Sprint OnePlus 7 Pro 5G & Moto E5 Play October security update up for grabs

OEMs have become more serious towards pushing the latest security patches timely for their devices. Moreover, nowadays it has also become one of the selling factors of smartphone brands.

Matter of fact, users have also become aware of the importance of security updates and it has also become one of the key factors in buying a smartphone.

Smartphone manufacturers like Google, Essential, OnePlus & Nokia are some of the names that can be found in the list of top OEMs that push timely updates for its devices.

Carriers are often delaying the flow of updates due to additional testing and certification steps. Sprint, one of “the big four” in the USA, is trying to improve the situation as they have pushed the October 2019 security patch for OnePlus 7 Pro 5G and Moto E5 Play units.

Let us take a look at the updates received on both the devices one by one.

OnePlus 7 Pro 5G

OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the high-end flagships from the company that sort of started the rage for the 90Hz refresh rate displays. Now, following it many major OEMs are opting for higher refresh rate capable display to boost their selling point.

OnePlus-7-Pro-90hz-screen

The 5G capable variant of the phone came to US in collaboration with Sprint. Talking about the update, it carries the software version 9.5.14.GM25CC and brings in October 2019 security patch for the device.

Notably, the European variant has got the update earlier that brought in updated GMS and some bug fixes.

Below is the official changelog and the update for the same:

Changelog

  • October 2019 security patch.
Source

The update is incremental in nature and does not add anything new except the security patch for October. You can head to the Settings menu for manually checking the update notification.

For those of you who are waiting for Android 10 update on your OnePlus 7 Pro 5G on Sprint might have to wait as their units are in a separate update channel. However, those on EE will receive the Android 10 in Q1 2020.

Moto E5 Play

Another Sprint device that gets ticked off from the list of devices getting the October 2019 patch is Moto E5 Play. To recall, it was launched in August 2018.

Coming to the latest update, it carries the version number OCPS27.91-140-14. Below is the changelog and the screenshot for the same:

Changelog

October 2019 Google Security Patch

Source

Sprint has always been a bit behind in terms of pushing updates as Verizon variant of the Moto E5 Play has already got the October patch awhile ago.

If you have not yet received the update notification on your Moto E5 Play then, head to Settings>>About Phone>>System updates to check for it manually. Remember that this OTA is still based on Oreo – not even Pie.

Happy installing!

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