Android device updates: Samsung pushes nuary security patch to its flagship phones

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 29 Jan 2016

Samsung hasn’t exactly torn it up when it’s come to updating its phones to Marshmallow. At the very least, however, the company is sticking to the pledge for more frequent security updates with a patch for many flagship devices. HTC is one of the few highlights in the l of Marshmallow, sending out Android 6.0.1 to another carrier’s model of its One A9.

Each week, we compile all the major software updates to hit the Android ecosystem, including phones tablets on U.S. carriers, unlocked phones, Android ar smartwatches, Android TV devices. Making sure your device is running the latest available software is a good housekeeping practice, ensuring you have the latest features with fewer bugs gaping security holes.


Security updates: On the Samsung blog you’ll find details of numerous vulnerabilities to be patched with the nuary update. The company didn’t detail exactly which models of its phones are to receive it, but most likely top devices like the Galaxy S6, Note 5, the ge series the top phones from previous years will get the patch. Keep an eye out if you have one of these.


HTC One A9: According to the Sprint support page, you’ll be getting the bump up to Android 6.0.1. It brings battery life improvements, more camera features, -Fi calling, the stability fixes that come with the latest build.


Oneus X: The newest update to OxygenOS is coming to your phone. Version 2.2 brings camera improvements several different stability fixes. Check the Oneus blog for other details.

Oneus One: The original Oneus phone is still getting attention. OxygenOS 2.1.4 is available, though it’s called a “community sourced ROM” that you’ll need to flash yourself since the officially supported software is still from the previous partnership with Cyanogen. However, Oneus clearly would rather everyone move over to its own software. Head to the Oneus forum for more.