[Update: Jan. 16] These Fido phones are getting new updates this month
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on October 29, 2020) follows:
Like most other mobile carriers, Fido shares its update schedule for the release of new software for all phones that are available through the carrier.
More often than not, these updates carry security patches that are made available by Google in order to keep your Android smartphone safe and secure from cyber-attacks and harmful malware.
FYI, in case you wish to keep an eye on the rollout of security patches, we’ve got you covered since we have now begun keeping tabs on the availability of security patches.
But of course, updates aren’t limited to security patches since smartphone vendors release bug fixes, optimizations, and other improvements as well including Android OS updates.
Speaking of Android OS updates, you can check out all the Android 11 eligible devices sold by Fido by heading here.
Fido has now updated its OS upgrade schedule to include details of upcoming updates for several devices in this month. Therefore, you can check whether your device will receive an update or not.
For starters, all the Google Pixel smartphones available via Fido will be getting the November security update on November 2.
So the Google Pixel 5, Google Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 4 XL, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel 3a XL, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 3 XL, and the Google Pixel 3 will bag the latest security patch first.
Well, that’s not surprising considering Google Pixel phones are always one of the first Android smartphones to get the latest security patches.
The next day, i.e., November 3, Fido will be rolling out the October security patch for a handful of Samsung smartphones.
These are the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20+, and the Samsung Galaxy S20.
According to Fido, the Note 20 series and the Galaxy Note 9 will be getting a few other improvements or features besides the October patch.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is also scheduled to get the September security patch starting on November 4. After that, the LG Velvet 5G is expected to get a new software update on November 11.
As per Fido’s plans, this update will bring “Additional 5G support” for the device. It isn’t clear what this means for the end-user, however, we do expect that it would improve the 5G capabilities of the device.
That said, Fido is yet to kick-start its own 5G network in Canada. At present, 5G connectivity is only offered by Rogers, Bell, and TELUS in the country.
And according to information shared here, it seems that Fido will roll out its 5G network some time in 2021.
Nonetheless, these are the phones from Fido that are set to get software updates this month, i.e. November. As always, we will post an update if and when Fido adds a new device to the list.
Meanwhile, you can check out our dedicated tracker to know all the details regarding the release of Android 11 for smartphones from all major smartphone vendors and mobile carriers.
Update 1 (November 07)
IST 11:03 am: Fido has now updated its OS upgrade schedule page with details of a few more smartphones that will be getting software updates this month.
First up, the Samsung Galaxy A11 and Samsung Galaxy A8 are expected to get new updates on November 17. The former will get the November patch along with other updates whereas the latter will get the October patch along with other updates.
Then, the Motorola Moto e6, on November 19, is scheduled to get the October security update. Finally, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei P30, and Huawei P30 Lite are expected to pick up the October patch starting from November 25.
Update 2 (November 09)
IST 10:46 am: Fido has begun seeding the One UI 2.5 update for the Samsung Galaxy Fold in Canada. The update carries the build number CTJ2 and also brings the October patch to the device.
Update 3 (November 16)
IST 06:11 pm: Fido has updated its OS upgrade schedule once again with details of more smartphones that are scheduled to get software updates this month.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy A11, and Samsung Galaxy Note10+ are expected to get the November security patch on November 17.
On November 24, the Samsung Galaxy A71 and Samsung Galaxy A20 are set to get the November security update with a few other improvements.
The Motorola Moto G7 Play is expected to bag the October patch on November 26. Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is scheduled to get the October security patch and a few other improvements.
Update 4 (December 02)
IST 01:00 pm: Going by the latest reports, the Canadian carrier Fido has released the One UI 2.5 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 devices.
Update 5 (December 03)
IST 10:45 am: Fido has listed a bunch of new smartphones that are scheduled to get software updates in December. These devices include all the Pixel phones from the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 5 which are set to get the December patch on the 7th of this month.
Following that, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are expected to get the November patch on December 08 after which the Moto G Fast is also expected to pick up the November security update on December 10.
Update 6 (December 05)
IST 02:00 pm: The carrier has updated its OS upgrade schedule once again with details of a few other smartphones that are expected to pick up new updates in December.
For starters, Fido has listed the EMUI 11 update for the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro as “Coming soon”. Similarly, the Android 11 update for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series has also been listed as “Coming soon”.
Other devices that are expected to pick up the November patch are the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30 Lite, LG G7 ThinQ, Moto G Stylus, and the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018).
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, and the LG G7 One are slated to get the December patch as well this month.
Update 7 (December 15)
IST 06:35 pm: According to the latest update made to its OS update schedule, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is expected to bag the December patch on December 15 and the Samsung Galaxy A10e is set to get the November patch on December 22.
Update 8 (December 16)
IST 10:00 am: It appears that Fido has begun rolling out the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series in Canada. It bears the build number CTKI and brings the December patch too.
Thanks for the tip, Adrian Iserhoff!
Update 9 (December 19)
IST 04:35 pm: Fido has updated its OS Upgrade Schedule adding more devices that are expected to get new updates in the near future. Here are the new entries from the updated list:
Samsung Galaxy S10e | December 22 – December security update
Samsung Galaxy S10 | December 22 – December security update
Samsung Galaxy S10+ | December 22 – December security update
Samsung Galaxy S8 | December 22 – December security update
Samsung Galaxy S8+ | December 22 – December security update
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip | December 22 – December security update
Samsung Galaxy Note20 | Coming soon – Android 11
Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra | Coming soon – Android 11
Google Pixel 3 | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 3 XL | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 3a | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 3a XL | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 4 | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 4 XL | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 4a | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 4a 5G | January 4 – January security update
Google Pixel 5 | January 4 – January security update
Update 10 (December 26)
IST 03:10 pm: Fido has added a couple of devices to its OS Upgrade Schedule. As per the latest entries, the Moto Edge+ and Moto G7 Play are scheduled to get the December security update on January 21, 2021.
Moto Edge+ | January 21 – December security update
Moto g7 play | January 21 – December security update
Update 11 (January 12)
IST 04:18 pm: In its software upgrade schedule, Fido has mentioned that the Android 11 update is coming soon for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Note 10+.
The carrier has also shared upcoming update details for a few other devices. Take a look at the information below:
– LG G7 One – January patch: Jan. 19
– Moto Edge+ – December patch: Jan. 21
– Moto G7 Play – December patch: Jan. 21
– Moto E – January patch: Feb. 1
– Moto E6 – December patch: Jan. 25
Update 12 (January 16)
IST 12:40 pm: According to the latest information shared on its software upgrade page, Fido will be seeding updates to the following phones this month:
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G – January patch: Jan. 19
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G – January patch: Jan. 19
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – January patch: Jan. 19
Samsung Galaxy S9+ – January patch: Jan. 19
Samsung Galaxy S9 – January patch: Jan. 19
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – January patch: Jan. 26
Samsung Galaxy S20+ – January patch: Jan. 26
Samsung Galaxy S20 – January patch: Jan. 26
Samsung Galaxy A50 – January patch: Jan. 26
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