A brand new Android security update from Verizon is heading to HTC 10, Moto Z Play, Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, Note 4, Note 5, S6 Edge+ and more phones shortly.
The telecommunication carrier confirmed that they are going to upgrade a bunch of phones to the latest security patch. In the past, Google used to roll out such updates for unlocked phones first before they find their way to carriers like Verizon, AT&T among others. However, companies are now extremely cautious about handling updates. Security issues are high on almost every phone model, especially the flagship ones that are used by majority of the buyers in the United States.
Verizon has surprised many of its customers by including a lot of top phones and bringing the Android security patch update just days after Google announced it. There is no detailed change log for the same because it includes a lot of technical information and all of them are related to security patches. If you are a Verizon customer, just check your phone for updates. If you don’t you will still receive the notification real soon and it is a mandatory security update.
Each model has a different software version from Verizon which is detailed by droid life. You can go through the ones you need for the particular phone model that you own and it should give a fair idea of what to expect with the patch update.
The phones that are part of the rollout apart from the ones mentioned above are the Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. About 11 different phones are receiving the update and it may take a couple of days for all of them to receive the latest Android security patch. With Verizon rolling out the patch already, it won’t be long before other service providers start doing the same. Meanwhile, all unlocked phones will receive the update directly from Google.