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Re: Android Software Updates

Pretty much if you want updates as soon as they are out either go apple or native android e.g. pixel.

This way its not waiting for carrier testing and approval.


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Re: Android Software Updates

Security Patches. Not updates. Security Patches shouldn't need carrier testing. They are to fix security issues. 

 

Like I said I'm not referring to updates. 

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Re: Android Software Updates

Samsung only release monthly updates which are security and features mixed together. They've only just started rolling out the July patch, so you're hardly behind.

So chill.

 

 

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Re: Android Software Updates

Security patches are updates to the OS.....

Just received my July Samsung update only a few days into August so cant complain about that.


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Re: Android Software Updates

Security Patches....Patch the OS. Updates Update the OS. Difference here .

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Re: Android Software Updates

Samsung seems to think they are one in the same (even title of this thread does too)

 

"Software update available" is the heading of the Software update function on Samsung Devices.

 

Version: Has the version numbers

Size: Size

Security oatch level: 1 July 2019

 

What's new

The security of your device has been improved.


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Re: Android Software Updates

Analogy.. Your bicycle has a puncture, you apply a patch to the innertube. You don't update the innertube.

 

Update and Patch are two entirely different things. 

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Re: Android Software Updates

Right, so you can call it what you want, vendors/manufacturers call it an update - I think we will stick to what they call it.


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Re: Android Software Updates

It's bundled up as an update because there's no download latest patch option. 

 

But it's not an update it's a patch and it's got to be installed for security reasons and therefore does not require carrier testing. This should be released immediately not two months behind. 

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Occasional Contributor Duzza
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Re: Android Software Updates

Its not 2 months behind. Just because your security patch says 1st of June doesnt mean it was released on the 1st. The July patch/update was only released a week ago. And the August patch/update wont be out til the end of this month. 

And i agree, patch and update in this instance mean the same thing, as Samsung release them as one bundle.

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