Mediatek Variants Of Android One Second Generation Are Finally Getting The October Security Patch
It's been more than a week since November dawned upon us and about a day since Google pushed out the November security patch to the supported Nexus and Pixel devices. After staying aloof from the Mediatek variants of the Android One Second Generation devices for a while, Google has finally stated rolling out the October security patch to the users of Lava Pixel V1 in India, Infix Hot 2 X510 in Nigeria & Indonesia and Bq Aqaris 4.5 in Portugal & Spain.
As it happens, some of the Android One 2nd gen devices have MTK chipsets and some have Snapdragon SoCs. Google had pushed out the October security patch for the Snapdragon variants last month, while the MTK variants started receiving the update only yesterday.
It's not just the security patches which distinguish the two variants of Android One at the moment, in fact there is a difference in the Android version as well. General Mobile 4G, one of the devices amongst the Snapdragon variants, was amongst the devices which were a part of the Android Beta program. Thus, General Mobile 4G had the Nougat preview builds as well. Hence as soon as Google started rolling out Nougat to the general public, the General Mobile 4G was one of the first devices to get the update. Other Android One devices having the Snapdragon SoC followed suit and received the Nougat update soon after. However there is still no ETA for the Nougat update for the Mediatek variants.
Neither the Android One first generation (powered by Mediatek MT6582 SoC) nor the Android One second generation devices in India have received the Nougat update. Although we are definitely sure that Nougat would ultimately be rolled out to both these devices, the time frame remains unknown. Hope Google does not make us wait much.
Mediatek Variants Of Android One Second Generation Are Finally Getting The October Security Patch Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 11/10/2016 12:10:00 am
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