T-Mobile is on a roll, rolling out Oreos and security patches to five Android phones

T-Mobile is the last of the big four carriers to update the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G6 to Oreo, also sending security patches to the Note 5 and S8 Active.

No Android Oreo for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge after all, and no more security updates either

Not only will Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge stay on Nougat for all eternity after all, but the two spring 2015 flagships have had their security updates terminated as well.

Google crushes all hopes of future OS updates and security patches for ancient Nexus Player

It was easy to predict but that doesn’t make it any less sad. Discontinued way back in 2016, Google’s Nexus Player is officially reaching the end of the road in terms of software support as well.

Meltdown and Spectre security bugs put all ‘modern’ computers at risk, but partial fixes are out

Regardless of your operating system, web browser or “modern” computer of choice, including smartphones, Meltdown and Spectre security threats are real and really scary.

No more BlackBerry Priv monthly updates, BB10 and BBOS support carries on

As weird as it sounds, we have bad news to report on the software support front for BlackBerry Priv owners, and good news for BB10 and BBOS users.

Business-friendly Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition comes with three-year security patch promise

There’s a Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition out in the US now for small and medium-sized businesses, with Samsung promising unusual security.

Huawei commits to blazing fast Oreo update for Mate 9, also aiming for frequent security patches

The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro run Android 8.0 Oreo, and so should the Huawei Mate 9 in a matter of weeks. Monthly security updates are also a possibility.

Essential Phone scores security update with ‘improved performance’ in time for Sprint retail launch

Smoother and faster than ever thanks to a software update focused on security and performance, the Essential Phone is now also available in Sprint stores.

Wild Android 7.1.2 update message pops up on Google Pixels, but it’s just a mislabeled security patch

There’s likely nothing wrong with your Google Pixel or Pixel XL phone recently upgraded to Android Oreo, and you don’t need to downgrade to Nougat.

Nokia 5 beats Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices to the September security update punch

Once again, HMD Global shows all other Android device manufacturers how it’s done, rolling out September security patches to the Nokia 5 already.

Android Nougat continues to elude unlocked US Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge after March security patch

How ridiculous is it that officially unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge models stateside are now receiving OTA March security patches applied over Marshmallow?

Samsung resolves ‘challenges’, promising monthly security updates for unlocked US Galaxy S7

It’s unclear what are the “challenges” holding back unlocked US Galaxy S7 versions, but “soon” enough, you should start receiving monthly security patches.

Verizon is in charge of ‘system updates’ for its Pixel phones, Google still handles security

Thinking of buying a Pixel or Pixel XL from Verizon? It’s very important to note that major system updates will go through the carrier.

Motorola commits to Moto Z security patches, leaving out ‘monthly’ promise

Regularly? Frequently? Outright monthly? Motorola fails to provide clarification in regards to the security update pace of the Moto Z and Z Force.

FTC and FCC launch probe of mobile manufacturers and carriers’ security update practices

Two major independent US government agencies want to know everything about the security update methods of mobile carriers and OEMs.