ZTE releases two-month-old Android security patches for Blade V8 Pro - and still no Nougat

The need to provide swift and regular security updates for devices is obvious, but many Android manufacturers seem to struggle with delivering on that requirement. Some devices are only just receiving the February security update for Android, which was released over a month ago - but ZTE is lagging even further behind.

ZTE is now rolling out its first software update for the Blade V8 Pro, which launched last month. The update brings a range of improvements, including:

  • Fixed music app closure issue after 15 minutes
  • Fixed time sync issue in widget
  • Optimized UI and language
  • Miscellaneous performance improvements and bug fixes

Unfortunately, ZTE hasn't included the latest March security update, or even the February update. Instead, it's only now bringing the January security patches to the Blade V8 Pro, more than two months after they were released by Google. Considering that BlackBerry was able to begin its rollout of the March update within days of its release, it seems extraordinary that ZTE is delivering such outdated security fixes to one of its newest handsets.

It's also disappointing that there's still no sign of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the device. The Blade V8 Pro was released in February with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow onboard, six months after Nougat's release.

You can find out more about the ZTE Blade V8 Pro in our detailed review of the device.

Source: ZTE via The Android Soul

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