
At the beginning of this month, Motorola had announced the October 2019 security update for a range of phones including the Moto G7.
And finally, the update is being pushed for the users of Moto G7. To recall, the Moto G7 was launched in March 2019 and is a decent mid-range smartphone.
Coming to the update, though it does not reportedly fix the battery drain issue, it comes with the latest security patch and carries the version number PPOS29.114-134-4.
Below is the screenshot and the official changelog of the latest update on the Moto G7:
Highlights of the update:
- Android security updates up to 1 October 2019.
Notably, the update is purely incremental in nature and does not bring any new features or enhancements except the latest security patch. You can check for the update by heading to Settings>>About Phone>>System Updates.
Honor 8C is also receiving a new update but it does not bring in the October patch. Instead, it serves the device with the September update. Note that there are still no signs of Android 9 Pie update for the Honor 8C.
We have also reported that Android 9 Pie might not see the light of the day on the Honor 8C smartphone and this update probably ends the hope as well.
Now talking about the update, it carries the version number 18.104.22.168. However, the size of the update is unknown. Below is the screenshot of the update:
The update is being pushed via OTA and you can check for it by heading to Settings>>System Options>>System Update. Feel free to let us know in the comments below what all other changes the update brings in for the respective devices.
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