Thursday , August 17 2017

Security update for Nexus 4 to be released soon

Nexus 4 - Box
The Nexus 4 has just received an update to Android 4.3 – Build JWR66V – and it seems as though there is another update about to hit devices.

US Carrier, T-Mobile, has updated their support page advising that as of 20th of August – yesterday – the Nexus 4 should receive an update to Build JWR66Y. The only description for what’s actually in the update is – Improvements : Security.

While the Nexus 7 (2013) is currently on Android 4.3 but Build JSS15J – it’s interesting to see actual fragmentation in version numbers in the Nexus line – this will make three distinct builds. It would be more beneficial to Google to perhaps push out an update encompassing all the updates on all devices and maintain version parity amongst their devices.

It’s pertinent to remember that this is a US site and it’s unclear at this stage if the update will be distributed world wide. Nexus 4 owners, take this as a heads-up that there is possibly an update on the way for your device.

 
Source: T-Mobile Support.
Via: Droid-Life.

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23 Comments on "Security update for Nexus 4 to be released soon"

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wasim soukieh
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wasim soukieh

hey guys. Hey Dan. As of 10.30 this morning, I got the notification that this said update is ready for my phone, a Nexus 4. It does say its security related, and also mentions Google Keep which is already on my phone. I am on Vodaphone Pre Paid. I will install it as soon as I have enough charge.

wasim soukieh
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wasim soukieh

hey guys. Hey Dan. As of 10.30 this morning, I got the notification that this said update is ready for my phone, a Nexus 4. It does say its security related, and also mentions Google Keep which is already on my phone. I am on Vodaphone Pre Paid. I will install it as soon as I have enough charge.

GregAndo
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GregAndo

As far as having version parity among all the different devices – I don’t think that is relevant. They are different hardware from different manufacturers. The odds are pretty good that the builds are going to be slightly different, in a similar fashion to having a different ROM per device. For all we know, the security update for the Nexus4 could be an issue with a hardware driver – and that could account for the incremental changes in one build over another…

David Anderton
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David Anderton

Wish they would fix this MMS outbox bug. So annoying!

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Wish they’d fix the MMS compression problem. The quality of MMS is compressed so much it makes the pictures look unsightly.

David Anderton
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David Anderton

at least your mms messages are sending

David Anderton
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David Anderton

at least your mms messages are sending

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Maybe it’s an issue with your network carrier and not the phone?

David Anderton
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David Anderton

Negative. Called Google support and the only way to fix it is to do a complete wipe. 🙁

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Yeah Optus do seem to have problems with their mms. I am also with optus and it’s a major problem.

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MMS Send fine on my Optus S3.

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MMS Send fine on my Optus S3.

David Anderton
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David Anderton

this is on Kogan

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Kogan doesn’t have data anymore, and won’t have calls either in the next few days. Maybe your new carrier will be the fix that you are looking for.

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Kogan doesn’t have data anymore, and won’t have calls either in the next few days. Maybe your new carrier will be the fix that you are looking for.

Member

Kogan doesn’t have data anymore, and won’t have calls either in the next few days. Maybe your new carrier will be the fix that you are looking for.

David Anderton
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David Anderton

This happened well before Kogan lost service.

David Anderton
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David Anderton

This happened well before Kogan lost service.

David Anderton
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David Anderton

this is on Kogan

David Anderton
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David Anderton

Negative. Called Google support and the only way to fix it is to do a complete wipe. 🙁

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Maybe it’s an issue with your network carrier and not the phone?

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