After a serious scare last year that was caused by the infamous Stagefright bug, a serious vulnerability that affected the over 1 billion Android devices in use around the world, Google promised to be releasing monthly security updates.
Most major Android device makers like Samsung, Huawei, HTC and the then Motorola also committed to making sure users of their devices get the updates not long after Google releases them. However, while they try, we all know how that story of Android device makers and delivering updates to their devices usually goes.
On February 1st, Google released the latest series of security patches for its mobile platforms. The update has already been made available to Nexus device users. While Samsung is yet to release the same to its devices, Huawei has gone ahead to make the update available to users of its latest high-end smartphone, the Mate 8. BlackBerry is the only other known device maker to have already rolled out the update to its only Android smartphone, the PRIV.
I got the update yesterday and even though I have only focused on the security patch from Google, Huawei took the opportunity to bundle some other bug fixes and feature improvements as well as can be seen from the screen grab of the changelog below:
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