Nokia 2.3 & Redmi Note 8 December security update rolling out across the globe (Download links inside)

Nokia and Essential have proved that rolling out timely security updates is not a superpower of Google. Even relatively obscure phone makers nowadays do manage to push out regular patches to their devices.

Samsung is also doing a stellar job in this segment. Not only their current-gen flagships, but also a bunch of mid-rangers from the product portfolio have already secured the January 2020 security patch.

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Galaxy S9 got the January patch in mid-December

Despite being a prominent name, Xiaomi is slightly lagging in this field. Their Android One phones are yet to receive the stable Android 10 update, while MIUI-laden devices are taking precedence. The trend continues as Redmi Note 8 is now blessed with the December 2019 patch.

Currently available in China, the OTA brings the software on this device to version V11.0.4.0.PCOCNXM. Other than the bump in security patch level, the update also brings a number of improvements and fixes. Below is the complete changelog of this build:

System
– Updated Android Security Patch to December 2019. Increased system security.

Lockscreen, status bar, Notification shade
– Fix: Couldn’t open notification settings in the Notification shade in Second space
– Fix: Couldn’t open the Notification shade in some cases

Data usage
– Fix: Items related to exceptions weren’t always displayed accurately
– Fix: Searching for apps made the device slow down
– Fix: Errors occurred after switching SIM cards

Other
– Fix: Images overlapped in scrolling screenshots

Download

  • Device: Redmi Note 8
  • Codename: ginkgo
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V11.0.4.0.PCOCNXM
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 7248ec69cc9556cfd4e03025ce405b17

Another candidate is here, but this one is running vanilla Android instead of MIUI. We are talking about Nokia 2.3 – an entry level phone featuring MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display and a 4,000 mAh battery.

The storage department is rather modest for its class – 32 GB internal storage with 2 GB RAM. The phone runs Android Pie out of the box, and Nokia promised to bring Android 10 update very soon.

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Nokia 2.3

The phone was launched only a few weeks ago. In fact Nokia 2.3 is yet to hit the shelves in many markets where it is expected to be officially available. As such, this is the very first software update going out to the phone.

Download

  • Device: Nokia 2.3
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: V1.11B
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

NOTE: You can check out our dedicated Nokia and Redmi section for more similar stories.

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