We are in mid-June and as expected, it’s a time when many non-Google phones start receiving the latest monthly Android security updates.
This month’s Android security updates started rolling out about a week ago, but only Google Nexus, Pixel and a handful of other non-Google devices have received the update. Similar to last month, BlackBerry is among the first Android partner OEMs to come in with the latest Android security updates for the month of June.
If you own the newest member of the BlackBerry family, the KEYone, you are among the ones receiving the June security patch OTA update. The phone has jumped straight from April security patch to June, but it appears that the company is rolling out the software in batches. Those in the U.S. can confirm that the update carries software version AAL483 while the European version is getting software version AAL682. It’s an over the air update and as such, not all units will be updated at once.
As for the 2015 BlackBerry PRIV, the latest version is rolling out to T-Mobile users. The company started rolling out this security patch to the unlocked PRIV a few days ago and in a swift move, Magenta has already joined the party. The update carries software version AAL746 and is still based on Android Marshmallow – still no sign of Android 7.0 Nougat updates. Similar to the KEYone, BlackBerry PRIV users can expect the OTA update to come in stages, which means some will get it ahead of others. Still, you can do a manual check via Settings>About device.
Another OEM that is also doing great in terms of Android security updates is Sony. The Japanese tech giant is already giving the likes of Sony Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ and Xperia X Performance this same treat. The update is dated June 1, 2017, and carries software version 41.2.A.7.8 for the trio.
As usual with Android security updates, you will also be getting a bunch of fixes for bugs found in the previous software versions as well as improved performance and general system stability. As a result, make sure you get these updates once they are available for download on your phone.
Update: Sony Xperia XZ Premium has just joined the party, receiving June’s security patch with software versions 45.0.A.5.1, 45.0.A.5.6 or 45.0.A.5.8, depending on the variant and region.